Autumn Pest Control

Autumn is quickly approaching. With the first day of autumn being September 22, it is important to start making preparations now to ensure a home is pest free during the fall seasons. During this time, wasps and flies will begin decreasing in numbers, while rodents and fleas will flourish.

The most common pests seen within this season are rodents, cockroaches, fleas, bed bugs, birds and bats. The most common reason for the increase in these specific pests is fueled by their search for a warm home with adequate food sources. Preparing specific home hotspots now can help reduce the likelihood of an infestation during the upcoming season.

Attics

Attics are no stranger to rodent visitors. With attics primarily housing storage, and a close proximity to kitchens in most cases, rodents are given an optimal environment to flourish. To help prevent rodents from entering an attic replace damaged roof tiles that may give them access. Changing storage boxes from cardboard to plastic will also help prevent nesting opportunities.

Kitchen

Pest problems are most noticed in kitchens because of the plentiful food sources rodents can find. For this reason, cockroaches and rodents become prevalent in, or near, a kitchen. Storing food in air-tight containers and making sure dirty dishes are cleaned immediately will help remove food sources. It is important to inspect behind refrigerators and stoves, as well as clean underneath sinks.

Pipes

During autumn moisture levels within our area tend to increase. Pests like cockroaches thrive in moist environments because of their reliance on water sources. Downpipes and gutters that are leaky or damaged can create a tantalizing environment for cockroaches and should be repaired if leaking. Because leaves are falling during this time, removing obstructions that may prevent adequate draining of water should also be done regularly.

At Emtec Pest Control, we are committed to safe and responsible pest control. We understand that your family’s safety is your number one priority, so we make it our priority, too. If you have any other questions about any of these pests or pest control for your home or business, contact your Oklahoma pest control experts at Emtec Pest Control by calling us or by filling out our online contact form. Our service areas in Northeast Oklahoma include Bixby, Broken Arrow, Catoosa, Owasso, Jenks, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Skiatook, Stillwater, Tulsa and the surrounding areas. In Central Oklahoma, we service Edmond, Moore, Oklahoma City, Yukon and the surrounding areas. You can also connect with us on social media for more helpful pest control tips and information. We are on Facebook and Google+.

At Emtec Pest Control, we are committed to safe and responsible pest control. We understand that your family’s safety is your number one priority, so we make it our priority, too. If you have any other questions about any of these pests or pest control for your home or business, contact your Oklahoma pest control experts at Emtec Pest Control by calling us or by filling out our online contact form. Our service areas in Northeast Oklahoma include Bixby, Broken Arrow, Catoosa, Owasso, Jenks, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Skiatook, Stillwater, Tulsa and the surrounding areas. In Central Oklahoma, we service Edmond, Moore, Oklahoma City, Yukon and the surrounding areas. You can also connect with us on social media for more helpful pest control tips and information. We are on Facebook.