Clutter Provides Hiding Spots for Pests

It’s often no surprise that pests start showing up after heavy amounts of clutter are removed from a home. Often this is because the pests, particularly spiders, have no more places to hide. When materials or objects within a home or shed remain undisturbed for long periods, pests can become a serious issue.

It is important to diligently avoid leaving clutter undisturbed and it is recommended to remove clutter whenever possible. This can include moving boxes, newspaper stacks, books or any other objects that may be collected inside your home. There are many different pests that will utilize these hiding spots for reproduction and solace from predators.

Some of the pests that can be found in heavily cluttered areas include cockroaches, spiders, rodents and silverfish. All of these pests can provide homeowners and their families with a wide variety of health issues or potential exposure to diseases. The easiest way to protect your family is by removing the clutter they crave.

One of the most common spiders found within clutter piles is also among the most dangerous. The brown recluse spider will often utilize paper stacks or the solace of cardboard boxes for safety and feeding purposes. This can leave inhabitants of the home at risk anytime they attempt to move or interact with these objects.

Keeping your home pest-free can seem challenging at times. However, once issues like these are addressed your home will be less appealing to a wide variety of pests. When shelter, water, and food are available in your home, the pests will have no reason to leave.

Removing any clutter that has no inherent use to you anymore can not only remove pests but help make your home more comfortable for both you and guests that may visit. Removing clutter is the first step in ensuring your home is pest-free. If you are still experiencing pests after removing clutter, call Emtec Pest Control!

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.