Common Autumn Pests and How To Avoid Them

While many changes come during the autumn months, like cooler temperatures and fall foliage, there are many potential pest concerns that homeowners should be aware of. The impact of autumn pests are wide and can vary widely depending on the species that you are finding. Unfortunately, once one pest is eliminated, it often seems like a new one is ready to take its place.

While cockroaches and rodents are year-round pests that can bolster their presence throughout the fall months, they aren’t the most common autumn pests that homeowners will potentially deal with. In many cases, the nastiest bugs you will encounter may not be hazardous to your health but are incredibly persistent in their efforts to make it inside of your home. Some of the autumn pests you may encounter include:

  • Box Elder Bugs – Commonly identified by their black body and associated wings with red lines, box elder bugs will often congregate on exterior walls of your home that face the sun. While there, these pests will look for entry points that allow them to get warm inside of your home during the winter months.
  • Stink Bugs – Known for their foul smell when crushed or disturbed, stink bugs are a common nuisance pest. While they pose no health hazards, the death of these pests inside of your walls can create a smelly situation for any homeowner.
  • Cluster Flies – Commonly mistaken for large houseflies, cluster flies don’t lay eggs on food like their counterparts. However, they are a persistent nuisance pest that you won’t want sticking around your home for the holidays.

Finding any of these pests around your home can be an unfavorable experience. However, by focusing on preventative pest control and exclusion around your home now, you can limit the chances these pests have to make it indoors. The longer you wait, the more opportunity autumn pests will have to establish their new home inside of yours.

Why Emtec Pest Control?

Contact Emtec Pest Control today to rid your home or business of unwanted pests. Our technicians are licensed, experienced and ready to provide you with a completely free, whole home or business pest control evaluation. Emtec Pest Control exterminates unwanted pests all across Oklahoma. Our service areas include TulsaOwasso, Oklahoma City, Broken ArrowJenksBixbyStillwater and Sand Springs. If you are ready to get started or want to proactively treat for pests that may make their way inside of your home or business, give us a call at (918) 663-0613 or contact us today!

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.