Common Winter Pest Problems to Prepare for Now

With Winter finally here, homeowners will begin experiencing a variety of new pest problems they weren’t aware of throughout the summer and fall months. During this time, many different pests will begin searching for warm locations to create their nests or establish new nests if their existing ones have been compromised. Here are 3 common pests that are likely to be found inside of Oklahoma homes throughout the upcoming months.

Wood Pests

If you have a fireplace in your home, you likely have already bought enough wood to last you throughout the season. Storing your wood properly can ensure that pests don’t receive a golden ticket into your home, but quick access likely won’t be available with these methods. Inspect all firewood you have for signs of box elder bugs, stink bugs or termites before bringing them inside of your home.

Rats and Mice

Rodents are a common winter bane for homeowners nationwide; however, they are still very troublesome pests for homeowners in Oklahoma. As temperatures begin to drop, rats and mice will utilize small cracks into your home to establish nests and enjoy the food and warmth your home provides. Preparing for these pests before they become established can ensure you remain rodent-free throughout the winter months.


Finding raccoons around your trashcans can be terrifying enough experience, but finding them nesting in or around your home can be even scarier. Because homes provide adequate warmth and access to food, rodents will begin cohabitating with homeowners throughout the winter month. In many cases, raccoons will be very protecting of their young and nests, meaning professional pest control services will be needed to remove them.

Why Emtec Pest Control for Tulsa Pest Control?

Contact Emtec Pest Control today to rid your home or business of unwanted pests this holiday season. 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.-