Common Winter Pests To Watch for in Upcoming Months

While it may seem like pest activity slows during the winter months, you may be surprised to learn that several pests still remain active throughout the colder temperatures. This is particularly true is pests have already made their way inside of the shelter of your warm home before the coldest temperatures hit. If you are worried about winter pests making their presence known inside of your home, here are some of the culprits you should look for this season.


Mice and rats that entered homes during the fall season will begin foraging for food and water during the winter months. Often identified as common winter pests, rodents will be driven inside by harsh weather patterns and are unlikely to leave without intervention. One of the easiest ways to limit the chances of a rodent infestation during the winter is inspecting your home for cracks and sealing them as needed as well as limiting their access to food and water.


Cockroaches that have made their way inside of your home before cold temperatures hit will remain active year-round as long as they have adequate food and humidity sources. Cockroaches are very hardy pests and are able to survive during a famine by feeding on just glue and paper sources. When cockroaches are found, it’s important to seek out the help of a professional pest control company to ensure they are removed as soon as possible.


Spiders that have grown large enough to survive during the previous month will likely be more visible during the winter months. However, this is also an important time for spiders to begin breeding and you will likely begin to see more spiders as they seek out potential mates. Most spider species you will see indoors are adapted to living inside of homes and won’t seek shelter outdoors if you choose to relocate 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.-