DIY Fall Pest-Proofing

During the fall pests such as rodents, cockroaches, bedbugs and various beetles will begin attempting to enter homes to prepare for winter. Rodents are notorious for chewing on electrical wires after nesting within the walls. At the same time, cockroaches can contaminate stored food and trigger allergies.

Protecting your home from potential pests is incredibly important during the fall season. With the wide variety of pests seeking shelter, homes become a sustainable, temperature controlled habitat. By following these pest proofing tips, you can ensure your home is less likely to experience a pest infestation.

Remove Moisture

Most pests require some form of moisture to sustain life. For this reason, keeping attics, basements and crawl spaces dry and well ventilated is a necessity. The easiest way to achieve this is by using dehumidifiers in these areas when feasible to keep moisture levels at a minimum.

Firewood Storage

Rodents, cockroaches and beetles are notorious for taking up residence within firewood. It is important to keep firewood stored at least 20 feet away from the home to avoid the pests migrating into the home. Never bring extra firewood into the home until it is ready to be used!

Remove Food Sources

Pests are likely to flourish when food sources are readily available. Cleaning dishes after use and not letting pet food sit for extended periods will help eliminate the chance of pests sticking around. Sweeping the kitchen regularly and vacuuming the home will ensure no food particles are left behind.

Seal Cracks

Cracks in the foundation, windows and door frames are the most common way that a home becomes infested with pests. Sealing cracks with caulk and utilizing weatherstripping can help remove the threat of pests finding their way in. These steps can also increase the amount of heat retained within the home as well!

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.