Fall can be a challenging time for homeowners and business owners that start seeing an influx of pests attempting to seek refuge before cold temperatures arrive. For homes and businesses that don’t have preventative measures in place, their structure could be enticing for a wide variety of pests. For this reason, Emtec Pest Control provides OKC pest control for fall pests.
Common Overwintering Pests in Oklahoma
While rodents can be a nuisance year-round, they become a particularly challenging pest to deal with once cold temperatures arrive. This happens because they are seeking out viable homes to wait out the cold temperatures, meaning the warmth and food sources available in a home are extremely important for their survival. Unfortunately, they aren’t the only pests that will overwinter inside of homes or businesses.
As the temperatures continue to fall this month, congregations of insects will often be seen sunbathing on the sides of homes for warmth and attempting to find entry into the structure. While boxelder bugs are the main offender for this activity, ladybugs and stink bugs are also insects that will attempt to overwinter in your home. For this reason, early prevention and effective pest control are necessary to protect your home.
Preventative Pest Control for Overwintering Pests
While traditional pest control methods are effective on overwintering pests, the exclusion is often the best method for keeping these pests from taking up residence in your home or business. Because these pests are so small, they can utilize the smallest entry into your structure to escape the cold of winter. This, unfortunately, means that without the proper exclusion, your home may be at risk.
To keep these pests from entering your home or business, it is important to check a few distinct areas for cracks or spaces that can facilitate the entry of overwintering pests. Typically this will be foundational cracks, cracks in doors and windows, torn window screens and areas where piping or electricity enters a home. If any of these areas provide viable entry, it is important to caulk or seal the hole or crack to limit the entry of pests.
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.