As you drive through your neighborhood this time of year, you will likely see yards full of fallen leaves that have been left to blow away by the next strong wind or decay with time. While this may seem like the easy way to deal with the problem, it often isn’t the most beneficial if you hope to limit pests. If you want to limit your exposure to pests this season, here are fall chores that can help limit their presence.
While it is incredibly popular for children to play in piles of raked leaves before they are disposed of, they might not if they knew what pests could be lurking in them. Fallen leaves are a great shelter source for millipedes and sowbugs because they also function as an added food source. To limit the chances of exposure to these pests, bag or mulch leaves as soon as possible to limit the time they are allowed to find and utilize them.
Inspecting Your Foundation
While you are tending to your flowerbeds are putting up Christmas decorations, it may be a good idea to carry a caulking gun with you. As you do your normal chores, inspect your foundation for any cracks or crevices that pests could utilize to gain access to your home. Both mice and termites only need a small gap to be able to infiltrate your home and cause lasting and expensive damage. Make sure you also inspect your guttering to ensure water is draining off properly and not creating standing pools for pests to utilize.
Any tree branches that make direct contact with your home can function as an interstate for pests that are looking for a new place to build their nest. By pruning branches up to 6 feet away from your home, you can even limit the access that larger pests like squirrels and raccoons have to enter your attic or other parts of your home. Any ground plants should also be pruned to avoid touching the foundation to limit the chances of ants and other pests finding entry points into your home.
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 Tulsa, Owasso, Oklahoma City, Broken Arrow, Jenks, Bixby, Stillwater 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.