Gutters Can House Fall Pests

As fall settles in, it is not uncommon to begin seeing home guttering start to fill with leaves and begin clogging. As leaves get wet and begin to decompose, they create a suitable environment for a wide variety of pests that can eventually make their way into your home. Consistently removing leaf buildup and debris from gutters can help minimize the prospect of pest infestations.

Earwigs

Perhaps the most visibly creepy pest around, the earwig flourishes when exposed to clogged gutters. In most cases, earwigs feed on composting leaves and decaying plant materials, making this scenario ideal for them. When piles of leaves build up, earwigs are presented with a dark, wet area to breed and feed to further population numbers.

Mosquitoes

Because leaf buildup can make standing water more prevalent within a guttering system, mosquitoes are often found laying eggs within unmaintained guttering systems. This is an ideal breeding ground for these unwelcome pests and can be very detrimental being so close to home entry points. Many mosquitos can carry sickness and diseases and should be eradicated whenever possible.

Wasps

Once a hive is formed within a guttering system, the likelihood of wasps making their way into a home becomes greater. Wasps, and other flying pests, are attracted to leaf filled gutters because of the food sources, in the form of other insects, that are available. In most cases, removal of a wasp colony within a guttering system will require professional help from an exterminator.

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.