Home Bug Prevention Without Insecticides

Bugs are excellent navigators and can find the least apparent route into your home. With many insecticides purchasable by consumers being toxic to pets, turning toward professionals or searching for insecticide free prevention methods have become prevalent. With a little effort, a home’s surroundings can be modified to make them less attractive to unwanted insect visitors.

External Prevention

Much like humans, pests are very reliant on a sustainable water source. Damp soil near the home can be a beacon for many insects. For this reason, it is imperative to ensure that all moisture sources drain away from the home.

The flora, or plant life, within a home’s landscaping can greatly influence the types and prevalence of bugs that make it to your home. Flowering plants, such as Peonies, can draw ants and bees to your location. When living plants are growing on or touching the home, the connection from the plant to the structure can become a bridge to a potential new habitat for them.

Internal Prevention

With moisture being one of the major contributing factors to bug invasion, it is important to prevent all leaks that may arise from internal plumbing source. If a small leak creates a sustainable water source for pests, they are more apt to settle into the new location. Moist lumber or insulation from leaky showers and sinks is the top cause of recurring ant infestations within homes.

Sealing all potential entries to your home will ensure that private entryways are diminished for the bug population. Using caulk to seal around doors and the side and top seams of windows will greatly lessen the number of bugs that can make their way inside. The bottom seams of windows should not be sealed to allow for the escape of condensation. Without this method of extraction, the house would sweat constantly and lead to mold and wood rot.

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.