For most of the residents of Oklahoma, the fall season signals the start of cooler temperatures and reprieve from the hot, humid summer climate much of the state experiences. But when the pools and closed and the leaves start to fall, many homeowners and business owners find themselves dealing with new pest threats if they have not prepared. Before your home becomes the next infestation target for rodents, cockroaches or other common fall pests, now is the time to focus on prevention methods and effective fall pest control.
Since the founding of Emtec Pest Control in 1979, one thing has remained constant each year; the number of calls and inspection requests for pest control services always goes up when fall arrives. Unfortunately, many people believe that common pests just disappear overnight with the first freeze or temperature drop. These pests are likely actively trying to invade your home and establish nests or seek out new sources of food and water to survive through the impending cold season. As you might imagine, this makes fall pest control a necessity more than a luxury for homeowners or business owners that do not want uninvited creepy crawly guests during the upcoming holiday season.
To help our customers ensure they are getting the most out of their fall pest control services, we have created a list of the most common ways pests enter homes during autumn and some of the best ways to keep them from sticking around. And, although exclusion is a key component of the process, working with the team at Emtec Pest Control for preventative fall pest control services is also important to ensure you remain pest-free throughout the holiday season. We are confident in our ability to rid your home or business of Oklahoma’s peskiest pests. That is why we provide guaranteed services for many common fall pests.
Preparing for Fall Pests
The fall months are the perfect time to start focusing on preventative pest maintenance because of the mild temperatures and weather patterns that much of the state of Oklahoma experience. Taking the time to pest-proof your home can help decrease the chances that you will become the next infestation target for the many different pests that seek shelter during the fall months. Fortunately, there are easy steps that homeowners and business owners can take in conjunction with a fall pest control plan to ensure their home is safe from the impending migration of cockroaches, rodents, ants, and many more unwanted pests.
One of the best ways to prepare for fall pests is by focusing on your yard to ensure it does not become the new home of dying grass, falling leaves or untrimmed shrubs that could be harboring pests. While having pests inside of these locations around your home may be scary enough, the arrival of winter will encourage them to come inside to find new sources of warmth, food and water. That inevitably means that, even though your grass is not growing as fast as it once had, you will still need to keep it short until it stops growing. In addition to this, it is important to make sure that your yard is not holding water to create puddles that pests can use for breeding and soggy piles of leaves are not providing them with sustenance.
While working on your yard to ensure it is not accommodating to pests, it is often a good idea to inspect the perimeter of your home to determine if any small cracks or gaps exist that could be utilized by pests. It is important to note, however, that these gaps may not be in the traditional places you expect, like around your door frames or windows, and, instead, could be in areas where utility lines enter your home or business. When gaps are found around your home, seal them as thoroughly as possible with caulk or weatherstripping and you should be prepared for most fall pests that are looking for a new winter vacation home.
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Preventing Fall Pests
According to Consumer Affairs, the United States pest control industry has grown by 2.8% in the last five years, although it’s not without good reason. The fact is that nothing is as effective at eliminating or preventing pests than working with a certified professional in the industry. Unfortunately, most homeowners and business owners tend to think of pest control as a reactionary service whenever they see a cockroach or rodent; however, investing in preventative pest control services before those pests arrive can help ensure the problem is eliminated before it even begins. Even better, the services are often guaranteed to treat for entire pest populations instead of just the visible ones like DIY solutions.
Pests can become a problem any time of the year; however, the arrival of colder weather generally works as a catalyst to further exacerbate those problems and funnel a variety of common pests indoors. Without preventative pest control services in place, you could be giving them a red carpet right into the comfort of your home with little to no resistance. Fortunately, when you partner with a trusted pest control provider that has helped countless Oklahoma families and business owners remain pest-free during the fall season, you do not have to give unwanted pests like rodents, cockroaches, spiders or anything in between a single inch of .
Most people know Emtec Pest Control as “The Guys in the Red Shirts” because we have been successfully dealing with pest problems across Oklahoma since 1979. With over 40 years of experience handling common fall pests and the unique insight into what treatment options are most effective, our team is guaranteed to have the solution to your pest control problems. Our trained technicians strive to explain our services clearly so that we can give you both those things right from the get-go. No matter what your pest problems may be, we are ready to diagnose your pest problems quickly, efficiently and safely with a free initial inspection and treat them with affordable service options.
When to Call a Professional
If you are preparing to keep unwanted fall pests away from your home, there has never been a better time to contact the professional technicians at Emtec Pest Control. No matter what pests you may have in your home, we can provide a free initial inspection and recommend the services to eliminate them and keep them away for the rest of the season.
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. We look forward to helping you keep your home pest-free throughout the late-year holiday season.
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.