For most people in Oklahoma, spring is seen as a welcomed reprieve from colder temperatures and an opportunity to prepare their home for the warm summer season that is coming up. However, pest control professionals know that this will generally be one of the busiest seasons of the year due to many different types of pests emerging from their winter slumber or continued work now that cold weather isn’t a factor. In this article, we will look at some of the most common spring pests you should prepare for now to have the best experience possible during the upcoming season.
Generally considered the most annoying pest by Oklahomans, mosquitoes are well known for not only their persistent buzz but the itchy red welts they leave behind when they bite. While there are treatment options available for your yard to kill any eggs that may be present, the best thing you can do beyond that is eliminate breeding sites that may be available to them. Consider this a great opportunity to start your own spring cleaning around the yard to tidy up and cut down on the potential mosquito populations it may be able to support.
It’s easy to quickly forget about ants during the winter season and be blindsided by how many of them you are finding in your home during the spring in Oklahoma. Due to their small size, ants will generally be able to easily find a small entryway into a home and will begin to seek out water and food sources to sustain their colony. This will often mean they will be seen in both bathrooms and kitchens because they are the primary source in a home for these two crucial things. Once you start seeing ants, don’t hesitate to call a pest control provider to eliminate the entire colony quickly instead of just relying on treatments that kill only visible ants.
Fleas and Ticks
Fleas and ticks are a common spring pest in Oklahoma that can easily overtake a home, particularly if there are untreated pets inside. Once fleas reach infestation levels, it can be hard to even sit down with feeling the uncomfortable bites they provide before leaving your legs to find a more suitable meal. Likewise, ticks can easily attach to a person or their pet while they are enjoying the outdoors. However, without detection or prevention, they can spread multiple diseases like Lyme or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Take the time to ensure you and your pets are both protected from fleas and ticks this spring with effective and affordable treatment options.
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.