The holiday season is almost over. This time tomorrow it will be a whole new year filled with a whole new set of resolutions and plans. We thought that now would be a good time to give you some tips to help you ring in the new year with a pest-free home in 2016.
Homeowners face some pretty big threats when dealing with the different types of pests that are constantly trying to enter the home. Many people believe that pests aren’t a problem in the wintertime, but this simply isn’t true; especially in Oklahoma this year with a winter that’s been uncharacteristically warm. Pests are a year-round issue that requires a year-round pest control plan to prevent them from invading and infesting.
Seal up the exterior of your home so that pests can’t find a way in. Check around windows, doors and along the foundation of the home for any small cracks or holes. These should be filled in with caulking or screens to make sure that pests aren’t able to gain entry inside of the home.
Get rid of any standing water both inside and outside. Water is just as essential as food for many pests. Leaky pipes, drips, and stagnant water outside of the home are all prone to inviting pests onto your property and may lead them to come into the home. You will want to fix any leaky pipes and be sure to remove any sources of standing water outside the home.
Remove clutter and organize storage spaces. Too much clutter lying around the home, especially in secluded areas that aren’t frequently used, equals a huge opportunity for pest problems to go unnoticed. If clutter is left unaddressed it can quickly get out of hand. Avoid this simply spend some time organizing and tidying up closets, attic spaces, garage and/or basement.
Commit to keeping a clean kitchen that’s free of food debris. Remove built-up grease, sweep hard to reach crumbs, and wipe up spills in order to greatly reduce the risk of pest problems in your kitchen. Also, commit to taking the trash out on a regular basis as well as keeping all open food stored in airtight containers.
Enlist a pest control company like Emtec to help ensure that you’re pest-free in 2016. If you haven’t already signed up for annual pest control services then now is the perfect time to start out the new year on the right foot! Pests are a problem all year round with each season bringing a new host of pests just waiting for an opportunity to get inside your home. With a good pest control plan and the help of a well-known and trusted, local company like Emtec Pest Control, you can say goodbye to pests for at least another year.
Call us to guard your home in 2016 at 918-663-0613 or 405-634-4088 or submit a contact form on our website. Our service areas in Northeast Oklahoma include Bixby, Broken Arrow, Catoosa, Owasso, Jenks, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Skiatook, Stillwater, Tulsa, and surrounding areas. In Central Oklahoma, we service Edmond, Moore, Yukon, Oklahoma City, and surrounding areas.
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.