What Pests Are You Likely to See This Season?

What Pests Are You Likely to See This Season?While this summer has kicked off to a mild start with extensive periods of rain, the temperatures have risen enough to accommodate a wide variety of common pests. While just about every pest will make itself known before fall sets in, there are some specific ones that cross your path more than others. Here's a handy list to ensure you are ready from some of the pests you are likely to see this season.

Ants

Although they hibernate during the winter, ants will begin waking from their slumber and foraging for food as the temperatures continue to climb. Unfortunately, the vast amounts of rain and excessive flooding our region has faced can lead ants to seek shelter indoors. To prevent them from quickly taking over your home, store food in airtight containers and limit the amount of water access they have available from pet bowls both indoors or outdoors.

Mosquitoes

While mostly seen as an annoyance, mosquitoes have quickly become known for the dangerous diseases they now transmit. Standing water that is left over by excessive rain can quickly become a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Since Oklahoma's humid weather makes it easy for these pests to thrive, eliminating their hotspots around your property is critical for remaining safe this summer.

Fleas and Ticks

If you haven't treated your pets for fleas and ticks, now is the time to do it if they spend any time outside. Fleas and ticks are prolific during the summer months and can quickly reproduce and take over an unkempt yard. With the looming threat of fleas and ticks this summer, it is important to take the precautions necessary to remove them from the areas you, or your pets, frequent.

Termites

As you likely already know, we are passionate about termite elimination at Emtec Pest Control. We have helped countless homeowners across Oklahoma protect their most valuable assets from these destructive pests. While termites are active year-round, they typically begin ramping up their damages in the summer months. If you find evidence of termites around your home, let us provide an inspection and treatments to keep you safe.

Why Emtec Pest Control for Summer Pest Control?

Contact Emtec Pest Control today to rid your home or business of unwanted wasps. Our technicians are licensed, experienced and ready to provide you with a completely free, whole home or business pest control evaluation. Emtec Pest Control exterminates unwanted pests all across Oklahoma. Our service areas include TulsaOwasso, Oklahoma City, Broken ArrowJenksBixbyStillwater and Sand Springs. If you are ready to get started or want to proactively treat for pests that may make their way inside of your home or business, give us a call at (918) 663-0613 or contact us today!