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.
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.
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.
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.
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.-