Why Pest Control Should Continue Through Fall and Winter

Most people know that pest control is essential in the spring and summer months when the bugs and other pests are definitely out and about, but not as many people realize the importance of continuing pest control measures into the fall and winter months as well. When the cold temperatures come knocking, don’t be fooled into thinking that all of the pests have frozen and died because we assure you they have not!

Generally, nature takes a bit of a break in winter, but not so in the world of pest control. Bugs like spiders, termites, cockroaches, ants, bed bugs and other pests like rats and mice, may slow down some during the colder months, but they usually won’t go away entirely. Especially during the mild winters that Oklahoma occasionally experiences. We’ve found that the pests during this time of year still continue to feed, grow, and multiply, often from the one place you don’t want them: your home. Cutting your pest control service during the fall and winter seasons can even give these pests an unwanted head start in the spring.

many of winged termite on ground
many of winged termite on ground

Here are a few reasons to keep your pest control services through the fall and winter:

  • When it’s cold outside, invasive pests want to be indoors for the same reasons that you do: it’s warm and out of the elements. Pest control professionals can inspect and find any possible entry points to your home where pests can find a way in.
  • Attics are especially prone to sheltering insects like spiders and even wasps. Most people completely forget to check their attics for pests during the winter, but not Emtec Pest Control.
  • Insects and rodents that may already live inside your home’s walls aren’t affected by the temperatures outside. If they’re left alone during the winter months, they’re given ample time to breed and thrive.
  • Pest control isn’t just about spraying and setting traps, we also remove spider webs, egg sacks, nests, and the like to disrupt pests’ comfortable hiding spots and prevent them from reemerging when the weather warms back up in the spring.

It is extremely important to continue comprehensive pest control measures all year round to keep your home fully protected. Call Emtec Pest Control for a free inspection of your home to ensure that it’s prepared for the coming winter months. We offer pest control and extermination services in Tulsa and surrounding areas, such as Broken Arrow, Bixby, and Owasso, as well as Oklahoma City and Stillwater.

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.