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Pest Control OKC: How to Bug-Proof your home Pt. 2

Pest Control OKC has some more tips for pest-proofing

Pest Control OKC is back with some more tips to help pest-proof your home!

Eliminate Moisture: One thing to keep in mind is that most insects need a certain amount of humidity to survive. If you can keep the air drier, you can make it very hard for certain pests to live in your home. Any amount of moisture can be enough for these insects. Even something as minor as condensation on pipes is enough for these pests. Fix any plumbing problems and leaks, no matter how minor, quickly to keep these pests at bay.

Prune Trees and Shrubs: You may not think about trees and shrubs as being a potential access point for pests. However, if these plants are touching your home, they can act as a highway for pests to get to you home easily. It doesn’t make a hole for these pests to go through, but it gives these pests more complete access to your home. Raising the chances that they find a nook or cranny to crawl into. Keeping your trees and shrubs trimmed back so they don’t touch your house is an effective way to keep them from letting pests onto your home.

Scrub your trash bins: Even if you keep your trash in plastic bags, they can still spill out and stain your trash bins. Pests can survive on these trace amount of food and waste meaning trash bins are one of the biggest pest attractors. Cleaning your trash bins several times a year will help ensure pests don’t have a tasty cocktail of trashy leftovers to feast on. Bleach will be enough to clean out your outdoor bins. Additionally, this will also limit smells coming from your bins!

Call The Bug Guy, Pest Control OKC, today at 405-973-5522!

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Pest Control OKC: More ways to Bug Proof your home Pt. 1

Pest Control OKC let’s you know how to bug-proof your home

It’s finally starting to get colder, and that means pest are moving to find a warm roost for the winter. And there’s no roost warmer and more inviting than your home! Pest Control OKC has some tips to bug-proof your home!

Seal all around the door: Bugs and pests can find a way into your home through even the tiniest crack. That includes your doors! A good rule of thumb is that if air and light can get through, so can a pest! Bug-Proof your exterior door by installing door sweeps and tight-fitting thresholds to keep out pests. This can also have the added benefit of keeping drafts out making it easier and less expensive to heat your home!

Install critter proof mesh on vents and in attics and crawl spaces: Attics and crawlspaces are a favorite of all kinds of critters and pests. Raccoons, birds, and squirrels love these warm, safe areas and often make nests. In addition these animals often carry mites and fleas in there fur coats. If these critters get in, so do these damaging pests. Installing critter proof mesh screens around your vents and crawlspaces will keep these spaces free from pests. These animals can be aggressive, and potentially deadly spreading disease and causing severe injury. Please don’t try to remove these animals yourself.

Keep a Tidy Kitchen: Even the smallest crumbs can be a feast for pests. Anywhere there’s easy food and water pests will be there to gorge themselves. Keep your kitchen clean anyway you can. Wipe up crumbs, vacuum regularly, and take care of spills right away. Keeping a clean Kitchen means pests have less food sources, making your home less appealing for them.

If you think you have an infestation, give The Bug Guy, Pest Control OKC, today at 405-973-5522!

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Pest Control OKC: Prepping your house for Fall Pt. 2

The Bug Guy, Pest Control OKC, is back with more Fall Pest-Proofing

4.) Inspect Attic and Crawlspaces: Pests love low-traffic areas where they can infest your home in peace. Whenever days start to get shorter, grab a flashlight and some protective clothing and do a quick inspection of these areas. Look for signs like piles of shredded material, ant lines, Roach droppings, and shedding to indicate the presence of pests. Should you find any evidence in these low-traffic areas, schedule an inspection and treatment with The Bug Guy, Pest Control OKC, to get these pest out of your home.

5.) Insulate gaps in your home: Even tiny gaps within the insulation of your home can let any number of pests into your home. Inspect your home and look for gaps in areas where pipes and electrical enter the house. As well as well as in the attic and garage. You can caulk many of these small gaps closed to deny entry into your home. You can also use expanding foam insulation to fill gaps.

6.) Maintain weather stripping and window seals: This is referring to the bristly or felt areas around these structures. Replace any worn away stripping to help keep pests out. Even small holes can lead to big problems when it comes to pests.

7.) Fix Condensation Issues: Ceiling leaks, leaking pipes, Attic condensation problems will attract pests. In addition to attracting pests, these condensation problems can also lead to mold and freezing problems. Fix these issues while you can before they cause a host of other problems.

If your having trouble inspecting some of these areas, call The Bug Guy, Pest Control OKC, and schedule an inspection for pests. The Bug Guy is a professional pest control service and can root out even the most well-hidden pests. Give us a call today at 405-973-5522 and schedule an inspection today!

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Pest Control OKC: Prepping your house for Fall Pt. 1

The Bug Guy, Pest Control OKC, here with tips to pest proof your house!

Fall is fast approaching and all sorts of pests are looking to make a winter home in the crevices of your home. The Bug Guy, Pest Control OKC, is here with a few tips to keep them away.

1.) Don’t leave out food for long periods: Ants love the smell of food and they’re very good about following scents. Leaving food out for long periods of time can result in Ants and other pests noticing your home. They come in for the food and stay for the warmth. Scheduling an inspection before major holiday with The Bug Guy, Pest Control OKC, can help insure that those big dinners don’t attract unwanted guests.

2.) Seal food in containers: Putting all your food in sealed containers, like Tupperware and glass jars with tops, is very effective at keeping curious bugs away from your food. Bags and clothespins aren’t enough to keep bugs away, but sealing your food can help insure nothing gets in it and potentially infects it.

3.) Clean up yard and Garage: Bugs are attracted to more than just food. Wet soil, Mulch, and dead leaves can also attract Fall pests. Raking up dead leaves, cleaning up loose soil and mulch, and cleaning any clutter out of your garage can keep pests out of these areas. If pests aren’t showing up in your yard, they’re less likely to make it to your house!

Of course, there’s no way to 100% insure that you will keep pests out of your house. That’s why it’s important to schedule regular inspections with a professional pest control business like The Bug Guy, Pest Control OKC. Give us a call and schedule an inspection or treatment today. Call 405-973-5522 or fill out the Contact Form on our website!

 

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Pest Control OKC: Fall Termites?

Pest Control OKC is here to set the record straight on a couple of things involving termites.

Termites can be a pest year-round

While it’s true most termites reach peak activity (or swarm) during summer and spring any termite can cause damage at any time of year, regardless of weather. In addition, there are some species of termites that actually swarm during Fall months. These types of termites will eat both soft and hard wood, attacking house structures and the furniture within. They can even attack wood objects as small as a picture frame. These kinds of termites will leave a small layer of surface wood intact to hide their presence in furniture and homes. Multiple colonies can even infest a single piece of furniture. If you think you may have an Fall Termite Infestation, give The Bug Guy, Pest Control OKC, a call today.

Finding termites

Looks for small piles of sawdust near your home and furniture as well as unexplained holes. Shed wings can also be an indication of a new colony hiding somewhere in your home. If an infestation gets really bad, you may also start to notice bulges in your wood. This is because a colony, or colonies, are getting so big that they’re starting to strain the wood. Remember, it’s very easy for multiple colonies to exist in the same house at once. Once a colony digs in they can be hard to remove, luckily The Bug Guy, Pest Control OKC, can help both find and get rid of these colonies.

Just because it’s getting colder outside doesn’t mean Termites that are inside will take a break for the holidays. If you spot a termite infestation or just want to make sure your house is pest free, give The Bug Guy, Pest Control OKC a call today at 405-973-5522!

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Pest Control OKC: Common Fall pests

The leaves are turning, it’s getting colder, and the pests are moving in! Pest Control OKC is here to identify some common ones and what you can do when you see them.

 

 

1.) Cockroaches: Roaches need humans and their warm homes to survive the colder months. The best way to deal with a roach infestation is to prevent it by making sure your house is sealed and that there are no places for the roaches to hide. Once roaches are in, it can be almost impossible to get rid of them without a pest control professional. If you do spot roaches in your home give The Bug Guy, Pest Control OKC, a call.

 

 

2.) Ants: When most insects become less active in colder months, Ants keep right on going thanks to the hives they build deep underground. But just because they’re deep underground doesn’t mean you shouldn’t worry, these tiny engineers often position their nests in ways that allow them to build tunnels into your home. And don’t think an infestation will pass over with time, Ants colonies can live for years with a healthy queen and ready access to food.

 

 

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3.) Spiders: These creepy crawlers will attempt to invade your home for 2 reasons: The first reason is like the others on this list, some spiders will move in to try and avoid the cold and search for food. The other reason however can provide some future problems. The second reason spiders will move in is to lay egg sacs. These spiders will typically die after a short period, leaving their eggs to incubate in your warm home and hatch when the weather gets nicer. A nasty surprise for summer!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you find any of these uninvited fall guests, give The Bug Guy, Pest Control OKC, a call at 405-973-5522 and take back your home for Fall!

 

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Pest Control OKC: Keeping Commercial Buildings Pest Free

Just like homes, commercial properties are also subject to insect invasions. The difference is that as a business owner, the liability is greater. You may think that your office building is safe from pest problems until an issue arises. By that time you could be facing more serious troubles as you attempt to keep employees and customers from enduring bites, stings, or messy work stations.  No matter what you’re in the business of doing, just know that our pest control OKC team is in the business of keeping commercial properties like yours free from bothersome pests.

If you have employee break room areas, keeping them clean is an important task for controlling bugs. Of course, clean places are subject to pest invasions, as well. Even the most “well built” establishments have been known to develop cracks in doors, walls, and drain pipes which are all easy entry ways for a variety of pests. With fall weather bringing in cooler temperatures, it’s the perfect time for bugs, especially, to begin seeking shelter indoors. They’ll also look for water and food sources wherever they can, so that’s why it’s vital to take notice of what is going on in your commercial building.

Our pest control OKC team would be more than happy to help ensure that your business keeps buzzing in all the right ways. So, if you notice a small problem, it’s best to call right away rather than waiting for full on infestation.

If you are able to locate the reasons for bugs entering your commercial property, you should consider paying someone to correct the issue,  as well, to prevent further insect problems.

If you’re already in need of commercial property pest control OKC services, please feel free to contact our team. You may reach our pest control OKC team by calling The Bug Guy at 405-973-5522.

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Pest Control OKC Team Discusses 3 Fall Bug Problems

Pest Control OKC: Bugs That Are Bugging This Fall

As you start to enjoy the change of the season, gearing up for Halloween festivities, and partaking in fall events, it is our pest control OKC team’s hope that your home remains pest-free. If you’re one of the unfortunate homeowners noticing that some bugs are still bugging you this fall, then we certainly want to help you out!

If you haven’t noticed anything yet, but you don’t know what to look for here’s a list our pest control OKC team is providing to you of 3 fall bug problems to keep an eye out for around your home.

1.) Stink Bugs: As fall rolls in these foul smelling bugs will group up on the side of the house where the sun shines most. This congregation can last for weeks at and then when the temperatures become even colder they’ll begin making their way into the home to hibernate. The smell of a stink bug that has let off its odor has been described as a pungent smelling coriander.

2.) Wasps: Since wasps work in the summer to build their nests, they can still be rather active when fall arrives. This is especially true if they were successful in building the largest nest that they possibly could have built during the warmer months. Their fall activity would be mostly due to their desire to feed as food sources start to become more scarce. Stings occur most when humans cross paths with a wasp by mistake.

3.) Ants: Many species of ants will seek out shelter in homes to avoid colder temperatures of the outdoors. They will also be entering homes to look for food and water. Carpenter ants tend to be problem as they will physically move their colonies into the walls of homes and cause structural damage.

It’s sad that a time of merriment can also be such a time of annoyance due to insect problems, but that’s why our professional OKC pest control team is available to help!

Should you need help with any bug problems in or around your house, please feel free to give our OKC pest control experts a call. The Bug Guy can be reached at 405-973-5522.

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Pest Control OKC Team Shares About Fall Webworms

Pest Control OKC: When Webworms Take Over

For many people, webworms are something they have seen plenty of times before. Fall webworms typically would spin their nests from April to September in Oklahoma, but the crazy weather could be a reason people would still see evidence of web worms in October. Today, our pest control OKC team shares a bit more about fall webworms.

It the past horticulture experts have stated that due to milder winters and very wet springs the webworm population has been able to grow. These conditions are much like what Oklahoma’s own weather patterns have been like in the last year. Thus, it is no shock to our pest control OKC team and should be no surprise to you that the eye sore of these sticky nests are appearing.

What our pest control OKC team can tell you for certain is that the nests for webworms is actually a barrier of protection for them. The nests keep the worms from being eaten by wasps, birds, or other predators. The worms attach to trees for food, but the damage to the trees isn’t a big problem. The mess they make is more of a concern to most homeowners.

When the fall webworms hatch, in a butterfly-like fashion these webworms will become moths. For the fall this may not be an issue, but come next May the female, adult moths can lay 400 to 500 eggs! Within only 7 days of eggs being laid, larvae begin to spin their web and the process starts all over.

If you would like to know more about insecticide for treating the areas where webworms reside, please feel free to contact our pest control OKC team. We will be able to guide you to the perfect solution.

For all of your fall pest control needs, The Bug Guy can be reached at 405-973-5522.

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Pest Control OKC Team Takes Care Of Bothersome Flies

Pest Control OKC For All Manner Of Flies

Last month our pest control OKC team discussed a bit about why so many insects were still buzzing around when usually by this time the “traffic” has slowed down. The truth is that things haven’t changed very much for Oklahomans over the last 30 days, because our weather has been fairly steady across the metro area for weeks.

Our pest control OKC team has received reports that flies of every variety are still bugging quite a few homeowners as of the beginning of this October. The main concern is that since the weather has been so lovely, many homeowners still want to be able to enjoy outdoor events. It can be rather annoying to have a backyard hangout sessions with friends when the flies simply won’t leave you alone. This is especially true when food is involved!

What’s worse is that these pesky flying insects have likely reached their peak population by now and that means you will not be free of them even when the weather does start to become cooler. As our pest control OKC expert can tell you, the typical behavior of flies is to change their location when the weather slowly begins to shift to cooler temperatures. More specifically, these annoying buzzers will seek to make their way indoors.

Luckily, our pest control OKC team can take care of all manner of flies such as house flies, fruit flies, and cluster flies.

If you are tired of dealing with flies ruining your fall events whether they be outdoor or indoor, please give our pest control OKC team a call. We would be more than happy to make certain that you have a pest-free environment so that you can go on enjoying the lovely weather while it lasts!

You can reach The Bug Guy 405-973-5522 to book an appointment.