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Pest Control OKC Services For Keeping Bugs Away This Fall

Pest Control OKC Helps Homeowners Avoid Fall Pests

A lot of people tend to love the fall with the colorful leaves falling off of trees, the tasty treats, and plenty of seasonal activities to be have some fun doing, but it’s difficult to focus on much else if your home has a potential pest problem. You may think that once fall has arrived that there is no longer a need for our pest control OKC services, but many pests still live on during this season.

The difference for fall months is that many of the pests you once saw buzzing around your yard will try to venture inside in search of warmth and protection to settle in before winter comes. Before things get too out of control (which can happen quite rapidly) you should consider contacting your local pest control OKC service team to help you.

A few of the most common pest problems in the fall months can include, but may not be limited to:

  • Stink bugs – They are resilient, can fly off to unknown locations, and give off chemicals to attract other stink bugs.
  • Some wasps – While most wasps are most active in summer they can survive in your warm home and be dangerous even if just accidentally provoked.
  • Carpenter ants – They can and will chew through wood of a home to build nests for their young.
  • Bed bugs –  These bloodsuckers can carry diseases, get into every nook and cranny of a home, and be very hard to get rid of.
  • Spiders – There are many male spider species that will become more adventurous and bite more often than usual as they seek to mate.

Dealing with any of the above mentioned insects or arachnids is not a pleasant thing for most homeowners. While some are more dangerous than others, it often takes professional assistance to rid a home of these small critters. Our pest control OKC team would be more than happy to help!

If you’re in need of our pest control OKC services, please feel free to give us a call! Our pest control OKC team can be reached by calling The Bug Guy at 405-973-5522.

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Pest Control OKC Answers Why So Many Pests Are Still Buzzing About

Bugs, Bugs, And More Bugs? Pest Control OKC To The Rescue!

Oklahomans all over the metro area have been having a lot of problems with insects still buzzing around and getting into their homes. Flies are particularly problematic even at the beginning of September. Reports of wasps, mosquitoes, and other insects keep on coming, but why? The answer is quite simple and our pest control OKC team is here to share more about this phenomenon.

When temperatures soar into the high 90’s or even beyond you will notice that insects manage to thrive. One example our pest control OKC team can think of is mosquitoes. These blood suckers particularly enjoy living in warm environments. Since insects are cold-blooded they actually handle the heat much better than the cold, but that doesn’t mean they won’t seek to get out of the roasting sun at some point. That point can be when warm, summer rain rolls in.

When this happens the insects survive as they will seek shelter inside homes, hide in shrubs, and some even hang around due to standing water from when the grass was soggy. Since the temperatures are still plenty warm enough, the insects have had even more time to breed, increasing the need for our pest control OKC team to put in some extra work.

Take a look outside and you will notice that most people still have the greenest grass they’ve ever had for a summer in Oklahoma! This is, no doubt, due to all the rain we received throughout the month of August. While it has made for prettier lawns, the back and forth weather fluctuations have not done homeowners any good as they have attempted to keep their yards, gardens, and homes pest-free.

That’s where our pest control OKC team comes into play! If insects have decided that your home is a perfect place to rest, please give our pest control OKC team a call. You can reach The Bug Guy 405-973-5522 to book an appointment.

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Pest Control OKC Tackling Bugged Out Business Buildings

Pest Control OKC For The Office

Whether you’re serving customers from your business location or your employees are the only ones to step foot into the office, as a business owner you still want to maintain a clean working environment. From cleaning duties to restocking supplies, you do what you have to in order to keep things on track around the office. Our pest control OKC team hopes the regular tasks include making certain that your establishment is pest-free.

If you have bugs entering your office location, there just may be an underlying cause. Our pest control OKC team will share a few common reasons pests can be drawn to commercial properties. These reasons are:

  • Cracks in doors, windows, vents, plumbing, or holes in walls
  • Faulty drains, water fountains, leaky A/C
  • Inadequate food storage in break room(s)

Just a few bugs in your business building may not seem too detrimental, but in time what seemed like such a small problem could easily become a large infestation. Talk about debilitating your business! Aside from the nasty rumors about your business there may be health related motives to clear out the bugs.

Some people have allergies to pests which can range from mild to severe. In fact, those with serious allergy issues, in the event of a bite or sting, could suffer greatly. As a business owner, this is not a liability you want on your hands. It’s best to quickly deal with any pest problems your building may have. If you are able to locate the reasons for bugs entering your commercial office, get that problem fixed, too. If you already have a bugged out business building, our pest control OKC team would be happy to help!

You may reach our pest control OKC team by calling The Bug Guy at 405-973-5522.

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The Bug Guy In Full OKC Pest Control Action

April Showers Brings… Many Bugs and The Need For OKC Pest Control!

Have you ever wondered why those pesky bugs are more active during warm spring and summer months? Ants, flies, wasps, spiders… all those creepy bugs have something in common; they need time to reproduce! The reason you’ll start to see more pests in warmer months is because they’ve had more time to lay enough eggs and potentially produce thousands of babies. This season is when The Bug Guy is in full OKC pest control action!

Not many would argue when we say that Oklahoma’s weather patterns have been just plain crazy this year. From the wet, damp rainy days all the way to the extremely and unusually warm spring days; we’ve had it all! It isn’t surprising that these fluctuating temperatures have created the perfect storm for incubating a staggering amount of reproduction for various insect species.

Did you know it only takes one burst of wet weather, for example, to create a breeding ground for flies? The astonishing part is that flies have the capability of laying up to 900 eggs! The offspring can then hang around for nearly a month afterwards. Annoying, right? If you’ve seen an increase in flies around your home in the last few weeks, it could be a result of rainy days all the way back in April.

On the other hand, many bugs start to make their way out of their resting places when temperatures become more stable and when weeds, flowers, and grass are alive to help the insects have places to hide and feast. This is why after the rainy month of April, comes the many bugs of May and the much needed use of OKC pest control.

As the busiest bug season is about to be in full swing, it might be wise to schedule your OKC pest control appointment as soon as you can. Our OKC pest control team will be serving the OKC metro area and we’d love to add your home to our list of stops to help keep your yard protected.

You can reach out to The Bug Guy at 405-973-5522 to get started with your OKC pest control services this spring and summer!

How Safe is Your Home from Pests this Winter?

Most people don’t think they need to get their homes sprayed for bugs in the winter due to the cold weather. Unfortunately, Oklahoma had a blackwidow-300x236very mild winter last year, and we haven’t seen a lasting freeze yet this winter.

We are getting a lot of calls for help with spiders and scorpions simply because it’s not getting cold enough and winter pest control is necessary. I strongly suggest for you to walk around your home and move any wood, rock, or brick piles away from your house. This will help prevent the further spread of spiders, scorpions, and other insects. Also, if you have a lot of landscaping, keep an eye out for sporadic webs which black widows are continuing to build since it’s not too cold for them yet.

Another thing I’ve been noticing a lot of is kissing beetles and box elder beetles around trees. Since the lack of a good freeze isn’t killing them, they are multiplying and they can move from trees to houses. If you look at your trees and see these bugs, the best thing to do is get an exterminator to spray them and prevent them from moving into your home.

Spiders and scorpions will also gather in garages, so it’s a really good idea to clean out your garage at least once or twice a year. It would be a good idea to clean out your garage the best you can, while you are putting your decorations away after Christmas. You can take a Shop-Vac and vacuum up any white egg sacs you find along with any spiders and insects you come across. Be sure to clean out your vacuum when you’re done and if you notice a lot of spiders, scorpions, or insects contact a professional!

Termites Myth: “Termites quit eating on homes during winter.” Most people believe they are safe from termites during winter, but it’s not true. During a termite inspection in 18 degree weather, I flipped over a piece of wood in a pile next to a house and termites were eating the wood right up next to the house.

If you think you may have a problem with spiders, scorpions, termites, or other insects, feel free to contact The Bug Guy at (405) 973-5522 and take advantage of our free inspections so that we may stop them quickly. If we don’t see any problems, you won’t be charged a penny!

Bee or Wasp? Which is It?

When we see a flying insect that resembles a wasp or bee, we usually don’t spend much time looking to see which it is. We run! But there are differences between the two that extend beyond appearances.

Spiders in Oklahoma

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There are many types of spiders in Oklahoma, although only the Brown Recluse and Black Widow spiders are considered dangers to people. If you are like a lot of people we know, it doesn’t matter if a spider can or will bite you. Just knowing one is hiding under your bed or crawling across your floor is enough for to want to call The Bug Guy and have us spray their home, getting rid of the pests once and for all. 

Zika and West Nile Virus

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Zika Facts
First isolated in Uganda’s Zika forest in 1949, the Zika virus has recently gained a lot of exposure in the Americas due mostly to an increase of birth defects. The Zika virus is related to The West Nile Virus, yellow fever and dengue fever. There are two known strains of the Zika Virus. The strain found in the Americas is most closely related to the Asian strain. This current pandemic began in 2007. Between 1951 and 1981 the virus spread throughout countries in Africa and Asia, however until 2007 confirmed cases of the disease were rare. The first confirmed case in Brazil was in May 2015.

6 Termite Myths Debunked

Myth: You only need to worry about termites if you live in an older home.
Termite inspections should be done every year especially if you have not had your home treated in the last 5 years. Even brand new homes should be inspected within two years of construction. 

How To Keep A Termite Happy During Winter

Termites are fans of the little things. Provide your termites a little food, water and a cozy environment and they will multiply into a colony that takes over your home. There are things you can do to make your home less comfortable for these costly pests, though!