With cold weather approaching insects are making their way towards shelter. The shelter can be our homes. Leaves are falling and collecting around our homes. With falling temperatures, many types of ground cover will wilt and die. The combination of leaves and wilted ground cover in our gardens are the perfect places for insects to take shelter. As part of the fall pest control prevention plan, it is wise to keep the exterior of our homes free from fall debris. Fall always brings out the spiders, ants, and many other crawling insects. Not only cleaning up the fall debris but also having the exterior perimeter of your home chemically treated for pest will help prevent nasty pest from entering your home.
I also want to reiterate the necessity of having your home inspected for termites during fall and winter. It is a myth that termites go away during cold months. Oklahoma does not stay cold enough long enough to combat termites. I have found live termites feeding on fall debris and wood stacks next to homes in freezing temperatures. Again keep debris raked up and do not stack firewood up against your home in the winter or any time of year. Please call us for a free termite inspection any time of the year. Stay proactive to protect your investment.