Bed Bug’s on the rise in Tulsa
Bedbug problems are fairly common now in Tulsa. These pests are known to hitch hike from place to place meaning you can pick them up just about anywhere. That evening dinner at you’re favorite restaurant could be the same place somebody just visited that has bedbugs, thus leaving a bed bug egg or even live bedbug for you to sit on next. This same scenario could happen at the movies, the library, the laundry mat or even at somebody’s home that you know.
For the most part bedbugs go unnoticed at first. The pests trail carbon dioxide to once introduced into you’re household they will only take a short amount of time to find you sleeping in you’re bed or on the couch. Bedbugs are then easy to spread throughout the home as they leave the eggs in a number of places. The bed bug egg is sticky, tacky to the touch so they stick to you’re body or clothing making spreading them highly likely. This is why they are spreading so rapidly in the Broken Arrow, Tulsa, Jenks and Bixby area. Really no place is safe… Bedbugs do not care about social economics they only care about one thing, blood.
Bed Bug activity in the Tulsa area has increased dramatically over the last 3-5 years. Every day somebody new finds out they have bedbugs. Though they can be treated for they are difficult to eradicate. Some reasons they can be difficult is that they thrive in clutter, leave eggs in a number of hard to get to places and are excellent at hiding. Although somebody with a good plan can do treatment themselves the percentage of successful people going it alone is very low.
EnviroTech offer’s a variety of treatment options for our clients based on a number of individual circumstances. If you are dealing with a bed bug problem and need a Bed Bug Treatment please visit us online by clicking Bed Bug Control or call (918) 282-7621 to talk about you’re unique situation.
We offer Green Heat Treatment, Green Chemical as well as Chemical Treatment Options.
Service available in Broken Arrow, Jenks, Bixby, Tulsa, Coweta, Muskogee, Owasso and the metro area.
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Termite Swarmers are Active in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
The number of calls for Termites has spiked as of this week. We are seeing a number of homes with termite swarmers also called Alates. These termites are reproductive termites and when you have a swarm it’s an indicator that you have termites. If they are found outside It could also mean somebody near you has termites and they have now spread to your home or business.
So what does a termite swarmer or Alate look like? Well, they have white/clear wings that are thin and these wings fall off relatively fast. The termite itself will be darker in color and have a body that is relatively the same width from head to the end of their body.
Termites are sometimes confused for being ants but they are nothing like their ant cousins. Ant’s are more segmented and have a clear break or joint between the head, body and end. Even though we are talking termites here ants can be just as destructive as termites. Carpenter Ants do damage to structures just like termites do. We can assist with both of these pests.
With spring here and more humidity the swarmers are very active. These termite colonies are spreading to start new colonies. Treatment is absolutely necessary and if termite control is what you are needing please call EnviroTech at (918) 282-7621 for a Free Estimate. EnviroTech is locally owned and operated in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and offers a wide range of pest services from termite inspections, green pest control to nuisance wildlife removal for the Broken Arrow, Jenks and Bixby metro area. Visit us at Broken Arrow Termite Control for more information.
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Nuisance Wildlife Removal Services Broken Arrow, Bixby, Jenks, Oklahoma
This week I had the opportunity to help some folks that called with an animal stuck in there wall. Upon arrival I found an opening that had been chewed out by squirrels in the soffit of the home. The animal in the wall however was located along the inside wall of the garage about 15′ from this opening. Since squirrels are such good climbers I had my doubts that it was a squirrel stuck in the wall unless it was a baby squirrel.
This home had no access to the attic space as the entry had been blocked off by the electronic garage door equipment so getting inside was not going to happen. We did however take a sheetrock knife and cut a small 3″ x 3″ hole in the garage side of the wall where the noise was coming from. Once the piece cut was removed a smaller sized sparrow poked it’s head out the hole and just looked at us. The bird starred for about 10 seconds before it jumped up on the side of the opening and then flew away. I could tell by the smile on the bird that it was happy to be free 🙂
|Our Rescued Baby Squirrel|
Needless to say a baby squirrel was found in the hot water tank closet in the garage. This squirrel was not injured, she had just fallen out of the attic space. I wanted to reunite the squirrel with it’s mother but It could take literally days to reunite her with her mother due to the lack of access and the risk of her falling 5′ if we just put her back in the 3 inch opening that was available in the closet. The baby squirrel also risked life from dehydration so we needed to act fast to assure this baby squirrel would have the highest possible chance for survival. I contacted a wildlife rehabilitation facility in Foil, Oklahoma called Wild Heart Ranch. The people at the ranch were very pleasant and understood the need for this animal to have a place to go and asked that I bring her in.
Once I arrived at the ranch I was given a tour of the facility and got to meet many of the wildlife animals they care for. Our baby squirrel was immediately cared for and fed. She was placed with three other squirrels that were about her age. I said goodbye to the baby squirrel knowing she was in good hands. The ranch that took her in takes donations in order to run and they help hundreds of animals that wouldn’t have a chance without this help. Anybody that looks to make a donation should consider donating to this rehabilitation facility that helps these animals with such care. You can find their website at http://www.wildheartranch.org
EnviroTech Exterminating Broken Arrow, Oklahoma Got Pests? Call (918) 282-7621. Visit our website at Pest Control Services for more information on what we can do to help you and you’re unique pest control needs and situation.
Natural, Green Pest Control Services
By: Billy Howard
Broken Arrow, Jenks and Bixby, OK
|Serving Broken Arrow, Jenks and Bixby, OK|
Today I want to take a moment to talk about some of the reasons why a customer chooses to use our natural, green pest control services.
Every day we as Americans are bombarded with toxins. We eat foods treated with pesticides and drink water treated with chemicals. With population growth comes higher food demands. As a country, a world with a growing population the demands for more food and clean water require more chemicals and pesticides. We need food that we grow to produce faster and more resistant to insects so it’s not ruined. All these human induced pressures means we must use more pesticides and usable potable water from places that we may not have been treating in the first place.
Sewage water is being treated in places to irrigate golf courses, and other land due to water shortage issues. Desalination plants are becoming more and more popular as a means of treating sea water. The truth is as more people populate the globe more methods of maintaining these populations are necessary thus the need for more chemical and pesticides to produce larger crops to feed the masses, water to keep a growing population alive.
With all the toxins we are subjected to daily it’s not a bad idea to consider using green pesticides rather than synthetic pesticides in your home. I’m not going to tell you one is better than the other as they both do their job. With a proper Integrated Pest Management “IPM” program you may find that you’re business, home doesn’t need the highly toxic pesticides and can use something more natural or greener.
Some circumstances where you may want to use a green pesticide over a synthetic:
1) You have customers in and out that may smell the synthetic pesticides. I’ve been to restaurants with my family, walked in the door and almost been knocked down by the smell of synthetic pesticides. I knew from the smell of the pesticide that they just had a roach treatment recently. The smells were strong and we decided to go eat somewhere else.
2) You are concerned that your employees/family may have allergies to synthetic pesticides. Many people have allergies or even asthma.
3) You have young children in you’re household. Babies that are at crawling stage constantly put their fingers in their mouths. Less Toxic pesticides are better then more Toxic pesticides in this situation.
4) You don’t have a serious pest problem and want the least amount of toxins but still want to reduce pest populations and keep them under control. There truly may be no need for a synthetic pesticide in your unique situation.
One thing I want to make sure people understand is Green may not necessarily mean Organic. An Organic pesticide may be made of things like mint oils, garlic, neem oil and other essential oils. A Green pesticide may be made of a pyrethrin. The product of a plant that most pesticides are made from. It attacks the nerve center of insects. Most synthetic pesticides are derived from taking this pyrethrin and synthesizing it to make a pyrethroid.
Hopefully this blog posting gives you at least some insight on why you may be better off using green pest control services rather then using a synthetic. If you are a residential property owner or business owner/manager that is interested in a Green IPM Service please feel free to call us at (918) 282-7621 to schedule an appointment. I’d be happy to help… For more on our services visit us at Pest Control Services today. EnviroTech services the Broken Arrow, Jenks and Bixby metro area and is locally owned and operated.
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Mole and Gopher Services in Broken Arrow, Jenks & Bixby, Oklahoma.
You know moles and gophers are destructive little pests. They thrive where food sources are plentiful. Ever notice as you’re driving down the road all the mounds of dirt in clusters from these critters? Moles and gophers are active year round so you will see these mounds regardless of the time of year. They can be destructive to a yard since gophers eat roots and the moles leave tunnels in the soil.
|A yard in Jenks with moles|
So, why do you have moles or gophers? Well, moles chase after things like earth worms and grubs. They can sense, detect these creatures in soil so moles will follow them around depleting them and moving. This is why a neighborhood that has them will see yard after yard infested with these pests. Once they deplete the food in a yard they just move next door and then back and forth.
Gophers love roots so if you plant a garden, spend time working in the yard planting flowers, plants and so forth then gophers could be a problem. Gophers differ from moles in many ways. They are after different foods, moles are gophers look nothing alike and gophers tunnel deep into soil where moles prefer the area closer to the surface where their food is easily found and the soil easier to tunnel through. Gophers can dig deep in the soil and may have living quarters a few feet down.
So what do we do about these pests? First thing I always look at is the soil types that we are finding these animals in. If you live in the souther parts of Broken Arrow, Jenks or Bixby then it’s likely you may have sandy loam soil. This soil is found in area’s closer to the Arkansas River. These animals thrive in sandy loam soil types. If you start going north the soil changes to more of a mix and then to other soil types which can be harder to tunnel through for these animals. They don’t prefer clay nearly as much as sandy loam. I would say this is likely the reason Jenks, Bixby and Broken Arrow tend to have more issues with moles then I see in the north eastern cities.
We can of course trap them, which helps but may not be a total solution since they migrate and move around. Once you do this you may just be inviting you’re neighbor’s moles over to take control of the areas you just cleared. They can be poisoned but once again you may end up just seeing more move in because of the competition being removed. They can be smoked out with products that kill them but once again it may not be a total solution. They can be driven out with products that make what they eat taste horrible but yet this may not be a total solution. The truth is that nothing is a total solution for these animals because they are pests that migrate. Most people will tend to have moles or gophers because of where they live. It’s kind of like having ants every spring… It just happens.
EnviroTech can help by looking at your unique situation and determining what may work best for the area, place, soil type you may have. Sometimes the best thing is a combination of methods. Sometimes depending on what’s around you only one method is needed. I would recommend scheduling an appointment to find out what may be the best way to help your mole/gopher problem.
No matter what you decide to do about these pests I hope this page at least helps you to understand these animals better.
You can visit Mole and Gopher Control for more information or call us at (918) 282-7621 to schedule an appointment.
EnviroTech Exterminating is locally owned and operated in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and services the entire metro area.
Termite Inspection, Termite Treatment and Control Services in Broken Arrow, Jenks and Bixby, Oklahoma.
By: EnviroTech Exterminating
With it now almost mid February it’s time to start thinking about termites. Soon with temperatures rising and the humidity rising, termites will begin swarming. A termite swarm happens when a healthy colony of termites have grown to a large enough colony that the termites separate to form additional colonies. They usually don’t make it to far as termites are not the best of flyers and they lose their wings relatively fast.
|Termites found under hot water tank|
Termites play a huge part of mother natures natural recycle process. These wood destroying pests eat up wood, rotting wood and any products made of wood to help in cleaning up our planet. These little pests are capable of eating the supports of a house, home, business or any structure if not treated.
When you buy a home most lenders require the home to be inspected for wood destroying organisms. This inspection is called a ODAFF1. The lender doesn’t like to loan money on a home with active termites so they request this inspection. Lenders will happily loan the money on a home that is treated for termites but usually won’t fund the purchase until proof of treatment has been provided. If termites are found and treatment is then provided the lender will require proof and at that time usually fund the purchase pending any other issues.
EnviroTech Exterminating offers wood destroying organism reports or inspections for clients in the process of purchasing a home. If termite activity is found a proposal for treatment can be provided at no additional cost. For those that already own their home EnviroTech does provide services to help protect the home from termite pests. Call (918) 282-7621 today to request an appointment. You can also visit Termite Control for more information about our termite inspection and treatment services.
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Service area includes the Broken Arrow, Jenks and Bixby, Ok metro.
Nuisance Wildlife Removal Services in Broken Arrow, Jenks and Bixby, Oklahoma
With winter soon turning to spring problem wildlife pests will begin having babies. This could be a problem if you have these wild animals living in your attic or crawl space. Some of the animals you need to be concerned and worried about are the grey squirrel, the raccoon, the opossum and of course skunks.
Squirrels chew wiring and ruin facia, soffit on the home. Raccoons urinate and leave their feces in large piles on the sheetrock between the ceiling joists. These piles are moist, carry possible disease and pathogens. The feces and urine is absorbed into the sheetrock and ruins it. If the raccoons are left in the attic space it will in a relatively quick manner turn into a family of raccoons and the amount of fecal matter and urine becomes more then the ceilings can hold and these animals will fall through the ceiling crashing into your bedroom, living room or whatever room they were nesting above.
Skunks are a problem due to an awful smell that comes from a gland in their anus. Once they spray the smell can be so strong that you cannot live or stay in the home. The smell will penetrate through walls, clothing, the beds and any other porous items in the home. Skunks dig around the structure to build nests. Sometimes they will enter crawl spaces or dig under the slab of a home. They need removed before they become a problem.
Opossums live in and around structures as well. They eat about anything they can find. These wildlife pests will go through the trash just like a dog or a raccoon will do. Opossums need removed from the property before they get stuck inside the walls or in the attic. They smell bad, they also can bite if handled.
Regardless of the pest you have living in your home, it needs removed. For more about wildlife pests visit us online at Nuisance Wildlife Pests
EnviroTech Exterminating Broken Arrow, Oklahoma Got Pests? Call (918) 282-7621.
Commercial Pest Control Services
Finished preparing a “IPM” Integrated Pest Management program for a local manufacturing facility in Broken Arrow recently. This program took seven day’s to get fully completed and required graphs with charts, diagrams for placement of all bait stations and traps as well as numerous numbering of all stations. Now this company has a regularly monitored program in place that they can track, see the results of as everything will be mapped monthly. Best of all, we are keeping synthetic pesticides out of the inside where employee’s work!
Commercial pest control services are necessary to help reduce the number of pests a facility can be invaded by. Pests that typically infest manufacturing, restaurants and other businesses are looking for a number of things… They want water, food, warmth from the outside and protection. All these needs are met in a commercial manufacturing facility, a hospital, food services or other place of business.
EnviroTech Exterminating can help you meet the demands necessary to keep your facility in check. We offer a solution so you can do what you do, conduct business. EnviroTech services local businesses in the Broken Arrow, Bixby, Jenks metro area. We are locally owned and operated in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Call us for all your pest control needs.
For a FREE EVALUATION of you’re commercial facility call (918) 282-7621 or visit us online at Commercial Pest Control for more information.
EnviroTech Exterminating: Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
EnviroTech Mole & Gopher Control Services
Have Moles or Gophers taken control of your yard? If so, you need EnviroTech Mole and Gopher Control. Our program is designed to drive these pests out of your yard. This will help you in keeping your yard green during the spring, summer & healthy during the fall & winter. No Poison’s are used so you don’t need to worry about your family pet.
Our mole and gopher control program is safe, effective and best of all Guaranteed…
Why would you use EnviroTech?
- Services Are Guaranteed
- Applications Are SAFE
- Program Is Effective
- Competitive Pricing
- Healthier Lawn
- No Poison Used
EnviroTech Exterminating, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma Got Pests? Call (918) 282-7621
Mole and Gopher Control may require a service agreement.
Rodent Control in Broken Arrow, OK
With fall upon us Rodents start looking to nest and prepare for the cold months of winter. Here in the Broken Arrow, Oklahoma pest control market we see a trend yearly where the phone starts ringing for Rodents. Every year in October and November, Rodent Control becomes one of the more regular calls. Sure, we deal with all sorts of pests year round but this is the season where Mice and Rats begin nesting inside homes and warehouses.
So, what does EnviroTech Exterminating recommend for rodent control here in Broken Arrow and the surrounding metro area of Tulsa? Well, our favorite way of dealing with rodent mice and rats is using baits. Our service area is the Broken Arrow, Jenks and Bixby metro area’s of Tulsa. If mice, rats or rodents are becoming moochers in your home then call us today at (918) 282-7621 to begin your rodent control program. Visit us at Rodent Control in Broken Arrow for more information of these rodent pests.
We also service other areas of Northeastern Oklahoma including the Muskogee, Owasso, Sand Springs area’s.
EnviroTech Exterminating Broken Arrow, Oklahoma Got Pests? Call (918) 282-7621