We receive calls everyday from folks dealing with one of the worst pests you can have infest a dwelling, bedbugs. In Broken Arrow alone our call volume has more than doubled over the last two years. This call volume extends into the Jenks, Bixby, Coweta and Tulsa area. No home is free from getting these pests. Bed Bugs are parasitic and feed on human and other animal blood. They relay on blood meals to grow and lay eggs. One of the most common things I hear in a bed bug phone calls is that the person has been treating with foggers, dusts and a number of other products for weeks. Sometimes they have already spent $300-$500 on chemicals but still have bed bugs. Why is it that these foggers and other products are not working? Well, for the most part these pests are experts at hiding. It is very rare for an individual without proper training and expertise to clear a home of bed bugs. I’m not saying it’s impossible, it’s just rare to have success.
Bedbugs can quickly build a resistance to chemical products and in many cases using a fogger just makes matters worse. We do not use foggers in any way when dealing with bedbugs. Typically a bedbug infestation can be dealt with in a number of way’s but some of the methods used to treat are not very efficient. For instance, freezing can work but you need super cold temperatures below zero for a long duration of time. Our temperatures here in Oklahoma do not tend to get cold enough and who can stay in a home for day’s at below zero temperatures!
Another method is steam but imagine trying to steam an entire house. The steam temperature must be higher than most store bought steamers can go and this really is only feasible for spot treatments. It’s likely not going to solve or eradicate a bedbug infestation, bed bugs can be anywhere and everywhere.
Another method is the chemical treatment. Chemicals do work if done properly but it can take numerous treatments these day’s due to the high numbers of bedbugs that are now chemical resistant. a light infestation may only need one or two treatments but a bigger bed bug infestation could need numerous services. In many cases a series of chemical treatments can cost more than doing a heat treatment.
Heat is likely the most effective and efficient means of treating bedbugs. The nice thing about heat is bedbugs cannot survive the temperatures used doing the treatment process and unlike cold which takes day’s, heat only takes hours. Literally you can have the dwelling heat treated and stay the night in the dwelling where with just chemical treatments you may need to stay out of the home as most everything gets wet. Heat also kills bed bug eggs! In most cases we at EnviroTech put down a chemical barrier after our heat process is complete. The reason for doing this is to help minimize the chances of the customer reintroducing these pests into the home. After all, you got them from somewhere and they are just as easy to get again.
It is recommended that vehicles be cleaned and vacuumed regularly to reduce chances of a bed bug or bedbug eggs making it’s way into the home or dwelling. Bedbug eggs are sticky, tacky and are easily introduced by accident on clothing, shoes, bags, back packs and so on. For more on bedbugs and getting a bed bug heat treatment call EnviroTech Exterminating at (918) 282-7621. Locally owned and operated and serving the Broken Arrow, Bixby, Jenks, Coweta metro area of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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A horrible trend has been occurring locally with bedbug infestations. I personally have seen a rise in the number of bed bug cases in Tulsa and the surrounding area and this trend can be blamed on a number of factors. Some factors include people moving from homes or apartments with bedbugs to other properties thus spreading this pest to the new home. They can be also spread via people that have them accidentally leaving eggs or even live bedbugs at a movie theater, favorite place to eat, a library, a school… All places where human activity is present can potentially get bed bugs.
So, what can you do to protect your home or business from getting bed bugs in the first place? Well, there is no real preventative measure that will insure you don’t get these pests. All you can really do is be proactive in minimizing the chances. How do you do this? Well, first you must not spend time in places that you know have bedbugs. Now, we know that in most cases you will not know if somebody or a place has bedbugs but staying away from hoes that do is a good start. Look for signs of bed bug activity, spotting on chairs, mattresses, bed frames, or even seeing live bedbugs on the walls or crawling on a bed. If you see these things that’s pretty much all the evidence you need to stay away from where you see them.
Don’t buy used furniture without inspecting the furniture first. Used mattresses and boxsprings are not a good idea. If you even think bedbugs might be present do not sit down or rub up against the furniture. Have regular pest control services done at you’re home or business. This will not stop a bedbug infestation but it sure could help by putting a layer of protection down to reduce the chances of bedbugs even making it. Keep in mind, bedbugs usually come in on the body, on clothing or on something you bring into the home. Bedbugs are introduced into a structure usually by people visiting, working or living in the structure.
What treatment options are available to deal with bed bug pest problems?
You have a few options available here.
First, you can study this pest, learn all about them and their life cycle and do you’re own pest control services. This way for the vast majority of people does not work out. In the end they usually have spent a great deal of money on pest control products and time with little to no control of the bed bugs.
Hire a professional to treat the bed bug problem with pesticides: You can have a professional pest control operator do a chemical treatment. This could be like gambling. If the operator knows what they are doing, has done many of these treatments you can get them under control this way in light to mild infestations. It however may require a series of pest control applications and these treatments require pesticides to be placed all over the structure. It’s not the same as a general pest control treatment service and the costs of chemical treatments can vary. Once done the costs could be higher then a heat treatment as multiple services may be needed. This may also require vacating the property for the night to allow the chemicals to dry before re-entry to the home or structure. A usually the bedbugs are not all killed or gone at the time of service.
Hire a professional to do a heat treatment service: Heat is a known killer of bedbugs. A professionally done heat treatment can eradicate bedbugs. This likely is the quickest way of getting relief and requires the least amount of follow-up work. Success rates are far higher of success with heat over just chemical.
Freezing the bedbugs: This may work to kill some bedbugs but it does not get cold enough in Oklahoma for a long enough period of time. Bedbugs are frozen with freeze machines but this may be better suited for localized areas of a known infestation and leaves much to risk.
Steam: Steam kills bedbugs but this like freezing them might be better suited as a part of a bedbug control plan.
Chemical and Heat Treatment: This provides both fast relief from bedbugs and a residual in place just in case. It also is nice if you have concerns that bedbugs have been spread to you’re vehicle.
So what’s next? Well, obviously you need to first inquire about a bedbug treatment, set the appointment and get the home ready. EnviroTech Exterminating offers Heat and or Chemical Treatment Services. We even offer a totally green service available with our heat treatment if desired for additional protection. We can customize you’re service to meet the needs of you’re unique situation because every infestation is different and every household is different. Visit Bed Bug Control Services for more information. Our local service area include Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Jenks, Bixby, Owasso but with bed bug treatments we do offer services to areas such as Haskell, Muskogee, Okmulgee, Skiatook, Pryor. A nominal trip charge may be accessed for areas outside the local treatment area. Call EnviroTech and get a Bed Bug Preparations Sheet emailed so you can get your structure ready for service.
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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.
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
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Termite Treatment and Control in Broken Arrow, Jenks and Bixby, Oklahoma.
EnviroTech offers the best all around deal when it comes to termite treatment and control services. With our yearly renewal service you not only get a re-inspection but your perimeter is also treated to help with keeping our termite barrier in place. After all you may have mulched around the perimeter and we want the perimeter of the structure protected.
Termites forage in the soil and with ever acre of land it’s estimated that numerous colonies of termites are present. This makes it very important to protect your structure, home, barn, garage or whatever structure it is that needs protection from these pests. Termites do damage usually before they are noticed. Let EnviroTech help protect your home with a Termidor Treatment. Currently EnviroTech is offering $100.00 off the cost of a Termidor Treatment. For more information on our services visit Termite Control and see what we can do to help your pest, termite issue.
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Cold Weather and Pest Control
Most people don’t realize that numerous household pest are just as active if not more active during the cold and rainy months. Here in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma we see winters that have a little of everything. It can be 60 one day then 15 the next or ice and snow for two weeks straight. You just never know what your gonna get here.
The big problem with weather that fluctuates so much is the pests fluctuate as well. Pests such as field mice, rats, and a number of spider species, beetles, crickets all like to take cover in household. I can hardly blame them. Considering the local metro Broken Arrow area has numerous places where new construction is underway, many of these pests are loosing their habitat to city growth. It’s quite common to see rodents such as field mice infesting brand new neighborhoods in the wintertime. These mice have nowhere else to go and there is not much better than a warm house with lots of food, water and warm insulation in the attic.
Spiders find cover from the elements and numerous food sources in winter due to all the other household invaders. This makes your home a great place for spiders to venture during winter time. Broken Arrow, Jenks, Bixby all have their fair share of spiders and other pests. Pest Control Services can help keep these insects and creatures from taking your home over.
During winter we recommend a full treatment to your home to minimize these pests as well as rodents if they have become a problem in you’re area. So many people forgo getting a service in winter thinking pests rest this time of the year but that’s just not true. Don’t let winter make your home their home. Call EnviroTech Exterminating for all your pest control service needs.
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EnviroTech Exterminating also offer pest control for Termites, Nuisance Wildlife Removal Services to the metro area. Locally owned and operated in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Service area includes all of the metro area including Jenks and Bixby, Oklahoma.
Jenks Pest Control Services
EnviroTech services Jenks, Oklahoma as well as the metro area. Our program is available to residential as well as commercial customers in Jenks and other outlining metro cities.
We also provide humane wildlife removal services, termite inspections, treatments for the Jenks area.
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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.
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EnviroTech Exterminating offers mosquito control services in broken arrow, Oklahoma and the surrounding Tulsa metro area. Our professional exterminators will inspect your property for any issues that could be hot beds of mosquitoes and mosquito breeding then provide services to help reduce these pests. West Nile Virus is known to spread from the mosquito and reduction in these pests helps minimize the chances or spread of this virus.
Although mosquitoes cannot be eliminated the program is designed to reduce numbers and minimize the health hazards these pests present. It’s hard enough to go BBQ in the back yard when huge numbers of mosquitoes are present. Get your yard back by calling today.
EnviroTech offers Mosquito Control Services in Broken Arrow, Tulsa, Jenks, Bixby and the surrounding metro area. Our pest control services are safe for your pets and family in that the utmost care is given during applications. For more on a Mosquito Control Program contact EnviroTech Exterminating today.
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