It’s almost time to head up to the attic in search of all your holiday decorations! But because this room in your home is not visited often, you may be surprised at what’s lurking up in the attic. The Colorado pest control pros at EnviroPest would like to warn residents that many pests including spiders, rodents and even wildlife could be trying to spend the winter in your attic.
While many Colorado residents complain of spider infestations during the summer when the insect levels are high, this does not mean that as the weather cools down spiders will vanish. In fact, some spiders may begin to move inside now to stay warm and sheltered from the colder weather of fall and winter. The common spiders found in Fort Collins and throughout Colorado are house spiders, wolf spiders, rock spiders, and black widow spiders.
They may be a common sight but do not be fooled, flies in Colorado are not a pest you want buzzing around your home. Aside from being annoying, flies can also introduce health risks into your home and expose your family members to harmful pathogens. Sure, it may seem like enough to swat them away when they are present, but this does not stop them from landing on kitchen counters and other surfaces of the home. That is why learning how to prevent flies this fall is going to be key to keeping a healthy home.
Bats are one of the many pests looking for warm shelter this fall and your home could suit their needs perfectly. In Loveland and throughout Colorado, the most common species of bats found infesting homes are little brown bats. Although the name is far from threatening, when inside of a home bats are a dangerous pest to have.
As your family expands with pets and children, safety of the home becomes every parent’s number one priority. And with the notion that pest control equals chemicals, it is no wonder that families are concerned about the safety of pest control services for their children and pets. So to help clear up concerns, the Colorado pest control experts at EnviroPest would like to share the reasons why pest control is not only safe but also necessary for families with children and pets.
If you have not yet heard the news, Fort Collins has been dealing with rabid skunks and the increase in rabies spread by these critters. And officials are reporting that it is just a matter of time before the Loveland area is also affected by rabid skunks. These skunks threaten other wildlife, pets and even livestock which means residents need to be on the lookout.
When it comes to honey bees there are two schools of thought. One, honey bees are a dangerous pest and should be removed or two, they are a beneficial insect and should be allowed to build their hives without interference. The truth is that both options have merit.
Although many fear bats, the truth is that as long as you don’t have a bat in the house or nesting in your attic, bats can be very beneficial to your property. It’s true, despite the creepiness of these winged creatures, little brown bats are helpful in keeping the insect population under control. In fact, mosquitoes are a favorite meal for many.
Often told in myths and tales is the story of how bats have vampire, blood-drinking capabilities. And while there is a vampire bat species found in Central and South America who does feed on blood, the bats you have found around your property or inside of your home are more than likely not blood-thirsty. But still, bats should only be removed and controlled by professionals who have the knowledge and expertise to safely remove them.