Posts from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010
Are you expecting guests over the holiday season? Like many of us in Colorado you may be welcoming home your college student or even anticipating the arrival of family members from out of town but you’re probably not planning on entertaining bed bugs.
Bed bugs… Just the thought of these biting insects is enough to make a person worry and with bed bug infestations popping up across the nation and right here in Colorado we thought it appropriate to offer a few tips to help travelers avoid bringing bed bugs home from their next trip.
There’s no denying it. Fall is arriving in Colorado pests that have been outdoors are making their way indoors in search of conditions that are ideal for overwintering. In preparation for fall pest invaders EnviroPest has compiled a list of common insects and rodents that homeowners in the Denver-metro area as well as throughout Colorado should be on the lookout for.
Denver may be in the Top 10 for bedbug infestation but EnviroPest is Top 10 when it comes to the "hunkiest exterminators"!
ENVIROPEST SERVES DENVER AREA WITH SAFE, ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY BED BUG TREATMENT
A national pest control company has released a report of the Top 15 cities for bed bug infestation with Denver coming in at number six. New York City was first followed by Philadelphia, Detroit, Cincinnati and Chicago.
EnviroPest, one of Colorado’s oldest and largest locally owned pest control companies, has seen a huge increase in bed bug service calls just in the last year. Being a Colorado company EnviroPest has developed a safe, environmentally friendly and cost-effective treatment plan for area homes and
As the hot lazy summer days get shorter and fall seems just around the corner, we start to get more and more phone calls and inquiries regarding wasps and other stinging insects and what can be done to get rid of them. Although wasps and bees can be beneficial insects, they can also pose a serious health risk if they have built their nest near or even in your home. Many people report having allergic reactions to the sting of these insects, and for some people their sting can be life threatening, so that’s why it’s so important to curb the activity of these insects around your home and family.
Summer is here and while the fourth of July saw lots of rain, the warmer temperatures and bright sun that is typical of Colorado in the summertime will start to bring everyone out of their homes to enjoy the season. Spending time gardening, mowing the lawn and just relaxing on your patio are excellent ways to spend your summer days. Unfortunately the arrival of summer has also brought out a few unwanted critters, including the irritating mosquito. Mosquitoes are pesky nuisances that most people just put up with, using copious amounts of bug spray and expensive zappers to keep them away. Most people don’t realize that there are more effective ways to prevent mosquitoes from bothering their backyard barbeques, and at EnviroPest we have a few tips for discouraging mosquito activity as well as offer homeowners effective solutions for reducing the mosquito population in their own backyard.
The pigeon population in Colorado has increased dramatically over the years creating nuisance pest problems for business owners and home owners. While they may seem harmless they produce and carry bacteria that can translate into illness in humans.
Read the article attached to this link to learn more about what WebMD and others are saying about the 'problem with pigeons'.
While termites have not been as big problem in Denver, Fort Collins or elsewhere in Colorado in the past as say in more humid regions of the country, activity from these wood destroying insects is on the rise. In order to survive and even thrive termites must have moisture. This past winter many areas of Colorado received wet, heavy snowfall as well as late blizzards resulting in lots of moisture and an environment ripe for termite activity. Factors like increased humidity, full lakes and rivers as well as run off that has not yet peaked are also contributing to the increase in problems.