Posts from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015
There’s a mouse in the house! But, he is just so cute and little and furry and, and AND!! I guess one tiny little mouse is not a big deal? After all, doesn’t he have a right to live too? He’s just trying to stay warm and find a morsel of food; there’s really no harm in that, is there? Have these things ever crossed your mind? If they have, these are very dangerous thoughts!
Are your troubles out of sight? I guess this statement could have two possible meanings. Perhaps your troubles are "Out of sight!" which, according to the Urban Dictionary, means cool, awesome, rad or far out! OR, perhaps your troubles really are out of sight, as in, "Out of sight out of mind." If you have had the pleasure of actually seeing a few cockroaches in your home, chances are that there are a whole mess more of them that are out of sight, hiding inside your walls, under your cabinets, between the stove and counter… This is a real problem. Here's why.
We're going to let you in on a little secret this year: Bed Bugs love the holidays. Not for the presents and the sparkling lights or the festive sweaters. Bed bugs love this time of year because it is the time of year when we do the most traveling. For a hitchhiking bug, this is a great time to be alive! Unfortunately, when bed bugs travel, infestations increase all across the country. We're hoping that after you read this article, you won't be bringing them back to your home this season.
It is cold outside your Colorado home, and you're not the only one who thinks so? This is the time of year when warm-blooded animals have to find a place to hide from the cold. It is also a time of year when food sources are scarce. This increases the likelihood that a wild animal will target your home.
Here we are - Thanksgiving time once again, and to most people this means food! Family gathered around the dining room table loaded down with delectable, mouth-watering food; golden turkey with all the fixings, Aunt Judy's famous mashed potatoes, honey-sweetened sweet potatoes, stuffing, peas, carrots, cranberry sauce and that green bean casserole thing.
Your mind slowly begins to settle down and that muscle spasm in your lower back begins to let up. You feel yourself beginning to drift away into the land of Z’s when all of a sudden something snaps you back. What was it? There was a sound! You are sure of that; but where did it come from and what was causing it? Perhaps you just imagined it. Maybe it was just the beginning of an unusual dream somewhere in the recesses of your mind. You listen very carefully, and the only thing you hear is silence. Sweet silence! It must have been the pepperoni pizza, you decide, and snuggle back in to resume your much needed rest. But wait! You hear it again. Yup, definitely a bit louder this time! You can make out a scratching sound, or is it a chew chewing sound? Either way, it is more annoying than the drip of a faucet, you decide. You sit up in your bed and clutch the duvet close as you strain your ears in hopes of figuring out what this intrusion on your sleep is. There it is again! Definitely a scratchy, chewy sound – and it’s coming from behind your walls! That’s when it hits you – mice. There are mice living in your walls! So much for your restful night’s sleep as you worry and wonder how they could’ve found their way into your home, and which dreadful germs and diseases they (and their parasites) are carrying?
Bats are not the things of nightmares many people believe them to be, but that is what makes them so dangerous. What? It may sound like circular reasoning, but it is true. The fact that bats are generally docile creatures is what makes them a threat. This is because when people don't take them as seriously as they should, until they get attacked.
Have you ever seen a skunk acting aggressively? No, we don't mean like Pepe Le Pew, the famous cartoon skunk from Warner Bros., known for such phrases as: "Do not come whihz me to ze Casbah; we shall make beautiful muzicks togethzzer right here!" and "You are ze peanut and I am ze brittle." There is no doubt about it, Pepe Le Pew was definitely an aggressive skunk, but in a cute and funny way. When it comes to real skunks acting aggressively, there is nothing cute nor funny about it.
When you discover that bed bugs have been crawling all over you while you sleep and feeding on your blood, do you really want anything less than a 100% guarantee that those bugs will be completely destroyed? These are also not the kind of bugs you want living in your home while you "try out" some self-help solutions from the internet. When bed bugs strike, it is time to get professional help. But, all pest control companies are not created equal. You've probably heard the horror stories of someone who found bed bugs in their home. They immediately called a professional--then found out they still had bed bugs a few months later. Let's take a look at why this happens.