It’s summertime and many homeowners are calling us with their ant problems. Ants in the kitchen, in bathrooms and basements are all common problems in Fort Collins and throughout Northern Colorado. Most people just don’t understand why they are having ant problems this year, when they’ve never seen these pests indoors before. The ants you find inside your home are typically foragers; the members of the colony that are out searching for food. Typically, ants have an established colony outdoors that they return to with the food they find, but some types of ants in Colorado, like pavement ants, sugar ants and carpenter ants are capable of establishing a nest indoors.
Bees and wasps are just starting to make themselves obvious here in Loveland and throughout Northern Colorado. If you have them on your property, you have probably already seen a few buzzing around your flowers or your lawn. The biggest danger associated with these stinging insects is being stung by them and if you have someone in your home that has an allergy to bee stings or wasp stings, there’s a good chance you already know how to treat a sting. Someone that has a bee sting allergy usually carries an epinephrine pen, which is a quick shot of medicine to help alleviate the aftereffects of a sting so that person can high tail it to the nearest hospital. If you don’t have an allergy to bee or wasp stings, you may not be familiar with what you need to do should a family member get stung. Fortunately, not everyone needs to head to the nearest hospital after being stung by a bee, so here is what you should do after being stung by a stinging insect:
You have probably seen a bee’s nest before; they can often be found in the eaves of a home, or under decking, inside chimneys or even in trees. But have you ever seen a bee’s nest in the ground? Chances are you have not, because simply the fact that they’re in the ground makes them more difficult to see; but it’s true- bees and other stinging insects do nest in the ground! In fact, a very specific species of bee nests in the ground- this species includes digger bees, sweat bees and mining bees. But the nests that are in the ground here in Colorado that we need to be most concerned with are those of yellow jackets and wasps. Could you have these insects nesting on your property? Here are some signs to look for and what you can do to prevent stinging insects from nesting on your property.
It looks like the weather in Colorado is going to take a turn for the better. Although after our recent spring snowstorm, it’s hard to say for sure! There is one thing that our Loveland pest control professionals would like to share in regards to the warm weather. Increased temperatures mean more insects and when there is an abundance of insects around your home and property, you may start to notice spiders.
Since it’s still early spring, spiders aren’t officially “out” yet, but they are preparing for the season of renewal, when their babies will be born. Now is the time to prepare for the annual spring invasion of these pests into your homes and the professionals at EnviroPest in Loveland, Fort Collins and Northern Colorado wanted to offer a few tips to prevent spiders entering your home this summer.
Ants are no picnic. Having them inside your home or business can be extremely frustrating, especially when you can’t determine the cause for having these pests inside your property. At EnviroPest, we wanted to offer you a few helpful hints that may explain why these pests have invaded and what you can do to eliminate the conditions that may have attracted these pests in the first place!
In our rush to say so long to the cold Colorado winter and the welcome to spring, it is easy to forget that there are still some concerns in regards to pest infestations that carry over from the colder season. One pest that many homeowners assume are no longer a threat are mice and other rodents. But the truth is, mice in Colorado can be a year round pest and especially during the early part of the spring when it is still chilly out there. It may be getting warmer during the day, but if mice are finding ample food and water while nesting in your home, they are probably going to stay put.
So you’ve determined that you have bed bugs in your home. That’s a bummer. These pests can be very difficult to get rid of, especially with traditional bed bug control methods (chemical spot treatments are typical). But what if we were to tell you that there is a bed bug solution that can completely get rid of bed bugs in your home or business, in just one day, with no use of chemicals? It may seem to be too good to be true, but it’s not; bed bug heat treatments are the way to go when it comes to entirely getting rid of bed bugs in a structure.
You may have watched a story about bed bugs on the news or read about these parasitic insects in the papers recently and really it’s no surprise. Bed bug infestations are becoming more and more common and not just in hotels. Taxis, libraries, even movie theaters are discovering bed bugs as are other commercial and residential environments throughout the country and right here in Colorado.