Winter can be hard on your Colorado home. Heavy snows weigh roofs down, and cause gaps to form in the cracks and corners. Ice can damage eaves and gutters, making your roofline even more vulnerable. Strong winds can rip shingles off and get under siding. When spring comes, and pests become active again, you don't want them to find your home in this condition. Here are some tips to pest proof your home before spreading pests move in.
There are many property-destroying events that occur each year throughout the United States. These costly disasters range from tornadoes to fires, earthquakes and flooding. Yet the tiny subterranean termites rank at the top in their destructive abilities. It is estimated that they cause well over $2 billion in damage every year. This is a greater amount of property damage than that caused by fire and windstorms combined.
Have you ever had bats in your attic or a skunk living under your porch? Have you ever had mice or squirrels thumping around in your wall voids and wondered, "How did they get in there?" You're not alone. Those wild animals make Houdini look like a rank amateur. Thankfully, I have some insights that will help you keep those critters from making your life miserable.
Do you have thousands of little red bugs running around on your front steps and walkway, or worse, inside your home? Are they about .8 mm long, look like a tiny reddish spider, and leave a blood like residue when you squish them. There is a good chance you have clover mites.
Do you think you can tell the difference between a mouse and a rat? Do you think you have what it takes to be a pest expert? I've put together this little quiz to test to see if your ready to protect yourself and your family from mice and rats. Let's see if you have the right stuff.
Do you like to cook or bake? If you do, I'm sure you are a veteran when it comes to dealing with pantry pests. But you also know that not every recipe is the same. And, some recipes are better than others. Whether you just started cooking in your new home, or you've been at it for years, this recipe can help you keep pantry pests from making you sick and ruining your day.
Do you have bats in your belfry? Probably not. Not many people have a bell tower on their home. But, you do have an attic, and attics are inviting to bats and other wildlife. To them, it is just another nook to hide in--only it has heat. If you have a wild animal living in your attic, shed, or garage, proceed with caution. There are many dangers you need to be aware of.
Keeping pests out of your home is a team effort. Enviropest's year round service inspections and treatments will get you most of the way--and in some cases, all the way--to having a pest free home, but there are some things you can do to make sure your home is 100% protected. Here is a rundown of each of the four seasons, and ways you can make your home less attractive to bugs, rodents, and wildlife.
It can be argued that winter is the most important time of year to have pest control. The rest of the year bugs will come and go, but in winter, they will squeeze in through your walls and stay. This is a unique time to have an attic treatment. Not only will it prevent you from having a winter bug uprising, it will significantly decrease your issues when spring comes, and the bugs come back to life.