Every summer you can count on two things: all the trees, plants, and flowers are going to come back to life, and pest problems are going to increase. But, what pests should you be watching out for this summer? The most common summertime pests are mosquitoes, ticks, and ants. Here is a quick guide to protecting your home from the harmful effects of these bugs.
Anyone who knows anything about modern plague epidemics knows that they are not as rampant as they were in the Middle Ages. They also know that they are most often connected to prairie dogs. But, in a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it wasn't prairie dogs that caused four Colorado residents to come down with the plague. It was a pet dog.
Do we have voles or moles around our home? This is a common debate Colorado homeowners face. They both look like rodents but moles are actually insectivores. Besides their classification they have very similar traits, even their names sound similar. If you look closely though, you'll find that there are differences that set these two pests apart.
Spring is always an exciting time as snow disappears, winter doldrums fade and new life begins to be unveiled. Spring flowers push through the ground, trees bud out and wildlife begins showing up with their newborn babies. Amid the newness of spring activity, it is important to note that all things are not received with gladness of heart.
The experts at EnviroPest want you to know that when it comes to child and pet safety, they take their job very seriously. Since 1965 EnviroPest has focused on solving pest problems safely, effectively, and permanently. That is why we have adopted the practices of Integrated Pest Management. This global initiative focuses on the limited use of pesticides, and a reliance on natural pest exclusions, to protect homes and families from the dangers pests pose.
There are two ways termites can cost you money. One is a cost you can control. You choose to pay a limited amount and your home is protected. The other is an unknown quantity that is influenced by many factors. Let's take a look at these two costs and see which is the best option for your home.
The simple answer is, yes there are termites in Colorado. There are 2,000 different species of termites around the world. Termites can be found in all 50 states except for Alaska. These pesky pests are not something to be taken lightly. They are known for causing around $5 billion in property damage each year in the United States. They are referred to as the “silent destroyers” because they hide out in your walls and eat away at wood sources without even being noticed. Termite colonies can grow to up to 2 million members and will eat away at wood 24 hours a day. Given these facts termites are not to be messed with ad should be dealt with promptly by a professional exterminator.
How long would it take you to decide to get rid of a roommate who goes to work every day at the local sewage treatment plant but you can’t remember the last time he bathed? Not only that, but every time you look over at him he's eating something disgusting, like glue, tiny cardboard pieces, dried human skin flakes, hair, your toothpaste and starch-based paints, while there is perfectly good leftover pizza in the fridge. And, you can't prove it, but you strongly suspect that he’s been licking the moisture from your open mouth while you're sleeping. Why would anyone live with a roommate like that? What you don’t know is millions of Americans have hundreds, if not thousands of these tiny, nasty roommate living in their homes. They're called cockroaches.