Colorado wildlife are not visitors you want on your property this summer. Unfortunately, for many folks in Loveland and Fort Collins, wildlife, including raccoons, skunks and squirrels are all likely to become problems for people at some point in the next couple of months.
With the resurgence of ticks every spring, there is much ado about the threat of Lyme disease. However, while there is an abundance of ticks in Colorado, no human case of Lyme disease has originated in this State. While May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, it is, for the most part, a concern in the Northeastern region of the United States, leaving residents of Colorado free of the risk of Lyme disease.
When hearing someone talk about spring finally arriving, the normal thoughts that pop into one’s mind are sunshine, warm temperatures, blossoming trees and blooming flowers. However, a not so pleasant reality is that spring also brings an abundance of spiders. Why? Where are they coming from? And why are there so many? More than likely, the spiders you are seeing in your home or business have been there all winter. Many spiders begin seeking solace in the fall, looking for a place to find comfort from the harsh temperatures of winter.
In early spring, little brown bats begin their nursery colonies. Female bats leave their winter hibernation spots in April to form nursery colonies with other females; their young will be born in late June or July. In nature, little brown bats are great at reducing insect populations, especially for annoying and disease spreading pests like mosquitoes. But when little brown bats decide to make their nursery colony in your home or business, these pests can pose quite a problem!
Have you found any evidence of cockroaches in your home? No one likes that moment when you turn on the kitchen light only to find a roach scurrying across the kitchen counter. But if this is not the case (and we hope it's not!), there are some things you can do to prevent cockroaches from taking over and spreading their potentially dangerous pathogens through the kitchen and other areas of your home.
Spiders in Colorado may pose a problem for you this spring. Many homeowners have already started noticing baby spiders crawling around their homes and when you manage to squish a few, there always seem to be more. As spring turns into summer, Colorado spiders will become more and more of a problem for you. Luckily, these pests are mostly just a nuisance! The common house spider is the usual suspect inside homes and although it’s not known for its bite, it sure has the ability to send people screeching! So before you spend the rest of your spring and your summer fighting with the spiders inside your home, the Loveland pest control pros at EnviroPest would like to offer a few helpful spider prevention tips.
Reading about bed bugs can make you itch. There are lots of blogs and news articles about these pests because they have really made their mark recently after a comeback of epic proportions. With the recent comeback of bed bugs in Colorado into mainstream society have also come multitudes of ways in which people try to get rid of them. Unfortunately, not a lot of these bed bug treatments are effective. The only completely effective way to kill these pests is with a targeted bed bug heat treatment and targeted bed bug control materials from pest control professionals.
When considering the vast array of common pests found in residential and commercial properties, it should come as no surprise that the ant is near the top of the list representing over 12,000 classified species. Even though they are not all found in our state, there are quite a variety of ants in Colorado and they can be found just about anywhere. However, identification of the type of ant is necessary in order to properly administer ant control and ant prevention.
People know that both carpenter ants and termites are wood destroying insects. Most people don’t realize that the similarities between these two insects stop pretty much there. Now that spring is almost here, you’ve got to be concerned about these bugs finding your Colorado home once again.