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.
Before you head off on what may possibly be a once-in-a-lifetime spring excursion, you should take a moment and read this helpful article about the danger of bed bugs on spring break. It may make the difference between living a dream or living through a nightmare.
Having unwanted guests in your home can cause quite a headache, especially when they are of the insect species. Having creepy crawling insects foraging around your home can be dangerous for you, your family and your home. If you find that you are dealing with pests of the wood eating species, they can become very dangerous for your home's structure. The two types of pests that destroy wood are termites and carpenter ants. Though these two insects have a few similarities, they are very different to deal with and eradicate.
When the trees start to bud and the snow starts to melt, ant colonies will begin to send out scouts to search for food. After this long winter, those ants are going to be hungry and desperate for energy. If those scouts get by your defenses and find food, they will release pheromones that ant workers can follow, and soon you'll have a superhighway of ants crawling across your floor or covering a food bag in your cabinet. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to protect your home and your food.
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.