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.
Colorado is home to lots of different creepy crawlies. Spiders, cockroaches, termites, bed bugs and box elder bugs are all pests of concern in Colorado, but what about ants? These little insects may seem almost inconsequential, especially compared to how stressful bed bugs are, or how damaging termites can be. But ants should not be underestimated! Although quite small in stature, ants can cause problems for you and you ought to be aware of their potential for troublemaking in your Fort Collins or Loveland home.
There are many different kinds of ants in Colorado, but the kinds that most homeowners see inside their Loveland, Fort Collins and Northern CO homes are typically nuisance ants like pavement ants and sugar ants. On occasion you may spot carpenter ants but they are much more prolific in forested areas and rarely nest inside buildings. Nuisance ants are probably the most annoying to Northern Colorado homeowners because once you spot one inside your home, it seems as though hundreds more arrive shortly thereafter. Why do you have these ants inside your home? EnviroPest offers a few reasons why your Colorado home may be playing host to these annoying little creepy crawlies.
The weather may still be chilly and there still may be snow in the weather forecast, but spring is truly on the way! And with the warm weather and green grass and trees, pests also find their ways out of their winter hiding places and start to find ways into our homes once again. If this is something you’re hoping to head off at the pass, it’s time for a full spring clean which can help prevent ants and other pests from taking over your Colorado home this spring. Cleaning for pest prevention is similar to what most people do every year during their annual spring cleaning routines, but there are a few things you should focus on to help deter pests from your property this spring and summer.
Have you ever seen a raccoon? They are hard to miss and can be quite common in suburban settings. Because they are active at night, you may not notice that they have taken residence on your property, but if they find your Colorado home, there is a very good chance that you’ll start to notice signs of raccoons in the attic or in your crawlspace.
While scientists all over the world are surely busy studying brain cancer in humans and learning ways to both treat and prevent this deadly disease, it seems that raccoons have now become a victim. How are raccoons getting brain cancer? Scientists have been able to link the deaths of raccoons with brain tumors to a form of a virus never seen before, polyomavirus.
Do you know how to tell the difference between mice and rats? Most people probably do- there are enough cute cartoon mice and rat depictions out there to keep people fairly educated on the biggest differences between them.
If you have been noticing an increase in raccoon activity around your property then you are not alone. In fact, homeowners across Colorado including Denver, Fort Collins and Lakewood will continue to see raccoons multiplying as we draw closer to spring. And at EnviroPest we understand just how troublesome a raccoon infestation can be which is why we are here to offer you some tips to prevent raccoons in Colorado.
Although the forecast is calling for some mild days, it does not mean that winter in Loveland, CO is over. With the cold season comes a few extra pest problems each year; mice being a major one! Mice infest many homes in Northern Colorado each winter because they are seeking a place that is warm and offers their essentials for survival- food, water and shelter.