Posts from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011
The holiday visitors have gone home, and most people will spend this week taking down the Christmas tree and cleaning the house. One thing you should watch out for while doing your cleaning is bed bugs. Bed bugs have made a major resurgence in the last several years, and they are now very prevalent in Fort Collins, Greely, and throughout Northern Colorado.
If you have heard noises in your attic, or have seen stuff chewed up and ripped, it is very likely that you have a squirrel, or some other nuisance wildlife, getting into your attic. Now that the weather is cold and it is snowing more often, wildlife and other pests are trying to get inside of homes to keep warm.
Are you hearing funny noises? Are you being kept up at night wondering what it is that is running around inside your walls and through your attic? Could you have a Raccoon in Your Attic? You have gone upstairs and checked, but there is not a huge mess and no signs of a raccoon. It is very possible you have a mouse or rat problem.
Is your trash strewn about your lawn when you wake up in the morning? Are you hearing scratching noises above your ceiling while you are trying to sleep? It could be that you have a raccoon living in your attic.
So recently we posted Allstate’s Raccoon Mayhem commercial on our Facebook page. Certainly not because we are endorsing their company or products, but because we thought the commercial was pretty awesome. And although it provides 32 seconds of entertainment, we would be remiss if we didn’t bring attention to the accuracy of the message.
South American killer spider hitches a lift to the US in a coffin and starts to breed and kill. Don’t worry friends; this is not a recent head line or even a true story. It’s actually the plot of the 1990 horror movie Arachnophobia, as provided by IMDB. I’m not sure what it is about spiders but they have the uncanny ability to scare people of all ages and have even reduced grown men to petrified little boys.
All insects have their place in the world. There are vast uninhabited forests and deserts, so why do they insist on invading our beds and backyards? The answer is simple, our blood. There is nothing more annoying than uninvited mosquitoes dropping by for a bite to eat during a family barbeque and certainly nothing causes more stress than waking up after to find you have been the main course for blood-sucking bed bugs.
With the dog days of summer upon us, EnviroPest, a longtime Colorado pest control company serving Loveland, Fort Collins and the surrounding areas, would like to remind homeowners that yellow jackets, wasps, honey bees and many other stinging insects can still be a problem during backyard barbeques and lazy days by the pool.
Despite all of the wet weather in Fort Collins, Loveland and all across Colorado, the number of mosquitoes invading backyard barbeques, outdoor weddings and family reunions is actually down slightly this year over last. Don’t be deceived, however, by this little bit of good news.