Posts from March 1, 2013 to March 31, 2013
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.