Posts from August 1, 2013 to August 31, 2013
The last few days of summer are upon us and before you know it, the kids will be going back to school. Take advantage of these final lazy summer days and take the kids on a picnic or a hike! Enjoying these last few days of freedom before getting back to the classroom will be a lot of fun for the kids, just as long as everyone stays away from stinging insects like fire ants, wasps and bees. Unfortunately, stinging insects seem to be even more of a problem in the fall because their numbers are at their peak and they are looking far and wide for enough food to feed their large colonies. What can you do to protect your family from bites and stings on a picnic? Here are some tips from the pest management pros at EnviroPest to keep your family from getting stung on your last summer picnic!
If you have bed bugs inside your home, you may be feeling desperate. You want to protect your family from these pests, especially if you have children, because living in a home that is filled with bugs that bite you while you sleep is not a pleasant situation. You may have done everything you can think of to remove these pests from your home, but despite all your cleaning, washing of clothes and throwing out bedding or mattresses, bed bugs will still be a problem for you if an infestation has taken hold inside your home. Bed bugs are nocturnal, which means they come out at night to bite; but during the daytime, they are hiding in places you wouldn’t expect. Here are some tips from the Colorado pest control pros at EnviroPest to help you know what NOT to do if you find bed bugs are present inside your Fort Collins, Loveland or Northern Colorado property.
Have you been spending your summer cleaning up cobwebs inside your Colorado home? It doesn’t have to be that way, because these arachnids don’t need to get inside your home in the first place. Spiders in Colorado that infest your home include the common house spider, the rock spider, the wolf spider and even the black widow spider, which is one of Colorado’s poisonous spiders. Having these arachnids inside your home can be a real burden, especially if you are finding spiders and their webs everywhere or if you have arachnophobia (the very real fear of spiders). What can you do to control common house spiders in Colorado? The professionals at EnviroPest in Loveland have a few spider control tips to help you limit the number of these pests inside your home this summer.
West Nile virus (WNV) is cropping up in the news all over the place and unfortunately, it’s struck a little too close to home. Several weeks ago, Larimer County had its first reported human cases of West Nile and since then, there have been two more confirmed cases in Loveland residents, which has prompted an emergency response for Colorado mosquito services. This brings the total human cases of WNV in Larimer County up to ten, which is quite a lot in a short period of time. Because there are so many human cases and because so many mosquitoes are testing positive for this virus, the county health department director Dr. Adrienne LeBailly has recommend a city-wide mosquito control spray to help limit the number of mosquitoes we are seeing. If you are considering mosquito control services on your own property, here are some tips from the Loveland pest control pros at EnviroPest on how to prevent mosquito bites for you and your family.