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Sep 15
spider web up close

What's With All The Spiders?

It can feel like the spider population explodes this time of year; but, the truth is, there are more spiders in the spring than in the fall. So why didn't you notice them then? Because! Those spiders were much smaller, and their webs were smaller too. As they grow to a larger size, their webs grow with them. This is especially true of the orb weaver spider. These spiders make webs that look a lot like Charlotte's web. They are usually round in shape with the spider right in the middle. These are the webs you get right in the face.

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Sep 15
bed bug found on a bedspread in a colorado home

Bed Bugs: A Year-Round Problem For Colorado Residents

Every season has its share of pests; some move inside as cold weather approaches while others multiply in the spring and early summer. Other pests become more active in the late summer or early fall. However, unlike seasonal pests, bed bugs are a problem throughout the year.

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Sep 15
wasp building its nest

Taking The Sting Out Of Fall

There are so many things to love about fall. The hazy, hot scorching days of summer are all but gone, and the warm days and cool crisp nights of fall are such a refreshing change. The threat from summer storms has mostly passed, and the risk of dangers such as tornados are now minimal. And what about those fall colors! Spectacular! It is such a beautiful and relaxing thing to just take a weekend drive through the mountains and see the brilliance and beauty that the colors of fall offer. Ahhh Fall! But, did you know that there is one down side to this all but pristine setting?

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Sep 15
spider crawling in a web

Colorado Spider Populations On The Rise?

You might think that spider populations around your Colorado home are on the rise as we conclude summer, but the truth is they're just more noticeable, according to University experts. When insects begin to breed and grow their populations in spring, you're not likely to notice them as much. Wolf spiders are 100 times more abundant in late spring, but they are smaller and their webs are smaller as well. Late summer is when your common house spider is going to be sexually mature and searching for opportunities to mate. That means you're going to be seeing these spiders more often, but just because you don't have more spiders around your home in fall doesn't mean you should take any fewer measures to exclude them.

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