Posts from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017
Springtime in Colorado can’t be beaten. As the weather warms, you see more people outside, more dogs in the park, and more bugs in your yard and home. Colorado’s five most common spring pests can put a damper on your day. Which pests are you most likely to see in and around your Colorado home?
No one wants to admit they are fighting bed bugs. Let's face it; there is still a stigma attached to these bugs. Even with all of the efforts that have been made to bring awareness to the fact that bed bugs are not associated with dirty people, this insect can't seem to shake this reputation. And, for seniors living in community housing, this is becoming a serious problem. Why? Because some seniors are embarrassed to report that they have these bugs. And, when bed bugs aren't reported, it allows them to spread from room to room, and from apartment to apartment. Here's what you need to know.
You often hear that food and ants don’t mix in your home. Ants are attracted to the food source, so they invade your home to get to it, and let's face it who wants ants contaminating your food? Moisture and ants is not a good combination for a homeowner either, moisture actually attracts carpenter ants to your home and makes it easier for them to get inside.
Termites may be tiny but the damages they cause to homes and businesses can be astronomical. The damages they cause are more expensive to repair than floods, hurricanes, and fires. Every year, termites are responsible for more than $5 billion in damages to properties in the United States alone. Termites gnaw their way through wood with extremely sharp, saw-toothed mouthparts, compromising the structure of your support beams and walls, damaging furniture and cabinetry. If you could put a plan in place to protect your home from damages caused by these destructive pests – wouldn't you want to? The good news is you can.
Honey bees are a very important species; they are responsible for pollinating a wide variety of flowers, plants, and crops. Preserving these creatures is important; however, it is also important to respect the honey bee’s ability to sting and cause serious health concerns for people and pets. At EnviroPest, we take pride in being able to help maintain the delicate balance of keeping honey bees alive while still helping you to protect your family.
While they haven’t made their arrival yet, mosquitoes are at home packing their bags, getting ready to invade properties all across the country, determined to ruin every outdoor event that they can. If you are already dreading mosquito season; dread it no longer. The professionals at EnviroPest are here to help. We know that no one wants to dread spending time in their own backyard, that no one wants to be covered in red welts all summer long, and that no one wants to be worried about the diseases that these parasitic pests can spread. We also know how to greatly reduce mosquito numbers on any size property, throughout the mosquito’s entire active season.
Who doesn’t love spring? By the end of winter, even those who spent every weekend on the slopes are sick to death of cold and snow. Spring can seem magical in the way everything starts to turn green and come alive right before our eyes, but there is always something that spring brings with it that might not be entirely fun. It is, nevertheless, a necessary part of home ownership. Spring cleanup!
Spring is almost here! It’s just a matter of time and the overwintering insects will be coming out of the woodwork in droves. All winter long, sight unseen, these little pests have been harbored away in your walls and ceiling. The warmth of spring will cause them to move around and again become a nuisance in residential homes. One such type of pest that has been overwintering in your Longmont, Colorado home, could be the box elder bug!
Voles are an often-unseen critter that can cause a lot of damage. Sometimes seeing a vole above ground is a great selfie opportunity with the cute creatures, but they have a dark side that you won’t want to share online. What damage can a little vole cause? Well, quite a bit, and they can do it all without you even glancing a peek at them while they damage your home.