Posts from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017
We’ve all heard the saying “Don’t let the bed bugs bite” but what may not be common knowledge is that references to bed bugs aren’t just part of an old adage to wish someone good night. Bed bug problems are on the rise in Denver and throughout Colorado. They are a major source of irritation for NoCo property managers as well as for hotels, motels and private residences.
When we think about fall pests that find their way into our homes, we usually think about mice. That's because mice are known for crawling indoors through the smallest of holes and cracks in your home during the fall in preparation of winter, but they are not the only pests that look to stay warm in your home! Box elder bugs, spiders, raccoons, and squirrels are among other pests that are commonly found bothering homeowners during the fall. Here's what you can do about these troublesome pests.
Colorado is home to an abundance of rodents. It only becomes a problem when these rodents decide to make your home their place of residence! Once inside, rodents are known to cause damage and transmit diseases. It is important to understand what these dangerous pests look like and know how to keep them from becoming a problem in your Colorado home.
Many species of stinging insects live and have been living in Northern Colorado for a long period of time. But, in 2001 it was discovered that there was a new kid on the block - the European paper wasp was confirmed and identified in Colorado. Since the European paper wasps are a relatively new species in our area, many people aren’t familiar with them. That is where we come in, the pest control professionals at EnviroPest want to provide you with the all the details you need to become more familiar with and protect yourself and family from the potentially dangerous European paper wasp!
All the kids are back in school, and that comes with added responsibilities like car pooling in the mornings, rides to extra curricular obligations, homework at the kitchen table, recitals, plays, and more. It also comes with added concerns that must be addressed. One of these should definitely be bed bugs.
Are termites dangerous? This is a question that is often asked by property owners who are unfamiliar with these highly damaging pests. Highly damaging, this is the very reason why these pests are considered to be so dangerous. Unlike other pests whose dangerous status comes from spreading disease, contaminating food sources, or having the ability to inflict painful bites or stings, termite do not do any of those things, what they do, do however is cause unmatched damages to the structures of the buildings that they invade.
If you live in Colorado, you should know that there are many different varieties of stinging insects. There are a variety of different bees, hornets, wasps and yellow jackets that sting, but they all have different triggers to make them do so. You will want to know the difference while you are out and about this summer enjoying yourself, whether it be hiking, picnicking, swimming, sports, barbecues or just simply relaxing.
Many are realizing that there is far more to the bite of a mosquito than just a red, itchy, swollen welt. Mosquitoes are responsible for carrying and transmitting several very dangerous and even deadly diseases. In fact, Bill Gates compiled a list of the world’s 15 deadliest animals, and mosquitoes ranked number one! Numero Uno! The most deadly in the world. This research was based on the official number of human deaths per year and not on an animal’s ability to cause immediate physical bodily harm. Per year, mosquitoes kill more people worldwide than the other 14 combined! This data should make us all stand up and take notice.
When you think of a dangerous pest that can cause life changing health consequences for you and your family, your mind may go to a wild, rabid raccoon stalking you in your backyard or even to an overly angry wasp hunting you down because you dared walk near their nest. But, did you know that one of the most dangerous pests to have living in large numbers on your property is tiny and can easily be squashed? That’s right! One of the most dangerous pests found attacking people and pets is the tiny mosquito! EnviroPest wants to provide you with the information you need to help protect your family and to prevent these tiny terrors from choosing your property to live and breed on.