When you discover that bed bugs have been crawling all over you while you sleep and feeding on your blood, do you really want anything less than a 100% guarantee that those bugs will be completely destroyed? These are also not the kind of bugs you want living in your home while you "try out" some self-help solutions from the internet. When bed bugs strike, it is time to get professional help. But, all pest control companies are not created equal. You've probably heard the horror stories of someone who found bed bugs in their home. They immediately called a professional--then found out they still had bed bugs a few months later. Let's take a look at why this happens.
It is an absolutely magical time to be in Colorado. Fall has arrived with all of its splendor, color, and majesty. The deep reds, oranges, and yellows have begun to show themselves, and the hills display a beauty that is second to none! The air is crisp and clear leaving the hazy, hot, humid days of summer as a distant memory; and the musky smell of autumn permeates the air. This arrival of fall signals to most of us the impending approach of winter and signifies the time to begin preparing for the long, cold months ahead. If you are observant enough, you can see that it indeed is the same sign to the insect and wildlife world too.
The biggest danger raccoons pose isn't the fact that they are one of the most significant vectors for the transmission of the rabies virus or that these creatures are able to carry other diseases, like roundworm. What makes these creatures so dangerous is that they are adorable. It's true.
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.
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.
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?
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.
It's that time of year again - the early harvest is coming to a table near you and plates are full with lots of yummy, nutritious food in all shapes and sizes; but as our plates are beginning to overflow, it is quite a different story for insects and rodents.
If you noted the sense of urgency in the blog title, it’s because there is. We don’t want to burst anyone’s summer bliss bubble but winter is closing in. Sure it’s a few months away but we have to get in the mindset that it is coming and it’s already causing a stir amongst insects and rodents in Loveland.