Monthly Archives: September 2016

House Dust Mites

**Conventional pesticides sold over-the-counter as well as those available to pest control professionals are not to be used for the control of house dust mites.  This is for informational purposes only and is not meant to replace the advice of a medical professional or for self-diagnosis. **

House dust mites are tiny with adults measuring only […]

Scabies in Humans and Pets

*Scabies is a medically treated parasite and can not be controlled by a pest control professional.  Contact your physician for treatment.  This is for informational purposes only and is not meant to replace the advice of a medical professional or for self-diagnosis.*

The human form of Sarcoptes scabiei is the result of an infestation of the […]

Bird Mites

Bird mites are miniscule, flattened parasites that feed on the blood of birds.  The short lifecycle of bird mites, which contains five stages, enables bird mite populations to rapidly increase, sometimes into the tens of thousands in a single nest.  The only life stage of bird mite that is visible to the naked eye is […]

Demodex folliculorum (Human Demodex Mites)

**Demodex folliculorum and other demodex species, when a problem are a medically treated parasite and can not be controlled by a pest control professional.  Treatment must be directed by your physician (or veterinarian in regards to demodex species on pets) when necessary.  This is for informational purposes only and is not meant to replace the […]

Bat Bugs

Until recent years, when bed bugs have exploded in population and spread worldwide, bat bugs were the most common of the 5 closely related species of bloodsucking bugs that are found in Colorado.  Bats and occasionally birds accessing attic and wall void areas for the purpose of raising their young may be infested with bat […]

Swallow Bugs

Swallow bugs are parasites of cliff swallows and occasionally barn swallows.  Bed bugs swallow bugs and bat bugs are among 5 species of a family of bloodsucking insects in Colorado.  Unlike bed bugs which are commonly active year-round within homes, swallow bugs are typically dormant during periods when swallows are not present for nesting purposes.  […]

Bed Bug Registries

Multiple websites have popped up in recent years in which individuals can report claims of bed bug infestations.  Many of these registries or databases include hotels, motels, apartments and other locations in which bed bugs may be encountered.  While these sites may be found to be useful by travelers and other individuals, there are a […]

Bed Bugs – Treatment Do’s and Don’ts

Bed bugs are challenging pests to eradicate; they hide in cracks and crevices which makes locating and eliminating them difficult.  Whenever possible, it is exceedingly important to hire a professional experienced in the eradication of bed bugs to exterminate the infestation.  Not only does their experience and training provide an advantage, pest control professionals also […]

Evidence of Bed Bug Infestation

Determining the source of a bed bug infestation is at times impossible due to the vast number of ways in which bed bugs may be introduced into a home.  In that same sense, finding evidence of a new infestation can also be complicated and may vary depending on how the bed bugs were introduced.  While […]

Be Alert! Bed Bug Precautions

Many of our customers ask us what they could have done differently in order to not end up with a bed bug infestation.  Unfortunately, bed bugs are a worldwide epidemic at this point and although there are precautions that you can take to hopefully prevent bed bugs from coming home with you, there is not […]