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6 Ways to Know You Have Mice, Rats, & Rodents


Rodent activity is one of the most common types of pest activity within homes. Surveys by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) have indicated that at least 45% of rodent issues occur in the fall and winter. Rodents are known to spread diseases, viruses, pathogens, bacteria, and parasites; therefore, keeping them out of your home [...]

6 Ways to Know You Have Mice, Rats, & Rodents2021-12-01T14:30:49-07:00

10 Quick Tips for Preventing Rodents in Your Home


Rodents such as rats and mice being spotted in your home can not only be a surprise, it can invoke fear and even lead to the spread of disease. They are known to carry bacteria such as Salmonella on their bodies and contaminate food and other surfaces with their urine and fecal droppings.  The common [...]

10 Quick Tips for Preventing Rodents in Your Home2022-05-31T11:56:22-06:00

7 Ways to Prevent Cockroaches & Diseases From Your Home


Cockroach infestations can be an unpleasant experience for even the bravest of souls. Not only do they cause many people to be squeamish simply based on their appearance, but they also pose serious health risks in our homes, schools, hospitals, places of work, and many other buildings. Cockroaches are notorious for being a trigger for [...]

7 Ways to Prevent Cockroaches & Diseases From Your Home2021-12-01T14:36:23-07:00

6 Tips for Reducing Pest Related Allergens in Your Home


While outdoor allergens are prominent during the warmer months, pests within the home can be a major trigger for allergen sufferers year-round. Keeping dust mites, rodents and cockroach activity under control in a home will decrease the likelihood of these allergens triggering an allergic response. Although dust mites are not commonly treated by pest control [...]

6 Tips for Reducing Pest Related Allergens in Your Home2021-12-01T14:39:21-07:00

Keeping Your Home Spider Free


Arachnophobia consistently ranks amongst the top fears in America. After all, who wants a venomous creepy crawler roaming their home? Taking precautions can go a long way in preventing chance encounters with spiders in your home. While not all spiders are considered to be bad, some pose dangerous health risks to humans or animals that [...]

Keeping Your Home Spider Free2021-12-01T14:42:25-07:00

Colorado Spiders 101


Spiders strike fear into many and it is no wonder why considering they commonly occur in horror movies and haunted houses as creepy-crawly creatures of the night which are portrayed as gruesome predators. There are many myths surrounding spiders too, which do not help their image. For the most part spiders in The United States [...]

Colorado Spiders 1012021-12-08T16:38:35-07:00

Interesting Facts About Nuisance Wildlife


While people are well aware of some of the wildlife species that have adapted to living around people, some go unseen and people may not realize how close they live with these wild animals. At times, co-existing with wildlife results in these animals becoming a nuisance/pest and occasionally may even pose a health risk to [...]

Interesting Facts About Nuisance Wildlife2021-12-08T16:43:37-07:00

Stinging Insects 101 – How to Identify & Remove the Pest


Stinging insects such as wasps, hornets, yellowjackets and bees are common summertime/warm weather pests that often pose a threat to humans and animals alike. For some, these threats can be deadly depending on the type of allergic reaction experienced. For those who do not experience allergic reactions to individual stings, there is still the potential [...]

Stinging Insects 101 – How to Identify & Remove the Pest2021-10-21T15:39:24-06:00

Finding a Qualified Pest Control Professional


Pest infestations are often frustrating enough for homeowners without adding in the concern of attempting to hire a qualified professional to resolve the issue. Here are a few things to consider when hiring a pest control professional in Colorado Springs: 10 Tips for Finding the Best Pest Control Specialist In Your Area Talk with family, [...]

Finding a Qualified Pest Control Professional2021-12-08T16:50:25-07:00

Simple Steps for Ant Prevention


In homes, schools, or businesses, ants are not picky when it comes to infesting structures. A vast majority of people have encountered ant infestations at one time or another and understand the difficulty of stopping an ant infestation once it has started. A few simple steps can be taken to help prevent an ant infestation [...]

Simple Steps for Ant Prevention2021-12-08T16:57:03-07:00