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9 Professional Tips for Keeping Wildlife Wild


Prior to the temperatures dropping for the winter, it is extremely important to evaluate your home for potential wildlife issues that may occur. Pest proofing your home can keep animals such as squirrels and raccoons out of your attic, walls, and chimney spaces as well as rodents outside where they belong during the winter. Your [...]

9 Professional Tips for Keeping Wildlife Wild2020-08-19T20:45:32+00:00

Did You Know? – 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 [...]

Did You Know? – Interesting Facts About Nuisance Wildlife2020-08-19T20:37:57+00:00

Stinging Insects 101 – Know How to Identify the Pest and Evaluate the Threat


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 – Know How to Identify the Pest and Evaluate the Threat2020-04-23T23:17:57+00:00

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: Talk with family, friends and co-workers. This is a fast way to find out both [...]

Finding a Qualified Pest Control Professional2020-04-23T23:14:03+00:00

Simple Steps for Ant Prevention


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 stopping an infestation once it has started. A few simple steps can be taken to help prevent an ant infestation in your Colorado [...]

Simple Steps for Ant Prevention2020-04-23T23:10:00+00:00

Ants – Identifying Common Species Local to Colorado


Over 700 types of ants call The United States home; they are considered the #1 nuisance pest in America. Nearly every household will at some point encounter an ant infestation. Ants pose various threats including food contamination and wood destruction depending on the species. Homeowners should pay close attention to signs of infestation and contact [...]

Ants – Identifying Common Species Local to Colorado2020-04-23T22:48:00+00:00

Ants – Where do they come from, where do they go?


Surveys in recent years have indicated that ants are the #1 nuisance pest in America. This may be surprising to some; however, they are also considered one of the most difficult pests to control. Depending on the species, ant colonies can have thousands of members. While over-the-counter sprays may kill off surface workers, do-it-yourself homeowners [...]

Ants – Where do they come from, where do they go?2020-04-23T23:00:29+00:00

Ants – Did you know???


Ants are among the most fascinating of the insect world. Colonies has been utilized in studies including social behavior and traffic patterns. Nearly all species of ants are highly social and their interaction with members of their colony vs members of rival colonies often sparks peoples’ interest. Here are 8 tidbits of unique and interesting [...]

Ants – Did you know???2020-04-23T22:24:10+00:00

Don’t Allow Bed Bugs to Ruin Your Travels


Summer is prime travel and vacation time for thousands. It is also a peak time in which pest control professionals receive calls from customers who are experiencing bed bug infestations. Although these infestations can be encountered year-round, peak travel seasons often result in a rise in occurrences. Bed bug infestations range from mild to severe [...]

Don’t Allow Bed Bugs to Ruin Your Travels2020-04-23T22:10:44+00:00

Is Your Vacation Home Vulnerable to Pests?


The simple answer to the question would be that yes, your vacation home is vulnerable to pests. Any structure that is left unoccupied for longer periods of time is at an increased risk of pest infestation. As with all life forms, pests have basic needs. A majority of the time these needs include a food [...]

Is Your Vacation Home Vulnerable to Pests?2020-04-23T21:46:21+00:00