Pest infestations are not only a nuisance, so types of infestations can cause damage to property, physical harm and/or transmit diseases. Below are our top 5 pests we love to hate for a few very worthy reasons. Termites are noted for causing over 5 billion dollars in property damage each year. Their destruction/damage of structures [...]
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Kissing Bugs in Colorado Over the last few years, rising concerns have made media coverage on a nationwide level regarding so called Kissing Bugs. The reason for concern comes not from the insects themselves, rather from their ability to spread a parasitic disease. The parasite is responsible for Chagas Disease and while the primary region [...]
New Year, Same Pest – Termites Work Year Round New Year’s resolutions often include home renovations and improvement projects that range from full remodels to simple DIY fixes. Pest prevention can help homeowners to keep their investment intact especially when it comes to termites. It is estimated that roughly $5 billion dollars in property damages [...]
Auld Lang Syne – One New Year’s Resolution You Should Make This Year As the ball drops to ring in the New Year, many set goals and ambitions in the form of resolutions for the coming year. Most commonly, those resolutions include eating healthier, exercise, saving money and organization of the home. When considering the [...]
On Dasher, On Dancer – How to keep your reindeer snacks free from pantry pests this year Holiday time is often baking time in most homes across the country. From cookies to gingerbread houses, holiday baking is typically a fun and festive family tradition; however, one of the quickest ways to ruin this joyous time [...]
How to keep the Grinch away – Tips on how to keep your holiday traditions merry and bright With the holiday seasons upon us, families are getting in the spirit. Strings of lights and garland are hung, presents are wrapped, and wreaths adorn doorways. Trees shine bright in windows filled with ornaments. All of these [...]
How To Keep Unwanted Guests From Entering Your Home This Holiday Season Although most pests are merely a nuisance, there are several household pests capable of triggering allergies and asthma attacks, transmitting diseases and bacteria, not to mention potential contamination of food. Other pests are responsible for chewing through electrical wires which create fire hazards [...]
Where Oh Where Did The Little Pests Go? Do Pests Die Off In The Winter Months? While many species of birds migrate and bears and many other mammals hibernate, we are often asked the question, “Where do pests go during the winter?” The answer to this question is specific to the species of pest in [...]
Rats, Spiders & Bed Bugs OH MY! Don’t let these pests scare you away this Halloween While creepy crawlers may invade your porch on Halloween night in the form of trick-or-treaters, you certainly do not want the real-life pests invading your home. Fall is prime invasion season for many rodents and insects. As the temperatures [...]
Its Fall Ya’ll! Tips on how to pest proof your home this fall! As cooler temperatures bring cozy nights in front of the fire, warm blankets and decreases in outdoor activities. Humans are not the only ones that seek shelter from the cold. Insect and rodent pests often utilize homes and structures during cooler months [...]