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7 Ways to Prevent Cockroaches and Diseases From Entering 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 and Diseases From Entering Your Home2020-08-19T21:47:18+00:00

6 Quick 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 Quick Tips for Reducing Pest Related Allergens in Your Home2020-08-19T21:29:15+00:00

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 Free2020-08-19T21:15:52+00:00

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 1012020-08-19T20:59:47+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