//Biting Insects

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Masked Hunter

2017-10-25T18:15:18+00:00

Part of the Assassin Bug family, masked hunter adults are approximately 10-12mm in length.  They are very dark brown to black in color and have a narrow head with a distinct beak protruding from below.  Their front legs are slightly thickened in comparison to their other legs, which is an adaptation for grasping and holding [...]

Masked Hunter2017-10-25T18:15:18+00:00

House Dust Mites

2018-08-03T17:53:50+00:00

**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 [...]

House Dust Mites2018-08-03T17:53:50+00:00

Scabies in Humans and Pets

2018-08-03T17:53:50+00:00

*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 [...]

Scabies in Humans and Pets2018-08-03T17:53:50+00:00

Bird Mites

2015-12-14T17:59:04+00:00

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 [...]

Bird Mites2015-12-14T17:59:04+00:00

Demodex folliculorum (Human Demodex Mites)

2015-12-14T17:58:32+00:00

**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 [...]

Demodex folliculorum (Human Demodex Mites)2015-12-14T17:58:32+00:00

Bat Bugs

2018-08-03T17:53:50+00:00

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 [...]

Bat Bugs2018-08-03T17:53:50+00:00

Swallow Bugs

2018-08-03T17:53:50+00:00

Swallow Bug Nymph 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 [...]

Swallow Bugs2018-08-03T17:53:50+00:00

Bed Bug Registries

2018-08-03T17:53:50+00:00

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 Bug Registries2018-08-03T17:53:50+00:00

Bed Bugs – Treatment Do’s and Don’ts

2018-08-03T17:53:50+00:00

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 [...]

Bed Bugs – Treatment Do’s and Don’ts2018-08-03T17:53:50+00:00

Evidence of Bed Bug Infestation

2015-12-14T17:57:02+00:00

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 [...]

Evidence of Bed Bug Infestation2015-12-14T17:57:02+00:00