//Miscellaneous Pest Control Information

Pest Free is the way to BBQ


Pest Free is the way to BBQ – Tips to Keep Away Unwanted Guests With summer in full swing, many of us have joined the 85% of consumers who acknowledge their love of picnics, barbeques and outdoor leisure activities. In preparing to host events, something that is often overlooked by event hosts are the pests [...]

Pest Free is the way to BBQ2019-07-09T00:55:20+00:00

All Bark, No Bite – How to Keep Pets Pest Free in the Summer Months


All Bark, No Bite – How to Keep Pets Pest Free in the Summer Months Summertime means increased outdoor activity for many Colorado residents and their animal companions. Along with the outdoor adventures comes increased risks for pets of encountering various parasites. Fleas, ticks and even mosquitoes pose a threat to the health of pets; [...]

All Bark, No Bite – How to Keep Pets Pest Free in the Summer Months2019-06-13T18:57:23+00:00

Sample Collection and Submission for Identification of Insects


Cast Skin of Larva - Under microscope magnification We often receive requests from customers to identify insects that are found within their homes.  Homeowners often want to know if the insects are of concern due to their activity level (population), damage, encountering biting insects or simply out of curiosity.  Although some of the [...]

Sample Collection and Submission for Identification of Insects2018-08-03T17:53:48+00:00

Integrated Pest Management (IPM)


Integrated Pest Management, or IPM, is a pest control practice in which two or more methods are utilized in order to achieve the desired control of a target pest or pests.  In general, IPM provides effective control of the target pest(s) through monitoring of pest levels in which a threshold level has been established in [...]

Integrated Pest Management (IPM)2018-08-03T17:53:48+00:00

Avoiding Pesticide Emergencies


Pesticide emergencies are typically uncommon when dealing with a licensed pest control applicator; however, it is important to know how to handle an emergency should one arise. Licensed pest control applicators are regulated by local, state and/or federal agencies in order to increase safety and minimize the likelihood of encountering incidence in which pesticide emergencies [...]

Avoiding Pesticide Emergencies2015-12-14T18:06:18+00:00

One Time Application vs Pest Control Maintenance – How do you know which to choose?


Clients frequently ask how they know what pest control service they need since Mug-A-Bug, Inc. offers both one time applications as well as maintenance agreements.  The most honest answer is that ever situation is different; however, there are many aspects that can be considered in order to find the best resolution for each client.   [...]

One Time Application vs Pest Control Maintenance – How do you know which to choose?2018-08-03T17:53:48+00:00

Robber Flies


Probably best described as a confused mix of several insects including a fly, a dragonfly and a mosquito, robber flies have a unique appearance.  Adult robber flies have a bearded look to their face with a concave area between their eyes with stubby antennae; beak-like mouth parts, long legs, a single pair of long wings [...]

Robber Flies2015-12-14T18:04:13+00:00

Milkweed (Common Seed) Bugs


Small milkweed bugs are one of the most commonly mistaken for boxelder bugs.  There are however some identifying characteristics to know the difference between the two.  Boxelder bugs have a characteristic V shaped reddish-orange pattern to their wings while small milkweed bugs appear to have an X that does not quite intersect at the center [...]

Milkweed (Common Seed) Bugs2018-08-03T17:53:48+00:00

False Chinch Bugs


False chinch bugs are small, grey to black bugs that commonly feed on plants in the mustard family.  Favored plants include mustard greens, canola and radish; however, they have been known to feed on species outside of the mustard family including lettuce and potato.  Overwintering adults are common on flixseed, a weed commonly associated with [...]

False Chinch Bugs2015-12-14T18:03:01+00:00

Boxelder Bugs


A common nuisance pest throughout the state in any location where boxelder maple are present, boxelder bugs frequently invade homes during cool weather from fall to spring.  Infestations during growing season occur on the boxelder maple for which the bug is named.  Control within homes is limited as the home is not the source of [...]

Boxelder Bugs2018-08-03T17:53:49+00:00