Keep Your Pantry Free Of Pests


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 [...]

Keep Your Pantry Free Of Pests2019-12-02T19:44:26+00:00

Rats, Spiders & Bed Bugs OH MY!


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 [...]

Rats, Spiders & Bed Bugs OH MY!2019-09-04T16:19:46+00:00

Endangered Species – Preble’s Meadow Jumping Mouse (PMJM)


Believe it or not, Colorado   Springs and Monument are home to an endangered species of mouse.  The Preble’s Meadow Jumping Mouse secured its continued endangered status after a review by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as of May 2013 and regained protection on August 6, 2013 in Wyoming where it had previously stinging [...]

Endangered Species – Preble’s Meadow Jumping Mouse (PMJM)2018-08-03T17:53:49+00:00

Wood Rats (Pack Rats)


Colorado is home to six species of wood rats with a majority of the state being home to at least one species or another.  The largest of the species is the bushy-tailed woodrat with a length of roughly 16 inches long and weighing in at nearly three-quarters of a pound.  The smallest is the desert [...]

Wood Rats (Pack Rats)2018-08-03T17:53:50+00:00

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS)


Hantavirus is a rare respiratory disease primarily carried by deer mice.  The State of Colorado averages only around 4 cases a year and only 560 total reported cases were on record in 32 states as of mid-December 2010 with the earliest known confirmed case being in 1959. Transmission HPS is carried by infected rodents and [...]

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS)2018-08-03T17:53:50+00:00

Preventative Measures for Reducing Rodent Infestations


Preventative measures are an extremely important aspect of reducing your home’s risk of a rodent infestation.  Whether you have already experienced an infestation or are simply trying to avoid one all together, there are several things that you can do to be pro-active when it comes to rats and mice.  Here are a few of [...]

Preventative Measures for Reducing Rodent Infestations2015-12-14T18:00:24+00:00

Rodent Eradication – What are the options?


Mice and rats entering your home not only pose a health risk, they can be very destructive as well.  Rodents chewing on wires can cause electrical shorts which may result in fires.  Not to mention the mess they leave behind with their nests, urine and droppings.  Another problem that can arise long after an infestation [...]

Rodent Eradication – What are the options?2015-12-14T18:00:15+00:00

Did you know? – 10 Tidbits of information you may not know about Mice & Rats


Most commonly encountered mice by Colorado residents are the Deer Mouse and House Mouse.  Deer mice prefer outdoors or indoors in quiet undisturbed areas and typically end up inside during in climate weather. Norway Rats and Wood Rats (Pack Rats) are the primary rat species in the Colorado Springs Area. Wood Rats or Pack Rats as they are commonly called are known [...]

Did you know? – 10 Tidbits of information you may not know about Mice & Rats2015-12-14T17:59:59+00:00