July

12

2012

 
yellow jacket on a flower in denver

Yellow jackets, wasps, and other stinging insects are especially bad this summer

In the midst of the summer season you are probably quite familiar with the summer pests that are buzzing, crawling, and flying around your Denver area home. As the warmer weather sets in each year so do the stinging insects, ants, and mosquitoes. The trouble with these bugs is that they can easily find their way onto your property and into your home. Not only are these pests a major nuisance but they also pose a threat to our well-being.

Threat of summer pests:

  • Stings from wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets can cause painful swelling and allergic reactions in some

  • Mosquitoes can transfer serious diseases such as West Nile virus and encephalitis

  • All summer pests can disturb your outdoor events such as cookouts or sports

  • Children are especially vulnerable to stings and bites as they spend a lot of time playing outside

  • Ants can invade your kitchen, ruining left out food

  • Carpenter ants can cause structural damages to your home

Clearly, no summer pest is good company to have which is why it is up to the homeowner to pest proof their home against summer pests. The experts in pest control at EnviroPest by Sprague would like to offer residents in the Boulder and Denver area some suggestions and prevention tips to help battle the bugs this summer.

  • Seal off any cracks or holes on the exterior of your home

  • Make sure that all windows are secured with screens and that the screens do not have any holes or tears

  • Keep your kitchen free of any spills or crumbs

  • Store all open food in containers with tight fitting lids

  • Take the trash out regularly and keep it stored in receptacles with lids

  • Trim back bushes and shrubs so they do not touch the side of the home

  • Always maintain your year round pest control services as extra protection

If you are concerned about the threat of summer pests at your home in Denver, Boulder, or surrounding Colorado communities, then please contact EnviroPest by Sprague Pest Solutions today. Our experienced and knowledgeable technicians will be able to safely and effectively get rid of pests on your property and in your home so you can get back to what matters, your fun filled summer!