You may think you are pretty knowledgeable about how to remove unwanted pests from your home with over-the-counter and natural remedies, but what do you do when you find evidence that your home has been attacked by unfamiliar critters? When you need special or unusual pest removal, you need a professional from Budget Pest Control to help you identify and treat your unwelcome visitors.
Fortunately for Colorado residents, only a relatively small percentage of the hundreds of thousands of insect species like it here well enough to call our state home in great numbers. However, there are some intruders who are brought into our area from out of state or out of our area that require professional extermination to deal with. Here are some unwanted guests that might call for special or unusual pest control from Budget Pest Control
Boxelder Bugs: About ½” long with orange markings, boxelder bugs feast on the seeds of certain species of maple. They don’t bite or cause any harm to humans or crops, but they have an unpleasant odor and are very prolific, so a swarm of them on or in your home can produce quite a stench. They are most likely to invade your home as temperatures drop.
Stink Bugs: About ½” long, green or brown in color, and triangular in shape, stink bugs or “shield bugs” can devastate crops and trees. They do no damage to humans, but emit a foul odor if you step on one. Native to Asia, the bugs took root in Pennsylvania and have since migrated to other parts of the country. The brown variety has no native enemies and loves to travel. Exterminating these bugs is only possible by a professional in the field of special or unusual bug removal, so call Budget Pest Control if you notice these bugs in your home or yard.
Silverfish: Silverfish squirm around like fish and even look like them. These gray and blue bugs, measuring ¾” in length, have three long hairs protruding from the rear of their abdomens. They don’t spread disease, but can be destructive to books, clothes, carpet, and any fibrous material. They love dark, moist areas such a basements, kitchens, laundry rooms, bathrooms, and even attics.
Springtails: Tiny little bugs less than a millimeter in length, springtails can overwhelm a home with their number. They pose no danger to humans, but can cover the side of a house or come inside via cracks and crevices in pursuit of the light. They love moisture, so dwell in mulch and wet soil outside and in over-watered houseplants inside. Soapy water can kill springtails, but you may need the pros at Budget Pest Control for a big infestation.
Clover Mites: Minuscule in size, clover mites live in grasses and fields of clover where they suck sap. They like sun and warmth, so they come into homes through cracks when it gets cool and congregate on windowsills on the sunny side of the house. Clover mites are hard to control indoors with chemicals that are safe for pets and humans, but can be easily wiped up with a damp cloth or vacuumed. Professionals from Budget Pest Control can spray around the foundation, walks, and lawns to form a barrier.