Summer Insects & Pests

During the summer months, pest activity is heightened due in most part to the warmer weather. Effective Pest Services spotlights the most common summer bugs and pests you may encounter in your Northern Colorado home or business over the summer months

Spiders in House in Summer?

Here in Northern Colorado, spiders come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. You may run into black widows, wolf spiders, garden spiders and many more. Black widows are particularly dangerous as the venom from a black widow is 15 times more powerful than that of a rattlesnake! During late summer, house spiders tend to be most visible as this is when male spiders come out to mate.

Ants are Most Active in Summer

There are a wide variety of ant species here in Northern Colorado. Some are a simple nuisance while others can cause extensive property damage, contaminate food and even spread diseases. During the warm summer season, ants can be found in overwhelming numbers and can be very difficult to get rid of.

Summer Stinging Insects; Bees, Hornets & Wasps

When you see a honeybee, there’s usually little cause for concern unless they are swarming or you are allergic. However, it’s important not to mistake an angry hornet, wasp or yellow jacket for a bee. While similar in appearance, these insects can be incredibly aggressive and dangerous. Their stings can result in serious allergic reactions which may require medical attention.

Ticks are Active During Summer

Ticks can be extremely difficult to detect, especially on furry pets. If you or a loved one pick up ticks while out hiking or doing yard work, you may not even realize it’s latched on. It’s important to make a habit of checking yourself and pets for ticks after spending time outdoors. Ticks can spread Lyme disease and other dangerous illnesses, but removing them immediately can reduce your risk of contracting them.

Summer is the Season of Roaches

Roaches are certainly unpleasant creatures. Whether it’s the smaller German cockroach or the larger American cockroach; they contaminate food, spread bacteria and can transmit dangerous diseases. Summer is roach season where cockroach pests can appear in droves.

Centipede, Earwig & Pill Bug Occasional Pest Invaders in Summer

Throughout the summer, our lawns become hot spots for insect activity as they are usually well-watered and protected from predators. As a result, overwhelming numbers of occasional pest invader threaten to take over your lawn and even infest homes and businesses. While some occasional pest invaders like pill bugs are virtually harmless, others such as centipedes can inflict painful bites

Summer Pest Control Services

If you find yourself with pests inside your home or in your yard this summer, contact Effective Pest Services for affordable and effective pest control services.

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