Quarterly Pest Control Services Denver Colorado
Beeline Pest Control is well known in Denver as the preferred pest control provider for families and businesses. With Beeline Pest Control you get the best of both worlds, the friendly customer service of a locally owned small family business and the expertise of a large experienced company. Many people hire us for immediate pest control problems, but most of our clients see the value in quarterly pest control in Denver, Colorado. This ensures proper extermination and prevents future re-infestation.
Your home is your castle, your haven from the world around you. You should be able to entertain guests, relax and enjoy your family without worrying if your home is safe from pests. As a pest control company, your safety is our biggest concern. At Beeline Pest Control, getting rid of pests, that are unwanted guests in your home, is our specialty. Eliminating them tends to be a tough job without the help of a skilled pest control service with preventative pest control. Here are a few common intruders to this area that you may encounter:
Termites remain an issue in Colorado, with one-third of homes in the state at significant risk of being infested with termites. Subterranean termites, the hardest ones to spot, are the most common in the area and can do irreparable damage to the structure of the home if not caught quickly. Subterranean termites tend to nest more often in the loose soil near your home. They create tunnel networks extending over massive distances to gain access to food above the surface of the ground. If you find tiny mud tunnels near or in your home, it requires an immediate call to a pest control company. For now, here are a few termite control tips to prevent termite infestation in your home:
Eliminate any termite attractions-clear away food sources such as rotting trees, firewood, and paper
- Get rid of moisture sources such as leaking faucets and pipes
- Make sure vents aren’t blocked
- Seal up all possible entry points around your home, including cracks and crevices
- Turn rain gutters away from your home’s foundation to prevent leaks and flooding
- Frequently check outdoor furniture and decks for damage
As the local industry leader in termite control, we’re here to keep them from literally eating you out of house and home. We guarantee the effectiveness of our services for 15 years. If termites happen to return during this time, we’ll provide further treatments at no cost to you.
One out of five Americans have had a bed bug infestation in their home or knows someone who has encountered bed bugs at home or in a hotel. Bed bugs are usually active at night but are not exclusively nocturnal. They usually feed on their host’s blood undetected, which includes animals or humans. Bed bugs can be picked up and brought home quite easily and even though their reproduction rate is much slower than a housefly, the female is able to produce 1 egg per day and within a couple of weeks, you will have a bed bug problem on your hands. Our technicians will educate you on how they will treat the infestation and your problem will soon be gone. If you think you may have bed bugs, here are a few things you should look for:
- Adult bed bugs: which are light to reddish brown, flat and oval in shape and do not have hind wings
- Bed bug bites: these will occur where there is exposed skin. They prefer the face, neck, and arms of a sleeping person. The bites will usually produce swelling and itchy, reddish spots may appear after the swelling subsides.
- Blood smears: you will find these on your pillows or sheets caused by bed bugs being crushed
- Dark spots: tiny spots of excrement, which look like dried specks of blood, will be found in dark corners and crevices
- Eggs and eggshells: these are about 1mm and yellow skin that nymphs shed
In 2013, the National Pest Management Association reported that ants were the number one pest in the country. The two species commonly seen in Colorado are the pavement ant and the carpenter ant. Although most tend to live outdoors in nests, they enter homes when in need of food and shelter. Pavement ants may be nothing more than a nuisance to the homeowner, or they may bite or sting the home’s inhabitants. When they do so, pain, irritation, or swelling may occur.
This doesn’t take into account the damage the pests can do to the home. Carpenter ants are capable of causing just as much damage as termites if given the chance. They simply chew up your home and spit it out to create their own dwellings. They may also invade other structures, such as restaurants and office buildings. Home and business owners need to be aware of these pests and the harm they can do if left untreated. When it comes to ants, effective pest control involves eliminating all members of the invading colony.
A single encounter with another animal or a trek through the back yard is all it takes for a dog or cat to bring fleas into your home. One flea can lay as many as 1,200 eggs in a month, each hatch and grow into adulthood to continue the cycle in a matter of a few weeks. Over-the-counter pesticides may kill all the adults coming in contact with it, but larvae nestling safely inside their cocoons intuitively remain hidden until conditions are once again safe. Our pest control services cover treating your home for adult fleas as well as those in other stages of life.
While most of the varieties of spiders found in our state are harmless, there are a few that can make your home a dangerous place to live. Here are the three types of spiders in your area to watch out for:
- Yellow Sac: they are generally pale in color, ranging from yellow to beige and can grow up to 10 mm in size. They can be attracted to the smell of fuel and can be known to create nests in fuel lines. They will also move indoors in the winter even though they prefer vegetation as their shelter. The venom of a yellow sac spider has the capability to destroy cells much like the venom of a brown recluse. However, yellow sac spider bites can heal much more quickly than the bites of a brown recluse which takes about 2 to 3 months to heal.
- Hobo: These spiders tend to be smaller than 2 inches in diameter, have a zigzag design on their abdomen and are generally brown in color. Their signature funnel-like nests are the biggest sign of their presence. If you get bit by a hobo spider, seek medical help immediately. Within half an hour, the affected site will become numb, swollen, red and callous. Over the next couple days, blisters will crop up, break and begin to weep, potentially causing the skin to die.
- Black Widow: The bite of the female black widow spider can cause severe symptoms. Its venom is rarely fatal for adults, though it can be for young children and senior adults. It can be easily identified due to its crisp blackness, big spherical abdomen and of course, the red-orange hourglass symbol located on their abdomen. It is recommended to seek medical help if you think you were bitten by a black widow spider.
Don’t wait for a large spider infestation or a painfully venomous bite to have your home inspected. Denver is home to a large number of arachnids that could take over your home quickly. Get in touch with Beeline Pest Control today for an estimate for spider prevention.
Yellow Jackets are often mistakenly called “bees” but they are actually Wasps. They pose a serious threat to many homeowners, especially in Colorado. Having yellow jackets circling around your head can be quite a nuisance and dealing with a wasp sting can be very painful. The situation becomes dangerous when someone is allergic. If someone in your home is allergic to wasps, even one sting can result in serious infection or a visit to the emergency room.
Though yellow jackets usually stay out of the way and rarely cause problems, they can attack suddenly if they feel threatened. These wasps are notorious for moving into eaves, crawlspaces and even behind vinyl siding. In some cases, the only pest control services necessary are pesticides; other times, the entire hive needs to be removed. If you find a nest larger than your fist, it is time to call in the professionals.
If you have a rodent in your home, it’s probably a typical house mouse, which is light brown to dark gray or black in color. They typically are about 7-8 inches in size. When the cold weather hits you may also come in contact with their cousin, the deer mouse. It is similar in size and they have a white belly with reddish-brown fur. All these little contortionists need is about a quarter inch of leeway to gain access to everything you own.
These little creatures may be cute but they can be a big nuisance. They are known to gnaw holes in your walls, through wires and eat anything from cereal and fresh fruit to cookies and pet food. Any rations they leave behind are likely to be contaminated since mice are known carriers of diseases, bacteria, and the previously-mentioned fleas. Within two months, two mice can become 200. If you have noticed any rodent activity, call Beeline Pest Control to help reclaim your home.
Box Elder Bug
There is no immediate cause for concern if you find box elder bugs in or around your home. They will not bring diseases into your home and they will not bite. They are generally one of the less destructive agricultural pests. These insects generally do not swarm in and devour trees, shrubs, flowers, and crops even though they tend to move like locusts. Although with some larger infestations, box elder bugs have been known to kill trees and other vegetation surrounding your home. Here are a few tips that may be helpful in determining if you have a Box Elder Bug problem:
- Appearance: The box elder is a small, oval-shaped bug with wings. They are usually black in color and they are identifiable by the red stripes on their bodies and wings.
- Habitat: During the warmer spring and summer months, box elder bugs will invade maple, box elder, and ash trees. During the winter months, they will nest in homes and offices and hibernate unless the rooms are heated.
- Food: Plantlife, such as flowers and leaves are a staple for these pests. They also destroy the trees they live in by drinking the nutrients the tree provides.
- Reproduction: A Box elder bug will lay their rust-colored eggs in their host tree or on the leaves of the tree. They hatch in a couple of days and develop completely in a few, short months.
- Signs of infestation: Plant life will begin to die and dissipate and the trees in your yard will slowly fade. When box elders enter your home you will notice them next to the warm structures within your home. Their droppings are also noticeable and will leave stains on furniture and clothing.
The summer months usually produce a high population of earwigs in Denver, especially when our area has experienced a very wet spring. This contributes to very good reproductive conditions for this occasional home invader. Once temperatures begin to break 80 degrees and continue to climb, earwigs will become more apparent and noticeable in and around the home.
Earwig infestations will normally be found in areas around the foundation of a structure where stones, debris, pots or other materials make contact with the soil. Removing these items from the environment should assist in reducing habits for earwigs. If it is not possible or practical to reduce harborage areas then insecticides may be used to reduce populations. Because earwigs are beneficial due to their predaceous and decomposer feeding habits, they should only be controlled when causing harm.
Control Tips: Chemical applications should focus on the previously mentioned habitat areas as well as structural entry/exit points and ground cover leading up to the structure itself. Earwigs are nocturnal; to prevent earwigs from coming up out of your drains at night, close all drain plugs. Once earwigs have penetrated the interior of the building, the only way to rid yourself of these pests is to treat the inside of your home or business.
How We Help
Our job is to make your home uninviting and inaccessible to invaders while keeping it safe for your family. We only use odorless treatments guaranteed safe for use around people and pets. We are dedicated to serving our purpose to the fullest extent. Our pest control products are the most effective on the market. The quarterly pest control services include proactive measures to reduce the likelihood of an invasion, extermination of current intruders and prevention of future infestations. Our expert team is also well aware not all needs are exactly the same when it comes to pest control. Because of this, we offer three different categories of services.
Quarterly Maintenance Program
Termite Control: Since termites are among the most common and destructive forces at work in the communities we serve, we offer pest control services in Denver geared specifically toward this issue.
Visitors to your home should only be allowed inside at your discretion, but some choose to forgo common courtesy. At Beeline Pest Control, we’re a licensed and insured authority in the field of pest control, bringing you the benefit of both our training and experience. We provide expert quarterly pest control services in Denver and the surrounding area. Visit our Contact Us page and fill out the form or call us at Call (720) 863-6676 to learn more about the services we provide.