Pests to look out for now in the Denver/Boulder are:
Mice have no control over their bowels or their bladder so they will leave behind traces everywhere they go. If you have an infestation of mice, it won’t take long to figure it out. They can also have up to 35 young every year so a small problem can turn ugly quickly.
On average mice cause about $1 billion in structural damage each year. If you think you have a mouse problem, contact a specialist right away.
Voles are commonly known as meadow or pine mice. While they are present all year round, reproduction occurs usually in the spring, summer and fall. Reproduction usually begins around 3 weeks of age and they live about 2 – 6 months. Voles do not hibernate and are generally active during the day, although the do avoid open spaces.
They create runways and underground tunnels which can cause significant damage to forests and crop fields. Voles eat by girdling trees and other plants, which leaves habitats badly damaged as well. One acre can hold anywhere from 15 to 500 voles.
Removing weeds or any kind of grass covering will help with the management of voles. Pest Control can also trap them or use repellants to deter them.
While you may find twigs and leaves as a sign of nesting, squirrels and their young are often very concealed. However they will cause very obvious damage to your home in a small amount of time. They will chew through insulation and wires, leave behind their waste that can carry serious diseases, and if they aren’t cause quickly, they will cause significant damage to the outside of your house chewing numerous holes as entry points.
Squirrels breed 2 times a year, once in the spring and once in the fall. Once the babies are ready to leave the nest, they will go in search of a place to build their own nest, which is often close to where they were born. Needless to say, once a nesting place has been established, its hard to remove them.
Its important when removing the squirrels all entry points are closed off. If even one is left open, you may still be susceptible.
If you are living in misery with any of the above pests or another pest not mention, don’t hesitate to contact us today. We are here to solve your pest problem!
Mice can contaminate food-preperation areas with their feces and can cause severe damage to structures.
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