proof. Pest Control in Broomfield, CO
Common Pest Issues We Treat in Broomfield
No matter the type of pests you are dealing with, proof. pest control can help to remove the pests and get your home or business back to normal.
Common types of pests we treat in Broomfield include:
- Spiders: Black widows, Hobo spiders
- Rodents: moles, voles, rats
We offer both 1-time wasp nest removal services, as well as a seasonal service called our Pest Free Guarantee™ that covers any wasp nest on your home all year, plus more than 30 other common Colorado pests.
Broomfield Spider Control
Venomous or not, spiders are one of the most feared pests commonly found in homes. From wolf spiders to hobo spiders to black widow spiders to brown recluse spiders to house spiders, these pests are never welcome guests.
Without professional pest control, keeping spiders out of your home is very difficult to do. These critters have no trouble finding openings into your house and making themselves feel right at home.
Spiders are drawn to houses that can provide:
- Shelter: Spiders escape extreme weather conditions by hiding away in dark corners, basements, crawlspaces, and attics.
- Mates: During mating season, males will enter your home in search of mates.
- Food: Other pests are spiders’ main source of food, so they will come into a home if they know there are plenty of other pests there
Black Widow Spiders
Female black widow spiders are easily recognizable by the red hourglass marking on their underside. (Males are much smaller and have different markings.) Rather than building traditional webs, they construct more of a messy net from which they hang upside-down. Unlike some spiders that spin new webs every day, black widows work on their nests for long periods of time, adding and expanding as it gets bigger.
You are more likely to see black widows in the evenings and at night as they are nocturnal spiders, though it is still possible to see them during the day. Keep an eye out for black widows along the edges of your house and in the corners of your property, especially if your home is close to Broomfield Commons or The Field.
Black widows survive off other pests and insects such as:
Their bites are quite painful and can be hazardous for children, the elderly and others with compromised immune systems. However, black widows are not aggressive spiders so you don’t have to worry about them attacking you – most bites happen when somebody surprises a black widow by accident.
The Hobo spider hitched rides with humans along Pacific Northwest highways to distribute itself in 6 American states. Hobo spiders are aggressive house spiders that are quite difficult to identify due to the similarities they share with other spiders. They love to hide in dark, moist spaces—such as basements and crawl spaces—and are often found in holes, cracks, and crevices. Hobo spiders are not great at climbing, so you will almost always find them underground.
In order to prevent hobo spiders in your home:
- Seal common entry points such as cracks along the foundation
- Replace all window screens that have holes
- Clear away clutter from basement or garage
- Avoid storing shoes on the floor
- Keep basement dry
Wasp Control in Broomfield
During late summer and early fall, wasps come out in full force as they search for food to sustain themselves through winter. While they typically do not sting unless they are provoked, having a wasp colony near your home can be incredibly unsafe for you and your family, particularly for those who are allergic to wasps. Unlike bees, wasps can sting over and over again thanks to their smooth stingers.
To keep wasps away, you should:
- Avoid leaving meat or sweet drinks sitting outside
- Keep your trashcans sealed up
- Keep your doors and windows shut
- Don’t leave trash lying around
- Cover or fill any holes in the ground
There are several types of wasp that call Broomfield home, including yellow jackets, bald-faced hornets and paper wasps, to name a few. These stinging insects tend to be quite aggressive and can sting multiple times, so it is a good idea to let the professionals here at proof. handle their removal for you!
If you have a lot of trees on your property or live near the Carolyn Holmberg Preserve, take extra care in late summer or early fall since that’s when we see the most wasp activity in Broomfield.
If you discover a wasp nest on your property, it is best to reach out to a professional pest control team right away.
Broomfield, CO Termite Control
Costing billions of dollars’ worth of damage each year, termites are every homeowner’s worst nightmare. Since they are often hidden away within the structure of a home, they can be there for years before a homeowner finally discovers them. The three types of termites are subterranean, drywood, and dampwood. All in search of wood, termites have the potential to cause extensive, irreversible damage to your home.
Things that attract termites include:
- Excess foliage
- Piles of wood
- Dead or decaying trees
- Cellulose material
- Clogged gutters
- Warm, dark places
- Moist soil
If you notice winged ants, mud tubes, wings that have been shed, or structural damage to your home, you might be facing a termite infestation.
Rodent & Rat Removal in Broomfield, CO
Rats are one of the most dreaded pests around. With the ability to squeeze through a hole as small as the size of a quarter and chew through glass, cinderblock, wire, and aluminum, rats have no problem making their way into homes.
They can potentially wreak tons of havoc on a home by:
- Contaminating food by eating it, urinating on it, and leaving droppings on it
- Spreading diseases and bacteria throughout a home
- Chewing through wires, which can start a fire
- Chewing through the structure of a home
In order to keep these pests away, seal any holes or cracks along the foundation of your home, store food in airtight containers, keep your home clean, and keep all storage areas dry and clean.
Broomfield Vole Removal
Also known as meadow mice or field mice, voles prefer the outdoors. These grey or brown rodents range from 4 to 8.5 inches in length, have tiny eyes, and have partially hidden ears. Because they do not hibernate, voles are active day and night all year long.
- Animal remains
Voles are known to cause extensive damage to lawns, field crops, golf courses, trees, and more by creating complex underground tunnel systems. These tunnels have multiple entrances and can house several voles. To protect your yard against these rodents, you should keep mulch away from trees, keep your grass trimmed, and remove ground cover.
Mice Removal in Broomfield
Mice can squeeze themselves through a hole the size of a pen, which means it is incredibly easy for them to make their way into a home. They typically enter homes in the winter months looking for a place that can provide shelter, food, and water. These tiny pests carry over 200 human pathogens, making them incredibly harmful. By leaving urine and droppings throughout a home, they can seriously endanger a family.
To keep mice out of your home, you should:
- Seal any holes along the foundation of your home
- Never leave food out
- Empty your kitchen trash cans often
- Keep your home clean and free of clutter
- Keep storage areas organized, clean, and dry
Call us today to request a free quote for all your pest control needs in Broomfield, CO!