proof. Pest Control in Thornton, CO
Common Pest Issues We Treat in Thornton
Common types of pests we treat in the area include:
- Spiders: Black widows, Hobo spiders
- Rodents: moles, voles, rats
Our technicians are highly familiar with all of the local pests and can help you keep your home pest-free.
Call now to learn more about how we can keep the pests out of your home!
Wasp Removal in Thornton
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
If you discover a wasp nest on your property, it is best to reach out to a professional pest control team right away.
Thornton, 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.
THornton Spider Control
You’ll find a variety of spiders in Thornton, including black widows, wolf spiders and common house spiders. Black widows are the most dangerous of the three, but that doesn’t mean you want any of the other spiders in your home either!
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.
The South Platte River on the southeast side of town is a haven for the insects that spiders eat so you’ll often find them in this area, both inside your home and out in your yard.
Easily recognizable by the red hourglass shape on their bellies, black widows are a feared spider among many. While their bites don’t often cause death, their venom is 15 times stronger than that of a rattlesnake, making them quite dangerous. Symptoms of a black widow bite include nausea, paralysis of the diaphragm, and muscle aches.
Black widows survive off other pests and insects such as:
Black widows prefer to hide away in dark, dry, man-made structures such as barns, decks, outhouses, sheds, woodpiles, and more. Inside a home, they are commonly found in dimly lit crawl spaces, garages, and basements.
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
Thornton Rat Removal
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.
Vole Removal in Thornton, CO
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 Thornton
Mice are common pests in Thornton. They are often happy to spend time outdoors during the summer, but when the temperature drops in the winter they seek warmth and food inside homes and business throughout Thornton.
Mice can get inside through remarkably tiny openings, and once there, they don’t want to leave. This, compounded by their rapid reproduction rate, makes them incredibly challenging to get rid of.
Don’t worry, our technicians have the experience to get the job done right! Mice are included in our year-round Pest Free Guarantee™ service that will keep them (and 30+ other Colorado pests) out of your home all year long!