Winter Pests in Colorado
Winter is quickly approaching, but just because the visibility of bugs decreases, it doesn’t mean they aren’t around. While many insects die due to the drop in temperature, there are also many bugs that hibernate for winter months. Insects that remain active need protection from the elements. And they find it in your house.
During fall and winter, fruit flies, cluster flies and boxelder bugs are often the most common pests in Colorado. Although the real solution to these insects is finding and sealing their entry points to your home, there are also small things you can do to reduce their presence.
Fruit flies are just as likely to breed indoors as they are outside if the conditions are right. Over-ripe fruit is an obvious draw for Fruit Flies, but any area with moisture that allows yeast to grow could be a potential breeding ground. Discard over-ripe fruits or vegetables and remove other moist food sources and the flies will die out.
While cluster flies don’t reproduce during the winter, but they are certainly still pests. The best way to manage them is to seal off entry points to the house by caulking up cracks and weather stripping doors. If they are already in the walls of your home you can eliminate these flies as you see them or call a professional.
Boxelder bugs are harmless and less annoying than flies, but they can often inhabit curtains and draperies in the home. Once again it is recommended to find their points of entry for long term prevention. Treating the perimeter of your home with carbaryl is another way to prevent their access. It is also recommended that you check curtains and draperies and wash them if you suspect an infestation.
Call RAM Pest Control today at 1-970-620-3541 for a free consultation and we can keep any pests from becoming a problem! We would love to help you with these pests and any others that may be bothering you.