Oct 02

Common Household Pests

Before buying a home, it is wise to have the property inspected for pests. The last thing any new homeowner wants to find is problem with rodents, spiders, or other nuisances. Likewise, when selling a house, inspection can raise value and give potential homeowners added confidence.

Common Household Pests in Montrose, CO


Eastern subterranean termites feed on structural wood in local homes. While the insects used to be rare in Colorado, their numbers have steadily grown. Urban areas are most affected, but even rural Montrose residents can have termite problems.

Termites are often hard to find, as they hide in underground nests or inside timber. Damage may go unnoticed until beams are weak enough to buckle, making the resulting destruction both costly and dangerous.


These common home-infesting pests are hardy and difficult to deter once they move indoors. In addition to disgusting people with their appearance, the five species of cockroaches found in Colorado can spread food poisoning and trigger allergies.


Spiders lurk in cracks and crevices to evade detection. The Western black widow is Colorado’s most dangerous variety, with bites causing extreme pain and muscle cramps. Other local species with painful bites include the hobo spider and yellow sac spider.

Boxelder Bugs

Montrose’s boxelder bugs move indoors during cold months, overwhelming homeowners with their large numbers. While these pests rarely bite, they emit terrible odors and body fluids that stain curtains and upholstery.

Taking Action

Fortunately, homeowners are not helpless against pests. Trained inspectors can identify entry points, check for conditions that attract pests, and even scan hard-to-reach areas like attics and crawl spaces.

Buying or selling a house can be stressful, but calling in professional help makes the process easier. With over 100 years of experience, Orkin is a pest control company Montrose homebuyers and sellers can trust.

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