Starting when the nighttime temperatures drop in late August along the Front Range and ending around Thanksgiving, spiders in Colorado are attracted to retained heat in structures. This means more pest sightings inside, as well as more spider webs. We all know in Colorado the pest pressure will decrease when Winter sets in, but what is the best method to prevent spiders instead of waiting for Old Man Winter? Integrated pest management, according to the EPA is “…an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common-sense practices. IPM programs use current, comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment.” We take an outside-in approach, treating for spiders where they originate. rather than only treating on a reactive, after the fact, basis on the interior of the building. And, of course, it all starts with an inspection and pest trends are monitored monthly so that treatment reflects the current need, not the calendar. For more information on how to create a pest management plan for your property, see the sites below or call for more information on your specific needs.