Effective Pest Control and Professional Exterminators to Handle Your Bug Problems

If you’ve got bugs, pests, or rodents, Pest Patrol is the local pest control company with one of the largest licenses in Michigan to take care of your indoor and outdoor insect problems, for both residential and commercial properties.

Our vast certifications mean that you get highly qualified specialists getting rid of your pest problems, usually with a single visit. As exterminators, we tackle the common and tough problems, like roaches, bed bugs, termites, carpenter ants, and spiders; but we also specialize in other areas.

Treating ponds and canals correctly can take care of invasive weeds and algae. Our shrub and tree service is designed to save the plants, and fruit trees thrive when cared for by our Internationally Certified Arborist.

Our exterior pest control program keeps unwanted bugs away from buildings and entrances, and wood destroying insect inspections identify potential problems that could ruin your building.

Different industries require unique interior pest elimination plans, such as restaurants, office buildings, medical facilities, schools, industrial buildings, and convenience stores. The service technicians at Pest Patrol have worked in a number of these industries, understand what turns customers away, and can eliminate the pest and rodent problem for that business.

Pest Patrol offers pest control solutions for your home or business throughout Lenawee County and the surrounding area of Southeast Michigan.

How to Get Rid of Ants in Your Home

As soon as you see them, you want to get rid of ants that show up in your home. Even if it is one lone scout, that one ant will return to the nest and bring an entire army to invade your space. Identifying the ants and the likely reason for the invasion can be the two vital keys to getting rid of ants in your home. Ants may be beneficial to the environment, but they do not make good roommates. Take these three steps to get rid of ants indoors. Step One: Identify the Ant Different ants have different habits and different needs. You may be able to identify the ants in question with the help of your favorite Internet search engine. Identifying the invaders may require the experience of a professional pest control expert. Once you know what kind of ant you are dealing with, then you can prepare a plan to take back your home. Step Two: Why are They Here Depending on the ants, your home may offer the invaders a source of food, water or their own secure domicile. You will want to eliminate whatever resources the ants are finding in your home. Make sure that all food is stored in sealed containers. Check for moisture issues around the house or under the house since some ants prefer damp locations for building their homes. Clean around the inside and outside of the house to eliminate any traces of food or other ant-friendly items. Step Three: Kick the Ants Out You can get rid of most ants by eliminating their resources, but some will be... read more

Before You Check In – Check for Hotel Bedbugs

If you are planning a vacation this summer, remember to be prepared for the tiny things that might affect your comfort, specifically the hotel bedbugs that you might not notice, but will ruin your trip, and may even decide to follow you home. The star rating of the hotel or the cleanliness of the location will not determine if the bedbugs have taken up a home in your hotel. You need to look for additional signs to help insure that your hotel room is bedbug free. Recognizing the Signs of Hotel Bedbugs – Start with reviews. Check out what others have to say about their stays in the hotel of your choosing. If you know someone that has stayed recently, consider asking them about any bites or rashes that they may have received during the stay. Bedbug bites do not always hurt, but they will leave marks. Some websites such as bedbugsregistry.com have been set up specifically to help you do a check for hotel bedbug reports. – Keep your luggage away from the room until you have had time to inspect the space. Bedbugs love to crawl around and get into luggage to travel home with visitors. Before you settle into the room, make sure you will be traveling home alone. – Look for bedbug signs. The excrements of the bedbugs look similar to clotted blood. Check for brown discoloration around the headboard and along the base of the bed. Remember that bedbugs are flat and items attached to the wall can offer perfect hiding places for these insects. – Strip the bed down to the mattress and... read more

How to Identify Indoor Insects

Your home is your refuge, protected from the elements. Free from rain, wind, animals and bugs, you can sleep easy at night, right? Well the truth is that insects live everywhere. They are inside your home and your car, and they vastly outnumber humans. In fact, entomologists estimate that there are approximately 5 million different species of insects, and that there are about 10 quintillion insects currently hopping, crawling or flying on the planet at any given time. This means that you are undoubtedly going to find insects in your home. However, not all insects are harmful. Let’s take a look at how to identify the insects you find. Where Did You Find It? Bugs hang out in different locations in your home. For example, you are likely to find damp-seeking insects in your basement, bathroom, and occasionally in your kitchen. While carpenter ants seek damp wood, you can also find them near your vents, windows and doors. Centipedes, millipedes, and silverfish are often found in the basement. How Many Legs Does it Have? What About Wings? Spiders have eight legs, insects have six legs, and millipedes have anywhere from 60 to 180 legs. Take a look at the insect and do a quick leg count. It will help you with identification because it is important to know what you are dealing with. Also, does it have wings? Some ants have wings, as do beetles and stinging insects such as bees and wasps. Take a Photo If you have a smartphone you can snap a quick photo of the bug before you dispose of it. Taking a closer look... read more

How to Get Rid Of Spider Mites

Spider mites are tiny arachnids that usually live on plants. Because they are so small, they can infest a plant and cause problems before you even notice them. They spin small webs and suck the chlorophyll out of the plant. They can be found on both indoor and outdoor plants, and while spider mites don’t often bite humans, they could cause a reaction if the person is allergic. So what do you do when you notice spider mites on your household plants? Step 1: Check Other Plants If you find spider mites on one plant in your home, check the other plants in your home. You may need a magnifying glass as some spider mites are quite tiny. Isolate the plants that are infested with spider mites and move on to step two. Step 2: Clean the Plants Once you have identified the spider mites, you should gently clean the plant. Using a sponge and warm soapy water (dish detergent is fine), wipe down both sides of each leaf on the plant. Repeat this process once a week for a few weeks. Remove any portions of the plant that are damaged. Step 3: Hose them down If your plants are still infested with spider mites after a few weeks, it is time to get more aggressive. Take your plants outdoors and rinse them thoroughly with your garden hose. If it’s too cold outside, then use your shower to rinse off the plants. The high pressure from your hose or shower head should blast the mites off of the plants. Step 4: Add More Bugs Ladybugs eat mites and can... read more

How to Know it’s Time for a Flea Exterminator

Fleas are tiny jumping insects that feed off of the blood of mammals and birds. They are wingless and considered external parasites, because they cannot survive for long without a host. There are more than 2,000 different types of fleas, and many of them are specific to certain host animals. Of course, none of these varieties are welcome in your home. In addition to biting and leaving painful marks on both humans and animals, fleas can spread disease. Fleas Multiply Quickly The average female flea lives for 30-90 days and can lay 5,000 or more eggs over her lifetime. A few fleas picked up at the park can quickly multiply into thousands if their growth is not checked. If you notice a flea in your home or on your pet, there are probably more lurking in the shadows. The first step that you want to take is to thoroughly clean all carpeting, linens, and pets. Use a flea shampoo on your pets and be vigilant with the vacuuming and laundering. If you have spotted the fleas early you may still be able to get rid of them on your own. Fleas Jump and Hide Unfortunately, these little pests multiply rapidly and hide very well. They can jump three feet high and will hide in your curtains, furniture, pillows, and carpeting, as well as on people and pets. Remember that you can have a flea problem even if you don’t have any pets. Because fleas are so difficult to get rid of, you should call an exterminator if your first attempts fail. While there are carpet powders and DIY home... read more

Best Practices for Indoor Plant Pest Control

Plants are a great, natural way to bring beauty and color to the interior of your home. Unfortunately, insects enjoy plants as much as people do. Your indoor plants can easily become infested with bugs. Creating an indoor plant pest control program will help you make sure that your home stays pest-free. Keep Indoor Plants Indoors It’s tempting to place your plants outside during the warmer months. In fact, some people believe that their plants thrive with a little extra fresh air and sunshine. However placing your plants outside for any period of time invites insects. When you bring your plants back inside, the insects can multiply and spread to your other plants. Keep indoor plants indoors. Isolate New Plants One of the main ways that plants become infested with bugs is by contact with other infested plants. When you obtain a new plant, keep it isolated for a week or so. Separate it from your other plants. Inspect it regularly. Once you are sure that it is free of insects, you can place it with your other plants. Inspect Often When you water your plants, take a few minutes to inspect them also. Look at the soil and both sides of the leaves. If you do see any bugs (including mites) immediately isolate that plant. Remove it from your other plants and begin treatment right away. Treatment often means washing the leaves or spraying the plant with insecticidal soap. Keep Plants Healthy Know what your plants need to stay healthy. Healthy plants are able to fight off disease and survive insect damage, and insects are often attracted to... read more

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7744 Beecher Rd.
Clayton MI 49235
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