A Brief Rant About Ticks in Southeast Michigan

Ticks are small, blood-sucking vermin, that are commonly not much larger than a sesame seed. All varieties have bodies that are oval to round. All Have six legs when young and eight legs as adults. All sizes of all types of ticks bite and feed on blood. And all have...

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Stink Bugs: There is a New Kid on the Block

We’ve always had stink bugs around, and bugs that look like stink bugs. But there is a new type making its presence known. It’s the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug. But before we go too far into investigating the new guy, let us look at our native stink bug first. Stink...

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Mouse Infestation Inside Your Home

“Mouse Emergency,” the customer said. “Mouse emergency,” I replied, “could be interesting….” Mouse emergencies are pretty rare events, even in our line of work. Rodents of all kinds will invade homes at any time of the year, but spring and fall are the mousiest...

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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...

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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...

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5 Tips for Safer Pest Control

Household pests are a part of life. Everyone will likely have to deal with them in their home at some point. In the past, the natural tendency was to eliminate pests using chemicals. However, we now know that many of the pest control chemicals of the past were both...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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How to Get Rid Of Bed Bugs in a Mattress

Even though bed bugs have been a problem for many years, most of us have been able to keep them out of our homes. However, there is a growing concern in recent years over the increasing number of bed bug infestations in hotels and houses from coast to coast. You know...

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Are Pest Control Products Safe In Your Home?

Pests happen. The occasional mouse will get into your home. You’ll have ants, wasps, or boxelder bugs. Your plants will get mites and your dog will get fleas. It’s just a part of sharing this planet with them. The good news is that there are many pest control products...

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5 Signs You Have a Carpenter Ant Infestation

The Presence of Carpenter Ants Carpenter ants are nocturnal and are most active in the springtime. However, you should always be on the lookout for potential signs of an infestation. Swarmer carpenter ants will shed their wings, which you can often find near...

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3 Indoor Bugs to Look Out For

Bugs outnumber us. Although there are more of them, that doesn’t mean that you have to give them food and shelter. There are steps that you can take to bug proof your home. However, before you can take these measures, you have to know what you’re dealing with. Let’s...

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How Safe Are Indoor Pest Control Sprays?

It’s always a good idea to pay attention to the chemicals in and around your home. The truth is that most often the air inside a home is more polluted than the air outside. Indoor pest control sprays cause concern for many. Here’s what you should know. The Safety of...

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How Does Integrated Pest Management Work?

It used to be that when there were bugs or pests in a home, you’d get rid of them by spraying chemicals. While this is still sometimes necessary, more and more people are looking for alternatives. The theory is that if the pesticide is bad for the pests, it may also...

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3 Signs You Have Bedbugs

Bedbugs have been in the news a lot over the past year or so. Infestations have taken over entire cities, including hotel rooms. They don’t spread disease or cause destruction. However, they do bite and can cause skin irritation. Not to mention the fact that no one...

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How to Find a Good Exterminator

When you have pests in your home, whether insects or animals, you want them gone quickly. No one wants to live with bugs, mice, or other pests. It’s tempting to call the first exterminator that you come across. That’s not a good idea. Like any professional service...

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Common Insects Found On Your Household Plants

You would think that your indoor plants are safe from bugs. However, even houseplants can become infested with insects. These tiny critters can spread from one plant to the next and slowly kill your entire collection. When you are able to identify common insects found...

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Watch for the 3 Most Common Indoor Spiders

Spiders have a bad reputation, but the truth is that not only are many spiders completely harmless, they can actually help the environment. That being said, most people don’t want spiders inside their homes. Knowledge of the most common indoor spiders can help you...

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How to Avoid Holiday Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs love the holidays. All the traveling. All those family gatherings. All the sharing! Bed Bugs are shared through social contact, travel and the giving and receiving of items. Here are some things to consider. There is a social stigma attached to having bed...

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How to Get Rid Of Boxelder Bugs In and Around Your Home

Boxelder bugs seem innocent enough when you first see them. They don’t bite, they don’t sting, and they don’t cause damage to your home. However, generally speaking if you see one boxelder bug in your home, then there are more hiding. Before too long you’ll see mounds...

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How to Get Rid of a Wasp Nest

Keeping your yard free from stinging insects isn't easy, especially if you've noticed wasp nests hanging around. These pests like their homes, and work to protect their surroundings, so getting rid of a wasp nest can be tricky and dangerous. Here are some tips to keep...

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Benefits of Exterior Pest Control

Homeowners who want peace of mind of an insect-free home see the value in having annual exterior pest control treatments. How can exterior pest control help your home be free from common insects and bugs this summer? First, know if the pests in your home are part of...

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How to Control Mosquitoes Around Your Home

Summer’s here, and that means family cookouts, parties, and fun times outdoors – and the need to control mosquitoes around your home in order to enjoy those activities! Their annoying buzzing and biting can ruin a perfectly planned picnic. Taking a proactive approach...

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Best Ways to Get Rid of Ants in the Kitchen

Next to bathrooms, kitchens are probably the busiest room of any house or apartment. Unfortunately, kitchens are also a target for many tiny visitors that you probably don’t want. Why are they arriving, like unwanted relatives invading your peaceful home? Here’s...

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Bed Bug Elimination

When you notice bedbug bites, see fleas inside, or the dreaded cockroaches, it's time to call for professional help. For proper bed bug elimination, there are a lot of steps involved before the extermination process, during, and afterwards. Here are some things you...

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