proof. Pest Control in Ann Arbor Twp, MI
Common Pest Issues We Treat in Ann Arbor Twp
Common types of pests we treat in the area include:
Rodents: moles, voles
Some of the other common Ann Arbor Twp pests we encounter on a regular basic are ants in the spring and summer, and wasps and boxelder bugs in the summer and early fall.
Since the Ann Arbor Twp area abounds in trees, most homeowners are lucky enough to be surrounded by nature. While trees are beautiful, they can also serve as an excellent breeding ground and habitat for pests like black-legged ticks (or “deer ticks”).
Preferring larger hosts such as deer, adult black-legged ticks can often be spotted questing on the tips of low branches, shrubs or tall grass. In this phase of their lifecycle, they are actively looking for a potential meal, and adults will happily attack both humans and pets.
Once females fully engorge on their blood meal, they drop off the host into the leaf litter, where they can over-winter. Engorged females can lay a single egg mass that is up to 1500-2000 eggs. Both nymph and adult stages can transmit diseases such as Lyme disease, Babesiosis, and Anaplasmosis.
Most visible in the fall, boxelder bugs are often spotted on or around windows and doors as they try to get inside Ann Arbor Twp homes and buildings before the winter. During the warmer months they return to their host trees, boxelder trees or maple trees.
They first feed on fallen boxelder seeds and later move to the female boxelder trees or maple trees where they eat newly developing leaves. Because they live on and around trees, we often find boxelder bugs around Washtenong Memorial Park and Barton Hills Country Club.
Whether you’re seeing black legged ticks, boxelder bugs or any other pests in Ann Arbor Twp, our expert exterminators can make quick work of them and keep your home safe and pest-free. Call us today for a fast, free quote!