proof. Pest Control in Orchard Lake Village, MI
Common Pest Issues We Treat in Orchard Lake Village
Common types of pests we treat in the area include:
Orchard Lake Village Rat Control
Rats are one of the most dreaded pests around. With the ability to squeeze through a hole as small as the size of a quarter and chew through glass, cinderblock, wire, and aluminum, rats have no problem making their way into homes.
They can potentially wreak tons of havoc on a home by:
Contaminating food by eating it, urinating on it, and leaving droppings on it
Spreading diseases and bacteria throughout a home
Chewing through wires, which can start a fire
Chewing through the structure of a home
In order to keep these pests away, seal any holes or cracks along the foundation of your home, store food in airtight containers, keep your home clean, and keep all storage areas dry and clean.
Spider Control in Orchard Lake Village
Venomous or not, spiders are one of the most feared pests commonly found in homes. From wolf spiders to hobo spiders to black widow spiders to brown recluse spiders to house spiders, these pests are never welcome guests.
Without professional pest control, keeping spiders out of your home is very difficult to do. These critters have no trouble finding openings into your house and making themselves feel right at home.
Spiders are drawn to houses that can provide:
Shelter: Spiders escape extreme weather conditions by hiding away in dark corners, basements, crawlspaces, and attics.
Mates: During mating season, males will enter your home in search of mates.
Food: Other pests are spiders’ main source of food, so they will come into a home if they know there are plenty of other pests there.
Orchard Lake Village Termite Control
Costing billions of dollars’ worth of damage each year, termites are every homeowner’s worst nightmare. Since they are often hidden away within the structure of a home, they can be there for years before a homeowner finally discovers them. The three types of termites are subterranean, drywood, and dampwood. All in search of wood, termites have the potential to cause extensive, irreversible damage to your home.
Things that attract termites include:
Piles of wood
Dead or decaying trees
Warm, dark places
If you notice winged ants, mud tubes, wings that have been shed, or structural damage to your home, you might be facing a termite infestation.
Mosquito Control in Orchard Lake Village
Not surprisingly in a city with this many lakes and ponds, Orchard Lake Village residents often see mosquitoes. Mosquitoes need to be near standing water in order for their eggs to mature into adults. Mosquitoes hunt for food by detecting body heat and the carbon dioxide humans exhale. Female mosquitoes are the ones that bite, because they need the protein and iron in blood to produce their eggs.
Because Orchard Lake Village is almost half water, it is very hard to escape the mosquitoes in the summer. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us and we can take care of them for you!
Our Mosquito Control service is a summer-long service that can reduce mosquito populations by more than 80% in just a week or two!
Orchard Lake Village Carpenter Bee Control
Carpenter Bees are commonly mistaken for bumblebees since their appearance is similar, but their behaviors are quite different. As their name suggests, the main characteristic of carpenter bees is that they bore holes and tunnels into wood.
Young carpenter bees develop over the winter, safe in their tunnels. In the spring, they clean out and enlarge the old tunnels or excavate new ones as brood chambers for their young.
There are typically 6 to 8 chambers created by the female. The most common place to find carpenter bee tunnels is in the deck or the facia boards on the edge of the roof.
Paper Wasp Control in Orchard Lake Village
Paper wasps build nests under any horizontal surface they can find. Some of the places we find their nests in Orchard Lake Village are tree branches, overhangs, eaves of buildings, beams and supports in attics, garages and sheds.
Paper wasps are aggressive will attack people if they feel like their nest is being threatened. Paper wasp stings are particularly painful and can cause an anaphylactic reaction in individuals allergic to wasp stings.