proof. Pest Control in Royal Oak, MI
Common Pest Issues We Treat in Royal Oak
Some of the most common types of pests we treat in Royal Oak and throughout Michigan include:
Rodents: moles, voles
Vole Control in Royal Oak
Also known as meadow mice or field mice, voles prefer the outdoors. These grey or brown rodents range from 4 to 8.5 inches in length, have tiny eyes, and have partially hidden ears. Because they do not hibernate, voles are active day and night all year long.
Voles are known to cause extensive damage to lawns, field crops, golf courses, trees, and more by creating complex underground tunnel systems. These tunnels have multiple entrances and can house several voles. To protect your yard against these rodents, you should keep mulch away from trees, keep your grass trimmed, and remove ground cover.
Royal Oak Spider Control
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.
Carpenter Ant Control in Royal Oak
Carpenter ants are known for chewing through wood to build their elaborate nests. Many people believe that these ants eat wood, but they actually just tunnel through it and chew on it in order to break away pieces needed for their nests.
In order to avoid structural damage to your home, there are a few things you can do to prevent carpenter ant infestations.
Eliminate non-essential water sources in your yard and home
Trim trees and shrubs to keep them away from the home
Seal any cracks or openings around doors and windows
Store piles of wood away from the home
Because they prefer wood that is softened by moisture or fungus, it is best to monitor the wood surrounding your home and remove it if it is damp or coated in fungus.
Boxelder Bug Control in Royal Oak
Boxelder bugs get their name from the boxelder trees they live on and around. They are most visible in the fall, where they are commonly found on windows and doors of Royal Oak homes as they try and get inside for shelter from the winter.
Once spring returns, they go back to their host boxelder trees for the warmer months. They normally feed on boxelder and maple trees, but they sometimes also eat fruits such as apples or plums as well.
Royal Oak Cockroach Control
Cockroaches are a common pest in Royal Oak, just like they are throughout Michigan. German cockroaches are the most common type of roach in Michigan. They are smaller than the native wood roaches, averaging about half an inch.
Cockroaches get inside through cracks and crevices in the home’s foundation, windows, doors or other entry points, and they stay in wall spaces and other dark areas.
Controlling Mosquitoes in Royal Oak
Suburban areas like Royal Oak are often bothered by mosquitos in summer, but these pests can be much more than a nuisance – they can carry serious diseases.
Mosquitoes develop in standing water, so they are common near any standing water source. This includes everything from large water sources like ponds to extremely small ones like tire swings or hollows in the ground that collect rain water.
If your home tends to see a lot of mosquito activity, we offer a summer-long Mosquito Control service that will drastically reduce mosquitoes around your home during the months they’re active (normally May – September).