proof. Pest Control in Salem, MI
Common Pest Issues We Treat in Salem
Common summer-time pests in Salem include mosquitoes, ants and wasps.
Some of the most common types of pests we treat in Salem, MI include:
Rodents: moles, voles
Mole Control in Salem
Known for ruining yards by digging elaborate tunnels, moles are one of the most frustrating pests. They often settle in a yard with the intention of building nests and hunting. Some of the most proficient diggers around, a single mole can dig up to 15 feet of tunnel in just one hour.
Because they expend so much energy by digging, moles require constant sustenance. They commonly eat more than their entire body weight in just one day.
These pests do more than just ruin the appearance of a yard. They can eat away at your garden and their tunnels can cause damage to the foundation of a home, safety hazards in the yard, broken sprinklers, and more.
Salem 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.
House Mice Control in Salem
House mice are a common pest in Salem homes. In the wild, these mice live in open areas (hence their other common name “field mice”) but they are more than happy to move into a nice human house if they can!
Unlike a lot of pests, house mice are active throughout the year. We get more calls for them in fall and winter because other pests are less noticeable so people are more aware of mice.
House mice will eat all kinds of different food, but they prefer seeds, nuts and grains (or related products such as peanut butter).
We cover house mice on our popular Pest Free Guarantee™ seasonal plan. This plan includes service once per season for total year-round protection from 30+ common Michigan pests including mice, ants, wasps, spiders and more. Call today for a free quote!
Salem Boxelder Bug Control
Boxelder bugs mainly live on and around boxelder, maple and ash trees, hence their name. They are a common late summer and early fall pest in Salem. Boxelder bugs hibernate over the winter, either inside houses or other buildings if they can get in, or in cracks, crevices and other sheltered areas outdoors.
In spring they emerge from hibernation and feed on boxelder trees over the summer. They like to eat the tree seeds, but they will also eat the leaves if need be.
In the fall, boxelder bugs gather in large numbers on surfaces with sun exposure, and then head indoors to begin hibernation and start the cycle again. It’s common to see many boxelder bugs around your house’s doors or windows at this time of year as they try and get inside. Boxelder bugs are another pest covered on our Pest Free Guarantee™ seasonal plan.
If you’d like to learn more and get a free quote for your home, give us a call today!