proof. Pest Control in Southfield, MI
Common Pest Issues We Treat in Southfield
Other common types of pests we treat in the area include:
Rodents: moles, voles
Southfiled Vole Control
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.
Southfield Carpenter Ant Control
Because the Carpenter Lake Nature Preserve is filled with woodlands, wetlands, and meadows, carpenter ants are common in the surrounding Southfield homes. This area is filled with plentiful damp and aged wood, which is the perfect material for carpenter ants to build their nests in.
In nature, carpenter ants build their nests in various wood sources, including tree stumps, firewood or landscaping. They also need a constant water source to survive. A house gives them all the wood they could dream of, and multiple water sources to pick from.
Carpenter ants will enter houses through wet, damaged wood. If they set up a nest in a home, they can ultimately pose a property threat because their nest-building activities can damage a home’s wooden structure over time.
Yellow Jacket Control in Southfield
In the residential areas of Southfield, yellow jackets can be a problem during the summer and early fall. They like houses because they provide convenient places to build their nests in.
The most common location for these nests is on a vertical section of drywall under the attic insulation. The workers chew up the drywall and mix it with saliva to make a paper-like product used to build the nest.
Yellow jackets are aggressive defenders of their colony and will sting if they feel threatened. They are capable of delivering multiple, painful stings. Several other stinging pests we see often see in Southfield are bald-faced hornets and paper wasps.
If you’re dealing with carpenter ants or yellow jackets, or any other pest for that matter, give us a call today! We can give you a free quote in just a few minutes for your home and pest issue(s).