proof. Pest Control in Van Buren Twp, MI
Common Pest Issues We Treat in Van Buren Twp
Common types of pests we treat in Van Buren, MI include:
Rodents: moles, voles
Earwigs and centipedes are all common indoor pests that can pop up all year round in Van Buren.
Van Buren Twp 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.
Van Buren Twp Carpenter Ant Control
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.
Bald-Faced Hornet Control in Van Buren Twp
Bald-faced hornets, common in both rural and urban areas of Van Buren Twp, make their homes primarily in trees. Like other social wasp species, they make paper-like nests out of wood fibers and saliva. However, unlike paper wasp nests, bald-faced hornet nests can grow to extreme sizes, sometimes becoming much larger than a football.
Bald-faced hornets themselves are much larger than other common social wasps like yellow jackets or paper wasps, so they will actually hunt them down and eat them! Most bald-faced hornet activity takes place in late summer and early fall when nests are at their largest size. Over the winter, the workers die off and the queens hibernate until spring.
Van Buren Twp Indian Meal Moth Control
This insect is a common kitchen pest that infests grains and products made from grains like cereals. The adult moth is about one half of an inch long with reddish-brown wingtips. Female moths lay 100 to 300 eggs on food material which hatch into voracious tiny caterpillars.
The caterpillars are when these moths cause their damage, since they are ravenous eaters and they also contaminate food they don’t eat with a sort of web they leave behind. When mature, the caterpillars are about half an inch long and may have a greenish or pinkish hue.
Indian meal moths are active year-round, but they are able to reproduce the quickest during the summer when weather is warmer so that is when we get more calls about them.