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.
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.
Indian Meal Moths
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.