What Our Wixom Customers Are Saying

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Eric K.-Wixom Michigan
– March 21, 2017
Great service – very thorough and even pointed out a potential mouse problem I was unaware of.
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Shaun M.-Wixom Michigan
– April 19, 2017
Very satisfied. Technician was on time, very informative, and professional.

 

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Wixom, MI, Geography, and Pests

Wixom LogoWixom is a busy city located in Michigan’s Oakland County. It covers a total area of 9.36 square miles and is home to more than 13,498 people, plus many manufacturing plants and businesses. One of proof.’s Michigan offices is located here, from which we serve the city of Wixom and most other cities in the region.

Wixom is dotted with many parks and recreational centers, perfect for bikers, boaters, and adventure seekers. Gibson Park was acquired in 1995. It’s a historic site that now serves as a multipurpose facility, catering to the needs of the city’s aged and teen population. It has a community garden, picnic tables, horseshoe pits, and several other facilities.

Another popular park in the city is the Wixom Habitat Park. This natural reserve is teeming with wildlife. There are plenty of walking paths here, ideal for those who like to engage in a bit of exercise amidst lush green settings. While these parks and recreational sites improve the physical and emotional wellbeing of residents in the area, they also attract many pests.

As pest control specialists in Wixom, MI, we often treat for wasps and carpenter ants, but we can also take care of mice, boxelder bugs and even mosquitoes.

Wixom, MI, History, and Pests

The first settlers arrived in Wixom in the 1830s, starting with a man named Lewis Norton. He didn’t reside in the area permanently, although there still is a creek named after him. The first permanent settler was Alonzo Sibley who traveled to Michigan via a lake steamer named the Sheldon Thomson. He bought around 80 acres of land in the area and eventually acquired additional land until he owned nearly 350 acres. Alonzo was an excellent farmer, businessman, and an active citizen. He also donated some of his land for a cemetery and a local church.

When the civil war began in 1861, the Governor of Michigan formed a regiment of Union soldiers with men from Oakland and Macomb counties. These men fought in the battle of Chickamauga. Albert Baker was the only resident of Wixom who died in this battle and was laid to rest in the Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Wixom was incorporated in the 1950s with plans to construct Wixom’s first automobile assembly plant. This plant began operations in 1957 and enjoyed great success through the 1980s. Today, Wixom still remains an important place for business. Parts of the downtown area are being redeveloped as part of a $200 million project.

With all the new development that’s happening around the city, residents don’t want to be distracted by any annoying pest problems. Pests most commonly seen in the city include mosquitos, rodents, wasps, boxelder bugs, and black carpenter ants.

  • Mosquitoes, as we all know, spread many diseases like Zika, Malaria, Encephalitis, and Dengue. Even the smallest pools of standing water can help them thrive and multiply.
  • Mice scurry around homes and offices looking for places to shelter as well as both food and water. They’re known to destroy wires, plastic containers, and even appliances, plus they can contaminate both food and air with their droppings.
  • Wasps are common in spring and summer and will aggressively defend their nests.
  • Boxelder bugs don’t bite or sting but they can congregate in huge numbers on, around or even inside your home!
  • Carpenter ants are usually associated with old, decayed or damp wood. The presence of a single carpenter ant indicates that a colony has been established itself somewhere close. They are one of the few pests that actually causes significant damage to homes.

As expert exterminators in Wixom, MI, we can help you identify and take care of any pests you’re currently seeing, plus prevent more pest activity in the future. Give us a call today!