Giant Yellow Jacket Nest

One of the most common summer pests we deal with are yellow jackets. Yellow jackets are an aggressive type of wasp that make nests in all sorts of places. Decks, eaves, soffits, gutters, and even holes in brick can become places where yellow jackets will infiltrate to set up nests. Yellow jacket nests can become […]

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Creature Control Removes Giant Spider

Creature Control technicians spend most of their time dealing with nuisance wildlife that is more run of the mill – stuff like raccoon trapping, bat removal, catching groundhogs and things of that sort. However, once in awhile we get a call for something a little more…exotic? We ran across just such a case recently in […]

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Identifying a Honey Bee

“Help! I’ve got honey bees in my house!” As summer approaches, we start to get a lot more calls for “bees.” I put “bees” in quotation marks because often “bee” is a catch-all phrase people will use to refer to any and all stinging insects. Yellow jackets, carpenter bees, honey bees, bald faced hornets, mud […]

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Creature Control Technician Saves Duck

Most of the time, Creature Control technicians spend their time trapping and removing unwanted wildlife from people’s property. Every now and then we also get a chance to rescue threatened wildlife, like this story last year about a technician who saved twenty baby snapping turtles. This time, is was an injured duck that was in […]

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Tick Borne Diseases

The past few years have saw a dramatic increase in tick activity throughout Michigan. Anecdotally, many life-time Michiganders are telling me that they have seen more ticks in the past year than in their whole life. There are several reasons for this. For one, deer ticks have been migrating into Michigan in greater numbers since […]

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Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs

Perhaps you have noticed more of these critters in your home this season? This fellow is known as the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug. Like box elders, they tend to cluster around homes in the late fall. The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug is an invasive species originating from Asia, similar to the Asian lady beetle. It […]

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Woman Flips Car When Spider Drops from Mirror

People probably fear spiders more than any insect or pest. I guess it’s no wonder; nobody likes the idea of an eight-legged, furry creature with venomous fangs and multiple eyeballs lurking around the house seeking to suck the blood of its prey. Yes, most spiders’ venom is not harmful to humans, and spiders are actually […]

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