Late Mosquito Season This Fall

Are you going to be eaten alive by mosquitoes over the next few weeks? Depends on where you live. Due to unseasonably high levels of rainfall in August, we are poised for some more intensive levels of mosquito activity in Michigan for the fall of 2018. Rain itself is not the cause of increased mosquito […]

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Yellow Jacket Removal Ypsilanti

One of the most alarming pest control problems for any homeowner is the unexpected discovery of stinging insects building a hive inside the walls or ceiling of a home. German yellow jackets are particularly notorious for this. Their capacity for creating massive nests that can expand to fill spaces of astonishing size; if you don’t […]

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Brown recluse sightings up in Michigan

Michigan has two venomous spiders, the Black widow and the Brown recluse. Thankfully both are relatively rare. However, recently sightings of the Brown recluse have been on the rise in Michigan. Identifying a Brown recluse can be tricky; common Wolf spiders and orb weavers often get mistaken for the venomous Brown recluse. A Brown recluse […]

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Swarming Boxelders!

In Michigan, the changing of the seasons brings with it an abundance of boxelder bugs. The boxelder is a type of beetle, easily identifiable by the reddish-orange markings on their backs. They take their name from the boxelder tree, where they feed and lay eggs during the warmer months. Boxelders are a huge nuisance in […]

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Man destroys home in attempt to get skunks out

FERNDALE, Mich. (AP) – Authorities say a suburban Detroit man destroyed a home by using a smoke bomb in an attempt to get skunks out of a crawlspace. The Detroit Free Press reports firefighters responded Monday night in Ferndale and found flames in the crawlspace and on the first floor. The fire spread through the […]

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Hawk Takes Down a Squirrel

One of our technicians recently got to witness an exhibition of nature at her finest and snapped these pictures of a Coopers Hawk swooping down on a squirrel. The hawk dive-bombed the squirrel in the road right in front of our tech. The tech snapped some pics as the hawk and the squirrel wrestled momentarily […]

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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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