How to Tell if Termites Are Active in Your Wixom, MI House this Winter & If You Need Treatment

As the cooler temperatures creep in, many homeowners will direct their attention to winter pests such as rodents, bed bugs, and other pests that invade homes to escape the bitter cold of the winter season. Fall is the best time to begin preparing your home defenses from the winter invading pests. However there is one pest everyone keeps asking about, and the question is, a

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Importance of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in the Hotel Industry in South Lyon, MI

A big part of owning a successful hospitality business is the satisfaction of your customers. When your customers are dealing with pests of any kind in the lodging business, they aren’t likely to return a second time. This makes pest control crucial for anybody in this business. Knock Em Out Pest Control is here to talk about some of the most common bugs that hospitality businesses are constantly battling and the importance of staying on to

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How to Get Rid of Carpenter Ants in the Walls of Your Novi, MI House or Apartment

There are thousands of ant species crawling across the globe. In Michigan, we have many species of nuisance and destructive ants including Black House Ants, Odorous House Ants, Sugar Ants, Fire Ants, Pavement Ants and Carpenter Ants. These home invaders are more than a nuisance, they contaminate food, cause damage, and can leave painful pinches. Ants can be a challenge to remove, but with professionals like Knock ‘Em Out Pest Control, th

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How to Get Rid of Mice in the Walls of Your Northville, MI House; Identification, Control & More

There are a number of species of mice that often find their way inside homes and other human structures. One of the most common mice species that we found inside homes is the House Mouse. House mice are often found inside homes. When there, they cause damages and even possibly leave behind harmful diseases. Knock Em Out Pest Control will share more about the House Mouse and how you can control them from invading your home o

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Are Black Legged Ticks Active in the Fall in New Hudson, MI & Where Do They Hide Outside?

For many pests, as the temperature starts to cool down, you don’t have to be as worried about infestation problems. That may be true for some, but it isn’t always the case with ticks. In fact, there are studies that show certain ticks are most active during this time of the year. For this reason, you should always be on guard against ticks; protecting yourself as well as your pest from the constant threat of illness and disease that they carry with them.

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How to Get Rid of Flying American Cockroaches Inside & Outside Your Milford, MI House

American Cockroaches (Periplaneta Americana) are considered a major pest in the United States, instilling a sense fear into even the most seasoned home and business owner. Despite its name, the American cockroach is not native to the United States and experts in the field of entomology (the study of insects) believe that the American cockroach arrived from Africa via trade routes in the early 1600’s. American cockroaches range in size from 1.4” to 1.6” with some exam

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Do Bed Bugs Like Clean Clothes or Dirty Laundry in Farmington Hills, MI? Hotel, Travel Tips & More

There is a common misconception that bed bugs are associated with filth. They can, however, become a problem in even the cleanest houses. Recently, there have been reports that indicate bed bugs are interested in more than your bed though. Knock Em Out Pest Control is here to talk about bed bugs and dirty laundry.

Bed Bugs Prefer Dirty Laundry

A recent study has shown that when a sack of dirty laundry and a s

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How to Get Rid of Rats in the Walls of Your Canton, MI Home & Outside of Your House

Dealing with pests of any kind are a real problem. Many people have a fear of the pests while others just find them disgusting. The fact that many of them carry disease and spread bacteria only add to the want to have them removed from your home. Small pests are hard to deal with but when you have a large pest they can be scary. Rats are one of those pests that when you see them around your home make you want to hide for cover. They are much larger than a mouse and can do

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Where Do Bold Jumpers, Tan & Zebra Jumping House Spiders Live in Bloomfield Hills, MI?

Spiders are not something the majority of the masses find appealing. They are often labeled dangerous, scary, and creepy. They are often a prop in Halloween décor and horror movies because of the fear people have towards them. But even the people most intolerant of spiders may make an exception to the littlest of spiders found out in Australia. The people who have noticed these adorable little critters agree that their cuteness has no limits. We, at contact a pest control company upon first sig

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Brown Recluse or Wolf Spider in Saline, MI? Identification, Venomous Bites, Repellents & More

Brown recluse spiders and wolf spiders are both commonly found in the United States and can be easily confused for the other. These spiders are both found in the Michigan area and get confused with one another because they look so similar. It’s important to know that there are notable differences between the two. Let’s go over the differences between them so you’ll know which one can cause you harm and which one won’t. While both wolf spiders and brown reclus

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Are Leaf Footed Bugs Harmful to Humans in Brighton, MI? Identification, Control & More

The leaf footed bug is an occasional pest that can be seen entering the home during the summer. Though they are more commonly seen in the fall and winter as they search for a warm place to bunk during the colder months. They will come into the home during the summer time in search of food. For those who like to have that fruit bowl out for an easy snack, you probably have more problems with this pest than others. Additionally, once they are in your home t

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Do Cockroaches Like Air Conditioning in Dexter, MI or Will Roaches Leave a Cold House?

Have you ever noticed the influx in cockroaches in the hot summer months? Most people complain of an increase in roaches as soon as the weather starts to warm up. They continue to be a problem all summer long and even into the fall months. Cockroaches are a nasty pest that can carry and spread bacteria that can make your family sick. They also are known as being a catalyst for people that suffer from allergies and asthma. The problem is that every year cockroaches become a b

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House, Camel & Field Cricket Insect Facts in Ann Arbor, MI; Sound, Control & More

Have you ever shut your eyes for the night only to have the chirping of a cricket nearby. The moment that you move they stop which makes them near impossible to locate them. We have all seen them running and jumping about but when you need to find them it can be difficult. One thing that many people are unaware of is that there are several species of crickets. They each have their own unique look and if you happen to see them you can identify which type may be a problem. If you are able to id

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Pest Control Tips & Tricks to Keep Pests Out of Your Wixom, MI Apartment or House

Pests can make their way into your home and before you even realize it; you have an infestation on your hands. The general insects and pests that come into your home are looking for favorable conditions and a convenient food and water source. Once they indulge in the optimal living conditions of your home, evicting them can be tough. Considering that, we at Knock Em Out Pest Control would like to remind you on how you ca

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How to Get Rid of Cicada Killer Wasps in South Lyon, MI; Size, Stings, Life Cycle & More

Cicada Killer Wasps almost seem like a supersized wasp on steroids and can be rather terrifying to encounter. Most, when they see a cicada killer wasp, assume that there is a whole colony of these wasps and immediately call the pest control guy. However, the cicada killer wasp is severely misunderstood due to their appearance and size. Knock Em Out Pest Control will share more about cicada killer wasps and how they provide

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How to Get Rid of Bald Faced Hornets & Nests in Novi, MI; Identification, Stings & More

Throughout Michigan, the most common hornet found in the area is the bald faced hornets. Considering the danger they pose, we at Knock ‘Em Out Pest Control would like to discuss the facts concerning the specific hornet in an effort to let our customers be more aware of their appearance and habits.

Bald Faced Hornet Identification

Bald faced hornets are a social insect that constructs their nests our of cell

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How to Prevent & Get Rid of Black House Ants in Northville, MI; Ant Patterns & More

Black house ants are one of the most common ants to invade our homes and just like all other living things, they are looking for food, water and shelter. This makes our kitchens and bathrooms a prime target. As their name suggests, they are intensely black in color and prefer sugary liquids. They are more of a nuisance than a destructive pest. They are very good at creating nests in hard to get to places. This makes colony destruction very difficult and their colonies can hav

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Commercial Bed Bug Pest Control Policy & Inspections for Schools in New Hudson, MI

We often hear about lice and the flu bug in school but bed bug incidents are also on the rise. They are good at hitching rides on backpacks and all educational facilities are susceptible. Schools across the United States are experiencing problems with bed bugs, but how on earth do they get there in the first place? Bed bugs have been around for a long time, feeding on blood that results in itchy bites and being extremely irritating to their host. They feed on blood every five to ten days and

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Pest Management Safety; Dangers & Risks of DIY Pest Control in Milford, MI

There are many projects around the home that are better done by a professional as opposed to the DIY option. Some projects are better done by the professional to ensure quality, where others are to guarantee the safety of the one doing the task as well as others in area. Pest control is one of the prime examples of services that are better performed by a trained expert. At this time, we at Knock ‘Em Out Pest Control would like to take the

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Ant Facts in Farmington Hills, MI; Soldier Ants Work Together to Survive & More

When ants take over your house it can be more that frustrating. Some ants even pack a punch with their bite. No matter what kind of a nuisance these pests are, they have some interesting characteristics that might blow your mind. Knock Em Out Pest Control is here to share some interesting facts about ants that you may not know, along with some tips to keep these interesting pests out of your home.

Ants Have Incredible Strength

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Bat Exclusion in Canton, MI; How to Get Rid of Little Brown Bats in Your Attic & Roof

There are about nine species of bats that are found throughout Michigan. One of the most frequently seen flying around the southern eastern areas of Michigan is the little brown bat. The little brown bat is found in many areas across America and they can quickly become a nuisance during the warmer seasons. Knock Em Out Pest Control will share more about these tiny bats and how you can help prevent them from

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Stinging Insects Identification; Difference Between Wasps & Hornets in Bloomfield Hills, MI

There are several types of stinging insects and it can be difficult to keep them all straight. You may be wondering how to tell a difference between wasps and hornets. They both have different characteristics as well as behaviors. When you run into a stinging insect next, Knock Em Out Pest Control is here to help you know if it is a wasp or a hornet. We are here to talk about the difference

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Best Ways to Repel Mosquitoes from Your Wixom, MI Yard; Fix Standing Water & More

Not only are mosquito bites highly irritating, but mosquitoes also pose a health risk. There are several diseases that mosquitoes carry including Zika and West Nile viruses. This notorious summer pest can ruin your time outdoors in no time. Many people wish they could eradicate the problem all together and never have to deal with this pest again. Well, Knock Em Out Pest Control would like to share some tips to help keep the mosquito populat

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Eastern Subterranean Termite Habitat Damage, Identification, Signs & Treatment in South Lyon, MI

The one pest most homeowners fear is not a black widow. No, it is termites. Termites cause billions of dollars worth of damage each year in America. One of the most common species of termites found in North America and in the state of Michigan is the Eastern Subterranean Termite. Knock Em Out Pest Control will share more about these destructive pests and the signs of their unwelcome presenc

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Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs in Novi, MI; Prevention & Control of The Insect that Smells When Killed!

Why are more and more homes in Michigan having issues with stinkbugs? They aren’t native to the area so why are they popping up everywhere? Stinkbugs first came to the United States around 20 years ago from Asia. It’s believed they made their way here on cargo ships. Michigan has been plagued by the brown marmorated stink bug for around 10 years and because the state of Michigan is home to cash crops, stink bugs can be a big problem. They feed on plants and can cause extensiv

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It’s Tick Season in Northville, MI; Misdiagnosis Stories & How to Avoid Lyme Disease from Tick Bites

This year’s unusually warm winter has created ideal conditions for early tick activity in many parts of Michigan. In fact the Lone star tick is the latest blood thirsty invader to cause alarm; due in part to the bacteria it carries called Borrelia burgdorferi. This particular bacterium causes Lyme disease, a serious illness which can cause permanent damage in individuals who are not treated in the early stages of the disease. According to the latest research,

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How to Get Rid of Bees, Wasps, Hornets & Other Stinging Insects Around Your New Hudson, MI House

There are stinging insects all over the United States. Though some species may be more common in specific areas, everyone has run into a bee, wasp, hornet; or all three at some point in their life. The sting is usually a quite a bit painful, but unless you have allergies to them you don’t really experience any serious health concerns. Those with allergic reactions to their stings, depending on the severity however, really need to be careful around stinging

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What to Do if You Find Brown Recluse Spiders in Your Milford, MI House; Spider Identification, Extermination & More

Have you ever heard the phrase “things are not always as they appear”? A family in Michigan learned this firsthand in mid April of 2017 when they discovered two innocent looking spiders in their garage that were later positively identified as brown recluse spiders, a potentially dangerous spider not typically found in cooler climates. The bite of a brown recluse can cause symptoms ranging from mild irritation at the site of the bite to flesh eating necrosis and even death. Th

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Do Mosquitoes Prefer Certain Blood Types? What Attracts & Repels These Insects to You in Farmington Hills, MI?

The season is here where more and more pests are out just as much as people are. The sunny weather brings people out to swim, hike and more. That is just one of the reasons that people seem to come across more pests outside during warmer weather. One of the problems is that the most common types of pests that also are out in the spring and summer sting and bite. One of the most common pests that you will see is a mosquito. The weather is perfect for mosquitoes to hatch and st

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How to Get Rid of Bumblebees, Carpenter & Digger Bees, Yellowjackets, Paper Wasps, Cicada Killers, Bald Faced Hornets & More in Canton, MI

Stinging insects can ruin any outdoor gathering in a matter of minutes. Some pose more risk than others, but with all stinging insects including bees, wasps, and hornets, there is a risk of stinging. The professional pest control team at Knock Em Out Pest Control have undergone vigorous pest control training that includes treatment and removal of stinging pests. We will ensure you can enjoy your outdoor spa

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How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs in Bloomfield Hills, MI; Visual Inspection & Detection of Tell Tale Bed Bug Signs, Treatment & More

Bed bugs can infiltrate our homes in a variety of ways. Your guests may have brought extra company and left them behind without even knowing it. That second hand sofa you thought was an amazing deal may have been more than you bargained for. Did you know you can get bed bugs from setting your backpack or luggage next to someone else’s that has bed bugs or from innocently sitting in a movie theater to watch the latest release? Bed bugs are notorious hitchhikers. They find th

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Are Fleas a Problem for You? How to Prevent or Eliminate a Flea Infestation in Your Ann Arbor, MI Home

Have you noticed your pet itching more than normal? If you have, your pet may be suffering from fleas. These pests can prove difficult to get rid of, and can cause quite a bit of irritation to you and your pets in the process. There are some steps you can take to help you avoid fleas bombarding your home. Knock ‘Em Out Pest Control is here to talk all about fleas, what they look like, how to get rid of them, and the problem

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How to Keep Carpenter Ants Out of Your Ann Arbor MI House; Identification, Structural Damage, Bites & Ant Pest Control

Ants are the most common household insect that humans come into contact with. Due to their size, they are able to crawl through the smallest crack, crevice or hole to gain access into your home. Not all ants are created equally, most of the ants that humans come across in the home are found in the kitchen searching for a sweet treat. There is one species of ant that can do more damage to your home that others and that is the carpenter ant. Ca

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Zika Virus Mosquito Prevention & Control in Ann Arbor MI; Zika Symptoms, Inspections & Vaccine Research

Zika fever is an illness that is caused by the Zika virus and spread through the bite of an infected mosquito, primarily the yellow fever mosquito and Asian tiger mosquito. The disease has occurred in twenty regions in the Americas and the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a public health emergency of international concern in February 2016.

Zika Virus Symptoms

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Southern & False Black Widow, Brown Recluse, Longlegged & Broad-Faced Sac, Eastern Parson Spider Prevention in your Ann Arbor MI Home

Believe it or not, most spiders provide many benefits for their environment such as eating pests like earwigs, flies, moths, mosquitoes and cockroaches. Some spiders can even be considered carnivores. The daddy longlegs spider has been known to kill black widow spiders so you might want to reconsider before you evict them out of your basement or garage permanently. On the down side, there are spiders that can be dange

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Top Scariest & Creepiest Spiders, Bugs, Ants, Stinging Insects & Pests in the United States

There is something about an ugly looking insect that can leave grown men squirming and shrieking as they pass by. On the other hand, there are many that find the little critters fascinating and will get up close and personal to discover what makes them tick.

Knock ‘Em Out Pest Control would like briefly tell you about some of the scary insects that are crawling and flying around the U.S.

1. Hobo Spider.

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Fall Foliage Brings Pests; How to Control Leaf Eating Bugs, Flea Beetles & Other Insects in Ann Arbor MI

The leaves on your trees have begun to change onto beautiful shades of red, orange and yellow; creating beautiful scenery for you to enjoy as you look out your windows this fall. Finally the air is cooler and you feel like you can let your guard down when it comes to keeping insects and other pest out of your home, right? Unfortunately, many home owners blindly assume that because the temperatures drop outside, insects will simply go away. While fall does slow down some insect species, there

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Natural Pest Control; Harmful and Beneficial Nematodes in Washtenaw County, Michigan

You probably heard mentioned here and there about the nematodes moving about. Confusion might have sent in when you heard one time they were harmful and other times that they quite beneficial. Not understanding the difference, you more than likely dismissed the topic all together.

Knock ‘Em Out Pest Control would like to tell you about nematodes and specify the distinctions between the good and the bad ones.

Harmful Nematodes

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Moth Facts; Small & Large Moth Species, Camouflage, Pollinated Plants & Hungry Mouth Parts!

Moths are actually quite a fascinating little pest. Many know of the irritating trouble they find when moths make their way into our closets, but what you may not know might get you thinking these little guys are not as bad as you first thought.

Knock ‘Em Out Pest Control would like to enlighten you on a handful of interesting facts concerning moths.

– There are over 11,000 species of moths

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Do you Need to Worry about Stinging Insects in the Fall in Ann Arbor MI? Bees, Wasps, Hornets and Yellow Jackets

When the summer comes to an end and the fall weather sets in, most people assume that all the summer pests will stop coming around. This is true for most pests but there are a few that not only stay around but usually get more aggressive. We are talking about wasps, yellow jackets and hornets. They are usually called a summer pest because they are found around ponds, swimming pools and backyard barbeques. They are a pest not only because they swarm around but also because they can sting. Duri

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Pest Inspections for a New Home Purchase or Pest Prevention for your Existing Residential Property in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Keeping pests and rodents away and out of your home can sometimes feel a bit overwhelming; especially when you realize what you are doing to keep them away is not working at all. The best way to permanently keep these nuisances away from your home and family is to hire a professional pest control company that will provide you with regular maintenance. Along with regular maintenance, one of the more important steps that must

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Avoiding Bites from Brown Recluse & Black Widow Spiders in Ann Arbor MI; When Does Spider Season End Anyway?

Spider season began in September and is still upon us. It can easily go through October. Getting bitten by a spider can be a painful experience, and while most spider bites do not cause any serious harm, although they can hurt; there are a few species of spiders that can offer up a more serious bite to the victim. Most spiders that humans come into contact with are pretty harmless, although there are two species that can do serious harm and if bitten by one o

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Health Hazards, Infections & Disease that Correlate with Bird and Bat Droppings & Guano in Ann Arbor MI

Your homes and businesses harbor many fugitive pests. From insect life, to snakes and vermin, to wildlife critters and even the pests of the sky such as bats and birds; can come and fester into the safe haven and warmth of your home or office. These pests can cause structural damage to property or carry harmful diseases.

Knock Em Out Pest Control would like to clue you in on the po

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How do you Know if you Have Bed Bugs & How to Get Rid of them in Ann Arbor MI?

There are many pests that people never want to see at their house. There are also many pests that seem like are talked about just to scare people and don’t really cause any trouble. One of these pests are called a bed bug. They were a bigger problem long ago and went into remission for a long period of time. In the last 10 years they have been making a comeback and infested the homes of Americans all over the country. They are a bigger problem it seems the closer we get to the holiday and tra

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How to Prevent & Control Rodents in your Ann Arbor Michigan Home & Garden this Fall

The weather is starting to change and that also means the types of pests that are entering your home and garden change too. When the weather cools this is when rodents decide they need a nice safe and warm spot to make a nest and take care of their family. Some people actually choose to have these kinds of rodents as a pet, but if you don’t it’s one of the last things that you want to see scurrying by. When it comes to rodents the most common kind found inside a home are

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How to Get Rid of American, Oriental, German, Brown Banded & Wood Cockroaches in Ann Arbor Michigan

Cockroaches are one of the filthiest pests that home owners will come into contact with. Cockroaches can gain access into your home through the smallest crack, crevice or crawl space that is made available to them. Once inside your home cockroaches will immediately begin searching for a reliable water and food source. When cockroaches have established a secure environment, they will begin to multiply within the walls of your home, resulting in a massive cockroach infe

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Termite Prevention, Control & Treatment Tips; Mulch, Firewood & Tree Stumps in Ann Arbor Michigan

Termites are constantly driven by what seems to be an unquenchable hunger for food in the form of wood and your home is a feast that they can easily devour and munch through without you even realizing it! In many cases home owners are unaware that they even have a termite problem or infestation until it has grown to a very serious problem indeed. Once termites gain access into your home they begin eating through everything including drywall and other structur

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Overwintering Pests; How Insects Survive the Winter in Ann Arbor Michigan

With the temperatures soaring and heat levels rising, the last thing you are probably thinking about is overwintering pests. When you hear the term overwintering, it’s generally a term used to describe how an insect or plant spends its time over the winter months. The term overwintering also describes how an insect can move into hibernation in order to survive the cold during the winter months. Why do insects overwinter? The main purpose of overwintering is to find or create

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Pest Control Certification & License are Essential; Don’t Fall Victim to Pest Control Scams in Ann Arbor Michigan

There are areas in the United States that not only is pest control important it is almost required. Every area in the U.S. has some type of pest that will take over and invade if you let it. Some of these pests are very aggressive and can cause more damage that you can even imagine. Some can cause health problems and other can spread disease. When you think about the amount

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Poisonous Spiders in Michigan: Brown Recluse & Nightmare Fuel AKA Northern Black Widow Spider Bites & Facts

Spiders have an incredible amount of power of the general population. Typically the average human can jump three times their height and scream in octaves only heard by dogs when a spider crosses their path. Where that might be a slight exaggeration, a monumental amount of people are naturally terrified of spiders. Awkwardly enough the Michigan Department of Natural Resources report there are only two species of spiders that are poisonous found in Michigan. The brown recluse a

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Ants Movie? Why Ants are Impressive in Real Life: Strength, Diet & Age!

Ants are the most common household insect that home owners will come into contact with. Ants are excellent scavengers and can fit through the smallest crack or crevice to gain access into your home. Once ants are inside of your home they will immediately begin searching for a reliable food and water source. This will usually end up being your kitchen pantry or a leaky bathroom faucet. Ants travel in large numbers and leave an

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Professional Pest Control Management in Ann Arbor Michigan

Owning your own home or business comes with many responsibilities and when it comes to protecting your investment, keeping pests and rodents away from your home or business is one of the most important steps you can take to making your home an enjoyable place to live in and your business an enjoyable place to work in. Managing pests on your own is not an easy or enjoyable task and a much better option is to let the pest control professionals handle the problems for you. Knock ’Em Out Pest Con

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Pest Inspection Report for Home Purchase or Maintenance

Hiring a professional pest control service to take care of your entire insect and other pest problems has many benefits. A professional pest service is a much more effective approach to maintaining a pest free home than doing the job yourself. A professional pest control company offers regular service visits that will make it difficult for any pests to infest your home and cause any type of damage that they are normally cap

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Achieving a Mosquito Free Zone Backyard

During the summer months you are free from homework and classrooms. You are free from snow days, and trying to defrost after your walk home. You’re free from layers and layers of clothes. The one thing it seems you can’t be free of are mosquitoes! These little buggers love the summer time as much as we do and are out as often too.

Mosquito Diet Facts

Mosquitoes are not actually after blood all the time. They also feed on nectar and juice and even decayi

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Yellow Jacket Summer Predators

During the summer months there is one predator that you can be sure you will run into and that is the yellow jacket. A yellow jacket is normally found near water which includes pools, lakes and rivers. They stay near the water to drink and will make home on a tree or wall near the water source. This also means that in the summer months the contact between humans and yellow jackets is much higher. Spending time swimming or laying out in the sun can put you rig

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