Dorr, MI Pest Control

Residents of Dorr, Michigan like the city for its close proximity to Grand Rapids and Lake Michigan. Although plenty of things to do are just a short drive away, residents enjoy living in the tranquility of a small close-knit community. The vegetation, humidity and plentiful precipitation make the area prone to a variety of pests, and some pests are attracted to the humans in the area instead of their food, homes or yards.

Ticks

Ticks live in bushes, tall grass and low-hanging branches of trees. They wait for humans or animals to pass by and latch on. According to data from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Allegan County is an area with a known risk for Lyme disease, which is spread by tick bites. The symptoms of Lyme disease often mimic other illnesses, and the disease is usually misdiagnosed until symptoms worsen and may be irreversible. People may eventually develop both physical and mental illnesses from Lyme disease. Within the first 30 days, victims who are bitten by infected ticks usually develop a skin rash, fever and chills. If you have these symptoms during tick season, it is important to rule out Lyme disease. Although wearing bug spray with at least 40 percent DEET can help while you are out hiking or camping, professional pest control is a must to prevent ticks from invading your property.

Spiders

The two most harmful types of spiders in Michigan are the black widow and the brown recluse. Black widow bites cause muscle aches, fatigue, headaches and other unpleasant symptoms. Brown recluse bites lead to skin necrosis when they are not treated promptly. Both types of spiders hide in dark places with access to moisture. You may see them indoors or outdoors. Most brown recluse bites happen when people are putting on clothes or shoes where the spiders are hiding. Hobo spiders also have painful bites that can cause reactions. However, their bites do not usually require medical attention. Spider problems in your home indicate another type of insect problem since spiders feed on bugs.

General Pest Control

At Terminix of West Michigan, we handle all types of pests. We can help you get rid of animal pests such as moles, mice, and rats. Our professionals also handle ant and cockroach infestations to protect your food supply, and we can eliminate blood-sucking pests such as bedbugs, fleas, and mosquitoes. We also have plenty of experience in identifying, removing and preventing termites.

With over 60 years of experience, we offer the assurance that your pest problem will be eliminated. Also, our professionals identify risks on your property that you may be able to address. For example, if you have birdbaths or leaky sprinkler heads, draining the birdbath and fixing the sprinkler heads may reduce the sources of attraction for mosquitoes. We serve all of West Michigan and proudly stand behind our effective services. Please call us today for a free quote.