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Best Ways to Get Rid of a Mice Infestation

A mouse in the house brings in germs like salmonella, endangers vital electrical wiring and makes noises in the dead of night. The folks at Terminix West Michigan protect your home from top to bottom if you have a mice infestation. Mice need to chew their entire lives because their teeth never stop growing and wood or wiring form prime methods for controlling such growth. Let's start with the ground basics in mice control. How Mice Enter At the ground level of any home, cracks in the foundation or uncapped protruding pipes need a thorough inspection. Mice leave fur or droppings outside such openings that indicate an entry point immediately to an exterminator. Blocking these points remains crucial to eliminating a mice infestation. Next, an inspector looks upward to overhanging tree branches that supply access to the top of the home, which may display niches between the eaves and the roof. A...
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Why Are There So Many Ants in My Home?

When ants come into your home, it probably gets you wondering, “Why do they want to come in here?” There are many reasons why ants invade our living spaces, but many of these reasons come back to their basic needs for survival. We at Terminix West Michigan have some insight into their behavior. Here are a few reasons why ants will infest your home.  Ants Are Attracted to Food and Debris One of the two primary reasons why ants invade our houses is because they are on the search for food. Ants have such impressive senses that even the tiniest crumb left on your floor or counter can attract hundreds or thousands of ants.  Because of that, the place in your house that is most prone to an ant infestation is your kitchen. Ants can find the smallest crumbs and food debris left on your counter, floor or sink. Before you...
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Why Bed Bugs Are So Hard to Get Rid Of

We’ve all heard horror stories about the dreaded bed bug, and for good reason, too. Nobody wants to share their sleeping quarters with insects that will make them itch and scratch for days. Although we hope it will never happen, sometimes homeowners suffer from bedbug infestations. Here’s why bedbugs are so tough to get out of your life and some tips on how to deal with them. Why Do They Stick Around? Bedbugs are annoying for two specific reasons: they spread quickly and don’t need to eat often to survive. Just one bedbug can easily lead to over a thousand. The name is misleading;  bedbugs love to make their homes in almost any small space, not just in your bed. You may find these insects in your wallpaper, in the carpet, behind electrical switches, and even in your wood and paper items. The trickiest part is that every single bug needs...
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How to Get Rid of Pests in Your Garden

COVID-19 has put all of us into a new state of unknown. One area where people can find solace, however, is in the garden! Summer is always a great time to get outdoors and tend to your growing plants, even with a global pandemic. Unfortunately, unwanted guests sometimes arrive in the garden. Pests are a nuisance and tough to get rid of. Luckily, there are steps you can take to kicking them out of your garden. Mechanical Methods Before getting into pest-control products with chemicals, there are natural approaches to getting rid of pests. Barriers can be used, such as nets and fences. This will stop larger pests, like raccoons or groundhogs, from getting in. There are also plenty of natural-traps that can be bought at the store and don’t contain chemicals. Of course, you could go around the garden by hand and pick them off, but that can be a...
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When are Mosquitoes Most Active?

Do you enjoy spending time outside? If you’ve probably experienced itchy and painful mosquito bites, these bites also carry the risk of disease transmission, like yellow fever or West Nile virus, which can be life-threatening. To avoid mosquito bites, you need to know when mosquitoes are most active. Time of Day There are almost 200 species of mosquitoes, with each having different activity levels. The two main species come out during the evening when temperatures start to cool down. Mosquitoes bite the least in the middle of the day due to the sun and heat. The high temperatures can cause them to become dehydrated and die. To prevent this, mosquitoes seek shelter in dark, damp areas until dusk, their favorite time of day. Not all mosquitoes feed as soon as they come out; you’ll typically find them seeking food throughout the night Climate You might think summer is the most prominent...
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