Grand Haven, MI Pest Control
Terminix of West Michigan has been protecting Grand Haven residents from a variety of pests for more than 60 years so that less time is spent worrying about insects and rodents and more doing things like going to the Coast Guard Festival and enjoying the Musical Fountain. Pests found in Grand Haven include but are not limited to carpenter ants, termites, roaches, mosquitoes, ticks and rodents.
These ants are some of the largest ones of that species as they can reach more than 3/4 of an inch in length although most are between 1/4 and 1/2 of an inch. Unfortunately, they often look to set up shop and expand the size of their colonies inside Grand Haven homes, which can even happen as quickly as overnight. They are usually looking for areas where wood is softer or even rotten. For that reason, be on the lookout for them in places like attics, basements and behind dishwashers and sinks. If you start seeing small piles of what looks like sawdust, that could be the result of carpenter ants using that place as a garbage area of sorts. In this case, make sure to get professional help so that these insects can be removed from your home.
Insects known for committing quite a bit of damage to homes throughout the Grand Haven area are termites. Unfortunately, knowing that you have them can sometimes be challenging until after a considerable amount of damage has already been made. Part of this is due to termites making tunnels inside wood to help their colonies grow, tunnels that can go unseen for quite some time by those looking at the outside of the wood. Always be on the lookout for damage that they can cause such as floors having a spongier feel than before, cracks appearing in walls or ceilings, or doors or windows becoming more difficult to open. As soon as you think that you may have termites, contact a professional. Nipping something like this in the bud will help keep the overall costs of fixing it low.
General Pest Control
Sadly, carpenter ants and termites are not the only pests who can cause havoc to homes in Grand Haven. Fleas can be brought indoors when they hitch rides on cats, dogs, other pets or humans. Roaches can infiltrate even the cleanest of homes despite popular belief to the contrary. Bees and wasps can be especially dangerous to those with allergies to one or the other. Some spiders can be quite poisonous to humans. Mosquitoes are gaining more of a reputation of being a transmitter of diseases such as the West Nile virus. Ticks and flies can also transmit dangerous diseases. Rodents can combine that with causing damage to your home too.
If you are having issues with any of these pests, contact Terminix of West Michigan and we will come to your Grand Haven home to help remove them and create a safer environment for you.