Evergreen Services' Pest Control provides pest control, exterminator, exterminating and extermination services to homes, cabins, cottages, business and industrial complexes in Traverse City, Elk Rapids, Bellaire, Acme, Central Lake, Charlevoix, Antrim County, Charlevoix County, and all of northern Michigan.

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Identify the pests which are bugging you: A guide to Northern Michigan pests

Following is a quick guide to identifying the types of bugs, pests and rodents which may be bugging you in your northern Michigan home or business. All of the following pests are commonly found in Antrim & Charlevoix counties - including the cities of Charlevoix and Traverse City.


Pictured here is an ant which Evergreen Pest Control exterminates - along with other pests, insects, bugs, rodents and small animals in Antrim County, Charlevoix, Traverse City and all of northern Michigan. Ants
Ants are this nation's leader in pest infestation. Controlling ants - carpenter, field and slab ants in particular - are extremely difficult. There are hundreds of different ant classifications. They vary by size and color, but they are all the same species.

Carpenter ants live in the wood from which your home is built. Field ants live in your lawn. Slab ants are tiny creatures which live in the dirt under your slab of material and generally are seen in large clusters.

Some ants enter your home or business through the smallest of cracks - searching-out water sources and sweet or greasy foods left in your kitchen and other storage areas. Ants also leave an invisible chemical pheromone trail which tells others where to follow. They'll nest anywhere in your structure - including lawns, walkways, walls, stumps and under foundations. Ant colonies can grow to nearly a half-million and live for as long as 15 years. Do-it-yourself remedies are often ineffective because home treatments don't factor-in that different ant types require different types of treatments.

Pictured here is a ladybug which Evergreen Pest Control exterminates - along with other pests, insects, bugs, rodents and small animals in Antrim County, Charlevoix, Traverse City and all of northern Michigan. Asian Beetles
Ladybugs - technically named ladybird beetles- are about the size of 1/2 pea. They're predators which feed mainly on plant-eaters. They seek-out warm spots in the cold months and have toxic effects on animals. They're more of a nuisance than a threat.

Pictured here is a centipede which Evergreen Pest Control exterminates - along with other pests, insects, bugs, rodents and small animals in Antrim County, Charlevoix, Traverse City and all of northern Michigan. Centipedes
Everyone in northern Michigan has encountered centipedes. Their elongated, flat and segmented bodies are host to small mouths and claw-like appendages which contain venomous glands. Most centipedes are carnivorous and seek food at night. They use their claws to paralyze their victims - including worms and spiders. They hide in damp areas near bathrooms and basements. While they help with the extermination of pests like cockroaches and houseflies, they also produce painful bites.


Pictured here is a cockroach which Evergreen Pest Control exterminates - along with other pests, insects, bugs, rodents and small animals in Antrim County, Charlevoix, Traverse City and all of northern Michigan. Cockroaches

Cockroaches possess the biggest "gross-out" factor in pest control. They enter your home or business in many ways - through outside cracks, sewer and drain pipes, and from "carry-in" sources such as boxes and shopping bags. Every home is an ideal breeding ground for cockroaches. They simply seek food, water and warmth. They reproduce quickly - even quicker than mice or rats. These bad-boys flourish at night. If you see one (especially during the day) then there's a strong possibility that there are hundreds or thousands more creeping around at night. Self-treatment is fruitless. Cockroaches are nature's enemy to insecticides. The only way to rid your structure of cockroaches is to call a pest control technician specialist.


Pictured here is an earwig which Evergreen Pest Control exterminates - along with other pests, insects, bugs, rodents and small animals in Antrim County, Charlevoix, Traverse City and all of northern Michigan. Earwigs
Earwigs are a common, beetle-like pest commonly found in northern Michigan homes and businesses. These fast-moving insects are about 1/2 inch long and posses both chewing mouths and pinchers. They love to hide in cracks and under bark or other wooden surfaces. While they don't offer harm to humans, their dead carcasses produce foul smells.


Pictured here is a flea which Evergreen Pest Control exterminates - along with other pests, insects, bugs, rodents and small animals in Antrim County, Charlevoix, Traverse City and all of northern Michigan. Fleas
Nearly everyone owning a pet has been faced with these household pests. They're external parasites which attach themselves to the skin of their "hosts". They're only about 1/8" long and reddish-brown in color. They're covered with microscopic hair allowing them to maneuver in animal fur. They jump from host to host - including humans. They work their way into homes through dogs, cats, rabbits, squirrels, rats and mice.

Flea eggs are laid in carpets, bedding and furniture. Fleas won't succumb to single treatments. Several visits will most likely be necessary. Do-it-yourselfers can forget it when it comes to these pests.


Pictured here is a common household fly  which Evergreen Pest Control exterminates - along with other pests, insects, bugs, rodents and small animals in Antrim County, Charlevoix, Traverse City and all of northern Michigan. Flies
Flies carry diseases. LOTS of diseases including Salmonella, Staphylococcus and E. Coli. These "pathogens" translate into typhoid fever, cholera, bacillary dysentery, hepatitis, ophthalmia, polio, tuberculosis and infantile diarrhea. While cleanliness is important, accurate pest identification is critical to help ensure successful pest control for flies.

Flies have a very short life span - from days to months. Northern Michigan's 16,000 varieties of flies produce more than a million baby flies in as little as 6 weeks. Fly "guts" may contain up to 33 million micro-organisms and another 500 million which often swarm its exterior frame. Because they fly back-and-forth from rotten, disease-laden garbage and flesh to human foods and utensils, they are amongst the most dangerous of pests. Often times, they land - then deposit thousands of bacteria. Fly swatters aren't enough.


Pictured here is a mouse which Evergreen Pest Control exterminates - along with other pests, insects, bugs, rodents and small animals in Antrim County, Charlevoix, Traverse City and all of northern Michigan. Mice
Mice invade homes and businesses seeking food, water and warmth. A single pair of mice can produce up to 200 offspring in as little as 4 months. And they'll contaminate many times more food in your home than they can eat. Look for droppings and nesting (small shredded scraps of paper and other materials).


Pictured here is a mosquito which Evergreen Pest Control exterminates - along with other pests, insects, bugs, rodents and small animals in Antrim County, Charlevoix, Traverse City and all of northern Michigan. Mosquitoes
Michigan - especially northern Michigan - is paradise for these irritating, blood-sucking pests. They love our humid summer climate - especially when near to our many, many lakes and other bodies of water. They lay their larvae in our waters - then destroy our summer activities. No further explanation needed.


Pictured here is a rat which Evergreen Pest Control exterminates - along with other pests, insects, bugs, rodents and small animals in Antrim County, Charlevoix, Traverse City and all of northern Michigan. Rats & other rodents
Rats and other rodents are brilliant at resisting pest control measures. Baits and traps are almost useless. They colonize in attics, burrows, under porches, in walls, and in other nearly-impossible to reach places. They host and transmit many diseases. They also play host to fleas, lice and ticks.


Pictured here is a spider which Evergreen Pest Control exterminates - along with other pests, insects, bugs, rodents and small animals in Antrim County, Charlevoix, Traverse City and all of northern Michigan. Spiders
Spiders claim residence in and around all types of northern Michigan structures. Antrim county is loaded with these pests which prefer climates exactly like those found in northern Michigan. They love wooded and heavily-shrubbed environments - especially when near water. Spiders leave waste which destroys wood, vinyl and paint. A single small, sack-like nest can produce hundreds of offspring. Spider varieties particularly fond of northern Michigan, Antrim County, Traverse City and Charlevoix include the woodland, wolf, orb and brown reclues spiders (which can be life threatening).


Pictured here is a yellow jacket bee which Evergreen Pest Control exterminates - along with other pests, insects, bugs, rodents and small animals in Antrim County, Charlevoix, Traverse City and all of northern Michigan. Stinging pests
The disadvantage to these pests is obvious. Bees, wasps, hornets and yellow jackets love northern Michigan and create their nests everywhere. They love sunny warm spots and burrow nest in holes and under the eves - so that they're protected from the weather. A favorite spot for them is under the railing on the deck and in the holes and cracks of furniture. If they build nests on higher surfaces we remove the nests and the problem. If your stinging pest is a honey bee (they are our friends), give us a call and we'll know what to do.



 

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Evergreen Services' Pest Control / 6521 Timberlake Shores / PO Box 60 / Eastport / Michigan / 49627 /
Office: (231) 409-9405 / Traverse City: (231) 944-4518

Evergreen Services' Pest Control provides pest control, exterminator, exterminating and extermination services
to homes, cabins, cottages, businesses and industrial complexes in Antrim County, Charlevoix, Traverse City,
Elk Rapids, Bellaire, Acme, Central Lake, Charlevoix and all of northern Michigan.


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