Every year, many homes and businesses in Michigan are plagued by bug infestations. Worse, these pests usually appear when you least anticipate them and when you are unprepared to deal with them. More people are confined to their houses as a result of COVID-19.
This equates to more time spent in their backyards, which means you’re bound to feel the effects of some of Detroit’s most common pest concerns during this season. In this article, we’ll tell you about the five most frequent insects to watch out for in Michigan, as well as how to avoid them.
If you’ve tried everything to get rid of an insect infestation but have not succeeded, now is the time to call Rove Pest Control.
STINK BUG WITH A BROWN MARK
They cause significant damage to ornamental plants and are notorious for consuming crops such as legumes, vegetables, and nuts, diminishing agricultural yields in Michigan. Additionally, they offer services to homes in the spring and fall.
Vacuuming brown marmorated stink bugs into vacuum bags and properly discarding the bags will eradicate them. Additionally, you need to clean the surfaces the bugs have touched to get rid of the pheromone trails left behind.
Mosquitoes can transmit severe diseases such as Eastern Equine Encephalitis, West Nile virus, and Zika virus. To protect yourself and your home from mosquitoes, you should eliminate standing water.
Make sure to inspect your windows and doors for any gaps that could allow mosquitoes to enter. When you’re outside, it’s also a good idea to use bug repellents and wear protective gear.
Did you know that Michigan has over 30 different tick species, most of which are active from April to September?
Ticks cause Ehrlichiosis, tularemia, anaplasmosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and Lyme disease (which promote abnormal heart rhythms, swelling of joints, meningitis, and muscle weakness). Make sure you trim your grass and clean up your leaf litter regularly. Additionally, you should avoid regions with undergrowth and long grass.
BUGS IN THE BEDROOM
Mobility is essential for these insects to survive. You may find bed bugs attached to your clothing or hiding in your luggage and bedding. And once they’ve entered your home, they’ll start breeding.
Bed bugs are capable of much more than just infesting your bed. They’ll seek shelter in warm, confined, and dark locations once they’ve hitched a ride into your home.