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How to Travel Safely and Avoid Unwanted Bedbugs

The summer travel season brings with it the heightened risk of encountering bedbugs in hotels, motels, and vacation homes. Bedbugs, or cimex lectularius, are small, brown, oval-shaped insects that thrive in dark, cozy spots like mattress seams and chair cushions. During their 6-12 month lifespan, female bedbugs can lay 200-500 eggs, and they feed on…

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Mosquito & Tick Season

This year, mosquitoes are problematic again due to increased moisture, which provides more breeding grounds for mosquito larvae that thrive in stagnant water. To prevent mosquito-borne diseases, it’s crucial to stop larvae from developing into adults. While completely eliminating mosquitoes is impossible, our control strategy involves spraying pesticides on underbrush, foliage, grass, and low-lying trees….

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Keeping Skunks at Bay in Northern Michigan

With the rebirth of spring, a less welcome resurgence occurs in the form of active pests eager to explore and expand their territories. Among these seasonal visitors, skunks pose a unique challenge, known for their distinctive appearance and notorious defense mechanism. As a leading pest control company, we understand the importance of preparing your home…

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How to Detect Rodent Activity, Understand Their Persistence, and Keep Them at Bay

With their remarkable adaptability, rodents have coexisted with humans for centuries, often to our dismay. These unwelcome guests find our homes inviting and the perfect habitat to thrive due to the abundant food, water, and shelter we unwittingly provide. Understanding mouse behavior, detecting their presence early, and adopting preventive measures are crucial in ensuring our…

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Uninvited Pests: Bed Bug Inspection and Discreet Removal

Dealing with unwelcome pests, especially bed bugs, can be a significant source of discomfort and worry. These minuscule, blood-feeding critters are notorious for invading residential and commercial spaces, leading to unease, health issues, and potential financial loss. Immediate action is essential if you’re concerned about a possible bed bug infestation. In this article, we’ll discuss…

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Now Servicing the Petoskey, MI Area!

We’re proud to announce that Northern Pest is expanding south to the lower peninsula! Please welcome John Vrielink, who will manage the Petoskey area, which includes Mackinac, Emmet, Cheboygan, Charlevoix, Antrim, and Otsego counties. Same great service, now covering more of Northern Michigan!   📞 Call the Petoskey office: (231) 330-6992 🖥️ Contact us online:…

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