Brown recluse spider

Is That a Brown Recluse Spider?

There are two spiders in Michigan with dangerous venomous bites: the black widow and the brown recluse. The black widow may be more famous, but the brown recluse tends to…

stink bug perched on a window screen

Why Do I Have Stink Bugs?

Brown marmorated stink bugs are attracted to fruit trees, vegetable gardens, berry bushes, and ornamental plants. Starting in late summer, they congregate around warm, heat-reflective surfaces that get plenty of…

Stains, waste markings, and other signs of a bed bug infestation alongside a bed bug on the underside of a mattress

How Can I Tell If I Have Bed Bugs?

Bed bugs leave behind several signs of their presence in and around the beds they infest. You will notice red, puffy bite marks on your legs, arms, and armpits. Infesting…

German yellow jacket (Vespula germanica) perched on a wooden board

What’s The Difference Between a Yellow Jacket and a Wasp?

Yellow jackets are actually the common name of a particular type of wasp. Wasps from the Vespula and Dolichovespula genera are called yellow jackets in the US. Yellow jacket species…