Carpenter ant near the wall of a basement

Do I Have Carpenter Ants?

Ants flying around inside your home may be the reproductive drones of a carpenter ant colony. Look for small, round excavation holes in wooden structures in your basement, crawl space,…

Termite damage

How Can I Stop Termites From Hurting My House?

The Eastern Subterranean termite (Reticulitermes flavipes) is the most destructive wood pest in North America. These termites infest wood that’s moist, damaged, or easily accessible from the ground. The best…

The carpenter ants come marching in this spring

Carpenter Ants Come Marching In This Spring

Carpenter ants get away with a lot, even for a pest. Whereas the termite inspires fear and indignation, most of the public doesn’t even consider the insidious carpenter ant. If…

The most (potentially) destructive pest infestations

The Most (Potentially) Destructive Pest Infestations

If there’s one thing worse than finding out you have pest infestations, it’s what happens next. As you begin to investigate how long you’ve had the infestation and how extensive…

Why are termites such a problem for Michigan?

Why Termites Are Such a Problem in Michigan

Termites, specifically the Eastern Subterranean Termite (Reticulitermes flavipes), are the most destructive wood pest in Michigan. Every year, they inflict thousands of dollars of property damage to Michigan homes all…

Where Do Termites Go in the Winter?

Where Do Termites Go in the Winter?

Thinking about termites isn’t fun in the best of times. And winter is almost never the best of times. Unfortunately, however, everyone’s least favorite wood-muncher knows you don’t want to…

Carpenter Ants in Michigan

Carpenter Ants in Michigan

Carpenter ants are the undercover saboteurs of the pest world. Disguised as the unassuming pavement or field ant, they infiltrate your home. Quietly, slowly, they establish themselves, building their base…