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Mice Populations on the Rise

This year the mice presence has been the highest we have ever seen!! It seems as they know the snow is coming. We have had calls all year long for mice which is unusual because they normally invade in the fall, spend the winter in a house, and then leave and have...

The Importance of Fall Rodent Baiting

With the drop in temperatures comes an increased rodent population in Northern Michigan. As many homeowners know, that means it’s time for fall rodent baiting. Mice breed year round and reproduce rapidly, but are considered fall invaders; they’ll quickly be on the...

All About Bats

Bats are a federally protected species and can be found in almost every country in the world. They typically prefer warmer climates and make their homes in caves, attics, barns and trees. Bats are extremely helpful at controlling insect populations and are the only...

All About Stinging Insects

Bees, wasps, yellow jackets and hornets are one of the most common pest control issues we deal with at Hogarth’s Pest Control. Stinging insects are often unwanted summer guests, nesting on homes, in trees, under decks and even underground. Though all stinging insects...

Understanding Carpenter Ants

Identifying Carpenter AntsCarpenter ants are one of the largest types of ants and are usually fairly easy to identify. They can start as small as 1/16 of an inch and quickly grow to a 1/2 inch in size. The queen is much larger and can easily grow up to an inch in...

Moles

With warmer temperatures much earlier in the season this year, moles will be out and active relatively soon. Moles begin moving as the ground gets softer, causing extensive damage to lawns, landscaping, and shrubs. Their main sources of food are earth worms, small...

Spring Pest Control

It's that time of year again! Spring is quickly approaching in Northern Michigan which means it's time to start thinking about scheduling your spring pest control. Whether you have issues with ants, spiders, or are just looking for a preventative spray, it's important...

Tips on Spiders

As spring in Northern Michigan draws closer and the days begin to get longer, spiders get closer invading your home and covering your structure in webs. Spiders can do an extensive amount of damage to the surface of a home, no matter what type of siding, paint, or...

Important Tips on Bed Bugs

Bed bugs have rapidly been on the rise in recent years. As bed bugs become more relevant in areas of Northern Michigan, especially Traverse City, Manistee, Benzie, Lake Leelanau, Cadillac, Charlevoix and Petoskey, it’s important to know what signs to look for if you...

Bed Bug Heat Treatment

Hogarths Pest Control has  a new tool for the tool box.   A heat tent . We saw the need for it to help in the war on bed bugs. It allows us to reduce our chemicals used in the process by placing infested mattresses, nightstands, dressers, mirrors and clutter pieces...

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