Mice Populations on the Rise

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

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

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

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

Understanding Carpenter Ants

Identifying Carpenter Ants Carpenter 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

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

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,...
Tips on Spiders

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

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

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...

Fall Rodent Baiting

With the drop in temperatures and sudden change in weather, it seems as if fall is quickly approaching here in Northern Michigan. As many homeowners know, that means it’s time for fall rodent baiting. Mice breed year round and reproduce rapidly, seemingly more...
Mosquito Article in Record Eagle

Mosquito Article in Record Eagle

Hogarth’s Pest Control owner Ken Hogarth was mentioned in the Traverse City Record Eagle once again in an article about mosquitos. As Ken predicted back in March, this has been a terrible season for the insect. The vast amounts of standing water in inland areas...
Spiders and Web Sweeping

Spiders and Web Sweeping

One of the main pest issues in Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula is spiders, their webs, and the droppings they leave on homes and businesses. Spiders usually only need to be treated from the exterior of the home to prevent them from building webs and getting...
More About Mice

More About Mice

With spring slowly approaching here in northern Michigan rodents will be on the move. If you had signs of mice issues around your home in the fall that were not addressed, you will definitely begin to see more mice around as the snow begins to melt. Mice run the...
News Article on Mosquitoes

News Article on Mosquitoes

Today, March, 26th, Hogarth’s Pest Control owner/operator Ken Hogarth was featured in the Traverse City Record Eagle, talking about what looks to be an intense season for mosquitoes. Female mosquitoes lay their eggs in stagnant water, and with as much snow as...
Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs

Bed bug populations have more than doubled each year over the past 5-7 years and are becoming a huge epidemic in Northern Michigan. Though bed bugs are not a medical issue and carry no diseases, if left untreated they can become a huge issue for a home or business...
Skunks

Skunks

Skunks are very common throughout Michigan and are known to cause damage to lawns due to their burrowing and digging for grubs. They can often be found under decks and on occasion, can get into homes and buildings if there’s not proper exclusion. Though most...
Squirrels

Squirrels

There are six different species of squirrels in Michigan; the red, black, eastern gray, northern and southern flying, and the fox squirrel.  Four of the six species of squirrels are found in both the Lower and Upper peninsulas of Michigan, with the exception of the...
Fleas

Fleas

If you’re an individual with or without pets, you’re probably well aware of the impact fleas can have on a home. Fleas are especially bad throughout Northern Michigan this fall, and it’s important for individuals to know the proper steps it takes to rid your home of...

Wildlife Services

We receive calls everyday about customers dealing with skunks, raccoons, and various other critters around their homes. We make sure to address wildlife jobs as soon as possible to ensure the animals don’t cause damage to our customers homes and yards. We...

Pest Control Service in Traverse City

Hogarth’s Pest Control is located in Williamsburg, MI, between Traverse City and Elk Rapids.  We offer our pest control and wildlife removal services to customers all over the Northern Michigan area, including Traverse City, Charlevoix, East Jordan, Bellaire,...

Mice

Mice are an issue that we deal with regularly here at Hogarth’s Pest Control. Mice can live in a variety of different conditions and can survive on a limited supply of food and shelter. They are able to fit through a hole roughly 1/4 of an inch in diameter and...

Acrobat Ants

Acrobat ants are small, odorous ants with a heart-shaped abdomen. Homeowners often confuse an acrobat ant issue with a termite infestation, as the acrobat ants often nest in the wood that has already been damaged by termites or carpenter ants. They then push out the...

Bees, Wasps, and Hornets

Many of us are aware that this is the time of year that we begin to see bees, wasps, and hornets swarming around our homes and gardens. Though these flying insects are out and about, they are not yet building nests. Instead, they are buzzing around looking for places...

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are small, flat, reddish-brown insects that feed on the blood of warm-blooded animals while they are sleeping. They infest homes, apartments, hotels, cruise ships, dorms and shelters, and have become an epidemic throughout Michigan. Bed bugs are known to live...

Pest Control in Bellaire, MI and Charlevoix, MI

Hogarth’s Pest Control services a number of customers in Northern Michigan including Bellaire, Charlevoix, and surrounding areas. If you are from Bellaire or Charlevoix and are experiencing pest infestation or are in need of wildlife removal, give us a call at...

Moles

Eastern moles are usually about 6-8 inches long and have a grayish fur that may vary a bit in color.  Star nosed moles are a bit smaller, around 3-5 inches fully grown. Moles breed in late winter and give birth in early spring, and they usually have between 2-6...
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