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Top Pests in Lansing, MI
As an industry leader, Orkin requires all Orkin Men to complete rigorous training and continuous education on the latest industry technology and treatments available. This means your local Orkin Man is uniquely qualified to handle your pest control needs — whatever they may be.
Based on service calls in your area.
Lansing, the centrally located capital of Michigan, is a hot spot for a wide range of pest activity. Michigan’s cyclical climate and the city’s size attract a variety of different pests, especially as the seasons change. Rodents, including mice and rats, seek out shelter indoors from the harsh elements and frigid Michigan weather. These pests can be dangerous to human health as they are known carriers of disease and illness, such as hantavirus or rat bite fever. Rodents can also introduce fleas and ticks into Michigan homes. While these pests are difficult to treat without the help of professionals, pest management experts recommend that homeowners seal up any rodent entry points around the home, as exclusion is the first step in preventing an infestation. These entry points, including cracks and crevices, can be sealed with mesh wiring or concrete. Lansing residents who suspect a rodent infestation are urged by Michigan government officials to contact a locally licensed pest professional right away.
Another pest that comes out as the seasons change is the mosquito. In fact, Detroit and Grand Rapids, as well as a handful of other Midwestern cities, have ranked within the Top 20 of Orkin’s Worst Mosquito Cities list. According to pest experts, June, July and August are the worst months for mosquito activity. In some cases, bites from these pests can cause allergies or disease. However, Lansing residents can take precautions before getting bit. These pests are most active during the early morning and early evening hours, although some mosquitoes commonly found in the Lansing area are aggressive day biters. Restricting time outdoors during these periods can lessen the chances of getting bit. Residents who spend time outside are urged to wear long-sleeve tops and long pants in addition to applying an approved and effective insect repellent.