FAQ- Pest Control in Michigan

Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control Services

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Whether you are dealing with an ant infestation in your single-family home in Michigan, or you are tired of sharing your home with stinkbugs, Solidified Pest Control is here to answer all of your questions about pest control services in the Metro Detroit area. We have become a leader in pest control in Michigan.

What Types of Bugs are Found in Michigan?

The state of Michigan is home to hundreds of different bugs. Fortunately, you won’t see many of these bugs as they are often underground or in deep, wooded areas. The most common bugs that you will often find in Michigan homes include:

  • Ants
  • Bed bugs
  • Boxelder bugs
  • Bees
  • Crickets
  • Fleas
  • Indian Moths
  • Centipedes
  • Millipedes
  • Wasps
  • Black Widow spiders
  • Brown Recluse spiders
  • Cockroaches
  • Earwigs

It is normal to identify these bugs outside. However, if they are coming indoors, it is important that you take action to get rid of them before they become an infestation. Once an ant or bee infestation occurs, you also have to worry about damages to your home.

How Do Pest Control Services Work?

You have probably heard of pest control services before, but one of the most common questions that we get is how our services work. The specific techniques and products that we use will depend on the type of pest you have and where they are at.

What Does Eco-Friendly Pest Control Services Mean?

Eco-friendly pest control services refer to an integrated pest control technique that removes pests while minimizing risks to people and nature. The use of eco-friendly services has become important not only to the country in the last few years but also to the technicians at Solidified Pest Control.

The pest control industry has come a long way over the last few years. While pest control once meant spraying harsh chemicals all over your yard, this is no longer the case. At Solidified Pest Control, we use eco-friendly products that are safe for your children and pets. We are a family-owned-and-operated business and we won’t use any products that we wouldn’t use at our own property.

Do I Need Pest Control Services Year-Round?

Yes, a good pest control plan should be year-round. One of the greatest myths about pests is that they go away during the winter months. While you might not notice as much of them as the temperatures drop and snow hits the ground, they are still there. In fact, winter brings a new type of pests. Additionally, pests from the outdoors will look for a warm place to live in the winter months, which can be your house. You might not even notice them until spring comes around and they have already reproduced and begin to come out of their nest.

How Do I Know What Type of Pest is in my House?

It is possible to determine what type of pest is in your house by looking at entrance points and remains. In some cases, it can be easy to identify pests in your house. Other times, it is not so easy. You might notice damage from pests or rodents, but not actually be able to find them. At Solidified Pest Control, we can assist you in evaluating what type of pest is causing damage. We use a variety of techniques and we have years of experience. We look at things like claw marks, droppings, nest location, and noises. It is important to understand what type of pests are causing trouble in your house so we know what type of technique to use to get rid of them.

Does it Matter What Pest Control Service I Use?

It does matter what pest control service you use!

While many pest control companies claim to get rid of your pests, this does not necessarily mean that they won’t come back. We not only get rid of your pest problem, but we also take the necessary steps to stop them from returning again.

Why Should I Hire a Professional Instead of Doing it Myself?

The problem with DIY pest control is that over-the-counter chemicals and products are harsh and do not permanently remove the problem. Many of these products are designed to get rid of a few bugs initially, but they rarely completely get rid of them. Additionally, it is important to not only get rid of the pests but to also understand why they are coming in. There must be a food source or an entrance point.

How Do Exterior Pest Control Services Help With Inside?

Outdoor pest control services can also help you prevent pests from coming indoors. The fewer pests outdoors mean there are fewer to find a way to come indoors. You might be surprised that your pest technician wants to focus primarily on the exterior of your house, even if you have pests indoors. That is because an infestation outdoors makes it easier for pests to come indoors. By first focusing on the outdoors, we can drastically reduce the number of pests, meaning you are less likely to find them indoors. But, if they have already found their way indoors, then you may need both services.

What Types of Ants are in Michigan?

Michigan is home to over 113 different species of ants. A few of the most common include carpenter ants, pharaoh ants, thief ants, and slab ants.

Are There Dangerous Ants in Michigan?

Perhaps the most dangerous ant found in Michigan is the Allegheny Mound ants. These ants can build high mounds, up to three feet. Their mounds are typically built underground, but the mounds may also go up to four feet above ground.

Your Pest Control Michigan Experts

At Solidified Pest Control, we know that you have a lot of pest control choices. We are family-owned and operated and assist homeowners and commercial owners in Metro Detroit, Wayne County, Oakland County, and Macomb County. We service cities including Ann Arbor, Farmington Hills, Farmington, Royal Oak, Birmingham, Detroit, Troy, Livonia, Rochester Hills, Shelby Township, Sterling Heights, Canton, Plymouth, Clarkston, Waterford, and Redford, Michigan. Call us today at (248) 820-3057 to make your appointment with a pest expert. We are the top-rated pest control in Michigan. We aim for 100% satisfaction!

Whether you have red ants in Michigan, fire ants in Michigan, or you need assistance identifying the type of ants you have, we invite you to reach out to us today. We offer professional pest control services and our friendly technicians are ready to help you with your service.

They responded within less than an hour of my leaving a voicemail. Then, they were at our house within 4 hours. They assessed the situation, inspected, and took steps to take care of the problem. He also provided us with some suggestions as to keep from having issues in the future.


Three squirrels captured and removed and the hole repaired. Excellent work, very responsive and professional. Problem solved.

Susan H.
Susan H.

It went great. No more wasps after 48 hrs. And it took only 15 minutes to apply the treatment. The man that came (I forgot his name but I believe it's a small family business) was very serious and knowledgeable. Also he was the first one to respond and be able to show up after I contacted 4 or 5 different pest exterminators.

Aliq S.
Aliq S.