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When you invest in a home, you do everything you can to maintain it. The last thing you want is a pest infestation which could pose health risks and mean potential property damage.

Regardless of the types of pests that invade your home or property, you can rely on Wolverine Pest Services to provide expert pest control. Our veteran and family owned company has built its reputation on faith, honesty and fair, competitive pricing.

Wolverine Pest Control has 20 years of experience, you can depend on our team for complete residential pest control and pest removal. Organic/green products are available upon request, and we also provide Integrated Pest Management (IPM) which is an effective, yet environmentally focused method of pest control. We offer a 30-day guarantee, too, and will come back within the first 30 days if your problem re-occurs.

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“Wolverine is a small, growing company in the greater Lansing area that I use exclusively for all my pest control needs as a property manager… I feel they are a great asset to our contractor pool. They are always quick to follow up on all their work, should there ever be any concern, and generally have a high first-time-through. Would recommend them for service to anyone in need of pest/mice control.”


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Cockroaches are gross, yucky bugs that sneak into homes. They’re big, and fast and some can even fly! They hide in places we don’t usually look and can spread sickness. They like wet, messy places, which means if you see them, it’s a sign that your home isn’t very clean. Are you done with roaches in your house? Wolverine Pest Control knows what to do! We know how roaches act, and our plans can keep the bugs away for good. Our strategies focus on the main causes of roach issues, so they won’t be able to get in. We even provide special services for businesses like restaurants and medical buildings. We cover a lot of cities, so you should be able to find us near you.

What are cockroaches?

Cockroaches are a big kind of bug that likes to be in dark, wet, and messy places where there is lots of food. They are flat, have round bodies, and are usually brown. They have long feelers, and some of them even have wings and can fly. Roaches can move very quickly, so they can escape quickly. They like to eat food and stuff that isn’t food, so they often hang out near garbage cans and compost piles. And if there are just a few of them, they can easily grow into a huge group in no time.

Came out to get rid of the yellow jacket nest by our front door. Being &dive- bombed" at times 
when we came in and out. Scott sprayed them and in a day or so they were gone. Very
professional, informational and cordial when I spoke with him.

What are the most common types of cockroaches?

Only 30 out of the 4,600 known species of cockroaches live with humans, Of the 30, here are the three most common types you may find in your home.

American cockroach

American cockroaches are about 1-2 inches long and are reddish-brown. They have flat bodies and a yellow figure eight-shaped mark on the back of their heads. They are very fast and can run up to 50 times their own body length every second. These roaches can be found in big buildings, sewer drains, cellars, and gardens, particularly in warm climates. They may sometimes wander into homes, especially in hot areas.

German Cockroach

German cockroaches are the most common kind of roach. They are a yellowish color and very small, about half an inch in size. They live for five to seven months after becoming adults. What makes German roaches so hard to get rid of? They make a lot of babies very quickly. A female German roach lays eggs three days after mating, and the eggs hatch in about 20 days. Up to 40 babies, called nymphs, can hatch at a time. The nymphs become adults in two months.
This means that there can be a lot of overlapping generations of German roaches living at one time. German cockroaches eat many different things, including food scraps, pet food, and even the glue found in cardboard boxes and books. If there are lots of them, they can cause allergies or even bite people.

Oriental cockroach

The Oriental cockroach is sometimes called a water bug. It likes to live in places that are wet and damp, like plumbing drains in the kitchen or bathroom, sewers, or crawl spaces. It is mostly found in California, the Pacific Northwest, the midwest, and the south of the United States. It eats garbage, sewage, and decaying organic matter. It usually looks black and shiny. An adult Oriental cockroach can live between 1 and 6 months and usually lays its eggs during spring and

What do roaches eat?

Roaches like German ones are very hard to get rid of because they eat a lot of things. They will eat organic stuff like hair, nails, glue, paper, dead bugs, and even plastics! If you get rid of all their food, they can still last for a month without eating. But they need water to survive and can only stay alive for a week without it. They are really good at finding water sources and are happy with even small amounts of moisture.

Where do cockroaches come from?

Cockroaches can enter your house by squeezing through small cracks and holes in your walls and floors. They can also come through the sewer or drains. If your neighbor has cockroaches, they can come into your house too. Some roaches can even get in if you bring something from outside, like a box from a big store that could have cockroaches in it. German cockroaches usually get in because of people.

What are the signs of a roach infestation?

Signs that It can be tough to figure out if you have a roach problem. Roaches usually only come out at night, so you may not see them. However, if you do spot one, it could mean there are more. If you see them during the day, it means there are lots of them, even if you don’t see them. If you see any of the signs, call a bug expert like Wolverine Pest Control right away.

Droppings and smear marks

Roaches can leave a mess behind them. Look around in corners, cabinets, sinks, fridges, and stoves to see if you can find anything. Small roaches make little black bits that look like coffee or pepper, and bigger ones leave behind grains of rice-size droppings. There might also be brown smears and stains.

Unusual odor

Cockroaches can make any place smell bad. They leave behind a musty smell that comes from their special smell messages, which can be found in their poop or in the bodies of dead cockroaches. When there are more cockroaches, the musty smell gets stronger.

Egg casings

Cockroaches lay little oval-shaped cases called ootheca. Inside each one can be more than 20 eggs. When the eggs hatch, just the shell of the ootheca is left behind. If you see one of these shells on the floor or in your cupboards, it means that baby roaches have come out of their eggs and are now in your house.

Skin sheddings

Cockroaches develop as they get older. They have to get rid of their hard outside shells about 5 to 8 times. The shells are usually a light brown color and look like their bodies are oval-shaped. If you want to find these shells, check in places where the cockroaches might like to live or other places that are hard to see.

Property damage

Look around your kitchen for any signs of damage on boxes or other organic materials.
Roaches don’t hurt the structure of any houses, but they can cause harm to paper items, books, wallpaper, and some furniture over time. Roaches like to eat glue and things like that, so parts of your home that have glue on them can get worse. Check the bottom of your walls for smudgy marks. If there are lots of roaches in your house, they can even damage your walls, floors, and insulation.

What are common roach hiding places?

Roaches like to hang out in dark, warm, and damp places near food sources. The kitchen has lots of spots that make good homes for roach colonies. German roaches are the most common type of roach in homes and some of the places they like to be are:

Kitchen Appliances

Look around the fridge, stove, and other small appliances to see if there are any eggshells, poop, or leftover skin pieces. Try to find any crumbs or other bits of food.

Inside cabinets

Spills of food and packages that are not closed tightly can bring in bugs like cockroaches. Places like the corners under sinks often provide nice homes for them. Signs of these pests might be found in the same corners.


Cockroaches like to hang around pipes because they give off water. The pipes are throughout your house and it might be hard to see them right away. You might be able to spot them in spots with plumbing like in the basement or where your boiler is. A floor drain is a common place for German cockroaches or water bugs to hide and get in.


Roaches can get into furniture and make it their home. They might lay eggs in the couch, under the bed, or in the closet. These eggs can hatch and make more roaches.


Eating while you work could cause crumbs to drop into your keyboard or other small places. Roaches can fit in the tiniest spaces and they might stay around if they find food close to your computer or other warm electronics.


If you have any cardboard boxes in your home and think roaches are there, throw the boxes away right away. Roaches like to make their homes in piles of boxes. It’s a great place for them to nest and have babies.

Are roaches dangerous?

Roaches can be a big problem for people. They can carry bacteria and illnesses, and they spread it all around. The germs they have on them can make more roaches come, which makes it even harder to get rid of them. It is important to take steps to keep them from coming into your home. Roaches can make you sick. They can carry E. coli and salmonella or even give you diseases such as dysentery, cholera, and listeriosis. If one of them touches you, you might get an allergic reaction or a rash. Also, if you have breathing problems, like asthma, their empty egg casings, exoskeletons, and waste can make it worse.

How do you prevent roach infestations before they start?

These tips can help you prevent German cockroach infestations in the future.

Clean thoroughly

Vacuum your floors, furniture, and stuff with upholstery often so no crumbs are hanging around. Keep your kitchen neat and free of food. Look and sweep around and behind appliances and in cupboards. If you see any smudges or stains, use lukewarm water and soap to scrub and wash the area. Then let it dry. Spray it with disinfectant and wait a couple of minutes. Wipe it with a dry cloth and wash it with lukewarm water and soap. If any of your clothes get smeared, put some chlorine on the spot and let it sit for a bit before you put it in the wash. Don’t touch the smears directly when you’re cleaning them.

Seal off any openings

Put weather strips around windows and doors and change broken or ripped window and door screens. Look for splits on the outside of your house and make sure to shut up any openings.

Store food properly

Be sure to keep rubbish bins and compost containers with a lid on them, and keep your food in safe, closed containers.

Use a dehumidifier

Get a dehumidifier for your basement to suck out the dampness. Look over the pipes and parts both inside and outside the house and quickly mend any cracks or holes.

Inspect cardboard before you bring it inside

Before bringing any boxes, furniture, or appliances into your house, take a look at them first. This is especially important when you buy them used.

Help, I have a German roach infestation! How do I get rid of them?

Cockroaches can be hard to get rid of. German cockroaches can make more of themselves very fast, so it is important to act quickly. To make sure the pest treatments work well like the service from Wolverine Pest Control, people who own homes and pest experts need to work together.

How can Wolverine Pest Control help with German cockroaches?

Wolverine Pest Control will take care of a German cockroach problem. We’ll find and destroy their nests, locate and stop any places they can get in, and make sure your home is totally clean of cockroaches and the smells they leave behind. We will decide what works best depending on the time of year. Our German Cockroach service includes vacuuming up all the roaches we can see and carefully checking your home to find out where the roaches like to hide. We will tell you the best places to treat. After we are done, we suggest doing the same thing every month. We’ll apply the same products and look around again.

Getting rid of roaches

Getting rid of cockroaches is hard, so it’s best to ask a pro. Wolverine Pest Control can help with bad infestations and other big problems. Our services are special for each customer, and we use special methods depending on what time of year it is. However, you may want some helpful tips for keeping roaches away. When combined with proper prevention, these suggestions will help you avoid a roach problem in the future.

● Regularly vacuum your floors, and keep kitchen areas clean and free of food debris.
● Check the exterior walls of your property, sealing off any openings you find.
● Place weather-stripping around windows and doors.
● Replace torn window or door screens.
● Dry out basements using dehumidifiers.
● Make sure outdoor trash cans and compost bins have locking lids.
● Fix leaky pipes and fixtures – both inside and outside of your home or business.
● Inspect packages, boxes, and used appliances for cockroaches before bringing them in.

Call (517) 999-5008 for a FREE quote over the phone! Residential Pest control. Pest Removal can be unsettling. Our Pest Control Plan protects against them so you can enjoy every moment in the home you love.

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