After a long Michigan winter, the thought of spring is so exciting.

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But with the good, comes the bad... creepy and crawly bugs.

Why Do Bugs Come Into The House?

As the weather warms up and spring arrives, many homeowners in Michigan may notice an increase in the number of bugs in their homes. There are several reasons why bugs may come into your house during the spring.

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One reason is that many insects, such as ants, are more active during the spring months as they begin to search for food and nesting sites. Additionally, some insects, like stink bugs, are attracted to the warm, dry environment of our homes, which can provide a comfortable place for them to live and breed.

How You Can Prevent Bugs From Getting Inside Your Home

One of the most effective ways to keep bugs out is to seal up any cracks or gaps in your home's exterior, which can serve as entry points for insects. Additionally, keeping your home clean and free of clutter can help to reduce the number of places where bugs can hide and breed.

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Regularly vacuuming and sweeping your floors, wiping down surfaces, and taking out the trash can all help to keep your home bug-free.

Another way to prevent bugs from entering your home is to create a habitat for beneficial insects outside. Insect hotels, also known as bug hotels or insect houses, are man-made structures that provide shelter for insects. By introducing insect hotels into your yard or garden, you can provide valuable housing for beneficial insects like bees, which can help to pollinate your plants and control the populations of harmful insects.

These 8 Spring Pests Are Getting Ready To Invade Michigan Homes

Ants: Carpenter Ants, Pavement Ants, Odorous House Ants

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Boxelder Bugs

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Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs

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Centipedes & Millipedes

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Cockroaches

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Spiders

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Ticks

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Yellow Jackets, Wasps, and Carpenter Bees

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