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Bed Bug

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs have extraordinarily small bodies with a brown camouflage, they lay eggs everywhere, and are easily transferred, allowing them to infest entire homes and businesses. Bed bugs, often found in mattresses, bedding, clothing, furniture, and more can be recognized by the musty odor they exude, the brown and black spots on infected surfaces, blood stains on mattresses and bedding from crushed bed bugs, or their bite marks. Bed bug bites emit a burning sensation and generally are several red marks in a precise line.

Ant

Ants

Carpenter ants are only one species of ants which could infest your home or business. They have large black bodies and typically nest in wood able to retain moisture and easily accessible from the soil like wood porch structures, window frames, and door frames. You have an infestation if you see swarms of flying ants in the spring around wood structures, these are the adult ants leaving the nest to find new territory. Another sign of a carpenter ant infestation is wood dust or small piles of wood shavings found close to older damp wood.

Cockroach

Roach

The American cockroach is the largest species of cockroaches invading homes. They have a reddish brown or mahogany color with a yellow band outlining the area behind their head. Found anywhere food or moisture is present, these cockroaches are about two inches long and both the females and males can fly. They give off a musty smell and as they mature become more reddish brown. These cockroaches will hide in damp dark places.

Wasp

Wasp

There are many species of wasps, ranging from microscopic to 1 ½” in size and ranging in color from black to metallic blues and greens and from reddish-brown to dark red and orange. Most wasps have a pinched waist and two pairs of wings. Wasps will nest in several places surrounding your home including hose reels, electrical boxes, soffits, decks, in the corners of windows, under awnings and porches, attics, crawl spaces, and gas grills. If you have a colony of wasps, there could be thousands of wasps living in the nest.

Mice, Chipmunk & Rat

Rodent

Rodents are among the most adaptable and diseased critters to infest homes. They are extremely difficult to exterminate due to their rapid and constant breeding habits. Several species of rodents have the capability to squeeze into spaces much smaller than themselves, making even the smallest holes or cracks entrances to your home. Like many unwanted pests, rodents will cause severe damage to your home or business, excessive chewing and breeding will take a toll on your home’s structure.

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs have extraordinarily small bodies with a brown camouflage, they lay eggs everywhere, and are easily transferred, allowing them to infest entire homes and businesses. Bed bugs, often found in mattresses, bedding, clothing, furniture, and more can be recognized by the musty odor they exude, the brown and black spots on infected surfaces, blood stains on mattresses and bedding from crushed bed bugs, or their bite marks. Bed bug bites emit a burning sensation and generally are several red marks in a precise line.

Ants

Carpenter ants are only one species of ants which could infest your home or business. They have large black bodies and typically nest in wood able to retain moisture and easily accessible from the soil like wood porch structures, window frames, and door frames. You have an infestation if you see swarms of flying ants in the spring around wood structures, these are the adult ants leaving the nest to find new territory. Another sign of a carpenter ant infestation is wood dust or small piles of wood shavings found close to older damp wood.

Roach

The American cockroach is the largest species of cockroaches invading homes. They have a reddish brown or mahogany color with a yellow band outlining the area behind their head. Found anywhere food or moisture is present, these cockroaches are about two inches long and both the females and males can fly. They give off a musty smell and as they mature become more reddish brown. These cockroaches will hide in damp dark places.

Wasp

There are many species of wasps, ranging from microscopic to 1 ½” in size and ranging in color from black to metallic blues and greens and from reddish-brown to dark red and orange. Most wasps have a pinched waist and two pairs of wings. Wasps will nest in several places surrounding your home including hose reels, electrical boxes, soffits, decks, in the corners of windows, under awnings and porches, attics, crawl spaces, and gas grills. If you have a colony of wasps, there could be thousands of wasps living in the nest.

Rodent

Rodents are among the most adaptable and diseased critters to infest homes. They are extremely difficult to exterminate due to their rapid and constant breeding habits. Several species of rodents have the capability to squeeze into spaces much smaller than themselves, making even the smallest holes or cracks entrances to your home. Like many unwanted pests, rodents will cause severe damage to your home or business, excessive chewing and breeding will take a toll on your home’s structure.

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Why Take Care of Bed Bugs ASAP? Wisconsin's Bed Bug Ordinance

Wis. Stat. 704.07(3)(a)

"If the premises are damaged, including by an infestation of insects or other pests, due to the acts or inaction of the tenant, the landlord may elect to allow the tenant to remediate or repair the damage and restore the appearance of the premises by redecorating. However, the landlord may elect to undertake the remediation, repair, or redecoration, and in such case the tenant must reimburse the landlord for the reasonable cost thereof."

Milwaukee Bed Bug Exterminator Contact

The responsibility of the repairs and cleanup of any pest problem brought on by the tenant is solely the tenant's/s'. Prevent damage from spreading and having those costs fall on you by calling A-Landlords today to have your bed bug problem taken care of.

If you choose to pursue litigation against your landlord, you need to know the burden of proof is on you, and it's tough to prove the bedbugs were no a problem initiated by you, the tenant. If you can prove the burden is on the landlord, call A-Landlords today to get your bed bug problem taken care of at the expense of your landlord.

Bed Bug Pest Control Specialists Terminate Bed Bug Infestations of All Sizes

Homeowners and businesses attempt to rid themselves of bed bug infestations and these efforts go unnoticed by bed bugs, or, in some cases, can make your bed bug infestation worse, unfortunately. When you have bed bugs, you need professional bed bug pest control to eliminate your bed bug infestation entirely.

Milwaukee Bed Bug Extermination

Remember: what doesn't kill them only makes them stronger.

Bed bugs are highly resistant to commercial products used in their extermination, and because of this, a combination of pest control methods must be used, including product applications, heat, and manual removal.

The Enemy: Bed Bugs

The bed bug exterminators at A-Landlords Pest Management in Milwaukee, WI are experts in identifying and removing bed bug infestations.

In fact, bed bugs are our specialty.

Bed bugs have extraordinarily small bodies colored with a brown camouflage pattern, they lay eggs everywhere, and once an infestation has started, it is hard to resolve without the help of professionals.

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Identifying the Presence of a Bed Bug Infestation

  • Bed bugs give off a musty odor
  • Bite marks, with a burning sensation, generally in a straight line
  • Brown and black spots on infected surfaces
  • Blood stains on mattresses in bedding from crushed bugs

Bed Bug Infestations and Resurgence

There are several myths surrounding bed bug infestations, including: once a piece of furniture is infested, it must be thrown out; as well as, bed bugs only effect beds. Neither of these is true. If your bed bug infestation is handled properly, your furniture will be eradicated of the pest within. Bed bugs also do not infest beds alone, they will infest virtually anything they can hide on (fabrics) and find a food source from (you). Bed bugs will gladly hitch a ride on your sweater to your car and office, friend’s house, or child’s school, dropping off and infesting every area they can along the way.

Bed bugs are generally active at night and feed on blood. Without blood, they are not able to grow or reproduce, but they can go months without eating, so leaving your home for a week won’t do the trick. Calling in professional bed bug exterminators is the best option when it comes to handling a bed bug infestation.

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Where Bed Bugs are Commonly Found:

  • Mattresses
  • Bedding (sheets, comforters, etc.)
  • Clothing
  • Furniture
  • Other soft places with convoluted surfaces

Milwaukee Bed Bug Removal

At one point in history, bed bugs were considered almost completed eradicated from North America. Due to an increase in people traveling and a decrease in public knowledge about bed bugs, they have made a surging comeback, infesting homes and business across the nation, including Milwaukee, WI. Another reason for the bed bugs’ comeback is their resistance to many commercial pest control methods; proving the importance of getting professional help with your bed bug infestation, rather than trying to eliminate the problem yourself.


How to Treat Bed Bug Bites

A Guide to Identifying and Treating Bed Bug Bites

Make sure it's a bed bug bite before taking action to mitigate the symptoms. You may have been bitten or stung by some other insect or bug and may to treat the bite differently. A bite from a black widow spider will initially look similar to a bed bug bite, but the way you go about treating each one and the severity of the bite’s consequences are dramatically different.

Identifying Bed Bug Bites

Bed bug bites are not uncommon—especially when your home is in the midst of a bedbug infestation. Finding out whether your mark is from a bed bug bite or not requires some investigation. Ask yourself these questions, and use the answers to determine your course of action.

Q: What do Bed Bug Bites Look Like?

A: The bites are raised and red, and have a similar appearance to bites or stings from a wide variety of other bugs and insects: mosquitoes, fleas, chiggers, ticks, centipedes, etc. The list could go on and on. Often, the marks are in clusters, or rows of 3-5 bites (referred to as breakfast, lunch, and dinner).

Bed Bug Bites
Bed Bug Bite Locations

Q: Where are the Bites Located?

A: Bed bug bites are usually located on the extremities, neck, and face since these are the areas most often exposed while a person sleeps. However, bed bugs do not discriminate once they are in a position to bite. If they can bite you on your back, stomach, chest, or other areas, they will.

Q: Are there Bed Bugs in Your Home?

A: Look around. Are there bed bugs present in your home? Is there anything to indicate the presence of some other bug you may have been bitten or stung by? If you check your bed, clothes, and furniture, and don’t see any bed bugs present, chances are high that you’re not dealing with bed bug bites. You’ll want to investigate other insects and bugs as the possible culprit.

Scratching a bed bug bite can cause a secondary infection and could lead to bleeding, sepsis, or, in the worst possible case, death.

**DON'T SCRATCH BED BUG BITES**

Bite marks (the raised, red spots) don't appear until a few days after you've received the bites, and many people misidentify them as acne, rashes from their clothing, spider bites, or just blame it on their dirty sheets. This is because a few days of fasting is not a problem for bed bugs. By the time a person notices the bite marks and feels the itching and burning, the bed bugs are in hiding again. This cycle sometimes repeats for months before a resident makes the connection between the bugs and the marks on the resident's skin. Don't let that happen to you.

Bed bugs are definitely a problem that you want to get rid of once and for all the first time around.

At-Home Bed Bug Bite Treatment:

  1. Wash bed bug bites with soap and water, making sure not to break the skinMilwaukee Exterminator Contact
  2. Make a paste of baking soda and water
  3. Apply paste on bed bug bites
  4. Let paste sit on affected spot for a minimum of one hour
  5. Wash off gently with water
  6. Pat dry to avoid opening the bite

You may have to wait more than just an hour to help your bed bug bites heal with this paste on. For others, this paste may not work at all. It is up to you, the user, of this paste to determine if they did not wait long enough with the paste on, or if the paste simply does not work for you.


Bed Bug Treatment Solutions

The Milwaukee bed bug treatment provided by A-Landlords is the best solution to bed bug infestations and in some cases the only solution. Though our professionals are the best option for your bed bug infestation, there are a few at home remedies you can try to rid your home or business of bed bugs.

Washing all of your clothing and bedding with the hottest possible water your machine will allow and on the longest wash cycle as well as thoroughly vacuuming your infested surfaces has proven to be successful for some bed bug infestation sufferers. It is important to dispose of your vacuum bag in an outside trashcan or to extensively clean your vacuum canister because bed bugs have the habit of infesting vacuums.

You could also try buying bed bug mattress covers in Milwaukee and covering your box spring in urethane material or plastic to form a protective layer. This will keep new bed bugs from getting in and old bed bugs from getting out, and the old bed bugs will die off after some time.

You should always be careful when transferring infested clothing, bedding, or anything else bed bugs might be living on or in. They can easily fall off of the infected surface and start populating a new area.

Keep your home, business, friends' homes, and family’s home safe from bed bugs by having our expert Milwaukee bed bug exterminators eradicate your bed bug infestation.

Contact our Milwaukee bed bug exterminators when you need cost-effective help ridding your home of a bed bug infestation.