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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.

Top 4 Summer Pests in Milwaukee

Milwaukee Exterminators Get Pests To Bug Off

While there are many pests which can turn your summer into a bummer, the four most common culprits are ants, stinging insects, mosquitoes and fleas. Here’s a quick overview:

Ants Ruining More than Your Picnic? Milwaukee’s Top Exterminators Get Rid of Them Anywhere

Every summer, foraging ants invade homes in search of food to cart back to their colonies. Although the small ants regularly getting in homes during the summer months are a major nuisance. Fortunately, regular pest control treatments can deter them from entering your home and even wipe out the entire colony.

Carpenter ants are another pest to watch out for during the summer, especially anywhere you have water-damaged wood, such as on a deck or porch. These ants will eat tunnels into wet wood, compromising the integrity of landscaping structures, subfloors and support beams. Our Milwaukee pest control specialists have extensive experience locating their colonies and wiping out entire colonies—which is the only solution if you spot carpenter ants in or around your home.

Stinging Insects: Whether They Make Honey or Not, You Don’t Want Them Around

Wasp Needing Removal from Milwaukee HomeYellow jackets, hornets, wasps, bees and other stinging insects are among the most dreaded of all summer pests. Although they generally won’t bother you if you don’t bother them, having a hornet’s nest right near your patio is never a good thing. Just drinking a soda on a hot afternoon is asking for trouble, since these insects are attracted to sugary snacks and drinks. And make no mistake, many of these species can be extremely aggressive with the slightest provocation.

For those with allergies to bee stings, this can literally be a life or death problem.

While some homeowners will try to knock down nests or spray them with store-bought insecticides, the best way to rid yourself of a stinging insect problem is to let the pros at A-Landlords handle it. Often, yellow jackets and bald faced hornets will build nests in high places which are hard to reach. Our Milwaukee exterminators have safely removed both small, hard-to-find nests and monstrosities weighing as much as 15 lbs. Let us help make sure your outdoor space remains yours, not a wasp’s or a hornet’s.

Even without West Nile Virus, Mosquitoes Can Ruin Milwaukee’s Already Short Summers

Even though they do provide food for a lot of the local wildlife, mosquitoes are widely regarded as a pest. Besides the nasty, itchy bites they inflict, mosquitoes also pass on diseases like West Nile virus and malaria. Pets are susceptible, too, getting infected with Chagas Disease, Lyme disease and the heartworm parasite. While it would be impossible to eliminate every mosquito in your vicinity, anything you can do to reduce their numbers will make a difference in your enjoyment of your yard.

Mosquitoes breed in areas where there is stagnant water, so the first step in controlling the mosquito population on your property is to eliminate standing water, such as buckets or wheelbarrows left out in the rain. You can also re-grade parts of your lawn which may have sunken areas collecting water and unclog any gutters which may be retaining water. Beyond preventive measures like these, our exterminators can apply pet- and people-safe pesticides to your lawn and shrubbery to help control the number of mosquitoes around your home. With regular applications, you can reclaim your outdoor space.

Fleas Turning Your Home into a Circus? Exterminate Them ASAP!

If you own a dog or cat, you know easy it can be for Fido’s flea problem to become your flea problem—especially if your pets are allowed on your sofa or bed.

Once inside your home, fleas become a huge problem quite quickly. They live for about 100 days and the female of the species will produce around 450 baby fleas. Fleas don’t even have to hitch a ride on your pet to get in your home. They can attach themselves to your pant legs, shoes, socks or the sleeping bag your kids had out on the lawn for a sleepover. Besides causing painful bites, fleas can also transmit diseases and tapeworms.

If you have fleas in your home, you can try the commercially available fogger products, but why waste the money? Most homeowners have little success with these products because many fleas and flea eggs are hidden throughout a home and out of reach of the fogger.

Do it right the first time. Call professional exterminators to get the job done.

Our experienced flea exterminators use many techniques to stop a flea circus. Growth regulating chemicals disrupt the flea’s development, preventing it from becoming an adult flea, and other safe flea control products target areas where immature fleas may be hiding.

A-Landlords: Reliable Exterminators

While these are the top four bugs plaguing the Milwaukee area, there are many, many others. Regardless of the insect putting a damper on your summer, rest assured A-Landlords will eliminate the pests so you can enjoy the season.

Whatever summer pest problem you have, contact our Milwaukee exterminators for immediate assistance.