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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.

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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.

Preparing Milwaukee Homes for Winter

Winter Pest Control / Prevention

Humans naturally seek shelter in adverse weather. That includes excessive cold, heat, rain, winds, or anything else Mother Nature finds fit to throw at us. It may come as no surprise to find out other animals share the shelter-seeking behavior with us.Mouse Nesting in Home

Winter is fast approaching and temperatures are dropping, causing all sorts of animals who previously found or made adequate shelter outside of human dwellings are starting to move in. They find every crack, hole, nook, and cranny available. They crawl into these faults, and find refuge and protection from the harsh conditions of our Wisconsin winters. If these problem areas aren't taken care of before the temperature drops, you may be in for a few unwanted visitors this winter.

Finding Pests in Your Home

Many times, the only evidence you’ll have of these new cohabiters is their droppings. You’ll also probably catch a glimpse of some of the pests scurrying around. Pests will usually do their scurrying at night under the added cover of dark. However, you may find them foraging for food during daylight hours, or even at night with all your lights on. It’s extremely important to close or cover all food sources during winter, as this is when most pests will migrate indoors and have most access to your food supplies. Be sure to do your dishes shortly after eating, and make sure all your excess food particles are in a covered garbage or else washed completely down the drain. Your kitchen will be a favorite spot for late-night pests to snack.

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It can be as easy as turning off your lights for a brief period of time, and then turning them back on. In that time, any unwanted pests staying in your home may have meandered out into the open. The bugs will run back to their hiding spot when you turn the lights on again. Make a note of where they ran to, and call an exterminator.

Exterminators with Experience

Chances are, if there’s one bug, there’s a whole colony. Possibly, just behind your wall. The colony will expand behind your wall until you take countermeasures. A-Landlords knows the best ways to prevent bugs from traveling around the house and relegating them to such a small area that the pests will not be able to get enough food to sustain themselves. A-Landlords: problems solved.

Bugs In Kitchen

Places Pests Most Commonly Hide:

  • In your walls
  • In your basement
  • Under your bed
  • In undisturbed closet space
  • In your garage
  • In your attic
  • Under your furniture
  • In toy chests
  • Near food sources
  • Behind wood paneling
Dirty Dishes in Sink

Preventing Pests from Entering Your Home

A-Landlords knows how to stop pests from entering your house. We know what to look for, the signs and symptoms of where bugs could enter your home.

Your exterminator always brings the right chemical solution to get the job done. Call today. Tell us what kind of bugs you’re dealing with. Tell us the approximate size of the infestation. Or, maybe you don’t have an infestation. Maybe you’re looking to stop bugs before they even start looking for refuge. We’re experts. A-Landlords finds and seals any possible entries to your home before pests think to hide there. Call today. We’ve got you covered.

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