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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.

What Causes Bed Bugs & Where They Hide

A-Landlords Pest Management specialists are expert Milwaukee bed bug exterminators. Bed bug infestations spread quickly and can spiral out of control. There are more than 200,000 cases of bed bug infestation per year in the US alone. A-Landlords offers fast and effective pest control services for bed bug removal in your Milwaukee area home. 

What Is the Main Cause of Bed Bugs?

Milwaukee bed bug exterminatorsBed bugs often travel from other infested areas or used furniture that may enter your home. They can hitch a ride on luggage, purses, backpacks, and other items that were placed near the infestation, often near the ground on soft or upholstered surfaces. Bed bugs can also migrate between rooms in buildings such as apartments and hotels.

Bed bug infestation is often linked to:

  • International Travel – When people travel they tend to stay in high traffic areas, such as hotels or hostels. This leads to increased risk of bed bug infestation due to bed bugs often spreading through hitching a ride.
  • Second Hand / Used Items – Bed bugs will often live or hide in furniture, mattresses, and more, making used items a higher risk for bed bug infestation.
  • Animals & Insect – The spread of bed bugs can be linked to animals and insects the pest feed on. Often, bed bugs hitch a ride to other environments through birds and other animals & insects.

Bed bugs often spread by hitchhiking or catching a ride on clothes, luggage, furniture, boxes, etc. This means buildings and areas with high traffic and turnover are especially susceptible to bed bug infestations. These high risk areas include:

  • Apartments
  • Dorm rooms
  • Hotels
  • Cruise ships
  • Homeless shelters
  • Trains, buses, and other public transportation

Contrary to popular belief, dirt and grime are not factors in the spread of bed bugs. Bed bugs do not care if their habitat is dirty or clean, as long as their is a food source nearby. Although, clutter creates more hiding places for the bed bugs.

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Where Do Bed Bugs Hide?

Since bed bugs typically feed at night, you will often find them hiding near or in your bedroom (or wherever you sleep). Bed bugs can, however, still feed during the day if the opportunity presents itself. Feeding usually takes 5-10 minutes, after which they move back to a hidden place where they hide for 5-10 days.

Milwaukee pest control expertsThey commonly hide in the cracks and crevices of:

  • Box springs
  • Mattress seams
  • Bed frames
  • Headboards
  • Night stands
  • Other object or clutter near beds

In the case of a serious infestation, you may even find them in these locations as well:

  • Under electrical outlets or light switch plates
  • Under loose or peeling paint and wallpaper
  • Under carpeting
Once an infestation starts, it's hard to get rid of them without professional help. Contact A-Landlords in Milwaukee for fast pest control.

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