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.

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Mice Exterminator in Milwaukee

In the Milwaukee area, the main culprit in rodent infestations is the house mouse (Mus Musculus). It is a small, slender rodent, usually grayish brown with a gray or light-colored belly.  It typically has beady black eyes, big ears with not much hair, and an almost hairless tail with noticeable scale rings.

Check out our house mouse identification guide for more info.

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How to get rid of mice.

1. Find and eliminate any entry points.

2. Figure out their patterns.

3. Choose the best mouse traps for your home/infestation.

4. Choose your bait. Some work better than others.

5. Place traps. Where you put the traps is crucial.

6. Take out mice outside your home too. This is easier said than done, but will prevent future infestation.

7. If you don't see results, contact a professional mouse exterminator.  

Milwaukee Mice Exterminator's Advice on Avoiding Infestation

There are things you can do to reduce the risk of a mouse infestation. First and foremost, make sure there are no openings to your house. Even a tiny ¼” crack can provide an opportunity for a mouse to claw and gnaw his way in.

It’s also recommended to:

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  • Keep garbage cans lids tightly closed
  • Stack firewood at least 18” off the ground and away from your house
  • Keep birdhouses and bird seed on poles and in trays
  • Regularly clean sheds and outdoor storage areas
  • Clear your home and yard of any rubbish
  • Do not compost any animal products
  • Remove fallen fruits and seeds from your property
  • Don’t leave pet food outside
  • Keep trees and bushes trimmed back so rodents can’t drop down from them onto your roof

Milwaukee Mice Infestations

There are numerous ways mice can get into Milwaukee homes and businesses. Cracks and holes in walls, floors and foundations, gaps in windows or ceilings, even sink and bathtub drains all provide an opportunity for mice to invade your home. They have a remarkable ability to squeeze themselves through very small openings, as small as ¼”, and when searching for a warm place to winter they will look for small gaps they can widen by chewing. That being said, if it's winter, your rodent infestation is most likely these guys.

Once inside, they rarely leave. To make matters worse, mice reproduce rapidly. Within a matter of months you can have over 200 mice in your home or business. For a mouse infestation of this magnitude, you need a professional exterminator experienced in rodent control to eradicate the infestation. It's also a good idea to turn to mice control professionals at the first sign of mice. Typically, if you see one, they're not alone. Professional exterminators can prevent the infestation from growing.

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Mice Infestations in Milwaukee—More Serious Than You Think

The dangers of having a mouse infestation are more serious than many people think. Contact with mice, mice urine, or mice droppings has been linked to a number of human diseases, including leptospirosis, typhus, rat-bite fever, tapeworms, and salmonellosis (food poisoning). Mice have also been found to transmit diseases to pets and other animals. Just cleaning up mice droppings can put you at serious risk of infection if proper safety precautions are not taken. For instance, you should never sweep them up, as this can release contaminants into the air. Always wear gloves and throw away the paper towel or cloth used for picking up the droppings.

It’s recommended you dispose of any clothing that has come into contact with them during cleaning. Yes, it is this serious. All surfaces should be thoroughly disinfected and any food the mice got into should be thrown out.

In addition to the health issues of having a mouse infestation, consider their propensity for ruining documents stored in cardboard boxes and food in plastic or paper containers. In addition, mice can do substantial damage to your home from gnawing and digging. Wood particle board, drywall, and insulation can all be quickly compromised by a colony of mice. Since they often make their nests in large electrical appliance, they can also chew up electrical wiring and cause short circuit malfunctions or even fire.

Milwaukee Pest Control for Homes and Businesses

If you have mice in your home or office, the best course of action is to contact a Milwaukee residential rodent control specialist like A-Landlords Pest Management. Not only do we have the experience to safely deal with the infestation, but techniques and materials that have proven to work. A-Landlords will deal with the mice infestation and take meaures to ensure it doesn't happen again.

Got mice? Contact our Milwaukee rodent control specialists today for professional pest control services at reasonable prices.