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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.

Milwaukee Rat Exterminator & Removal Service

Professional Rat Extermination in Southeast Wisconsin

In the city of Milwaukee, rats are the most common small rodents to make your home theirs. They're larger than mice, with dark fur and hairless tail. If you live near a garbage dumb or pond, chances are rats are nearby. Rats love to live in the attic or burrow under your home - especially during winter.

Check out our rat identification guide for more info.

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Milwaukee Rat Exterminator's Advice on Avoiding Infestation

There are things you can do to reduce the risk of a rat infestation. First and foremost, make sure there are no openings to your house. Even the smallest cracks can provide an opportunity for a rat to claw and chew its way in.

It’s also recommended to:

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  • Keep garbage cans lids tightly closed
  • Check for signs of burrowing around your home's foundation
  • Keep birdhouses and bird seed on poles and in trays
  • Regularly clean sheds and outdoor storage areas
  • Clear your home and yard of any garbage
  • 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 Rat Infestations

Like mice, there are many ways rats can get into Milwaukee home or businesse. Cracks and holes in walls, floors and foundations, gaps in windows or ceilings, even sink and bathtub drains all present an opportunity for rats to move in.

Once inside, rats rarely leave voluntarily and can be very difficult to get rid of. They're opportunistic, and won't risk unnecessary human contact if possible. They'll wait for you to leave or go to sleep before they become active. You need a professional exterminator experienced in rodent control to eradicate rat infestations. It's also critical that you hire a pro at the first sign of a rat infestation.

Rats reproduce exponentially. Litters can consist of up to 12, each of which reaches sexual maturity after just 9 weeks. This means a population of 2 rats can explode to 1,250 in just 1 year. So if you see one, chances are they're not alone. A-Landlords can prevent the infestation from growing AND coming back.

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Rat Infestations in Milwaukee—More Dangerous Than You Think

The dangers of having a rat infestation are more serious than most people know. Coming in contact with rats, rat urine, or rat droppings is known to lead to a number of human diseases, including leptospirosis, typhus, rat-bite fever, tapeworms, and salmonellosis (food poisoning) among others. Rats can also transmit diseases to pets and other animals. Even cleaning up rat droppings can put you at serious risk of infection. Always take the proper sanitation precautions. 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 rats got into should be thrown out.

In addition to health hazards presented by rat infestation, they can also cause damage to your home from gnawing and digging. Wood particle board, drywall, and insulation can all be quickly compromised by a rat colony. 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 rats 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 rat infestation and take meaures to ensure it doesn't happen again.

See a rat around your home? Contact our Milwaukee rodent control specialists today for professional pest control services at reasonable prices.