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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.

Wisconsin Winter Insect Pest Control & Exterminator

We all know how harsh Wisconsin winters can be, and some insects would agree. They can cause stains, smells, and gather in large numbers that's both unsightly and unsettling!

Here are the three insects most likely to follow you inside this winter:

Boxelder bug winter exterminationBoxelder Bugs. Like many Wisconsinites, Boxelders are seasonal residents. In the summer, they prefer to live outside in Box Elder trees - where they get their name from. But in winter they follow the heat inside. They'll take advantage of any opening in your home - cracks, vents, chimneys, you name it. Though they don't bite, they can leave stains on your carpets, furniture, upholstery, and walls. They also tend to gather in large groups. If you live near Boxelder trees, you're proobably well aware of this. 

Description:

  • 1/2” long when fully grown
  • Oval body, 6 legs, black and orange
  • Gather in large groups

 

Asian Lady Beetle Winter ExterminatorAsian Beetles (aka orange ladybugs). Asian beetles are common in the midwest. They’ll follow the sun through the sky during summer to stay warm, so when winter hits, moving in is their only chance. Like Boxelders, these beetles will take advantage of any opening in your home, and leave yellow stains when agitated or crushed. They also gather in large numbers when they move in for the winter.

Description:

  • About 3/8" long & 3/8" wide
  • Orange with black spots
  • The orange equivalent of native red ladybugs
  • Gather in large numbers

Stink bug exterminator Milwaukee Stink Bugs. The brown marmorated stink bug has been increasingly common in the Midwest. They are small and brown. When stepped on or threatened, they produce a horrible smell that can linger for a long time. During winter months, they follow the warmth inside. What makes these stinkers so much more problematic, is that when they find warmth, they secrete pheremones that attracts other stink bugs. 

Description:

  • Brown, "shield" shaped body. 
  • 3/8" long
  • Gather in large numbers
  • Produce terrible smell

Why do bugs get into homes during the winter?

Reason #1: It’s cold!

Reason #2: Snow and barren vegetation presents a huge shortage of food and resources for a lot of insects. Humans keep a lot of food inside.

How do insects get inside houses?

Insects enter homes through any opening, crack, crevice, you name it. This commonly includes cracks in your home's foundation or exterior, chimneys, windows, door frames, vents, and siding. The opening does not need to be big for them to fit.

We recommend thoroughly checking the exterior of your home every year before winter and sealing any openings you find. 

What kinds of problems do insects cause in a house?

Insects present all sorts of problems that often depend on the species. For these species, stains, smells, and unsettling numbers are the big three. But the larger issue we're looking to resolve is the recurring visits. After a few years, the stains and smells can start to add up and lead to costly replacement or repair. These pests will make their winter migrations into your house every year if the problem is not professionally handled. 

What to do if you have a insect infestation


A-Landlords Pest Management has been providing effective and affordable insect control in Milwaukee for over 25 years. We use proven methods to exterminate all types of insects and take measures to make sure they don't come back. If you have a winter insect problem in your home or business, don't put off getting it taken care of. Contact us today to request a quote.

Contact A-Landlords Pest Management online to request a free estimate, or call us at 414-449-8525.