Meet the Brown Recluse

Most people have heard of the brown recluse, but could you identify one if you found it in your home, or would you know what to do if one bit you? In this post, we take the time to familiarize you with this dangerous pest, so you can understand how to avoid them and how to respond if you happen across one.

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Try to Handle an Infestation on Your Own

Pest control is something nearly everyone will need at some point in their lives, whether it’s for a mouse that has taken up residence in their garage or a larger problem like bed bugs in your hospitality business. When that time comes, almost everyone pauses to think “can’t I do this myself?” It’s possible that you could take care of your infestation on your own, but it’s much more likely that you’ll encounter one of the following complications.

Top Sources of a Bed Bug Infestation and How to Spot Them

Beg bugs are one of the most difficult pests to get rid of, so keeping them out of your home should be a top priority. Below are some of the most common sources of bed bug infestations, so you can know where to keep an extra eye out for these tiny pests.

Commercial Pest Control in Restaurants: How to Handle a Complaint from a Diner

Restaurants thrive on their reputation — for good food, good service, and perhaps most importantly, cleanliness. Not much will give a restaurant a bad reputation faster than a sanitation problem, and pests are, as far as the general public is concerned, a big indicator of a problem. Unfortunately, even if you do everything right and follow all sanitation guidelines, there’s no guarantee that a pest will not be able to find their way in occasionally. If a customer happens to see an insect or rodent, how you respond to the complaint may make all the difference in how the incident READ MORE »

Top 10 Entry Points for Fall Pests

Fall pests are no joke — as weather gets cooler, pests are looking for a way inside your warm home, and once they find a suitable environment, they can breed quickly. The best pest control is preventing an infestation ever occurring to begin with, which begins by blocking their way in. Below are some of the most common entry points pests find to sneak into your home.

Top 5 Wisconsin Pests

Wisconsin is a beautiful part of the country, but unfortunately we also have our fair share of pests. Knowing the enemy is the first step in protecting your home or business from these pests. Below are 5 of the most common pests found in Wisconsin.

Mice vs. Rats- Know the Difference

There are three main rodent pests that we have to worry about here in the U.S.: the house mouse, the Norway rat, and the roof rat. Because each type of rodent have different habits, it’s important to know which you’re dealing with if you have an infestation. Read on to learn about each type of rodent and how to best work with your pest control company to deal with them.

The Landlord’s Lament: Bed Bugs in Apartments

It’s a call no landlord ever wants to receive — one of your tenants suspects they have bedbugs. These insidious pests can spread quickly and be difficult to get rid of, which can be a frustrating combination in multi-family rental units. Below, we cover how you can work with a pest control company and your tenants to take care of a bed bug problem as quickly as possible.

Identifying Wasps and Bees

Wasps and bees both belong to the order Hymenoptera, and both usually live in communal hives and can pack a walloping sting, leading to many people confusing them for each other. However, they are very different creatures and should be handled differently when dealing with pest control. Below, we cover the basics of each one to help you tell the two apart so you can know when to call for help with these insects.

Ants On the Move in Late Summer…

Believe it or not ants are seasonally starting their preparation for the fall and winter months right now. Their instincts to collect and hoard food for the fall and winter months may be problematic for homeowners. You may have noticed an increase of ants making their way into your home to retrieve any crumbs and food sources they can find. 

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