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. 

Stink Bugs...Smelly and a Nuisance

Stink bugs happen to be some of the more common insects in the midwest. They are particularly prominent in the in Chicago and it’s suburbs. They typically remain outdoors and rarely become a problem indoors. They are occasionally opportunists and if you happen to find yourself with an infestation, here are some ways to identify them and prevent the odors from permeating into your natural habitat.

Cockroach-Proof Your Home

The first thing we need to get out there is that this title is a bit misleading — there really is no way to completely guarantee that cockroaches won’t find your home. They’re known as survivors for a reason; if they need food and shelter and can’t find a more convenient source, they can almost always find a way in, and they breed fast. However, you can definitely make your home a less likely target with the right knowledge and a little preparation.

6 Steps to Check for Bedbugs in a Hotel Room

  Traveling should be fun and exciting, but when you’re worried about bringing bedbugs back to your home, a layer of anxiety is always present. Unfortunately, even the best, most expensive hotels aren’t immune to the pests, so it’s important to do a thorough check of your room before settling in so you can avoid bringing bedbugs back home with you. Follow these 6 steps to ensure a safe, pest-free trip.

Summer Months...Where are these Earwigs coming fro ...

Earwigs have a particularly aggressive appearance. Their pincers make for a fairly menacing first impression. Even though they don’t directly pose a threat to humans, you definitely don’t want them roaming free or having an out of control population around your home.  And here are some important things you should know about earwigs and earwig control!

Handling Tenant Pest Complaints

It’s a call a landlord never wants to take — one of your tenants has a pest problem. Whether it’s bugs or rodents, it’s a call you have to take seriously and act on immediately, due to both considerations of the law and the comfort and happiness of your tenants. Below are some tips on how to work with commercial pest control services to best handle a pest complaint from an apartment tenant.

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