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.
Carpenter Ants Any type of ant has the ability to be annoying — they come in large numbers, especially if one has found a speck of food in or around your home or business. Many varieties can bite, and some people are even allergic to them.
However, carpenter ants take pest control beyond avoiding an annoyance. These ants make their home in wood, meaning they can do great damage to structures like homes and storage buildings. Carpenter ants are usually reddish orange to black and are sometimes winged. If you see any of these pests, call your local Wisconsin pest control to get the problem in hand before your home sustains damage.
Bald-Faced Hornet Despite its name, the bald-faced hornet is actually a type of yellow jacket wasp that can be identified by their black bodies and white faces. These pests can be extremely aggressive and will sting repeatedly until they are killed. Their stings are painful and, for those who are allergic, sometimes life-threatening. They live in large colonies that can consist of hundreds of insects. They will build their paper nests on trees, sheds, houses, or other structures. If you see these pests on your property it is highly recommended to have the problem taken care of as soon as possible.
Mosquitoes Mosquitoes are common pests all over the country, and Wisconsin is no different. These pests are most often seen in the summer, and most people are familiar with the itchy welts they leave behind when they bite. These pests are nearly impossible to get rid of completely, but their numbers can be reduced by eliminating any standing water around your home and taking advantage of quality Wisconsin pest control.
Fleas Every pet owner is familiar with fleas; they irritate our four-legged friends to no end and can carry troublesome health risks like worms that then result in vet visits. Regular flea prevention is an essential part of every pet owner’s routine, but the summer is not enough. Fleas live outside in grassy and wooded areas, and can easily be tracked inside. Once they’re in, it may be a few days before you even notice. As tiny as they are, fleas can be immensely troublesome, leaving behind itchy bites similar to those of a mosquito. Breaking their life cycle is essential to getting rid of these pests.
The Mouse The house mouse is a hardy little creature, present all around the country and causing problems everywhere they go. These little mice are small, only a few inches long, and usually brown or gray. They are most often seen as a blur of motion, often at night or after being startled in a previously-empty room. Because they are so sneaky, often the first sign you’ll see of them is their tiny, elongated droppings. You may also hear scratching in the walls. These pests can cause chewing damage to your possessions and have even been known to cause electrical problems by chewing through wires. Mice breed at an alarming rate, so it’s important to take care of these pests swiftly.
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