Milwaukee Pest Control Experts
The Exterminators Milwaukee Trusts for Highly Effective, Long-Term Pest Control Solutions
Welcome to Ehlers Pest Management. We are a family-owned and operated Wisconsin pest control company providing local pest control services throughout Milwaukee, Whitefish Bay, Fox Point, Bayside, Shorewood and surrounding areas, including Racine and Kenosha.
Ehlers Pest Management offers high-quality, pet-friendly, affordable pest control solutions for residential, commercial and industrial settings. Our Milwaukee exterminators are highly knowledgeable in all areas of structural pest control for species native to southern Wisconsin.
Ehlers's Milwaukee exterminators have extensive hands-on experience solving the most challenging and severe infestations of Milwaukee bed bugs, roaches, ants and rodents. We combine cutting edge technologies with Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to create customized solutions guaranteed to solve even the most difficult Wisconsin pest infestations.
Ehlers Pest Management offers professional Wisconsin pest control services from clean-cut, courteous and collaborative experts with a special emphasis on personalized customer care.
Top 10 Reasons to choose our Milwaukee Pest Control Exterminators:
- Best Pest Control Guarantee in Town
- Cost-effective Solutions that make sense.
- ***** 5 Star Service! We are dedicated to serving you dependably and professionally.
- Fully licensed and insured service experts
- Family owned and operated locally. We are the alternative to a national chain.
- Courteous, friendly representatives
- Exclusive Ehlers Approach
- BBB Accredited business
- Member of the National Pest Management Association, & the Wisconsin Pest Control Association
- We Accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, & American Express
Milwaukee Bed Bugs Extermination Services
Nothing causes more concern for Wisconsin homeowners and apartment dwellers than the thought of a bed bug infestation. These tiny insects wreak havoc on the lives of homeowners and can result in hours of fruitless labor trying to eliminate these pesky blood suckers.
Contrary to what many seem to think, bed bugs aren’t limited to dirty or unsanitary living conditions. Even up-scale apartment complexes and homes in nice neighborhoods are subject to bed bug infestations, especially if the inhabitants are frequent travelers. We have handled as many bedbug infestations in Whitefish Bay, Fox Point and Mequon as we have in less desirable neighborhoods around Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha. Trust us, bed bugs get into nice areas as often as they get into not so nice areas.
Regardless of how bed bugs found their way into your home, you can count on Ehlers Pest Management to get rid of them. Using a variety of approaches, we are able to eradicate even the most established bed bug infestations. You WILL have your sanity and your peace-of-mind restored when you hire our Milwaukee bed bug exterminators.
How To Identify Bed Bug Infestations
Milwaukee bed bug infestations are commonly identified by tiny brown or red blood and excrement stains on mattresses and multiple bites in straight lines. At only ¼ inch in length, bed bugs are very small and difficult to notice. Thanks to a flat body, bed bugs can easily hide in cracks, crevices and dark locations, such as between mattresses, inside upholstered furniture, behind wood trim boards, under loose wallpaper, in the folds of bed linen and in any other space close to their favorite food source: People. They only come out when it's time to feed, so unless you're actively looking for them in their typical hiding places, chances are you'll never see them in the light of day.
A Quick Guide To Identifying Bed Bugs
|Juvenile Bed Bugs||Adult Bed Bugs|
|Oval, flat body, usually with a dark area on its back||Oval shaped, flat body with accordion like folds and golden hairs|
About the size of a poppy seed in youngest nymph stage
|About the size of an apple seed|
|Translucent tan coloration||Glossy, rust-red color, usually with a dark area on its back|
|Small, protruding, dark colored eyes||Small, protruding, dark colored eyes|
|No wings||No wings|
|6 legs, which are not longer than its body||6 legs, which are not longer than its body|
|2 antenna, which are not longer than its legs||2 antenna, which are not longer than its legs|
|Becomes swollen after eating||Becomes swollen after feeding|
Four Signs You Have A Bedbug Infestation
- You wake up with small insect bites around your arms, neck, ankles and any area of your body not covered by nightclothes.
- You notice dark red colored spots on your bedding
- Your bedsheets have an odor reminiscent of rotting fruit
- You find molted insect skins in your bedding (bedbugs transition from nymph to adult in 5 stages, leaving behind their shed skin as they develop)
So You've Got Bed Bugs, Now What?
One of the first things you should do if you suspect a bed bug infestation is clean up any clutter in your bedroom. Bed bugs often hide out in newspapers, books and magazines left on the floor, as well as in any other clutter lying around on your bedroom floor or on your nightstand. Removing the clutter makes it harder for them to find a place to hide, which helps you know just what you're up against. This is just the first step, though. Learn more by checking out our Milwaukee pest infestation prevention tips for more information.
What About Those Bed Bug Foggers You Can Buy At A Store?
Unfortunately, the bed bug foggers sold at hardware and home improvement stores will do little to eradicate a Milwaukee bed bug infestation, primarily because bed bugs are usually hidden away in mattresses and furniture, or in crevices and underneath wallpaper. If they are actually out where the fogger can reach them, they are not going to politely stay there and be sprayed. As soon as the fogger starts spraying, they’re going to run for cover. Usually, the only ones hurt by foggers are the people and pets exposed to them.
Consider, too, the hundreds or thousands of tiny (2.5mm diameter) bed bug eggs hidden in the creases of linens and underneath wallpaper. Foggers can’t reach those. Also, there is evidence bed bugs are developing a resistance to the active ingredient in these foggers—pyrethrin. Using these products may actually do more harm to you than to the bed bugs. Although pyrethrin is a natural insecticide derived from chrysanthemum flowers, exposure to it can cause headaches, dizziness, make breathing difficult and even provoke allergic responses as severe as heart failure and asthma.
Bottom line: Bed bugs are extremely hardy and tough insects with a natural resistance to almost all commercial grade insecticides. The only sure way to effectively remove bed bugs is through a professional Milwaukee bed bug exterminator.
Our Milwaukee Bed Bug Exterminators Kill Racine And Kenosha Bed Bugs With Equal Enthusiasm!
Ehlers Pest may be based in Milwaukee, but we know bed bugs are everywhere and we do whatever we can to get to wherever there's a bed bug problem, within reason. If you live in the Racine or Kenosha area, for instance, and have discovered you're now sharing a bed with hundreds of tiny blood-sucking bed bugs, get in touch with us...today! A bed bug infestation is seriously big trouble if left untreated. What starts out as 5 bed bugs becomes 500 in very short order. Sleeping in the tub is no solution. They'll find you wherever you try to seek refuge. Our experienced bed bug exterminators use proven methods to get rid of bed bugs--from the north shore neighborhoods of Milwaukee to the southern reaches of Racine and Kenosha.
Contact the Racine and Kenosha bed bug control experts at Ehlers Pest Management online today.
Carpenter Ant Exterminator Milwaukee
Milwaukee carpenter ant infestations can be one of the most annoying and troubling issues a homeowner can face. Carpenter ants do more than just steal food and bother your family; they tunnel through the wood in your home, damage exterior wood surfaces and can cause costly repairs no homeowner wants to deal with.
With dark black bodies over ½” in length, bent antennae and large mandibles, Carpenter ants are an easily identifiable species. Around Milwaukee, carpenter ants prefer to dwell in damaged, moist wood such as tree branches, stumps, aging porches and other wooden structures easily accessible from the ground. Most homeowners become aware of a carpenter ant infestation when they step out on their deck and feel their foot sink into the wood a little. Upon picking at the flaking layers of wood where they just stepped, they discover smoothly burrowed out channels in the wood. This is the work of the voracious carpenter ant.
Although Wisconsin carpenter ants are most commonly found in damp exterior sections of homes such as porches, under window ledges and in the eaves of roofs, they can also work their way inside a home. Once indoors, they often gnaw their way into wood support beams in the attic which have become water damaged from a leaky roof, or in the subfloor beneath a bathroom with a slowly leaking toilet seal.
Finding the source of the carpenter ant infestation and eliminating your pest control problems on your own can be a real challenge, since the queen ant must be killed in order to eliminate the colony. Simply spraying some bug spray around where you see these ants is not going to solve the problem. It takes a professional exterminator,
Ehlers Pest Management has extensive experience tracking down carpenter ant colonies and wiping them out. You can trust the professional Wisconsin pest control services and skills offered by what many satisfied homeowners consider the best ant exterminators in the Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha areas: Ehlers Pest Management.
Contact the Milwaukee carpenter ant exterminators at Ehlers Pest Management today for all your local pest control services.
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- Exterior Grounds Service
- Milwaukee Insect Control
- Rodent Control
- Milwaukee Spider Extermination
- One-time treatments
- Seasonal Programs
- Perpetual Care
- Communication & Education
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Milwaukee Organic Pest Control: The Green Approach
Ehlers Pest Management is the only Milwaukee pest management company which integrates Green approaches with IPM by employing our exclusive Ehlers approach. Our environmentally-responsible Milwaukee pest control company ensures successful pest elimination while focusing on safeguarding the health of humans, pets and the environment. Ehlers combines sound science and innovative technologies with Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to provide you with timely, affordable local pest control solutions which minimize adverse environmental effects. Wherever possible, our exterminators use pet-friendly approaches to eliminating pests.
What is Integrated Pest Management (IPM)?
Ehlers has adopted the use of IPM approaches in all the Milwaukee area pest control services we offer. If you are wondering just what IPM is, the EPA defines Integrated Pest Management (IPM) as:
“…an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management which relies on a combination of common-sense practices. IPM programs use current, comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment. This information, in combination with available pest control technology and methods, is used to manage pest damage by the most economical means, and with the least possible hazard to people, property and the environment."
Unlike conventional pesticide treatments or all-organic approaches, IPM uses all options available, including both organic and synthetic compounds. IPM does not rule out the use of toxic chemicals, but only implements them when absolutely necessary. So, Integrated Pest Management isn’t one single method. Rather, it is an ongoing approach to pest management which involves:
- Assessing the extent of the infestation, and whether it even is an infestation
- Identifying and monitoring the pests to ensure any compounds or pesticides used will be effective
- Implementing any preventive measures which may contain the pests or lead them to leave your property
- When necessary, eliminating the pests through the judicious use of chemicals
With IPM, we start by understanding the pest’s habits so we can first use non-toxic measures to eradicate the pest. An example of this might be the use of pheromones that disrupt the mating cycle and lead to a colony dying off, or food-grade Diatomaceous Earth (the fossilized remnants of single-celled organisms) which punctures the exoskeleton of an insect and causes its insides to dry up.
By first using compounds which cause no harm to humans or the environment, we can develop long-term pest control plans as opposed to the short-term, one-shot approach of conventional pest extermination, which usually results in a few survivors mounting a comeback infestation.