Residential and Commercial Pest Control Throughout Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha
Affordable and Effective Pest Control For Homes & Businesses
Welcome to Ehlers Pest Management. We are a family-owned and operated pest control company based in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. Our service area includes all of the greater Milwaukee area, as well as Racine and Kenosha.
Unlike the big pest control franchises, we have a small team of experienced pest control pros who take the time to locate the source of your pest problem instead of just spraying everything in sight. Wherever possible, we use environmentally responsible, pet-friendly products to keep your family and pets safe. Combining our own 4-step approach with Integrated Pest Management (IPM), we solve the most challenging infestations of bed bugs, ants, stinging insects and rodents.
100% Satisfaction or Your Money Back
We’re so confident we’ll solve your pest problem, we offer the best guarantee in town: If you’re not completely satisfied with the work we do for you, we’ll keep working at no charge or refund the cost of your last extermination service.
Top 10 Reasons to Choose Ehlers Pest Management:
- Best pest control guarantee in town
- Cost-effective, environmentally responsible solutions
- 5 Star Service! We are dedicated to dependable and professional service
- Fully licensed and insured
- A local family owned and operated business
- Courteous, friendly technicians
- 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
Environmentally Responsible Pest Control: The Green Approach
Ehlers Pest Management is the only Milwaukee pest management company to integrate Green approaches with Integrated Pest Management (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 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
One Way Or Another, We'll Get Rid Of Your Pests
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.
Bed Bug Extermination Services for Milwaukee, Racine & Kenosha
Nothing wreaks havoc on Wisconsin homeowners and apartment dwellers like a bed bug infestation. These tiny insects cause misery far beyond their diminutive size, including 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. We have handled as many bed bug infestations in Whitefish Bay, River Hills, Fox Point and Mequon as we have in less affluent 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 proven 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. And with our 100% Satisfaction or Your Money Back guarantee, you have nothing to lose.
Except the bed bugs, of course.
How To Identify a Bed Bug Infestation
At only ¼ inch in length, bed bugs are small enough to easily hide from sight. An infestation is usually confirmed by multiple bites in straight lines and tiny brown or red blood stains on mattresses caused by the bugs being squashed underneath you during the night.
If you notice the brown or red stains on your bedsheets, look around for any molted insect skins. Bedbugs transition from nymph to adult in 5 stages, leaving behind shed skin as they develop. You may also sniff around a bit while you're looking--a bedbug infestation usually leaves an odor similar to rotting fruit.
Bed bugs rarely show themselves. Thanks to a flat body, they can easily hide in cracks, crevices and other dark spots. They’ll hide between mattresses, inside upholstered furniture, behind wood trim boards, under loose wallpaper, in the folds of bed linen and anywhere else close to their favorite food source: Humans!
Bed bugs only come out when it's time to feed (which is usually when you're lying in bed asleep), so unless you're actively looking in their typical hiding places, chances are you'll never see them in the light of day.
What To Look For:
Juvenile Bed Bugs
Adult Bed Bugs
So You've Got Bed Bugs, Now What?
The first thing 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.
Why DIY Bed Bug Foggers Don't Work
Unfortunately, the bed bug foggers sold at hardware and home improvement stores will do little to eradicate a 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.
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 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 Milwaukee neighborhoods of Fox Point and River Hills 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 Exterminators Serving Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha
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.
Identifying Carpenter Ants
With dark black bodies about ½” in length, bent antennae and large mandibles, Carpenter ants are an easily identifiable species. Wisconsin 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.
Many 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 carpenter ant. They don't eat the wood like termites, but they do just as much damage hollowing out the wood for their nests.
Although 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.
Eliminating Carpenter Ants
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.
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