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Wisconsin Pest Control & Pest Prevention Tips

Milwaukee Exterminators Present Valuable Pest Prevention Information

Our Milwaukee exterminators do more than deliver safe, reliable and long-lasting pest control solutions. We also provide you with valuable pest prevention information. Our Milwaukee exterminators want to ensure you live, work and play in a pest-free zone.

Unfortunately, different pests bring different problems, including structural damage, skin irritation, bites, stings and transmission of diseases. However, with a few simple tips you can prevent pests from invading. Read below for some pest prevention tips from our Milwaukee exterminator experts.

Milwaukee Pest Control Tips

Control water around your home

  • Fix any roof leaks or plumbing leaks.
  • Keep gutters in good working order.
  • Maintain proper grading around home.
  • Repair any foundation flaws allowing moisture to enter.
  • Use a dehumidifier in the basement.

Seal Cracks and Crevices

  • Ensure all doors and windows are completely sealed.
  • Place good screening on vents.
  • Keep garage doors closed.

Clean Up

  • Wipe up spills and crumbs right away.
  • Clean up any pet food spills.
  • Store food in tightly sealed containers.
  • Take trash out daily and keep tight lids on trash cans outdoors.
  • Vacuum often and change vacuum bags regularly.
  • Reduce clutter.

Yard Maintenance

  • Keep trees, shrubs and plants cut back from your home's roof, eaves, windows and siding.
  • Remove any debris or mulch around your home's foundation.
  • Keep wood piles off the ground and away from your home.

5 Quick Tips For Avoiding Wasp Nests On Your Property

  1. Remove any fruit that has fallen from trees in your yard. Wasps feed on rotting fruit.
  2. Remove or repair any decaying wood on your property. Wasps use this to build nests.
  3. Seal any holes or crevices in driveways, patios, window ledges or any other outdoor structure. Wasps often use these for ground nests.
  4. Avoid leaving opened sodas or other sweet drinks outside where wasps will be attracted to them. They're also attracted to protein-rich foods, so avoid leaving meat or fish from your cookout sitting outside.
  5. Make sure your garbage can lids are on tight.
Call Ehlers Pest Management at 414-303-6926, or contact our Milwaukee pest control company online for additional information on pest prevention or to request a FREE estimate.