Signs You May Have a Cockroach Infestation
- Droppings – Cockroach droppings are often visible during an infestation. Their feces can resemble coffee grounds or black pepper, or even small cylindrical pellets.
- Unpleasant smell – An infestation of cockroaches will often leave a strong musty or oily odor throughout the home.
- Egg casings – Also known as oothecae, cockroach egg casings are oblong, brown casings which house many roach eggs during an infestation. Oothecae can be found inside pantries, behind furniture, or in the cracks of walls.
If you think your Wisconsin home or commercial building is being infested by cockroaches, don’t wait for the situation to become worse before dealing with it yourself – call the professional exterminators at Ehlers Pest Management today. We have the experience needed to handle a cockroach infestation of any size, and we can make sure we get rid of them so they never return.
Get Professional Cockroach Extermination Services from the Experts at Ehlers
Cockroaches are one of the most common household pests anywhere in the world, including Wisconsin, and many homeowners and landlords who have to put up with cockroaches want to get rid of them once and for all. Setting out traps and glue strips may help at first, but if the problem is bad enough, those pesky cockroaches won’t go away with store-bought pest control methods.
The professional exterminators at Ehlers Pest Management are here to help you get rid of your cockroach problem once and for all. With our specialized pest management services, we’ll help you assess, identify and exterminate your cockroaches in a method that’s safe and environmentally friendly.
We offer cockroach pest control services for southeast Wisconsin buildings, including:
- Office buildings
- Anywhere else you may need extermination services
The pest control pros at Ehlers Pest Management have extensive hands-on experience eliminating the most challenging and severe infestations of cockroaches in southeast Wisconsin. Our exterminators offer integrated pest management services to eliminate every species of cockroaches found in your residence or commercial building. As with many insect infestations, successful eradication of a cockroach infestation usually requires ongoing pest control. This is because many roaches may hide during the initial application, and the distinct possibility of roach eggs hatching after the treatment.
Regular pest management is the key to controlling and, ultimately, wiping out a cockroach infestation. Ehlers provides residential and commercial pest control services to Milwaukee and other surrounding areas, including Shorewood, Fox Point, Bayside, and Whitefish Bay. Call us today to get a free quote or to set up an appointment with our pest control experts.
Cockroach Control Identification
Growing up to 2 inches long, the American cockroach commonly nests in commercial buildings, preferring warm, damp basements, crawl spaces and sewers. In northern areas like Wisconsin, the American cockroach dwells indoors. We can find this cockroach anywhere food or moisture is present. Like all cockroaches, the American cockroach is an omnivorous scavenger, eating virtually anything. It often possesses disease-causing bacteria resulting from the unsanitary conditions it lives in and food it eats. Successful cockroach control entails direct treatment of the habitat by an experienced cockroach exterminator of Ehlers Pest Management.
Brown Banded Cockroaches
Brown Banded cockroaches are light brown with lighter-colored stripes across the wings, growing up to a ½ inch long. They are building dwellers, commonly found in commercial facilities. Though Brown Banded cockroaches prefer moist kitchens, bathrooms, and basements like most cockroaches. However, they can survive in drier areas and can be found in bedrooms, closets, bookcases and other indoor areas. Brown Banded cockroaches are omnivorous, eating anything possessing organic matter.
German cockroaches are light to medium brown with two dark stripes on the thorax, growing up to 5/8 inches long. They prefer to nest in environments where heat, moisture, or food is present. The German cockroach commonly nests in apartments, homes, supermarkets, and restaurants. They usually find their way in through pipes, used furniture, grocery bags, and cardboard boxes. Indoors, the German cockroach nests close to food and moisture sources often found in kitchens and bathrooms. Due to their prominence, German cockroach control is best handled by a pest control professional from Ehlers Pest Management.
Oriental cockroaches are reddish-brown or black and measure up to 1 inch in length. Only the males have two brown wings. In summer, oriental cockroaches prefer the outdoors, nesting in piles of firewood and debris, sheds, dog houses, sewers, storm culverts, and buildings. When winter hits, they invade homes, nesting in damp, secluded basements, crawl spaces, sump pumps, and attics.
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Our extermination experts provide service to:
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Residential, commercial or industrial, Ehlers Pest Management is the most trusted extermination company in Southeast Wisconsin. With safe and effective pest control methods, including organic pest control, 5-star service and a 100% satisfaction guarantee, Ehlers stands above other pest control companies!
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