Professional Cockroach Extermination Services
Pest Control for Various Cockroach Species
Cockroaches are one of the most common household pests. Placing traps and glue strips may help at first, but if the problem is extensive, those pesky critters won’t go away with store-bought, DIY pest control methods.
The exterminators at Ehlers Pest Management can get rid of your cockroach problem with specialized pest management services. We’ll help you assess, identify and exterminate cockroaches in a way that’s safe and environmentally friendly. Don’t wait for the situation to become worse by dealing with it yourself. We have the experience needed to handle a cockroach infestation of any size, and provide complete elimination so they never return. With us there are no gimmicks, just honest pest control.
Signs You May Have a Cockroach Infestation
- Droppings – Cockroach droppings can resemble coffee grounds or black pepper, or even small cylindrical pellets.
- Unpleasant smell – Cockroaches will often leave a strong musty or oily odor throughout the home.
- Egg casings – Cockroach egg casings are oblong and brown. They can be found inside pantries, behind furniture, or in the cracks of walls.
Cockroach Control Identification
Growing up to 2 inches long, the American cockroach commonly nests in warm, damp basements, crawl spaces and sewers. The American cockroach is an omnivorous scavenger, eating virtually anything. It often possesses disease-causing bacteria resulting from the unsanitary conditions it lives in.
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 moist kitchens, bathrooms, and basements, but they can survive in drier areas like bedrooms, closets, bookcases, etc.
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 such as apartments, homes, supermarkets, and restaurants. They usually find their way in through pipes, used furniture, grocery bags, and cardboard boxes.
Oriental cockroaches are reddish-brown or black and measure up to 1 inch in length. Only the males have brown wings. In summer, Oriental cockroaches prefer the outdoors, nesting in piles of firewood and debris, sheds, dog houses, sewers, storm culverts, and buildings. In homes, they nest in damp, secluded basements, crawl spaces, sump pumps, and attics.
For more identification tips, check out our pest identifcation guide.
Your Residential and Commercial Cockroach Exterminators
Residential, commercial or industrial, Ehlers Pest Management is the most trusted extermination company in Southeast Wisconsin. With safe and effective pest control methods, 5-star services and a 100% satisfaction guarantee, Ehlers stands above the other guys in Milwaukee, Shorewood, or Whitefish Bay. While other pest control companies do the bare minimum, we get the job done by providing full cockroach extermination. Your pest problem is always our priority, and we’ll never sell you a 12-month program you don’t need.