Cockroach Exterminators in Milwaukee County

Locally Owned Pest Control Service for All Cockroach Species

Cockroaches are one of the most common household and apartment 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.

Ehlers Pest Management's professional cockroach exterminators are the answer to removing your infestation. Through specialized pest management services, we'll assess, identify and exterminate cockroaches through safe and environmentally friendly pest control methods. 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 in Milwaukee County and across Southeastern Wisconsin.

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Signs You May Have a Cockroach Infestation

  1. Droppings – Cockroach droppings can resemble coffee grounds or black pepper, or even small cylindrical pellets.
  2. Unpleasant smell – Cockroaches will often leave a strong musty or oily odor throughout the home. 
  3. 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

American Cockroaches

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

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

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

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.

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Ehlers Offers Cockroach Removal for All Property Types

We service clients throughout southeastern Wisconsin in cities like Franklin, Glendale, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Muskego, New Berlin, Oak Creek, Racine, Waukesha, Wauwatosa and beyond.

Contact Ehler's Pest Management for more information on cockroach control and removal services.


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