Exterminators for Mice, Rats and Other Rodents

Ehlers Eliminates Rodent Infestations Near Milwaukee

As professional exterminators, Ehlers Pest Management has access to unique rodent control methods not available to the average Southeastern Wisconsin homeowner. Rodent eradication plans from Ehlers are designed with the safety of humans, pets and the environment in mind. We may implement low-impact methods first, such as strategically placed traps, both nontoxic and mechanical. For more significant infestations, especially those in large commercial facilities, more intensive measures may be required.

Professional Rodent Removal at an Affordable Cost

Mice and rodent infestations occur in homes and businesses throughout Wisconsin. Unlike other pest control companies, there are no upfront costs for our initial assessment. Certified rodent infestation experts from Ehlers will call you to best assess the situation and draft a quote on a customized eradication plan. We’re not the next cheap, ineffective solution. Your rodent problem is our priority, and we’ll take the time needed to fully exterminate them from your home or commercial building.

Rodent Extermination Milwaukee

Signs You May Have a Rodent Infestation

  1. Gnawed Wood & Plastic - Mice and rats will forage through walls and insulation, leaving holes in walls, gnawed wood, and chewed plastic.

  2. Chewed Electrical Wiring - A more pervasive rodent infestation would present itself with chewed electrical wires inside the walls of your house.

  3. Droppings and Nests - Mice and rats will build their nests out of soft materials found inside the walls of your house and will leave droppings everywhere.

  4. Soft skittering at night -  Late at night or during silent moments, you may be able to hear the soft skittering noises of rodents making their way through the walls and ductwork. 

Our pest exterminators will rid your property of many types of vermin including:

Deer Mice

Deer mice are bicolored—light to reddish-brown tops and pure white feet and underbelly, resembling the color of a white-tailed deer. They grow up to 2 inches long and prefer areas with the least amount of human activity, like basements, garages, attics, and crawl spaces. While deer mice appear cute and cuddly, they carry Hantavirus, a respiratory disease fatal to humans.

House mice

House mice are light brown or light gray, growing up to 3 to 4 inches long with large ears, small eyes, and a pointed nose. They can squeeze into buildings and homes through a ¼ inch opening. Once inside, they prefer nesting near heat, moisture, and food.


Blackish-brown to grayish-brown, they grow as large as 5 inches from head to body, with tail lengths ranging from 2 to 3 inches. They usually nest in lower-level buildings, and homes and buildings near fields are at greater risk for vole infestation and damage from vole tunneling.

Roof rats

Roof rats are gray, brown, or black, with body lengths ranging between 10 and 12 inches. Their name derives from their preference for high places—trees, rafters, attics, and roofs. They prefer rural areas like farms, fields, and forests. You may find them in piles of firewood, in the insulation in attics and in between walls.

Norway rats

Norway rats vary in color from black to brown to gray, growing between 10 and 12 inches long. They are comfortable nesting outside in fields, forests, farms, vacant lots and piles of outdoor material. They usually come inside seeking new food sources in the fall when seeds and plants are gone. Norway rats enter buildings through holes near soffit vents, turbines and roof vents.

Cotton Rat
Cotton Rats
Cotton Rat

Cotton rats have coarse grayish-brown fur, a white belly and a shorter tail compared to other rats. They are often found in crawl spaces, basements, sheds and gardens, accessing buildings and structures through small holes or digging extensive burrow systems. When uncontrolled, cotton rats can cause considerable damage by gnawing on wires, pipes, and insulation.

For more identification tips, check out our pest identifcation guide.

Are Ultrasonic Pest Repellers Effective on Mice & Rats?

Many unwary homeowners have purchased one of these units, plugged it in, and been amazed to find no mice. Only trouble is, the mice are back a week later. Mice become used to the noise. Like light, sound waves can be blocked by furniture, boxes or other objects. So mice simply find alternate routes where the sound waves are blocked.

Anyone with a pet in the house may want to think twice about using one of these devices. They generate sounds just outside of our hearing range but well within the range of what cats and dogs can hear. There are numerous reports of cats and dogs being noticeably disturbed by these high-frequency noises and it’s not an option worth spending the money on.

Hire an Effective Pest Control Company Near Milwaukee

Instead of attempting to eliminate rodents yourself, call in the experts of Ehlers Pest Management. While other pest control companies might promise a noticeably cheap solution, we often find their extermination methods are temporary. At Ehlers, our focus is always to fully eradicate pests once and for all. You'll receive a solution custom to your situation without any of the nonsense other pest companies like to throw at you. With automated billing, digitized and detailed reports, world-class software, and real-time reporting, we make the pest control process as straightforward as possible.

Contact Ehler's Pest Management today for more information about our residential and commercial Wisconsin Rodent pest control services!
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