Termite Pest Control for Milwaukee & Racine
Professional Termite Extermination for Homes and Businesses
Termites breed quickly while eating their way through common cellulose products such as paper, clothing, and wood. They can be harmful since they produce sick building syndrome (SBS) by carrying fungi into buildings they infest. You can get skin rashes, headaches and asthma attacks wherever termites are present.
If you feel you have a termite infestation in your home or office building, call the exterminators at Ehlers Pest Management to help you get rid of them safely and efficiently. We can help you assess, identify, implement and eliminate the problem.
Signs You May Have a Termite Infestation
- Hollow and crumbling wood – An infestation may arise in wood that’s been eaten through.
- Discolored or damaged drywall – Since drywall is partially made of cellulose, termites feed on it and make their nests inside the walls.
- Mounds of pellets – Termites, especially drywood termites, leave pellets resembling piles of salt and pepper.
- Mud tubes in the building’s foundation – Termites connect their colonies through the soil. They can be seen on the exterior concrete walls of a building’s foundation.
If you think you may have a termite infestation, Ehlers will help you get rid of your termites quickly and effectively, ensuring children and pets are kept safe throughout the extermination process. For more identification tips, check out our pest identification guide.
Are There Really Termites in Wisconsin?
Many people mistakenly think we don’t have termites in Wisconsin because of our extremely cold winters. This isn’t the case. Fortunately, Wisconsin is considered to be at a slight to moderate risk of termite infestation, but it's possible.
Termites love Douglas fir and other woods used in home construction. They will quickly devour the insides of structural woods, leaving them hollowed out and filled with damp soil. Left untreated, a structure can easily collapse from the devastation termites leave behind.
What to Do if You Suspect You Have Termites
Unless you have a can of bug spray right at the moment you spot the swarm, there probably isn’t much you can do. Termites have highly evolved survival instincts and will quickly seek out other areas in a building if their existing food sources are compromised. Better to leave them where they are, since this makes it much easier to bait them and exterminate the colony.
Termite extermination is not a DIY job. It requires a professional exterminator with both knowledge of these insects and access to proven termite-killing technologies. Every day, they do more damage. Get a professional on the job ASAP.
Professional Termite Exterminators, at Your Service!
There are many pest control companies in the Milwaukee and Racine area, but Ehlers is a bit different from the big franchise operations. We’re a family-owned and operated business committed to providing the most effective and affordable pest control services for homeowners and businesses.
The Ehlers Pest approach uses pet-friendly and organic pest control methods wherever possible to minimize the impact on your family and the environment. Termite infestation treatment usually involves drilling into the soil to place underground baiting stations, which the termites will feed on. Routine monitoring and replacement of bait ensure total victory.