Pests

Nuisance Animals

Nuisance animals belong in the wild, not in our homes, manufacturing facilities, or commercial buildings. Ewert Pest Control technicians are certified in wildlife trapping and removal and understand the behavior of nuisance animals. Ewert has the equipment, training and experience to remove these animals safely and prevent them from returning. Here are some common animals that become pests in residential and commercial settings.

Birds sometimes gather and build nests in annoying places around our homes and businesses. They can even damage property and eat crops, flowers, and garden vegetables. Birds with a reputation for being a nuisance are starlings, pigeons, seagulls, grackles, woodpeckers, and Canada geese. Federal regulations protect birds and their nests, and bird management requires a special permit. A licensed, experienced pest control specialist, like Ewert Pest Control, is the way to go.
Rodents like mice, rats, voles, and moles are brown, black and grey in color and 3 to 9 inches long. Mice can squeeze through holes as small as a nickel. They reproduce quickly, having 5-10 litters a year with 5-12 young in each litter. Mice and rats pose a health risk to humans by spreading disease, so it’s important to keep them out of homes, factories, and businesses. Block their entryways with caulk, screens and weather stripping. When that’s not enough to solve your rodent problem, contact Ewert Pest Control to identify, trap, and eliminate the rodents.
Wildlife that becomes a nuisance around your home or business requires an expert’s attention. Wild animals can be aggressive and may carry disease. Ewert Pest Control is certified in wildlife trapping, removal, and exclusion of animals like bats, skunks, snakes, raccoons, squirrels, and more. Ewert traps and removes the animals and seals entry points. Ewert will also clean out attics and remove soiled insulation as needed.

Flying Insects

Flying insects come in many varieties. Properly identifying the flying insects is the first step to manage their population. Ewert Pest Control’s extermination techniques utilize Green, Eco-Friendly products to solve pest problems. Here are some common flying insects that can become pests in residential and commercial spaces.

Beetles are 1/8 to ½ inch long with hard shells. They are either black or brightly colored shades of orange, blue, green or red. To prevent beetles from coming indoors, seal holes and cracks by windows and doors. If they get inside, use a hand vacuum to capture them. If infestations are bothersome, contact Ewert Pest Control to beetle-proof your home or business.
The common housefly is black with gray wings and large, reddish eyes. Not only are houseflies irritating to have around, they can make people sick because of the pathogens they leave on food and on the other places where they land. If a fly swatter and sticky tape isn’t enough to manage flying insects, it’s time to call an exterminator, Ewert Pest Control.
Mosquitos have 2 wings, 3 body parts, 6 legs, and an irritating buzz. Brown to gray in color, mosquitos feed on the blood of people and animals. Carbon dioxide, body heat, perspiration and skin odor attract mosquitos. To prevent mosquitos from breeding, drain standing water and keep your yard well-maintained. To further manage mosquitoes (and save yourself from itchy mosquito bites), contact Ewert Pest Control. Every 30 days, Ewert applies a pet- and people-safe insecticide to knock down the mosquito population.
Bumble bees, yellow jackets, hornets, and wasps are black or yellow and black striped. Depending on the type, stinging insects build nests in or above ground. Because they’re social insects, they can attack in large numbers. Additionally, some are aggressive and can sting multiple times. Their sting can be painful and may trigger a deadly allergic reaction. Because of these hazards, DIY insect control is discouraged. Ewert Pest Control has the tools, training, and toughness to exterminate these insects and destroy their nests.

Crawling Insects

Pest identification plays a fundamental role in effective pest management. Here’s a list of some common crawling insects Ewert Pest Control encounters. Contact Ewert Pest Control for the prevention, management, and extermination of these and other bugs and crawling insects.

Ants are brown to black, have six legs and no wings. Ants are one of the biggest indoor/outdoor pest problems and among the hardest pests to control. Where you see one ant, there’s thousands more. Ewert Pest Control treats ant problems by spraying environmentally friendly insecticides each month.
Bed bugs are tiny parasitic insects that feed on people’s blood, typically while the people are sleeping. Notoriously hard to find, bed bugs are small brownish bugs that hide in cracks and crevices. Ewert Pest Control provides heat treatment and pesticides to get rid of bed bugs in homes, hospitals, hotels, schools, and other locations.
Cockroaches are reddish brown and up to 2 inches long. Although cockroaches have wings, they like to scurry, not fly. Cockroaches can be found in kitchens, bathrooms, and basements, and other warm, humid areas. DIY sprays are readily available but not as effective and long-lasting as calling an exterminator like Ewert Pest Control.
Fleas are tiny, reddish brown, parasitic insects with hard bodies and no wings. Fleas feed on the blood of cats and dogs. It’s easier and less expensive to prevent flea infestations than to treat them. Pet owners should consult with their veterinarian about medication and shampoos to use. When problems persist, contact Ewert Pest Control.
Spiders have 2 body sections and 8 legs. They come in many sizes and various shades of white, gray and black. If you don’t have the courage or patience to capture and release spiders outside, use a vacuum to get rid of them and their webs. Caulk and seal cracks and gaps to keep spiders from entering. For effective prevention and removal of spiders that’s eco-friendly, contact Ewert Pest Control.
Ticks have flat, oval-shaped bodies and live in tall grass and wooded areas. The tiny deer tick (AKA blacklegged tick) is 1/8-inch long, about the size of a sesame seed. This parasitic tick can cause Lyme Disease. The parasitic wood tick can be up to a ½ inch in size. Insect repellant, appropriate clothing outdoors, and tick checks are important where ticks are active. Ewert Pest Control can treat problem areas with environmentally safe products.

Have a Wonderful, Pest-Free Day

The exterminators at Ewert Pest Control are ready to serve you in Milwaukee, Shawano, Green Bay, Wisconsin Dells, and Eau Claire. Call 833-EPC-PEST (372-7378) or send us an email. Link to contact page.