Spider & Insect control
Wisconsin celebrates every one of our four distinct seasons: There’s summer, when the mosquitoes come out full force. Fall, when the asian beetles trade soybean fields for our houses. Winter, when nasty stink bugs, millipedes and spiders make their way inside our warm homes. And spring, when ants and wasps build their colonies exactly where we don’t want them.
Of course you want to enjoy the rest of the beauty of Wisconsin’s four seasons, but these bugs make it nearly impossible! It doesn’t have to be that way, though. Let Elite Pest Solutions take care of the 6- and 8- legged pests that try to take over your home, office, lake house, and yard. We’ve got a service plan that will protect your property and your peace of mind.
When you call Elite Pest Solutions, you’ll always speak with the owner. We believe that’s the kind of personal touch you deserve.
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We exterminate Wisconsin’s most common bugs:
- Asian Beetles
- Stink Bugs
- Box Elder Bugs
- Mosquitoes, Fleas & Ticks
They look like orange ladybugs, but they bite, stain curtains, and stink! What a nuisance. Many people are also allergic to them.
Asian beetles spend their summers in and near soybean fields. When those fields are harvested in the fall, they travel miles away, making their way into homes where they remain dormant for the winter. When the weather warms up in the spring, the Asian beetles come out of their hiding places and cause mischief.
The best way to take care of Asian beetles is through preventative treatment. If you don’t spray your home or business before the soybean fields are harvested, you’ll find yourself swatting at these pesky orange beetles all spring.
Prevent Asian beetles from entering your home so they don’t become an overwintering pest!
ANTS (Sweet Ants, Pavement Ants)
Ants are always busy looking for food sources. That food source just might be inside your home. If they find food, they’ll be sure to tell their friends. Pretty soon, you’ll have caravans of ants eating crumbs, sugar and honey from your cabinets and shelves.
The best way to prevent these ants from using your pantry as their own personal pantry is to do some preventative treatment in the spring. Empty your cupboards and pantry shelves and wipe them down.
If you already have ants, you can spray and/or bait them with borax-based products. Sometimes, there are just too many ants to take care of on your own. If you feel overwhelmed or frustrated by ants, give us a call!
These ants are probably a carpenter’s nightmare. They get inside and look for wood that is soft or rotting along a house or inside a house. Once they find that soft wood, they excavate it and lay their eggs inside. Carpenter ants are destructive! They tunnel through wood–often exterior doors–and compromise it to the point where you may need to repair or replace the door.
If you have carpenter ants, you need to get them taken care of right away. Otherwise, they’ll ruin the structure of your home or business. Squishing every carpenter ant you see won’t solve the problem — you’ve got to find and eliminate their nest.
The treatment we use to get rid of carpenter ants is a non-repellant spray. The ants take it back to their colonies and share it. Once the queen gets it and dies, the rest of the colony dies off. This takes a little bit of time, but is the only way to get results.
If there is a boxelder tree anywhere nearby, chance are you have struggled with boxelder bugs taking up your space. The red and black boxelder bugs love to fly around and create a nuisance. They don’t bite or sting, but that doesn’t make them any less annoying! These bugs like to get inside in the fall. The best way to get rid of them is to either stay far away from boxelder trees, or to get an exterior treatment so they don’t enter your building.
Call us in late summer or early fall to set up an exterior treatment for boxelder bugs.
Cockroaches are hitchhiker bugs that are quite prevalent in Madison. They’re often found in multi-family homes, apartments and dorms. They get brought to Madison from other places — hitching a ride from unit to unit in boxes, furniture, even clothes.
Left alone, they can get pretty big and they breed quickly. So if you see a cockroach, you need to deal with it immediately. Many people are allergic to cockroaches.
Proper sanitation is the key to getting rid of common houseflies. Take out garbage, don’t let food sit around, wash your garbage and recycling bins. If you have drain flies, clean the drain. Avoid keeping overripe fruit out and you’ll keep the fruit flies at bay. Rinse out those last dregs of wine from your glass at night.
Other flies, like a cluster fly, come out in August and try to get inside. Preventative treatment will eliminate them from coming in and breeding indoors.
Does an uglier bug exist? Maybe, but not here in Wisconsin. Stink bugs are flat and small, which makes it easy for them to find their way through cracks in windows and doorways in the fall. They become overwintering pests, creeping around and flying at you when you least expect it. And then when you squish them, oh, the stink! Once you’ve smelled a squished stink bug, you’ll recognize that stench anywhere.
Stink bugs are becoming more and more common in Madison, especially downtown. A good preventative plan in the fall can help. Give us a call in August and September so you don’t have to deal with stink bugs after winter sets in!
Wasps are an exterior pest with a very painful sting. They like to attach their honeycomb nests to homes, along the top corners of roofs, in playhouses, gazebos and garages. They fly when the sun is shining, always on the lookout for food, moisture, grass and wood splinters. They hover wherever the sun is beating down.
The best way to get rid of these is to spray them with insecticide and knock down their nest.
Save yourself some wasp stings and call an expert for wasp removal in those high, hard to reach places.
Yellow jackets are smaller than wasps, but larger than honey bees. They look like a honey bee but without the hairs. They tend to make homes inside a wall, a house, or a car. They prefer to be totally enclosed and can become a very big (and dangerous) nuisance. Some yellow jackets have even been known to enter a basement through a small hole in the foundation of a house, where they then make a nest.
The hotter it gets outside, the more aggressive yellow jackets become. While you can’t prevent them from coming to your property, you can eliminate their nests and prevent them from building a nest. Look around your foundation and close up any small holes to prevent them from coming inside.
If you suspect you have a yellow jacket infestation, give us a call. We’ll take care of it safely and can either close up their point of entry or refer you to someone who can.
Whether they deserve it or not, spiders are some of the most hated and feared pests. Although they are beneficial — they eat the insects that bug us — their creepy factor is just too much for many.
You may be surprised to learn that spiders rarely bite people unless they’re provoked. And if they do bite, they won’t bite multiple times. (That means those “spider bites” you may be wondering about, could be caused by something else, possibly bed bugs or fleas.) The only poisonous spider in Wisconsin is the brown recluse, but it’s very rare. (It is a bit…reclusive.) Be on the lookout in mulch, woodpiles, and under shrubs.
Spiders are attracted to water and moisture–which is why they especially love damp basements. It also makes them one of the most common pest complaints in the lake homes in Madison, Middleton and Pardeeville.
Kick spiders out by knocking their webs down daily. Some people find temporary success by spraying peppermint oil where spiders like to live. However, the spiders eventually get used to the peppermint oil and keep on building their webs.
But if you really want those spiders gone for good, the only way to eliminate them is to apply an insecticide.