Brown Deer, Wis., is a close-knit community. Nestled beside the Milwaukee River and home to idyllic Brown Deer Park and Village Pond, it boasts more than its share of unspoiled beauty. The only trouble here is that various pests are living in these natural sanctuaries, and they’re all too eager to enter houses and other buildings. Of course, once they get inside, they tend to stay for a long while.
Below are three of Brown Deer’s most troublesome little critters.
Bed bugs are the insects of many people’s nightmares. These oval, flat parasites have diets that consist of one item: blood. They come out at night, and they’ll turn you into a buffet dinner as you sleep.
These insects sometimes get into homes by hiding in grocery bags, purses, backpacks, suitcases, and articles of clothing, and they can live in all kinds of tight, dark spaces. Also, once they’re safe and warm, bed bugs can multiply at an alarmingly rapid rate.
If you’re dealing with a bed bug infestation, you might notice red spots on your skin, which are indications that they’ve bitten you. Alternatively, you could see the skins that they’ve shed or the dark stains that they’ve left behind.
Cockroaches, which can be up to 3 inches in length, have wings. However, in most cases, they don’t fly.
Roaches could come into your residence looking for water and food; many of them especially love starches. Like bed bugs, roaches reproduce quickly.
If there are a great number of cockroaches in your home, you might notice an unpleasant smell. Even worse, roaches can contaminate your supplies of food and trigger rashes and other health problems.
Rodents can induce allergic attacks. They’ll eat your food and chew your carpets and furniture. They carry diseases, some of which can be serious. Plus, the sight of all those teeth and tails could terrify children ― and many adults as well.
Mice and rats get inside buildings through various entrances, including windows, doors, chimneys, pipes, and holes in foundations and shingles. In some cases, they’ll live in yards or gardens before moving their furry selves indoors. They frequently head inside during the autumn, a season when their stores of food dwindle.
Fortunately, if pests ever infiltrate your home or place of business, you can always contact Nexus Pest Solutions, a company that serves Brown Deer and other communities in the greater Milwaukee area. Nexus always uses nonhazardous materials and techniques. Its technicians, all of whom are fully licensed, have been successfully getting rid of rodents and bugs for many years. Please consider contacting Nexus Pest Solutions with any pest control concerns that you have.