In one of his most celebrated poems, T.S. Eliot opens with the line “April is the cruelest month.” Wisconsinites would have difficulty faulting this statement. Winter’s cold, numbing feeling still lingers beyond the Spring Solstice, while trees commence blooming and greet allergy sufferers with the first of many sneezing attacks.
With Termite Awareness Week approaching March 13-19, 2016, it is important for Southeastern Wisconsin homeowners and businesses to stay vigilant and be aware of the possible signs of an infestation this spring. Known as the “silent destroyers,” termites cause an estimated $5 billion in property damage each year – that’s more damage to homes and businesses than all other natural disasters combined. Adding to the challenge, termite presence is difficult to detect as their activity is hidden behind wallboards, siding or wood trim.
The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and Wil-Kil Pest Control are celebrating the fifth annual Termite Awareness Week, March 13-19, 2016 to bring awareness to termite prevention, detection and treatment. Although termite treatment is most effective when performed by a licensed pest control professional, it is important that individuals know the signs of a termite infestation and become familiar with prevention methods to combat the invasive insects.
As we countdown to Christmas, Wil-Kil Pest Control has taken a familiar carol, and tweaked it to remind homeowners how to keep unwanted pests from crashing holiday parties this season. As the days continue to get shorter and the nights chillier, we will most likely migrate indoors and gather with family and friends around a warm fireplace or holiday table. Keep in mind, our pest friends like to stay warm, just as much as we do. In the midst of the wonderful chaos that is the holiday season, keep these 12 Pest Tips of Christmas on hand to keep these unwanted pests from ruining your holiday cheer.
As the weather gets colder, spider invasions are on the rise! Fox 6 Studio A’s Brian Kramp met up with Wil Kil’s Randy Allen to take a closer look at where spiders could be hiding in the home … or where they could be lurking outside waiting to get in.
They’re creepy, they’re crawly and they certainly don’t belong in your house. Halloween has come early this year and we’ve had an abundance of spider calls!
Cooler nighttime temperatures make us all want to bundle up, especially Asian Lady Beetles and Boxelder Bugs. These fall invaders sneak into homes in the fall, stay the winter and then look to escape back outside in the spring.
Termites aren’t the only pests who have an appetite for wood! Carpenter ants, one of our biggest pest problems this summer, also love to tunnel in moist structures. Find out the difference between these two structure-threatening pests, along with some tips to prevent them, with Jay Newell, IPM Sales & Service Manager, as he visits NBC 15 in Madison.
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Are you living in denial? It is easy to do--especially with carpenter ants. But if you live in Wisconsin, you can't afford to ignore the warning signs of a carpenter ant infestation. Carpenter ants chew their way through support beams and load-bearing studs as they grow nest after nest in the walls of your home. If left unchecked, you could end up with damage that can never be repaired.
We recently got an inquiry from homeowners who have been dealing with a spider problem. The spiders were in the basement, but now they're being found on the first level. The homeowners have tried spraying Ortho Home Defense around the exterior perimeter and in the basement where the walls meet the ceiling, but have only had limited success. Spiders are still being found on both levels of the home. The homeowners have asked for a quote on treatment, and point out that they have concerns about their 3-year-old and 11-month-old. Let's take a quick look at this problem and see if we can gain some insight.