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What Do Bed Bug Bites Look Like?

I’ve encountered mosquito bites, flea bites and spider bites, but never had I encountered bed bug bites, that is until I travelled to San Francisco, C…

How Do I Know If I Have Bed Bugs?

It’s no secret that bed bugs are seriously creepy creatures.  After all, they like to live in your bed and feed on your blood while you’re sleeping.  …

Early Bed Bug Detection is Key

Be Proactive About Bed Bugs; Implement Our Regularly Scheduled Canine Inspections! Brenda Borgman, Batzner’s Commercial Sales Manager, sums up the ben…

QualityPro Finally Explained

Batzner Pest Control’s mission is to provide legendary service guaranteeing complete customer satisfaction. While keeping the company’s mission in min…

The (Bed Bug) Dog Days of Summer

As you can likely tell by the warm and humid days, we’re caught in what are known as the ”dog days of summer”. Technically, the dog days of summer are…

How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs

You’ve heard about bed bugs and now you’re concerned these little pests have made their way into your bed? In 2013, a survey from the National Pest Ma…

How to Recognize Carpenter Ants

Working in pest control, I realize what pests are common in Wisconsin and Illinois, but sometimes they just seem like exotic creatures from a textbook…

Keeping Bugs Out of Your Kitchen

The kitchen is one of the most common - and frustrating - places for homeowners to find pests. Ants, fruit flies, and pantry pests are naturally attra…

Brush up on your Bed Bug Knowledge

Bed Bugs are a very real problem in the United States. According to a 2013 survey conducted by the National Pest Management Association, 1 in 5 Americ…

Keep Ants Out of Your House

We’ve almost made it through the winter blues and spring is on its way!  People start to get a pep in their step as the temperatures start rising. Ant…

Rats in Residential Areas

When most Wisconsin suburban homeowners think of rats, they imagine filthy New York subway stations or Chicago sewers, not their own backyards. While …

The Rapid Reproduction Rate of Mice

If you’ve ever found one mouse in your house, you can “bet your bottom dollar” that there are more. If you’ve ever dealt with (or are currently dealin…

What is IPM?

Batzner Pest Control prides itself on being an industry leader in innovative pest management practices. One practice that we particularly excel in is …

Keeping Pests out of Firewood

Keeping Pests out of Firewood On a cold winter night, nothing beats curling up by the fireplace for a relaxing few hours of catching up on your favori…

What's that Smell?

Brown Marmorated Stink BugAnother new challenge seems to be on the horizon for pest control professionals in Wisconsin, as the invasive Brown Marmorat…

Carpenter Ant Identification

By this time in the summer, most homeowners have probably spotted at least a few ants indoors. It is important to note that not all ants are created e…

Five Tips to Prevent Fall Invaders

Those of us in the pest control industry consider occasional invaders to be some of the creepiest of crawlies. You’ve probably seen them scurrying acr…

Spring Pests and What to Expect

As the weather warms and the ground thaws, many types of insects will start to emerge from their winter hiding places to enjoy all the good things tha…

Tips for Preventing Ants

Spring is approaching and the temperature is on the rise. That always lifts your spirits after the long, cold winter. But green grass and flowers aren…

Preventing Mice in Office Buildings

When mice are found in office buildings, they are in search of food, warmth and shelter. With offices being the center of businesses where meetings ar…

What is the Batzner Guarantee?

You've heard us mention our Batzner Guarantee - but what exactly does that mean? When you call a pest management service, you are generally either loo…

Put Illinois Spiders in Their Place

Have you seen more spiders inside your home? Or spider webs in the basement? With the weather continuing to drop as winter comes around the corner, no…

Top Ten Signs of Mice Infestation

Along with pumpkin spice and chilly temperatures, fall is high season for mice to seek shelter in your home or business. They might seem somewhat harm…

Three Stinging Insects to Avoid

They’re among the most feared pests out there. And they’re back. Fall is peak stinging insect season, and wasps, hornets and yellow jackets are once a…

Pests that go Bump in the Night

There are two types of pests in this world: those that are unpleasant and those that are downright TERRIFYING. In the spirit of Halloween, let’s take …

A Guide to Carpenter Ants

In the busy summer pest season, there is one pest that stands above the rest. Carpenter ants are a nuisance pest that many home and business owners ha…

The Pest of Fall: The Boxelder Bug

Just because they don’t bite, it doesn’t make them less of a nuisance.  Boxelder bugs can enter your home in large numbers during the fall, staining c…

Spring into Action against Roaches

Have you been wondering when the frigid weather will end? You might have thought to yourself “temperatures should start to get warmer—spring is here a…

Stinging Insects on the Rise

As September quickly nears, summer might be on its way out, but stinging insects certainly are not.  According to the American College of Allergy, As…

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