Preventing Infestations of Wood Boring Insects & Firewood Pests

Stack of firewood

Now with the cooler months upon us, it’s important for homeowners to be mindful about pests that can accidentally be brought into the home. One common way that pests enter homes in winter is through firewood brought in to use for cooking and to heat the home.

Here is some information about firewood insects, how to store your firewood to avoid pest infestations, and extermination options for wood insects.

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Raccoon Diseases & Health Risks of Raccoons in the Home

Growling raccoonBased on portrayals of raccoons in cartoons and toys, one might think that raccoons are harmless…. perhaps even cute and cuddly. But many diseases are contained in raccoon poop, and there are significant risks involved in the spread of raccoon diseases to humans.

These are some of the most common raccoon diseases, as well as what you can do to prevent their spread to humans and removal options.

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How to Prevent Squash Bugs from Infesting Your Pumpkins

Squash bugs infesting a pumpkinOne of the most fun things about the fall season is decorating your home and yard with fall pumpkins.

However, many people struggle with how to keep pumpkins fresh and how to keep squash bugs away from their festive décor. Pests are problems for pumpkins while they’re still growing on the vine and even after they are picked.

In this article, we will discuss the various types of insects that feed on pumpkins and tips for preserving your pumpkins throughout the fall season.

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The Risks of Carpet Beetles and How to Get Rid of Them

carpet beetle infesting the carpet of a home

There are many types of beetles in the world. These insects eat everything from leaves to trees and even carpet.

Carpet beetles are common household pests that can do serious damage if not exterminated quickly. While these insects are sometimes mistaken for bed bugs, they are actually a distinct species that must be managed in a very specific way.

This article will cover everything homeowners need to know about carpet beetles, including how to identify them, the risks of having them in your home, and how to get rid of carpet beetle larvae.

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What Makes Green Pest Control the Safest Option for Kids and Pets?

kid and dog in backyard playing

Many parents and pet-parents are hesitant to treat pests in their homes because of the risk of hazardous chemicals involved. However, rodents, insects, and other pests can cause just as much harm (or more) for your health and safety in the home. Fortunately, there are eco-friendly pest control solutions that are much safer options for little ones to be around. Here’s how green pest control works and why it’s the best option if you have kids or pets at home.

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The Risks of a Bird Infestation and How to Prevent Bird Issues Around the Home

bird infestation on roof of house

Many people enjoy the sounds of birds chirping in the morning to welcome a new day, but not all bird interactions are this pleasant. Birds tend to roost on roofs and other areas around the home, coming back year after year or never even really leaving the premises. Here is some information about the risks of bird infestations in your home and yard, how to remove and prevent birds from coming back, and the importance of humane treatment of birds.

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Pro Tips for Surviving Tick Season & Keeping Your Family Safe

Just because we’re in the last weeks of summer doesn’t mean that we’re “out of the woods” with ticks just yet. In fact, ticks still thrive during this time of year, and it’s easier than you might think to track them into your house after spending time outdoors.

Straight from your local tick control pros, here are some tips for surviving the rest of tick season and keeping your family and pets safe.

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Pests to Be on the Lookout for in Your Home This Fall

It’s a fact of life in New Jersey that pests start making their way inside your home once the summer comes to an end. With cooler temperatures outside and plenty of warm and inviting homes in the area, fall is a prime time for infestations of many types of pests.

These are the top Bergen County pest control concerns for fall and what you can do to keep pests away from your home all season long.

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Best Practices for Backyard Mosquito Control

suburban backyard that is mosquito freeAs anyone in New Jersey will tell you, summer is the prime season for mosquitoes. Not only are mosquitoes annoying when you’re trying to spend time outdoors, but they can cause painful bites and carry harmful diseases.

Here are some recommendations for safe and effective backyard mosquito control to help you get through the summer with minimal bites and itching.

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Quick and Easy Tips to Keep Ants Away All Summer

Ant infestation in homeWhile some of us may have grew up burning ants with a magnifying glass on summer vacation, we (as pest control experts) will tell you that there’s a better way to approach ant control.

A few months ago, on our blog, we highlighted the risks of DIY ant control products and some ways that you can keep kids and pets safe. In this article, we will suggest some easy summer tips for ant control NJ and when it’s time to call a professional ant exterminator.

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