Category Archives: Precise Pest and Termite Control Services

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 Ways to Prevent Pests in Your Garden

Preventing Garden PestOne of the best things about having your own backyard is planting a garden with beautiful plants and fresh vegetables that you can use in the kitchen. But while we’re rooting for your garden to be healthy and successful, not everyone is.

Controlling pests are a huge part of maintaining a garden, especially during the hot and muggy summer months in New Jersey. Here’s what you need to know about keeping gardening pests at bay to enjoy lovely garden and bountiful harvest all summer long.

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How to Spot Termite Damage

 

 

Termites compromise the strength and safety of your home, and unfortunately, they often go undetected for many months or even years. Termites are silent but deadly attackers that cause extensive damage and can even make your home unlivable for a significant amount of time.

To prevent extensive damage in your home, it’s important learn about the early warning signs and call a professional exterminator right away to control the situation.

Types of Termite Damage

There are many different types of termites that affect homes in our area, and each one causes distinct damage to wooden structures on your property.

For example, subterranean termites live underground in loose, damp soil and are the most common type of white ant that attacks American homes. The damage that these termites cause can resemble water damage, such as swollen or bucked floors or ceilings. You might also smell scents of mold and mildew. Subterranean termites prefer soft wood and tend to eat wood along the grain.

Another common type of damage is caused by drywood termites, which build colonies inside wooden structures in homes. These types of termites build tunnels inside walls and even furniture, so you may see cracks appear where drywood termites have taken over. Drywood termites like to eat large sections of wood and chew along and against the grain of your wood. It is very difficult to control these types of inner-wall infestations yourself, so call a professional exterminator as soon as you notice unexpected cracks in your home.

Although structural damage is the most common type of termite destruction, these invasive pests eat their way through many other important materials as well. In addition to the structural wood that your home is built with, these are some of the other household materials and areas that termites frequently cause damage to:

  • Siding
  • Plaster
  • Metal
  • Floors
  • Ceilings
  • Furniture

What to Look for in Your Home

Although termites affect homes in different ways, there are a few tell-tale signs that you should remember for future reference. Termites cause at least $5 billion in damage to American homes annually, and it’s better to be safe than sorry so that your family doesn’t end up being part of that statistic.

These are some of the most common signs of termite damage to look for:

  • Weak or missing parts of wood structures
  • Termite wings near closed windows and doors
  • Mud tubes where your house touches the ground
  • Fecal pellets outside of termite tunnels
  • Wood that sounds holly when you tap on it
  • Buckling paint and tiny holes in wood
  • The presence of live termites in your home

Bergen & Passiac County Termite Control

Spotting termites can be very difficult, especially if you haven’t dealt with an infestation before and aren’t sure what to look for. Always call a professional service you trust before trying to control a termite situation yourself. In Northern New Jersey, you can trust the experts at Precise Pest Control because we have over 25 years of experience in the pest control industry and a reputation that lives up to our name.

We specialize in all types of white ant removal, so call us today for prompt and thorough extermination to get the results that you need to ensure the safety of your family, tenants and property.

How to Pest Proof Your Home in the Winter: Bergen County, NJ

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People think summer pests are terrible, but they should just wait until winter. When the temperatures drop in New Jersey, pests like insects and rodents are just like us: They head indoors. Here are some things you can do to pest-proof your home in the wintertime. Continue reading

5 Winter Pests to Look Out For

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Now that the winter season is here, the temperatures are starting to rapidly decline in New Jersey. Once the temperatures start to drop, unwanted pests start to try to enter your warm home. This makes pest control in New Jersey vitally important during the cold winter months. These are the five winter pests to look out for before they damage your home. If you see any signs of these pests, then make sure to check out our pest control services.

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Stinkbug Season Is Upon Us

Stink bugs can be major household pests, stealthily getting into your home through doors, seal cracks, utility pipes and other types of openings. Not only do these creepy crawlies often make homes smell unpleasant, but they also tend to gather in large groups — not exactly fun to see in your living room. Mature stinkbugs also like to consume fruit.

It’s a real stinker of a problem

Stinkbugs, true to their name, often stink. It’s no joke. Their strong odors are a means of defense. They release these smells via openings in their abdomens. When they do so, it generally means that they’re trying to protect themselves from potential predator attack — think reptiles and birds. If you try to catch a stinkbug to remove it from your residence, however, you might notice the pest giving off the odor, too. Not only are stinkbug odors yucky, but also they’re also extremely strong and persistent. They sometimes linger for a minimum of six months, which is the last thing you want in your home.

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Protect Your Home from Roaches this Summer

Cockroaches are very tough insects that can survive in virtually any type of environment. However, roaches tend to thrive in warm weather. As the summer heat approaches, your home could become the perfect habitat for a colony of roaches. Not only are these household pests extremely filthy, but they are also a major threat to your family’s health. In order to prevent cockroaches from overtaking your residence, you must take the necessary precautions. Talking to an experienced pest control service in New Jersey will not only give you options in order to successfully remove these pests from your home but will also make sure to secure any access points into your home.

Allergic Reactions

Cockroaches are known to cause allergic reactions in humans. Often times, some skin rashes actually stem from being exposed to roaches. Children are especially at risk of becoming sick due to the presence of roaches within the home. These annoying insects tend to leave feces and saliva wherever they roam. The kitchen counter-tops, bed sheets, and carpeting are all susceptible to being contaminated by cockroaches. Roaches prefer to roam in the darkness of the night, so you may not even catch them in the act.

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Protecting Your Home From Bugs During The Winter

One of the biggest expenditures of your life will most likely be your home. Protecting your home with insurance will assure that it is protected for many years to come. The biggest problem homeowners have is when unwanted bugs access the home and begin to make it their own. Wood destroying insects can slowly eat away at the structure of the home from the inside out. This means that by the time you even see these insects, they have destroyed the integrity of your home. Our team of experts at Bergen County Exterminator can quickly identify areas of concern within your house and help you to take back control of your property.

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Roaches: A Health Hazard Hidden in Your Home

It is a scenario that strikes dread into the heart of anyone. You head into the kitchen for a drink of water, flip on the light and see roaches scuttling for cover. Or even worse, you wake up to discover something crawling on you. Most people feel a primordial revulsion at the very thought of a cockroach. They slither around at night, leaving behind a fetid odor, feces, and egg cases. But that’s not the worst of it. Roaches are actually dangerous to your health. Contact Precise Pest Control to regain control of your home.

Dangers from Cockroaches

Roaches can carry bacteria from one place to another. They actively seek out sewage and decaying matter to feed on, and their hooked legs collect bacteria. The roaches then track it across anything they walk on. Studies have shown that roaches can transmit all sorts of disease germs, including salmonella, pneumonia, staphylococcus, streptococcus, diphtheria and even yellow fever. Some outbreaks of disease in crowded buildings are attributed to roach transmission. While this certainly sounds alarming, the chances of a person in New Jersey being infected with one of these illnesses are pretty small.

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Choosing the Right Pest Control Company in New Jersey

There are a number of pests that are common in the state of New Jersey, especially at certain times of the year. For example, the changing months of fall and spring tend to be popular times for insect problems in residential areas. Furthermore, the cooler months of winter are a common time for rat, mouse, and even raccoon problems. Regardless what kind of pest the homeowner may be dealing with, what remains most important is that they contact professional pest control services to have the situation addressed and taken care of as soon as possible.

Getting Rid of Your Pest Infestation

The first step is always figuring out what kind of pest is infesting your home. Precise Termite and Pest Control are experts in their field and have been offering homeowners in the New Jersey area pest control services for over 25 years.

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