We’d like to share some helpful tips regarding New Jersey termite control in preparation for Termite Awareness Week 3/15- 3/21! Termites have been around for more than 250 million years and are extremely resilient creatures. In the United States alone, termites exist in every state except Alaska. New Jersey termite control is no easy feat as the bugs typically feast on the cellulose found in wood and may go unnoticed for years. The termite control NJ specialists, Precise Pest Control, report that signs of invasion and colonization include visible wood damage that may appear as nothing more than small holes. Other symptoms include crumbling drywall, sagging doors and windows, piles of discarded wings, small pellets resembling mouse feces and obvious swarms of the insects. In time, wood becomes hollow with nothing left but a mere shell. Every year, the insects cost American citizens more than $5 billion. Continue reading
Raccoons are just one of the common animal problems that homeowners may experience. They can do significant damage to your home and pose a health risk to the community from rabies. Contacting a professional and experienced Bergen County raccoon removal company can help with successfully removing these animals from your residence.
Raccoons are found throughout the United States and in many areas of the North American continent. They are often found in farmland areas, forested areas or wetlands. Raccoons are recognizable by everyone because of their black facial masks and black-ringed tails. They can weigh between 10 to 30 pounds, with females generally being smaller than males. They are very strong for their compact size. Raccoons can survive on various types of food, including farm crops, insects, rodents, birds, eggs, turtles or garbage. They have their young in late winter or early spring, generally producing about four cubs. They often use attics, roofs, sheds, garages or crawl spaces to raise their young. Any opening in your home’s structure is an invitation for a raccoon to set up housekeeping, and they can create significant damage creating the right nest area to raise their families. They are generally nocturnal animals.
The hustle and bustle of everyday life makes dealing with an issue such as pest control a major problem. During the holidays this problem can magnify all out of proportion, especially when baking and cooking meals for large gatherings is part of the celebration. You can clean and scrub, remove food and make sure every crumb is gone, spray and still have a problem. There is nothing worse than cooking food and having bugs in your kitchen. Knowing you’ve cleaned, sprayed, made sure all food is safely covered and unavailable seems to make the problem more irritating and a solution out of reach. The aggravation and lack of success can be very distressing for anyone who has an ant problem in their home. Fortunately this does not have to be a problem if you use professional pest control.
In New Jersey ant removal is a problem for some households. Doing it yourself may not solve the problem as ants can be very resistant when it comes to ant removal. While the problem may seem to abate for a day or two they can come back if you use the wrong product. Professionals know this and understand how to identify the type of ants you have as well as the best, most effective way to correct this problem so you no longer have ants.
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.
While bugs may serve a useful purpose in the ecosystem, most people can agree that they are not wanted in their house. Of all the possible pests that are the most difficult to get rid of, cockroaches are at the top of the list. Once they enter a home, they reproduce quickly and soon a few insects become an infestation. Recognizing a sign of a problem is the first step towards a resolution. Here are some of the common signs of a roach infestation.
Though there may be nothing more relaxing than spending a cool summer night out on a deck or porch, there are also few things that fill a homeowner with a sense of dread faster than the tell-tale piles of sawdust left by wood-boring insects. Though most people immediately assume termites when they see any insect-related wood damage, this kind of external wear is just as likely to be the result of a carpenter ant or carpenter bee infestation. This damage is not just unsightly: long-term damage by wood-boring insects can result in serious damage to wooden structures and result in major renovation costs. Thus, it is important to have a good grasp on methods for carpenter ant control in NJ, as well as for other pests.
If you have pests in your home, your first instinct is to kill every bug you see in any and every way possible. However, when you actually read the warning labels on insecticides, it is enough to alarm anyone. Not only are they unhealthy for the environment, they are also not the most natural solutions to have around your family and pets. In short, most pesticides create more problems than they solve.
For example, many insecticides are not only far from eco-friendly, they are not really all that effective. They may kill off a lot of pests at first, but the insects will just develop a resistance to the insecticide and come back stronger than ever. There are also the unintended side effects to consider. Many pesticides could kill other animals besides those nasty pests. Using a company that uses green pest control products can minimize the dangerous chemicals around your home but also your family as well.
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.
Ants are one of the most abundant insects on Earth with several species found in North America alone. However, their life cycle may be confusing for some people. Ant colonies generally consist of a queen and hundreds of workers. As a community, they help break down organic materials in the garden, recycling nutrients back into the ground. They can become a nuisance if they enter the home. Take a look at an ant’s general life cycle to understand how pest control professionals pinpoint their targets. An ant exterminator in New Jersey that is skilled in removing and securing the access points into your home are keys to success in effective removal of these pests.
Mating And Egg Laying
Because ants are cold-blooded insects, they usually wait until late spring or early summer to mate. Winged ants take flight and mate with females. The females return to the colony to lay their eggs. Although there is usually one queen, she cannot produce enough eggs individually to keep colonies thriving. Many females that are smaller than the queen, but bigger than the workers, keep a constant supply of eggs flowing. Worker ants, the largest population, don’t have long lifespans, making it critical to reproduce consistently.
Squirrels are seemingly cute, harmless, little critters and when they are in their natural habitat. However, once they enter your home, they become hazardous to both your health and house. Once they have entered your home, hiring a reliable and experienced squirrel pest control company should be the next step to take.
Most people become suspicious that they may have a squirrel infestation by the noise produced by the animals. Scurrying, scratching, and mysterious bumps are the most common noises made by squirrels. While these sounds come at all hours of the day and can be irritating, they are the least of your worries. The biggest health concern is disease transmission. Squirrels are known to carry rabies, and tetanus. They also carry parasites that carry their own set of diseases. Squirrels bring ticks and fleas inside your house. Once a flea enters your house, it will make its home in your carpet, on your pet, or on furniture and become difficult to eliminate. Squirrels mark their territory by spraying their urine and droppings. Contact with squirrel droppings is proved to cause salmonella and Leptospirosis. Salmonella causes diarrhea while Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection accompanied with flu like symptoms. Neither disease is life threatening except in rare cases involving very young children or the elderly. Squirrels will also bite or scratch if they feel threatened.