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
The history of Groundhog Day dates back to the 18th and 19th centuries in central Pennsylvania. Folklore states that if a groundhog appears out of its burrow on February 2nd, Spring will be arriving early; six more weeks of winter is eminent if on a sunny day the groundhog emerges and retreats back to the burrow after seeing its shadow. Presently, Groundhog Day is a part of holiday festivals and celebrations of food and activities; a lot of pressure to put on a little, cute-looking rodent.
The history of Groundhog Day began with the Germans in 1886 when it was first celebrated. The German premise was that if the sun shines on Candlemas, the predecessor to Groundhog Day, the badger or groundhog sees its shadow to indicate another six weeks of winter. The first celebration of this new tradition was held in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.
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.
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.