Cowleys Pest Services Before & After Photos
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Repairing the Raccoon Damage in Gladstone, NJ
This homeowner in Gladstone, NJ, recently found herself with a raccoon infesting her attic. Fortunately, our Little Rascals Nuisance Wildlife Division was sent out and safely and successfully removed the raccoon from the home and relocated it to a new humane location. Now all that's left is to repair the damage that the raccoon had done to the home.
The raccoon actually had two access points, which were in two soffit areas above each of the downspouts. After we disinfected the attic, we installed sturdy metal flashing over each of the access points. Next, we installed a new portion of soffit over the metal flashing in order to blend it in better. Now the home is secured from raccoons and looks better than before!
Birds Roosting and Pooping All Over Sports Fans in Piscataway, NJ
These nuisance birds were defecating all over the stairwell of this college football stadium in Piscataway, NJ, and the owner was sick and tired of it! So he called Bird Solutions by Cowleys for help!
First, we carefully removed all the nesting debris. Afterward, we disinfected the area with a solution that targets bird mites. Bird mites are parasites that feed on the blood of birds. Bird mites are the main reason why extreme care is needed when removing a nest. Next, to properly exclude the birds from the stairwell, we installed bird netting. In order make sure the bird netting is secured, we used a stainless steel cable with net spikes and anchored it into the walls. We then locked the cables in place using copper ferrules and then installed turnbuckles which tighten the cable. We also used hog rings which secures the cable and connects it to the bird netting.
This is 3/4 inch, heavy duty polyethylene bird netting is used to humanely block the nuisance birds from entering any unwanted areas. It creates an impenetrable barrier that denies all nuisance birds the access to this area. Doing this removes the landing areas for the nuisance birds. They'll fly around, realize they can't enter, and move on. Another bonus is that the bird netting is almost invisible, unless you take a real close look at it. Now nuisance birds will no longer roost in the stairwell!
Birds Nesting in the Gable Vent in Howell, NJ
These nuisance birds were nesting in this homeowners gable vent. Because the spaces in the gable vent were quite large, the birds just squeezed right in between the spaces and started nesting there. First, we carefully removed all the nesting debris out of the attic, which weighed over 20 lbs! Afterward, we then disinfected the area, and the entire attic, with a solution that targets bird mites. Bird mites are parasites that feed on the blood of birds. When birds leave their nests, the mites are left behind without a suitable host for their next blood meal. They will make their way into a home, and once inside they will take over, climbing all over your walls, ceilings, and beddings. To make matters worse, bird mites are tiny and semi-transparent, so they are extremely difficult to detect. Bird mites are the main reason why extreme care is needed when removing a nest. The last thing you want to do is disrupt the mites that are crawling in and around the nesting material.
Once that was finished, in order to successfully exclude the birds from the home, we installed Pest-Blok over the gable vent. Pest-Blok doesn't restrict the airflow to the attic, undergoes a silicone-protected polyester coating process that makes it last longer, and guards the home against nuisance birds, bats, and all nuisance wildlife.
Sealing Up a Potential Access Point for Mice in Old Bridge, NJ
During a routine service treatment for a new Home Protection Plan customer in Old Bridge, NJ we noticed a few openings around several utility pipes and utility wires around the exterior of the home. Although the homeowner didn't have any issues with mice in her home, if these gaps are left alone, it's only a matter of time until she does. Remember a mouse only needs an opening the width of a pencil to infest a home!
So we stuffed each and every opening with chew-proof stainless steel mesh, which mice hate to chew through. We then sealed them in place with a waterproof, premium adhesive. The combination of these two materials make for a great deterrent and the home is properly guarded against rodents.
Installing a New Chimney Cap in Bernardsville, NJ
After we successfully & safely removed all the squirrels from this home in Bernardsvile, NJ, we're going to exclude them from the area that they were using to enter the home - the chimney. How are we going to do that? By installing a chimney cap over the chimney crown! This heavy-duty material is constructed out of 24 Gauge Top and Flange, and 18 Gauge Stainless steel!