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Jim Regan, ACE

Cowleys Pest Services

Title: Senior Pest Control Technician/Technical Onboarding Specialist/Quality Control

Hometown: Toms River

Jim Regan, ACE from Cowleys Pest Services
Jim Regan, one of our most senior pest control technicians, has been with Cowleys since 2004. He has over 15 years of experience in the pest control field. Jim is a licensed Commercial Pesticide Applicator. In addition to his Core certification, he holds two pest control category certifications: 7A for general and household pest control and 7B certification for termites & other wood-destroying insects. He is also a Certified Sentricon® Termite Baiting System Specialist, and has studied bed bug treatment protocols with Bed Bug University, the educational arm of Bed Bug Central. In 2021 Jim earned his ACE license! 
 
Jim is our residential/commercial technician who specializes in treating bed bugs, and is the field supervisor for our bed bug projects. Bed bugs are considered, by far, to be one of the most challenging pest infestations. They hide well, reproduce quickly, and the egg stage is resistant to many forms of treatment.  Treating bed bugs takes an eye for detail, dogged persistence, and leadership and organizational skills because any successful strategy requires that the occupants of the infested structure cooperate and do their part.  
 
He has dealt with some of the heaviest bed bug infestations in New Jersey that would have sent less experienced technicians running for the hills. He has faced entrenched, widespread infestations in homes, apartment units with bed bugs numbering in the thousands.
Why would a technician want to specialize in these blood-sucking pests?  For Jim, bed bug infestations are an intricate puzzle. To successfully resolve thee infestations, you must constantly looking for new evidence, and assume nothing, checking and rechecking your work. Challenges pop out of nowhere and once you think you've see it all, you'll see something new.
 
Jim is dependable and conscientious, taking every assignment personally, understanding the stress and anxiety faced by those dealing with these biting parasites. He is a perfectionist who consistently delivers his best day after day, and the newer technicians often seek his advice when unusual issues in the field arise. He is always there to help others, no matter how busy he is, and he has been instrumental in helping Cowleys deliver the best possible customer service. Jim is exceptionally easy-going, approachable, and confident. Customers just know they are in good hands once he is on scene.
 
In his spare time, Jim is also an avid musician who loves to play the drums and guitar (although talented, not simultaneously!) and he even writes his own music.  He also stays active with recreational sports, especially basketball and softball.  On most weekends, once the temperatures warm, you’ll find him cruising on his motorcycle, exploring the New Jersey countryside, attending many of the town’s summer fairs and festivals.
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  • By Kathie
    Toms River, NJ

    "AMAZING!! very Professional right from the first phone call .. Dawn got me right to my first appointment.. which I requested Jim..."

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    By Kathie
    Toms River, NJ

    AMAZING!! very Professional right from the first phone call .. Dawn got me right to my first appointment.. which I requested Jim due to the GREAT CARE he has given my neighbors ..Jim arrived right on time:) He was FRIENDLY with a smile ..Jim is AMAZING ..VERY UNDERSTANDING ..and VERY EDUCATED!! which made my panic of the Ants in my attic feel like it was not a big deal at all:) THX to Jim and educating me right from the start ...answering ALL my questions and concerns ...because of this I am EXTREMELY grateful for this referral ..CAN NOT THANK YOU ALL ENOUGH FOR BEING SO CARING :) TY !!

  • By Antonette D.
    Tomsriver, NJ

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    By Antonette D.
    Tomsriver, NJ

  • By MaryBeth S.
    Mantoloking, NJ 08378, NJ

    "Jim was very thorough and a pleasure to work with."

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    By MaryBeth S.
    Mantoloking, NJ 08378, NJ

    Jim was very thorough and a pleasure to work with.

  • By Bob F.
    Asbury Park, Lake Como, Manasq, NJ

    Customer Review

    By Bob F.
    Asbury Park, Lake Como, Manasq, NJ

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“Everyone of your techs has been outstanding. Im very pleased with your service. And i alway recomend you.”

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Cowleys Wins Asbury Park Press's 2021 Best of the Best Community Choice Awards for Monmouth County!
Cowleys Wins Asbury Park Press's 2021 Best of the Best Community Choice Awards for Monmouth County!
Cowleys Voted Top 10 Best Places To Work in NJ!
Cowleys Voted Top 10 Best Places To Work in NJ!

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  • Rodent Removal in Toms River, NJ
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    Rodent Removal in Toms River, NJ
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    Rodent Removal in Toms River, NJ

    A new client in Toms River, NJ frantically called our office after finding a rat in her basement. So we were sent out to inspect and treat. During our inspection, we noticed a rather large gap where the water line was entering the structure through the foundation wall. As we took a closer look, we found several rat droppings right below it.

    First, we carefully cleaned up the rodent droppings and installed several rodent bait stations throughout the basement and along the exterior of the home. Next, we stuffed the opening with chew-proof stainless steel mesh, which rodents hate chewing through. Afterward, we sealed the opening with a waterproof, premium adhesive. Lastly, we scheduled several follow-up visits to replenish the bait in the stations and monitor the rat activity. 

  • Mice Find Easy Access to the Basement in Woodbridge, NJ
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    Mice Find Easy Access to the Basement in Woodbridge, NJ
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    Mice Find Easy Access to the Basement in Woodbridge, NJ

    This Woodbridge, NJ homeowner had a mouse infestation in her basement. We set up a baiting system, and, fortunately, there was no indication that there was still an active infestation. However, mice and other rodents are messy home intruders, and they left behind a toxic mess of fecal pellets and urine stains. We completed a thorough clean-up of the basement, sanitizing and deodorizing the area. 

    After completing the cleanup, we returned to remove unsightly stains left my the mice. Mice not only leave urine stains, but they also leave behind runway tracks (rub marks). Mice have poor eyesight, and they facilitate movement by hugging walls as the travel. The mice memorize these routes and rarely stray, enabling them to run rapidly along a path, even in the dark. Over time, they leave a faint, dark trail of body oil and dirt. 

    We also replaced a rotted piece of fascia under the rear slider that was an entry point for the mice. For long-term rodent control, it is critical to exclude them by blocking all of the known entry points.

    The homeowner could not have been more pleased. She was happy to have her basement back with no more “reminders” that there once was a rodent infestation down below.