Treat Your Vacation Property in the Off-Season

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The Jersey Shore is covered in vacation homes and rental properties of all kinds, despite the relatively short summer season. Many of our customers are owners of these homes and work hard to maintain them— from landscaping and plumbing to HVAC and pest control, it all matters and affects rental value. So while your vacation homes are empty and all of the vacationers have left the shore, take the opportunity to prepare for next season with proper pest control services.

There are few things more off-putting in a rental than a pest problem. Whether it's cockroaches in the pantry, termites in the wood deck, or rodents in the walls, renters will take notice and be sure to avoid that property next time around. That's why we think fall and winter are the perfect time to protect your home from pests and prevent infestations wherever possible— before they become a problem.

To help overwinter your home and prevent infestations, follow these tips:

  • Seal exterior openings, gaps, and cracks
  • Remove all food while you're away
  • Deep clean before closing for winter
  • Remove clutter indoors and outside
  • Keep yard/vegetation trimmed low
  • Store firewood away from the home's exterior
  • Ensure garage/doors seal flush to the ground
  • Call a professional to rule out or eradicate current infestations

Effective pest control is a year-round effort, even in New Jersey where winter temperatures can plummet to freezing. The off-season is the most ideal time to perform vacation home maintenance, of course, but at Cowleys we know pests never take a day off. That's why we have our Home Protection Plans! When you sign up for our service plans, you'll know exactly when to expect us in the spring, summer, and fall. This will allow you to potentially block off certain days to allow for thorough pest control services without unexpected interruption to your guests.

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Cowleys Pest Services
1145 NJ-33
Farmingdale, NJ 07727

Cowleys Pest Services
120 Stryker Ln Suite 206 A B
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Cowleys Pest Services
391 Main St #103
Spotswood, NJ 08884

Cowleys Pest Services
3490 US-1 Suite 107
Princeton, NJ 08540
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