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Pest Control Services
Local Termite Treatment
Carpenter Ant Control
Bed Bug Extermination
Rodent Control
Ant Control and Extermination
Cockroach Extermination
Flies and Bee Control
Spiders and Bug Control
Stinkbug Services
Beetle and Flea Control
Tick Control Services
Gutter Guards
Crawl Space Vapor Barriers
Attic Insulation
Before and After Pictures from Allenwood
Groundhogs Digging Around the Shed & Harboring Underneath It in Allenwood, NJ

Groundhogs Digging Around the Shed & Harboring Underneath It in Allenwood, NJ

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Groundhogs Digging Around the Shed & Harboring Underneath It in Allenwood, NJ Groundhogs Digging Around the Shed & Harboring Underneath It in Allenwood, NJ

After her daughter spotted a groundhog running across the yard and then going underneath the shed, this homeowner in Allenwood, NJ, called our Nuisance Wildlife Division for help. In order to safely retrieve the groundhog, we installed Dig Defense® around the entire perimeter of the shed except for one area, which was the main burrow. Dig Defense® is a below-ground fence system that is 15 inches deep, 4 feet across, and protects structures against invasive nuisance wildlife and feral animals.

Afterward, we installed a positive set over the main burrow. A positive set is comprised of a nose cone that is attached to a two-gaited, heavy-duty device. It's called a positive set, because we are positive that the groundhog will enter our device. Once we safely retrieve the groundhog, we will relocate it to a new, humane location, fill in the burrow, and install another portion of Dig Defense® over the main burrow.

Additional Attic Insulation Added in Allenwood, NJ

Additional Attic Insulation Added in Allenwood, NJ

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Additional Attic Insulation Added in Allenwood, NJ Additional Attic Insulation Added in Allenwood, NJ

These homeowners in Allenwood, NJ had recently purchased their home and wanted to better insulate their attic. Good attic insulation slows the rate of heat transfer. It is important both in the summer and winter. During the winter, attic insulation helps stop the flow of heat out of the home, and during the summer, it shows the movement of heat into the home. This not only makes the home more comfortable but also helps your HVAC system work more efficiently and effectively, saving substantial money on your utility bills. Insulation is one of those home investments that easily pays for itself over time.

There was nothing wrong with this home’s existing insulation. The problem was that there just wasn’t enough of it. Cowleys had the perfect solution: We came in and installed a 5" cap of our TruSoft blown-in cellulose insulation right on top of their existing insulation. This insulation offers superior thermal properties as well as a proven method of pest control. 

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Cowleys Receives the Golden Osprey Award for Business Excellence
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Allenwood, NJ Expert Pest Control Company

Here at Cowleys Pest Services we not only adhere to the highest pest control standards, our goal is to provide you with an excellent experience and service in Allenwood and nearby NJ.

From your first phone call through treatment and follow-up we at Cowleys Pest Services pledge to give you great customer service while fixing your pest problem.

Since 1991, we have been treating a wide variety of pests, bedbugs, insects and rodents -- just contact us to get more details on your home or building's issue. Take advantage of our expertise to get rid of unwanted pests or animals in your Allenwood, NJ home.

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At Cowleys Pest Services we also have pest control plans where we routinely inspect your home or building and apply needed solutions ahead of developing a recurring pest problem. Our pest service plans have different levels too, to best suit your needs that you can change over time if needed. From our Green Service Plan to our Platinum Service Plan, we'll keep your home pest-free.

Business & Home Pest Services We Offer in Allenwood:

  • Bedbug Extermination
  • Flea Control
  • Termite Control
  • Pest Control
  • Exterminators
  • Rodent Control
  • Ant, Beetle, Spider, Insect Control
  • Tick Control Services
  • Pest, Bird and Animal Control Services 
  • Attic Insulation Services
  • Gutter Guards
  • Crawl Space Encapsulation
  • Expertise and Technical Know-How to Fix Your Pest Problem
  • Financing Available
  • Written Estimates and Inspections
Case Studies From Allenwood
A homeowner in Allenwood, NJ was having an issue with ants crawling all over her living room. Upon arrival, we began our inspection in the living...
A new entrepreneur purchased an old diner in Allenwood, NJ and had plans to completely renovate it and have a grand opening in the late spring. There...
Recently, we were sent out to a restaurant in Allenwood, NJ to handle a fruit fly infestation. The source of the infestation was two dirty floor...
Job Stories From Allenwood, NJ
Carpenter Ant Exterminated in Allenwood, NJ

Recently, I went out on a service call to a new residential client in Allenwood, NJ who was having an issue with ants in her home. To narrow down the location of the nest, I asked the customer where her home had the highest levels of ant activity. 

Here the homeowner told me that the heaviest ant activity was concentrated in the living room and the den. While inspecting the exterior perimeter of the house I came across a large population of foraging ants. I immediately identified these distinctive large ants as carpenter ants. Carpenter ants are usually black or brown, approximately 3/8 to 1/2 inch long, and have a rounded thorax (abdomen). Carpenter ants do not eat wood like termites; instead, they cause damage by chewing out galleries in the wood to nest. Two common signs of a carpenter ant infestation are rough wood shavings mixed with parts of dead ants from the colony, which is known as frass, and a “rustling” sound that is sometimes heard as the ants go about their activity in the home’s wood.

I also noticed that the caulking around a window frame near the living room had eroded away and some ply boarding near the den was exposed to moisture. Carpenter ants are attracted to damp, soft, or decaying wood to nest. They will rarely seek out hard, healthy wood. As a result, homes with water or moisture issues are more prone to carpenter ant infestations. 

In order to permanently resolve the infestation, I needed to locate the colony by tracking the ants' pheromone trail. When ants forage, they leave a pheromone trail for them to follow back to the nest. I tracked the ants to a nearby damaged tree in the yard that had frass coming out of the base. 

Now, that I knew where the colony was located, I could begin treatment. I applied a liquid residual around the entire exterior foundation of the home, inside the living room, and around and into the damaged tree. Once the carpenter ants come in contact with this product, they'll bring it back to their colony and transfer it, either by grooming or feeding one another. The ants will inadvertently spread the application from one to another and in a short amount of time, it’s lights out for the entire colony! 


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How to Treat for Cockroaches in Allenwood, NJ

I went out on a service call for a property manager of a community building in Allenwood, NJ who called our office after finding German cockroaches in one of his tenant's apartments. Once I arrived I immediately spotted cockroaches crawling over the kitchen sink. German cockroaches are light brown to tan coloring with two dark stripes on their backs. They prefer to live in warm places close to moisture and food sources, hence why they were found in the kitchen.

After completing our inspection of the entire apartment and finding more cockroaches in other rooms, we removed everything not nailed down to the floor in order to begin treatment. Once everything was removed we treated every single inch of the apartment with an EPA registered growth regulator that affects the German cockroaches reproduction system so they can't reproduce.

Next, we used a micro-injection machine that sprays a very fine mist of an oil-based product into the cracks and crevices where the cockroaches may be hiding. This chases the cockroaches into the growth regulator that was sprayed earlier. Next, we applied another application that forms a barrier to prevent the cockroaches from dispersing to other apartments. Finally, we set glue traps and scheduled a follow-up inspection to monitor the infestation and apply additional treatments.

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Starlings Roost in Residents Attic in Allenwood, NJ

Recently, we were sent out on a service call for a homeowner in Allenwood, NJ. The homeowner kept hearing suspicious noises during the day in his attic.

Upon entering the attic and beginning our inspection, I heard a flapping sound fly by my head. As I shined my light I saw two starlings flying toward the gable vents. Starlings are small birds, about 8.5 inches in size and their bill is yellow during the mating season and black the rest of the year. They primarily nest in cavities and are happy to use those provided by people— such as stove, dryer, and exhaust fan vents.

As I made my way through the attic over to the gable vents I was quite surprised to find two gigantic nest’s that were built directly from the gable vent to the floor. These nests together weighed an excess of 100 pounds! First, we carefully removed the nests and used are HEPA vac to vacuum the entire area. Next, we sanitized the 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.  

Finally, we will use hardware cloth to screen off the vents to keep these unwanted pests outside where they belong.

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