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Replacing the Attic Insulation with ComfortTherm® in Avon by the Sea, NJ

Replacing the Attic Insulation with ComfortTherm® in Avon by the Sea, NJ

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Replacing the Attic Insulation with ComfortTherm® in Avon by the Sea, NJ Replacing the Attic Insulation with ComfortTherm® in Avon by the Sea, NJ

A short while ago, this client in Avon by the Sea, NJ had a raccoon infest his attic. Although our Little Rascals Nuisance Wildlife team safely removed and relocated the raccoon to a new, humane location, it had defecated all over the attic and contaminated the insulation. So we were sent out to clean the area and install new insulation.

First, we're going to remove all the contaminated insulation from the attic and dispose of it. Next, we disinfected the area and then installed ComfortTherm® insulation. ComfortTherm® insulation provides excellent temperature and noise control, and comes with a vapor-retarder for use in hot, humid climates. 

New vent block improves crawl space

New vent block improves crawl space

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New vent block improves crawl space New vent block improves crawl space

Here is a great “before and after” photo comparison where I installed a vent block to replace, what frankly, was a big mess. This project was completed for a home in Avon by the Sea, NJ. Whenever we install a dehumidifier in a crawl space, we strongly recommend to homeowners to block the crawl space vents, which helps keep outside humid air from entering the basement (not to mention insects!). Installation of a commercial-grade dehumidifier is the single most important way for homeowners to prevent mold growth and other problems resulting from sustained high humidity in crawl spaces and basements. ideally, these subterranean areas should be encapsulated to keep humid air from entering the crawl space. Building scientists that study indoor airflow have found that vented crawl spaces do exactly what homeowners want to prevent —  allowing hot humid outdoor air enter the crawl space. There is a popular misconception that vented crawl spaces expel hot humid air, when in fact, the opposite is true. However, even if a homeowner decides to not fully encapsulate their crawl space, at a minimum, we strongly recommend that homeowners at least block the crawl space vents since these are, by far, the largest entry points for outside air.

To block the vents, we cut Silverglo insulation to size. SliverGlo insulation is an Expanded Polystyrene Foam (EPS) insulation that contains graphite. This lightweight, rigid, closed-cell insulation is 24% more efficient than over-the-counter batt and foam insulations. Its closed-cell structure provides minimal water absorption and low vapor permanence. As an added benefit, SilverGlo is coated with a mold-resistant aluminum that naturally enhancing primary sources of light, dramatically increasing the luminosity of even a single bulb. After setting in the insulation in the vent space, we then spray a hardening foam around the outside edges to completely block off any airflow. 

Crawl Space Encapsulated in Avon-by-the-Sea, NJ

Crawl Space Encapsulated in Avon-by-the-Sea, NJ

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Crawl Space Encapsulated in Avon-by-the-Sea, NJ Crawl Space Encapsulated in Avon-by-the-Sea, NJ

Homes that were built with dirt floor crawl space foundations became very popular after World War II when there was a huge demand for new and more affordable homes. Crawl spaces could be built faster and much cheaper than basements. However, no one could foresee the major issues that dirt floor crawl spaces can have on a home. For instance, this homeowner in Avon-by-the-Sea, NJ was experiencing incredibly high humidity levels and abundant moisture buildup in his crawl space. If left untreated any longer, this could lead to mold and mildew growth and structural damage. Fortunately, the homeowner decided to have Cowleys encapsulate his crawl space.

The benefits of crawl space encapsulation are dramatic. Relative humidity will stay below 70% even if the outdoor humidity is higher. You’ll save on your utility bills, have better air quality in the crawl space, and not only keep out moisture, but also keep out unwanted pests!

First, we cleared out all the debris and installed a drainage matting. A drainage matting is a dimpled plastic mat that allows water to work its way over to the sump pump. Next, we replaced the old, broken sump pump with a smart drain sump pump to allow any water that gets on top of the liner to flow down underneath the ground. 

Then, we installed a clean space liner covering the ground of the entire crawl space. A clean space liner is a super-durable, 20mil plastic sheet material designed to permanently prevent moisture, outside air, and pests from getting into your crawl space. The vapor barrier is installed over the foundation walls and floor to create a continuous air and moisture barrier. Finally, to control the humidity levels we installed a Sani-Dry dehumidifier. These machines are a powerful energy-efficient dehumidifier that outperforms standard household dehumidifiers by as much as 10 times while using the same amount of energy to run. The SaniDry XP directs the extracted water pulled out of the air directly into the sump pump. 

Now the humidity levels will be at a comfortable level, the value of the home has increased, and there will be no more moisture buildup in the crawl space.

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Cowleys Pest Services is Avon By The Sea, NJ's leading pest control and home repair contractor, offering a wide variety of services to keep your home healthy, efficient, and safe. We employ a customer-first philosophy when it comes to running our business, so you know you're getting only the best when you partner with us. We are committed to providing affordable, safe, and effective solutions for all your pest control and home repair needs.

Reliable services by Cowleys Pest Services:

  • Pest Control
  • Commercial Pest Services
  • Wildlife Removal
  • Bird Control Services
  • RainDrop Gutter Guards
  • Attic Insulation
  • Crawl Space Encapsulation
  • And more!

Ready to get started on your pest control or home repair project? Contact Cowleys Pest Services today at 1-855-239-9059 or click below to schedule a free, no-obligation estimate in Avon By The Sea and nearby.

Trusted Pest Control Company Proudly Serving Avon By The Sea

Have you been dealing with termites, cockroaches, or bed bugs in your Avon By The Sea home? At Cowleys Pest Services, we understand how unsettling it can be to discover that you have a pest problem. That's why our team works quickly to resolve your pest problem, using only the best pest control solutions in the industry. We've been helping homeowners remove pests since 1991, so we have the experience, solutions, and determination to fix your problem once and for all.

Pests we treat:

  • Bed bugs
  • Ants
  • Bees & wasps
  • Cockroaches
  • Flies
  • Mosquitoes
  • Rodents
  • And more!

Avon By The Sea Crawl Space Encapsulation Services

One way that pests can make their way into your home is through your crawl space. An unsealed crawl space also lets in moisture, leading to structural damage and mold and mildew growth. Structural damage results in uneven interior floors, which can become hazardous if not resolved. Mold and mildew growth can lead to increased asthma and allergy symptoms for you and your loved ones. Fortunately, Cowleys Pest Services offers a complete crawl space encapsulation system to keep your crawl space and the rest of your home dry, safe, structurally sound, and healthy.

Our crawl space encapsulation products:

  • Vapor barriers
  • Crawl space access doors
  • Crawl space insulation
  • Sump pumps
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Crawl space vent covers

Keep pests out and prevent structural damage with crawl space encapsulation by Cowleys Pest Services! Get in touch with us today at 1-855-239-9059 or fill out our online form to schedule a free crawl space encapsulation estimate in Avon By The Sea and nearby.

Case Studies From Avon By The Sea
Carpenter
Recently, I went on a service call for one of our Home Protection Clients (HPP) in Avon-By-The-Sea, NJ. HPP clients receive three inspections and...
Skunks
I learned something new about croquet with this wildlife job in Avon. This game is much more than backyard recreation to play during a family BBQ. It...
Termites
We were sent out to a new customer in Avon by the Sea, NJ who noticed that the wooden beams by his front door seemed damaged and was afraid that he...
Job Stories From Avon By The Sea, NJ
European Hornets Nesting in the Grill in Avon by the Sea, NJ

As this customer in Avon by the Sea, NJ was getting ready to grill up some food for his family one warm evening, as soon as he opened his grill, he spotted a gigantic hornet's nest! Since he's highly allergic to hornets, he ran inside and called Cowleys for help. Once we arrived and took a closer look at these stinging insects, we identified them as European hornets

European hornets, also called giant hornet or the brown hornet, gets its common name from its introduction from Europe into the New York area in the 1800s. They are much larger than yellow jackets and, unlike most stinging insects, can be active at night. Their bodies are brown with yellow stripes on their abdomens and have pale faces. European hornets have smooth stingers, so they can sting over and over again. Their sting also carry venom that makes the stings hurt, itch, or swell for about 24 hours.

We treated the nest with a knockdown aerosol application, which rapidly exterminates the European hornets. Once they were eliminated, we removed the nest, disposed of it, and cleaned the area.

European Hornets Nesting in the Grill in Avon by the Sea, NJ - Photo 1European Hornets Nesting in the Grill in Avon by the Sea, NJ - Photo 2
No Crawl Space Door Allows the Rats Access in Avon by the Sea, NJ

This homeowner in Avon by the Sea, NJ, had a large infestation of rats in her crawl space. How were the rats able to get inside? Well, turns out that the crawl space door was missing! Apparently, the door to the crawl space broke a few years ago and the homeowner never replaced it. Unfortunately, during our inspection, we found a ton of rat droppings and also discovered that the insulation throughout the area was saturated with rat urine and needed to be replaced!

Fortunately for the owner, we fix nasty crawl spaces and he scheduled an appointment with our Crawl Space team to come out and encapsulate his crawl space! Before they can do that, we need to take care of the rats. First, we carefully cleaned up all the rat droppings in the crawl space. Afterward, we installed a number of Ready-to-Use rodent bait stations throughout the crawl space and along the exterior of the home. Lastly, we scheduled several follow up inspections to monitor the rat activity, replenish the bait in the stations, and seal up any gaps around the home to prevent any future rodent issues. 

No Crawl Space Door Allows the Rats Access in Avon by the Sea, NJ - Photo 1
Broken Crawl Space Door Leads to a Rodent Problem in Avon by the Sea, NJ

We were sent out to the home of a new customer in Avon by the Sea, NJ, to handle a mouse infestation in the crawl space. As soon as we arrived and inspected the area, we knew exactly how the mice were getting in. The crawl space door was badly damaged and falling off the hinges! We brought this to the owners attention and mentioned that our Crawl Space Solutions team can come out and replace the crawl space door for the owner. She was thrilled to hear that and immediately made an appointment.

In the meantime, we carefully cleaned up all the mice droppings in the crawl space and installed several rodent bait stations throughout the crawl space as well as around the exterior of the home. Lastly, we scheduled several follow up visits to monitor the activity and replenish the bait as needed. 

Broken Crawl Space Door Leads to a Rodent Problem in Avon by the Sea, NJ - Photo 1Broken Crawl Space Door Leads to a Rodent Problem in Avon by the Sea, NJ - Photo 2
The Beginning of a Bald-Faced Hornets Nest in Avon By The Sea, NJ

An elderly homeowner in Avon by the Sea, NJ, called our office after spotting a hornets nest on the light fixture by the back door. We were sent out to inspect and treat. Once we arrived and took a closer look at these stinging insects, we quickly identified them as bald-faced hornets! Bald-faced hornets are extremely territorial and aggressive, probably one of the most aggressive stinging insects we deal with. They received their name from their predominantly white-patterned face.

In order to eliminate them, we injected a knockdown dusting application directly into the nest. This treatment rapidly exterminates the bald-faced hornets. Once they were gone, we removed the nest and disposed of it properly. 

The Beginning of a Bald-Faced Hornets Nest in Avon By The Sea, NJ - Photo 1
Hornets Nesting in Tree Trunk in Avon by the Sea, NJ

As this homeowner in Avon by the Sea, NJ was moving his lawn he got attacked by several angry hornets! He ran inside and called Cowleys for help. When we arrived, we equipped our protective bee suit, and inspected the area where the customer was stung. To our surprise, we found the hornets nest near the base of the tree trunk. As we took a closer look, we identified them as bald-faced hornets.

For treatment, we injected a knockdown aerosol application directly into the opening of the nest. We then waited several moments and treated the nest with a knockdown liquid application. Both of these applications will exterminate the hornets almost immediately. Once they were gone, we removed the nest, disposed of it, and then filled in the burrow.

Hornets Nesting in Tree Trunk in Avon by the Sea, NJ - Photo 1Hornets Nesting in Tree Trunk in Avon by the Sea, NJ - Photo 2
Squirrels in Avon

A homeowner called with noises in their attic. We performed an inspection to the three story house. We found that the squirrels were climbing a tree very close to the house to gain access to the roof. Once on the roof they made a hole in the trim board. We set our traps at the entry point. Over a short period of time 3 squirrels were caught. After monitoring the entry point we determined there was no more activity and sealed the hole.