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Jill Esposito Celebrates 15 Years at Cowleys
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Cowleys Selected as The Best of 2020 Farmingdale Award for Pest Control
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Cowleys Wins Expertise Award for Best Pest Control Company in Toms River
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Barnegat, 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 Barnegat 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 Barnegat, 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 Barnegat:

  • Bedbug Extermination
  • Termite, Flea and Tick Control
  • Rodent Control
  • Ant, Beetle, Spider, Insect Control
  • Tick Control Services
  • Pest, Bird and Animal Control Services 
  • Attic Insulation Services
  • Crawl Space Encapsulation
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Recently, I was sent to an apartment unit in Barneget, NJ, to resolve an entrenched German cockroach infestation. Roaches have exceptionally high...
I was called to a residence in Barnegat for a Sentricon installation. Sentricon is a subterranean termite colony elimination system that takes...
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Pest Control in Barnegat, NJ

During an exterior inspection of a termite baiting station that was recently installed for a customer in Barnegat, NJ I found a colony of ants, with larva, taking shelter in the bait station trying to survive the cold winter temperatures. A closer inspection revealed that these were pavement ants. Pavement ants are also called sugar ants and are about 1/8 of an inch in size and are brown to black in color. They will eat almost anything, including other insects! They forage in trails for distances of up to 30 feet and are known to climb masonry walls that enter into occupied areas. Why are they called pavement ants? Because they create nests under or in cracks in pavements.

I applied a liquid non-repellent directly onto the ants and around the entire property. The ants will come in contact with this application and transfer it to other ants in the colony, either by grooming one another, feeding one another, or eating their dead! They'll even transfer the treatment to the reproductive queen, ensuring complete elimination of the entire colony. 

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Raccoons on Barnegat, NJ Patio

Often, raccoons, especially mother raccoons seeking a quiet, private place to raise their young, use attics and chimneys as dens. But they can and will make their nests almost anywhere. We’ve dealt raccoon nests in crawl spaces, barn lofts. and with this home in Barnegat, NJ, the mother raccoon didn’t even bother to break into the home. Here, the mother set up shop underneath some patio furniture that was covered for the winter.  So, when you are ready to start using your patio furniture and remove the protective covering, please be cautious. There may be a family of wildlife squatters that have already decided to use your covered patio furniture as their own little backyard campsite! before you do!

I set up a few traps and loaded them with my secret irresistible bait recipe. It did not take long to trap the mother raccoon. As you can see from the photo, she was giving me quite the dirty look for trapping her. I rounded up the babies and safely relocated the family to a location safer for them and safer for these Atlantic Highland homeowners. Raccoons may look cute and cuddly, but they are large aggressive animals that can be quite dangerous if they feel cornered or threatened. Mother raccoons are especially protective of their helpless kits. Wildlife is wonderful, but it’s a much better situation for everyone when wildlife stays in the wild and enjoyed at a distance, far away from human habitats.

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Carpenter Bees Cause Damage to Barnegat, NJ Home

I was recently sent to a home in Barnegat, NJ, to deal with a carpenter bee infestation. Carpenter bees are one of the more common wood boring insects that infest homes and other structures. The females runner into wood to deposit their eggs, and their excavation can cause considerable damage, especially if left unchecked and the bees return year after year. Often, carpenter bees rear their ugly heads around the eaves on the sunny side of a home. But carpenter bees can burrow into virtually any wooden structural material in and around your home. These bees often bore their nesting holes into the wood of decks, bay windows, and even wooden swing sets. The common thread is that their usual choice ion wood s bare, unpainted, weathered wood that is often soft from water damage.

While treating a home for carpenter bees on the peaks of a home, I’ll always inspect the surrounding areas for not only the target pest, but for any other pest activity. Upon inspection, I noticed a pile of fresh sawdust — this “frass” is a telltale sign of property-damaging wood-boring insects. Sure enough, this little pile was right underneath an entry hole. After treating this hole, I noticed active carpenter bee activity under a bay window. I could actually hear these little buggers chewing the wood and I could hear the “munching” sound of carpenter bee activity as the females bored into the wood. 

Homeowners should keep an eye out for carpenter bee and other insect activity. They don’t make much noise, and generally the damage they do is subtle and takes place over a long period of time. Carpenter bees return to the same location year after year to reuse and expand old galleries and build new ones. Over time, damage from carpenter bees and other wood-boring insects can be extensive. The earlier that these infestations are identified and treated, the better.

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Ants Trail Up Commercial Building in Barnegat, NJ

As part of my monthly servicing for one of our commercial accounts in Barnegat, NJ, I always conduct a thorough inspection of the building’s exterior perimeter looking for signs of pest and rodent infestations. Many times we are able discover and treat infestations before they make their way inside and cause even more trouble. Here, I discovered a trail of ants on the exterior frame of the warehouse doors. Foraging ants will form a pheromone trail from the nest to the food source for other ants to follow. It’s the ant’s version of not re-inventing the wheel! Once we discover a trail, we follow it to see where the ants are coming from and where they are going. Here, the ants were trailing from a nearby tree to the warehouse door and then making their way up the side of the building to the gutter/roofline.

Ant infestations can be difficult to treat because of their sheer numbers. Also, it is essential to treat the ant nest itself and not merely kill off replaceable foraging workers. I treated this infestation by applying a liquid treatment to the foundation, windows, and door frames. This product will be carried back to the nest by the foragers. I then applied a gel bait around the door frame as well as a granular bait around the tree were the trail had started. The combination of these treatments will soon eliminate this ant colony. I always feel good about stopping a pest infestation dead in its tracks before they have a chance to make their way inside the structure.

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Bird spikes deter nuisance birds from rooftop in Barnegat, NJ home.

When homes and other structures have ongoing problems with nuisance birds like pigeons and seagulls landing, roosting, and nesting on ledges, gutters, and other areas around the roof, our Bird Solutions division can install various types of physical barrier deterrents that instantly converts your property from a desirable bird habitat into an undesirable one. Once we remove the landing spots on your ledges and other areas, the birds simply “pack their bags” and move elsewhere.  

Proper installation of deterrents by an experienced bird control specialist is essential. One of the most common physical deterrents that we install are bird control spikes. For this house in Barnegat, NJ that was having a nuisance bird problem, I installed bird spikes on the chimney caps.

The feedback from the homeowner was great. Once these spikes were installed, the birds were given a strong message that they were no longer welcomed here, and they moved elsewhere! Unfortunately, when dealing with birds, they often become someone else’s problem. ideally, we want the birds to use natural structures to land, roost, and nest instead of using homes and buildings.




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Work Requests From Barnegat, NJ
Vicinity of Catalina Ave in Barnegat
I have a what I think is a wasp nest located near the gutter of the second story of the house
Vicinity of in Barnegat
Small damage under crawlspace from termites that needs to be reinforced, also area window outside trim would would need replacement. We already have someone coming out to do the termite Treatment, but really need someone to come out and fix this damage as our house is under contract and this is extremely important not to lose the sale of our home.
Vicinity of Dunes Terrace in Barnegat
Moles? in yard
Vicinity of Pomona Drive in Barnegat
I have a groundhog living under my shed and greenhouse, I have tried chemicals to try to discourage it but has not worked. I would like a quote to have it trapped and removed.
Vicinity of SURF CT in Barnegat
Mosquitoes, nats, fly problem
Vicinity of Tedesco Way in Barnegat
I have animals living in my attic. I would like them removed and cleanup completed.
Vicinity of Hingham Lane in Barnegat
I think there are birds behind/on top of my microwave. what is the cost to remove them? Please use email to respond.
Vicinity of Tulsa Drive in Barnegat
One of my bedrooms has a weird smell. Bedroom is attached to garage, and on top of a crawl space. Not sure what smell is, and need an expert to come check it out.
Vicinity of Barnegat Blvd.S in Barnegat
We saw a racoon coming out of a hole outside of a second floor bedroom window and also could hear running coming from the roof.
Vicinity of Bayside Ave in Barnegat
I have many Carpenter bees in my backyard that I would like to get rid of. I also have ants in the front of the house that appear periodically. Would like both to be treated.
Vicinity of Rockland St. in Barnegat
I have three rental properties, two in Waretown and one in Barnegat. All within a mile of each other. I would like all three sprayed for termites as it has been a couple of years since I've done any treatment. I am not interested in a contract. I am interested in a one time application that will get rid of termites and small ants. I am looking only for exterior coverage, nothing interior at this point. Thank you.
Vicinity of Rockland St in Barnegat
We are finding very small, very slow moving black ants primarily in our laundry room next to our garage. We have to sweep up about 10 or so a day. They are usually dead. They are definitely NOT carpenter ants. Our house is one-story on a slab and is about 2 years old.
Vicinity of Bowline Street in Barnegat
It is my nephew's house. He had a unknown water leak. Now he has roaches. Bi level house. I require bait & spray. Urgent!🤢🤢🤢
Vicinity of Tedesco Way in Barnegat
Seeing black spiders in the garage and outside the house. Have seen black widows in the past. Looking for an estimate or information on spraying the house.
Vicinity of Midship Dr in Barnegat
I have flying ants swarming in my den
Vicinity of Periwinkle Drive in Barnegat
I have wasp nest on my second story gable that needs to be removed.
Vicinity of Rockrimmon Blvd in Barnegat
Possible raccoon in the attic
Vicinity of Lafayette Ct in Barnegat
Well it looks like insulation falling from the floor,and have been seeing ants and crickets from time to time. I bought it about 13 years ago, and I'm not sure when anything been done
Vicinity of Mutineer Ave in Barnegat
We found 2 black widow spiders in the stairwell for our bilco doors and have possibly one or two near our garage doors. We want the spiders and any eggs removed. Thank you!
Vicinity of Windward Dr in Barnegat
Previous rotted wood and water damage in wall