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Raccoon Exclusion Gives Homeowners Peace of Mind in Bayville, NJ

Raccoon Exclusion Gives Homeowners Peace of Mind in Bayville, NJ

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Raccoon Exclusion Gives Homeowners Peace of Mind in Bayville, NJ Raccoon Exclusion Gives Homeowners Peace of Mind in Bayville, NJ

I was dispatched to a summer home in Bayville, NJ for a possible wildlife infestation. The homeowners, while in the process of closing their home and heading back to their permanent residence, heard wildlife noises in the chimney. After investigating the situation, I determined that there was indeed wildlife presence. At least one raccoon was using the chimney for shelter. Raccoons may look cute, but they are the primary carrier of rabies in New Jersey and can be aggressive. Most likely, the chimney was being used by raccoons as a temporary shelter, and was not its "regular" shelter. Raccoons often avail themselves of numerous rest areas, selecting them near food and water sources. According to wildlife experts, a raccoon can occupy a ten-mile radius of territory.

We set two traps on the roof and placed silver metallic tape over the gaps in the chimney top. I use tape as a signal. I’ll know the raccoon has left an enclosure like a chimney if the tape is broken, and often I’ll find animal fur stuck ago the tape. Good news! After four days, the tape had not yet been broken. This was more than enough evidence that the raccoon was not in the chimney a at the I had set up the traps and put on the tape. Since any raccoons were long gone, I removed the traps and the tape. Before leaving, I wanted to be sure that raccoons or other wildlife would be excluded from the chimney by placing hardware cloth over the chimney holes. Now, with the exclusion in place, wildlife will no longer be able to access the home through the attic. 

Coastal Crawl Space Gets Encapsulated in Bayville, NJ

Coastal Crawl Space Gets Encapsulated in Bayville, NJ

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Coastal Crawl Space Gets Encapsulated in Bayville, NJ Coastal Crawl Space Gets Encapsulated in Bayville, NJ

Recently, we went on a service a call in Bayville, NJ for a homeowner who was complaining of an excessive amount of moisture in his crawl space. Excessive moisture in your crawl space can have a major impact on your family’s health. In fact, 40% of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space — which means that moisture and mold can seep into your home, where you're breathing it in. 

Once we arrived at the property, we equipped our personal protective equipment (PPE) and began our inspection. After surveying the crawl space, we noticed that the homeowner had a dirt floor crawl space and that his home was located right on the bay. Dirt floor crawl spaces attract and absorb moisture. When the dirt dries, it causes humidity levels to rise in your home. After a thorough inspection, we determined that this was the cause of the moisture build-up in the crawl space.  

The best treatment method to remove the moisture is to encapsulate the crawl space. First, we installed a vapor barrier. A vapor barrier is a super-durable, 20-mil 7-ply plastic sheet material made up of high and low-density polyethylene with polyester-cord reinforcement. The vapor barrier resists the passage of air and by stopping air movement from the ground, it can also turn your crawl space into a semi-conditioned space. Next, we removed the existing fiberglass insulation and replaced it with encapsulated comfort thermal insulation. Then, we installed a smart pump with a battery back up and auxiliary pump to remove any groundwater underneath the liner.

Finally, in order to prevent mold growth, we installed a SaniDry XP commercial dehumidifier. These machines are specifically designed and manufactured for the challenging environments of basements and crawl spaces. The SaniDry XP is 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 can effectively cover indoor living spaces over 3000 square feet, making it well-suited for basements and crawl spaces over 40” high. 

Now, the moisture in the crawl space is greatly reduced, helping prevent mold growth.

Dirty, Hot Attic Gets Reinsulated with Blown-In Cellulose Insulation in Bayville, NJ

Dirty, Hot Attic Gets Reinsulated with Blown-In Cellulose Insulation in Bayville, NJ

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Dirty, Hot Attic Gets Reinsulated with Blown-In Cellulose Insulation in Bayville, NJ Dirty, Hot Attic Gets Reinsulated with Blown-In Cellulose Insulation in Bayville, NJ

This homeowner in Bayville, NJ was fed up with his attic getting uncomfortably cold in the winter and unbearably hot in the summer, so after seeing one of our Ads in a magazine, he called our office for a free inspection.

After inspecting the area and discussing different options with the owner, he decided that the best course of action would be to add blown-in cellulose insulation. So we arrived, removed all the fiberglass insulation and debris out of his attic, and added over 10 inches of TruSoft blown-in cellulose insulation.

TruSoft insulation maximizes home comfort, has the highest Class-1 fire safety rating, is resistant to mold and pests, is eco-friendly, and optimizes energy usage for year-round peace and savings. Additionally, as a high-performance product, cellulose insulation can raise the insulation R-value to recommended conditions needed for your attic.

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Pest Control & Home Repair Professional in Bayville

Cowleys Pest Services is Bayville, 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 Bayville and nearby.

Trusted Pest Control Company Proudly Serving Bayville

Have you been dealing with termites, cockroaches, or bed bugs in your Bayville 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!

Bayville 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 Bayville and nearby.

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Recently, I received a call from a homeowner in Beachwood, NJ saying that she kept hearing loud noises in her attic at night. Now, what critter is...
Termites
I recently completed a termite job in the beautiful Locust Point area of Middletown, NJ along the north banks of the Navesink River. The homeowner...
Termite
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Job Stories From Bayville, NJ
Plywood Doesn't Stop the Mice in Bayville, NJ

After spotting a mouse in her crawl space, this homeowner in Bayville, NJ, called our office for help. As soon as we began our inspection we immediately noticed that the crawl space door was missing and that it was replaced with a piece of plywood and a brick! The homeowner thought that this would keep the rodents out! She had no idea that mice can fit through an opening the width of a pencil.

We mentioned to the owner that she will continue to have rodent and pest issues as long as the crawl space door is left the way it is. Fortunately, our Crawl Space team can install a new crawl space door for the homeowner and, once we eliminate the mice, they will come out and do just that! In the meantime, we carefully cleaned up all the mouse droppings throughout the crawl space. Next, we installed several rodent bait stations in the crawl space and along the exterior of the home.

Lastly, we scheduled several follow up inspections to replenish the bait in the stations and monitor the mice activity.

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Firewood Loaded with Carpenter Ants in Bayville, NJ

During a routine service for a Home Protection Plan customer in Bayville, NJ, we noticed some firewood that was piled on the lawn on the side the home. That's never a good sign, as firewood that is improperly stored will attract pests and rodents can harbor in them. Sure enough, as we inspected the pile, we found that is was loaded with carpenter ants.

Carpenter ants are wood-destroying insects and are so named because they excavate wood in order to build their nests. They typically nest outdoors in damp, decaying wood like tree stumps, logs, or hollowed-out trees. Occasionally, carpenter ants build their nest inside a home, seeking out water-damaged, decaying wood that they can easily excavate. In doing so, they can seriously damage the structure of the home.

We spoke to the homeowner and, with her permission, we properly discarded all the firewood. Next, we treated the area, and the entire exterior of the home, with a liquid residual application. Afterward, we applied a granular bait throughout the grassy areas of the property. Once the worker carpenter ants come in contact with either of these products they'll return to their nest and transfer the treatments to the other ants in the colony and their queen. A short while later, the carpenter ants will be exterminated.

Lastly, we spoke to the owner once again and mentioned that all firewood must be placed at least 5 feet above the ground on a cement slab as well as be placed at least 20 feet from the home. 

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Squirrels Nesting in Insulation of Bayville, NJ Attic

Recently, homeowners in Bayville, NJ, contacted Cowleys to deal with a possible wildlife infestation in their attic. Like clockwork, the homeowners would hear noises coming from the attic the first thing in the morning, right before leaving for  work. Whatever had taken up residence above them was on the same work schedule! 

When the homeowners told me what they were hearing and the timing of the noises, I suspected a squirrel infestation. Sure enough, that’s exactly what it was. The most common nuisance animals that infest attics from access points in and around roofs are squirrels and raccoons. With less frequency, we deal with bats and birds. Of course, mice and other rodents often make their way into the attic. However, they usually enter around the home’s foundation and then find their way up there through wall voids (although every so often, mice will make their way to the roof by climbing up a gutter downspout). 

With squirrels in the attic, homeowners usually hear the fast pitter-patter of these light and fast animals scurrying about. Sometimes you’ll hear scratching sounds or acorns or some other nut rolling around. As these homeowners found out, squirrels are diurnal rodents — they are active mostly during the day, so you’ll commonly hear them in the morning at first light, and then again in the evening when returning from foraging. 

With any wildlife infestation, I always want to determine how the critters are gaining access into the home in the first place. Here, I observed a hole at the top of the stucco chimney area. Squirrels are actually very small animals and look much bigger because of their fur. They usually weight not much more than a pound and, excluding their tail, are no more than 10 inches in length. A gray squirrel can squeeze through a hole as small as a quarter — about the same as a rat! Eastern gray squirrels have two breeding periods per year, one in early spring with the pups born in March or April, and a second litter in mid-summer with the babies arriving in July or August. Because of the time of year, it was highly likely that this invading squirrel was a female with pups.  

Effective animal trapping is more than setting up equipment. It’s as much of an art as it is science. Those who don’t know what their doing often come up empty handed. It requires careful planning, a knowledge of the target species, the correct bait and trap locations, and how and where to safely remove trapped animals, among other things. Here, I installed a multi-catch squirrel trap that can catch multiple squirrels without having to reset the trap as well as three baited traps along the roofline.  After successfully catching the mother, I carefully removed the pups. One of the photos shows the babies in their nest with insulation around the outside. I released the mother while leaving the pups inside the open trap. It’s important to minimize handling of the pups and allow the mother to retrieve them one-by-one and take them to her new nest. 

These homeowners also had a large roof gap along the gutter line. With the high squirrel population in this area, this opening posed a risk of a wildlife re-infestation. Cowleys addressed his issue by installing a gutter guard that critter proofs the gap and prevents entry for a majority of nuisance wildlife. 

 

 

 

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Flies invade Bayville, NJ commercial kitchen

Recently, I was dispatched to a commercial kitchen in Bayville, NJ that was having a problem with flies entering their facility through their backdoor. Flies carry a host of diseases and can transfer fecal matter and other pathogens to anything that they land on, including food and counter-tops. Obviously, for restaurants or anyone in the food service industry this is a serious health hazard. Fly infestations must be resolved in their early stages before they get out of hand and before the problem is noticed by patrons.

To deal with this fly infestation, I installed a fly light that attracts and traps many types of flying insects, including flies, gnats, and mosquitoes. The fly light lures insects with a special UV light and shiny surfaces and then captures them on pheromone fly monitor boards.  After this servicing, the customer decided join our fly control program so we can institute preventative measures to keep out flies and keep tabs on insect activity. These trapping boards will allow me to monitor the level of fly activity on subsequent visits. Needless to say, for a commercial kitchen, fly control is essential and restaurants should look for pest control service experienced with the unique pest control needs of their business.