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Excluding Raccoons from the Soffit-Return in Wall Township, NJ

Excluding Raccoons from the Soffit-Return in Wall Township, NJ

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Excluding Raccoons from the Soffit-Return in Wall Township, NJ Excluding Raccoons from the Soffit-Return in Wall Township, NJ

A couple of raccoons had decided that the attic of this home in Wall Township, NJ, was a great place to reside in, so they did just that and the homeowner wasn't exactly a fan of that idea. So he called Little Rascals for help and we were sent out to safely remove and exclude them. 

Since the raccoons were entering the attic via the soffit-return, we installed a positive set over that area. This is comprised of a nose cone, which will guide the raccoons into a two-gaited, heavy-duty device that is attached to it. This is called a positive set, because we are positive that the raccoons will have no other way to exit except through our device! We also placed several baited devices nearby. A short while later, we successfully & safely retrieved the raccoons and relocated them to a new, humane environment.

We then went back to our trucks, fashioned a piece of sturdy metal flashing, and installed it over the soffit-return. We also disinfected the attic and installed a sturdy attic fan cover over the attic fan. The attic fan cover is made of heavy-duty 18 Gauge expanded Galvannealed steel mesh and will prevent raccoons, as well as all nuisance wildlife, from gaining access into the home via the attic fan.

Crawl Space Encapsulation in Lake Como, NJ

Crawl Space Encapsulation in Lake Como, NJ

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This crawl space got a complete face lift with crawl space encapsulation, keeping the environment dry, pest and mold-free.

Pigeon Feces on Solar Panels in Wall Township, NJ

Pigeon Feces on Solar Panels in Wall Township, NJ

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Pigeon Feces on Solar Panels in Wall Township, NJ Pigeon Feces on Solar Panels in Wall Township, NJ

A commercial building in Wall Township, NJ, was having a problem with pigeons roosting under the solar panels. As pigeons do, these birds were depositing their droppings all over, defacing the building and annoying for customers entering and exiting the premises. It was an intolerable situation.  

Pigeons are one of the most common nuisance birds faced by commercial property owners. Many view feral pigeons as vermin because of their toxic waste and the diseases that they carry. These birds enjoy a virtually unlimited food supply and thrive around human populations. Unfortunately, nuisance birds shuffle from one building to the next. When they are “evicted” from one location with deterrent devices, they inevitably become someone else’s problem.  

Pigeon droppings are more than an unsightly nuisance. Their droppings are highly acidic. In fact, their waste matter is white because of the uric acid crystals in their watery “bombs.” that splatter and make a sticky mess. Their waste is strong enough to dissolve paint and damage property. Also, their droppings contain numerous pathogens and parasites. Touching or even just breathing in the airborne spores can transmit a variety of diseases, including histoplasmosis, a respiratory fungal infection.

The property owner contacted Bird Solutions By Cowleys to resolve this bird infestation permanently. We inspected the area to determine how the birds could be blocked from the roof area. The most effective solution was installing a bird barrier around the perimeter of the solar panels.With this barrier in place, birds or wildlife could no longer enter under the solar panels to nest where they could chew wire and cause other property damage.

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Cowleys Pest Services is Belmar, 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 Belmar and nearby.

Trusted Pest Control Company Proudly Serving Belmar

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

Belmar 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 Belmar and nearby.

Case Studies From Belmar
Moisture
I recently went out on a service call for a homeowner in Belmar, NJ who was complaining of ants infesting her kitchen. Once I began my inspection I...
Pest
It’s that time of year when Carpenter Bees are very active! Recently, I went out on a service call for a homeowner in Wall Township, NJ who was...
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Job Stories From Belmar, NJ
Exterior of the Office Infested with Boxelder Bugs in Wall Township, NJ

A business owner in Wall, NJ called our office after seeing a massive amount of "long, black insects" coming out of the exterior crevices of his office. So we were sent out to inspect and treat.

As soon as we arrived and took a closer look at these insects, we identified them as boxelder bugs. Boxelder bugs are overwintering pests that are about 1/2 inch long, flattened on top, and oval in shape. They're usually black or gray in color and have reddish-orange markings on their backs. Once spring arrives, or when the temperature outside is warmer, the females that have successfully overwintered, emerge and begin to forage for food.

For treatment, we applied a knockdown aerosol application to every single crack and crevice around the entire foundation of the office. This flushes the boxelder bugs out of hiding and rapidly exterminates them. Once we finished with that, we treated the exterior window frames, and the exterior of the building, with a liquid non-repellant, which will also eliminate the boxelder bugs quickly. 

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Small & Deadly Bald-Faced Hornets Nest Found on the Soffit in Wall Township, NJ

During a summer service for a Home Protection Plan customer in Wall Township, NJ, we found something interesting on the soffit of the home - a bald-faced hornets! Although the nest was small, about the size of a tennis ball, it was still full of these territorial & aggressive stinging insects and, since the owner and her kids are highly allergic to hornet stings, we needed to remove the nest ASAP.

For treatment, we injected a knockdown dusting application directly into the opening of the nest. This treatment rapidly neutralizes the bald-faced hornets. After a few moments went by, we removed the nest, disposed of it, and applied a liquid residual application to the soffit area. This treatment will eliminate any remaining bald-faced hornets still lingering around the area as well as prevent them, and any other stinging insect, from building another nest.

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Poor Sanitation and Fruit Flies Go Together in Belmar, NJ

The owner of a commercial establishment in Belmar, NJ noticed a large number fruit flies in his kitchen, so he called Cowleys for help! As we inspected the area, we found a buildup of discarded food and liquids underneath the equipment as well as several floor drains that were dirty and full of garbage. There was also several dirty kitchen pans filled with dirty water tucked away underneath the shelves. We showed the owner and advised him that properly cleaning behind & underneath all the equipment as well as not to store dirty pans underneath the racks will prevent pests from infesting his business. He agreed and immediately, he and his staff began cleaning.

As they were cleaning, we went to work! First, we applied a liquid application in all the floor drains and then scrubbed them out with our heavy-duty scrubbing brush. Afterward, we applied a bio-foam solution in the drains, which removes all the organic build-up, odors, and scum inside them. Next, we placed several fruit fly traps near the areas of the highest volume and treated them with a fly bait. The attractant in the traps draws the fruit flies close and the bait exterminates them within moments of contact. Lastly, we scheduled several follow up inspections to monitor the infestation and apply any additional treatments if needed.

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Pay Attention to These Potential Pest and Wildlife Openings

While treating a home in Wall Township, NJ, we noticed that a portion of the soffit area was damaged. So we took a closer look and fortunately, didn't find any signs of a pest, bird, or nuisance wildlife infestation. However,  if this isn't immediately repaired, it's only a matter of time until the homeowner does have an issue.

It's important when inspecting your property to keep an eye out for issues such as this. Catching them early and fixing them immediately is a great way to prevent any type of pest, bird, or nuisance wildlife infestation. After bringing this to the owner's attention he contacted our Little Rascals Nuisance Wildlife division to come out and replace the soffit area with sturdy metal flashing which is going to prevent any type of bird, nuisance wildlife, or pest problem.

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Mouse Removal in Belmar, NJ

Recently, I went out on a service call for a homeowner in Belmar, NJ who was having an issue with mice in his basement. Mice invading your home presents a number of health risks — the biggest being mouse droppings. The accumulation of mouse droppings can spread bacteria, contaminate food sources and trigger allergic reactions in humans. Additionally, mouse droppings contain the Hantavirus, which is a potentially life-threatening disease to humans. The virus lives inside mice feces and, when disturbed, can become airborne. Humans that inhale the disease are most at risk for transmission. 

Mice generally enter homes through gaps or cracks in the foundation when entering the basement, which is exactly where I began my inspection. Within minutes, I found a tiny hole in the wall about 7 inches deep. Upon closer inspection, I found mouse hair and nesting material inside the hole.

For treatment, I sealed both openings with copper mesh and placed RTU (Ready-to-Use) rodent bait stations throughout the basement. I used copper mesh because the mice hate the taste of it. Mice are no longer an issue for this homeowner.

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Squirrel Removal in Belmar, NJ

A new residential client in Belmar, NJ was having an issue with squirrels in their attic. He knew it was squirrels because he saw a few of them running across his roof one day and heard them wrestling in the attic during the daytime. Even though the homeowner assumed it was squirrels, I still needed to conduct a thorough inspection.

As I began my inspection I came across a huge hole in the roof edge that leads right into the attic. I took a closer look and found squirrel hair inside the access point. Squirrels are excellent chewers and love to make a new home inside an attic. Once they gain access, they create a mess with their constant gnawing on structures and fittings. The roof edge is a great entry point for squirrels because the materials under the edge tend to degrade faster than any other part of your roof, due to harsh exposure from the weather, and provides an angle for them to work and chew at until they can create a space large enough for them to enter.  

In order to safely reach the access point, I had to be a bit creative and install ladder brackets on the rooftop. A ladder bracket will safely hold the ladder in place and prevent any damage to the homeowner's roof. Next, I placed three baited traps near the access point to entice the squirrels. Within a short amount of time, the squirrels were safely caught. Once I finished setting up the traps, I reported the damage I found to the homeowner. He informed me that he already hired a contractor to repair the damage to the roof.

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Hornets Nest Removal in Belmar, NJ

Recently, I received a callback from one of our long-time customers, a homeowner in Belmar, NJ, who wanted us to remove a hornet’s nest that had formed on the front porch. As you can see from the photos, this nest was well on its way to becoming a large, mature colony of wasps. Wasps that live in colonies (social wasps) are highly territorial and will not hesitate to sting if they believe that their nest is being threatened. A wasp does not lose its stinger and can sting multiple times, so being attacked by a swarm of wasps can easily result in dozens of painful stings. Removal of a mature active wasps nest is a potentially dangerous undertaking.

First, I treated the nest with an application to knock down the population so that I could safely remove the nest. While removing the nest, I noticed that there were active maggot-like wasp larvae, the stage of development right after the eggs hatch, inside the nest. 

This, at least to me, was quite interesting to observe. The wasp grubs are fed by the adult worker wasps until they are ready to pupate. The pupal stage is when their larval structures break down and the adult structures such as wings appear for the first time. In the pupal stage, the larvae encase themselves in their cells by spinning a silk cap over the top of their cell. They later emerge once they develop into adult wasps. Hornets take about one month to go from egg to full-grown wasp. Although nobody likes having wasps forming nests on their property, observing their developmental stages and the transformations that they must go through in order to become an adult wasp is pretty fascinating. 

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Hitchhiking bed bugs

Whenever I’m called in to resolve a bed bug infestation, I’m inevitably asked how bed bugs were brought into their home. The answer is always bed bugs infestation have nothing to do with sanitation. The only way bed bugs can get into a home is if someone inadvertently let them in. These parasites are stealthy hitchhikers that can hide in the smallest of locations. If you are unlucky enough to be next to someone carrying bed bugs, whether seated next to someone in public transportation or at the movies, or you check into a hotel where the previous guest carried them into the room, these insects are always on the lookout for a new food source — you! They hide in your belongings or on your clothing and these bugs follow you right into your home.

Fortunately, this customer in Wall Township did the right thing and contacted us early, before the bed bugs had time to settle in and multiply. This particular infestation was caught early and handled quickly. I pointed out to him, common habits that can spread bed bugs to others. Here, this customer kept his work boots at the end of his bed every night. What a wonderful dark, quiet place for the bed bugs to hide during the day. Bed bugs would be happy to use the cozy toe box of the she as a "bus stop,” waiting to be transported to their next destination. Wherever the customer and his boots went the next day, the bed bugs would come along for the ride, get off at a new destination, and look for a new victim, continuing the cycle of infestation.

To help reduce bed bug infestations, we all need to be conscious of what we are bringing into our homes, especially after overnight trips sleeping in other locations. And if someone has a bed bug infestation, he should be aware of what is leaving the house to help avoid others from becoming infested.

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Mice in Belmar Commercial Building

Cowley's received a call from one of our commercial accounts located in Belmar, NJ. When I arrived at the account I did an inspection of the exterior of the building, and did not find any pipe chases or holes along the foundation. I then inspected the exterior rodent bait box (LP) located by the rear door. I refreshed the bait in the box.

Still looking for the source, I did an interior inspection and started under the equipment, seeing if there was any evidence of rodent droppings. I then checked the metal catch boxes (Tin Cat) and snap traps under the equipment.

Heavy rodent activity was observedby the ice machine at the rear of the building. Rodent bait boxes (RTUs) previously placed in the basement had no activity. We added an additional Tin Cat and snap traps upstairs under equipment where rodent activity was observed by customer.

When I discussed the rodent problem with the customer, she said that her
parents had started the business 23 years prior and had never had a rodent
issue.

Problem:  Due to the extremely cold weather, a higher than normal rodent activity has been observed. While doing the interior inspection, found the rear door has been damaged, with a slight bow at the bottom leaving a slight gap at the bottom of the door. That’s all it takes for rodents to find a way inside. We suggested that a door sweep be installed on door to prevent
access to rodents and we will return in two weeks to evaluate the progress.