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Mice Find Easy Access to the Basement in Woodbridge, NJ

Mice Find Easy Access to the Basement in Woodbridge, NJ

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Mice Find Easy Access to the Basement in Woodbridge, NJ Mice Find Easy Access to the Basement in Woodbridge, NJ

This Woodbridge, NJ homeowner had a mouse infestation in her basement. We set up a baiting system, and, fortunately, there was no indication that there was still an active infestation. However, mice and other rodents are messy home intruders, and they left behind a toxic mess of fecal pellets and urine stains. We completed a thorough clean-up of the basement, sanitizing and deodorizing the area. 

After completing the cleanup, we returned to remove unsightly stains left my the mice. Mice not only leave urine stains, but they also leave behind runway tracks (rub marks). Mice have poor eyesight, and they facilitate movement by hugging walls as the travel. The mice memorize these routes and rarely stray, enabling them to run rapidly along a path, even in the dark. Over time, they leave a faint, dark trail of body oil and dirt. 

We also replaced a rotted piece of fascia under the rear slider that was an entry point for the mice. For long-term rodent control, it is critical to exclude them by blocking all of the known entry points.

The homeowner could not have been more pleased. She was happy to have her basement back with no more “reminders” that there once was a rodent infestation down below.

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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 Colonia 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 Colonia, 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 Colonia:

  • 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
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Job Stories From Colonia, NJ
Bed Bugs Took Over Elderly Residents Home in Colonia, NJ

We were sent out on a service to elderly community in Colonia, NJ, to treat for a bad bed bug infestation in one of the residents home. As soon as we arrived, we quickly realized that the bed bug infestation wasn't bad, it was horrible! There were bed bugs in the couch, the bed, in several of the end tables, the clothes hanging up in the closet, and even on the floors and the walls! The infestation was so bad that, with the residents permission, we had to carefully dispose of every single item and furniture that was infested!

Once that was completed, we vacuumed up all the live bed bugs and their eggs. Next, we treated every single infected area with a bio-pesticide application. This product creates a barrier that infects and exterminates the bed bugs over a short period of time. Afterward, we treated every outlet throughout the unit with a residual dusting product. This treatment will eradicate bed bugs of all life stages, sex, and feeding status within a short amount of time. Lastly, we scheduled several follow-up visits to monitor the infestation and, if needed, apply any additional treatments.

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Apartment Unit Has Termites in Colonia, NJ

A property manager in Colonia, NJ called our office after one of his tenants found termite damage in his apartment. Once we arrived and started inspecting the apartment unit, we found extensive damage to the sub-flooring. For treatment, we drilled into the concrete slab and around the exterior of the apartment and injected a liquid termiticide. The termiticide binds to the treated area and creates a protective zone that the termites can't detect.

The termites will unknowingly come in contact with this treatment as they go about their normal routines, bring it back to their nest, and transfer it throughout their colony. In a short amount of time, the termites will be exterminated and the apartment will be protected from termites for many years to come.

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Homeowner unsuccessfully tries DIY ant treatments- but gets more ants

I was called out to a home in Colonia today because a homeowner was horrified by the invasion of ants in her kitchen. She thought she had solved her ant problem last week with the use of over-the-counter (OTC) products. 

Upon my arrival, I found ants swarmed and huddled into a few areas in her kitchen, and some trailing stragglers. I knew, right off, that this homeowner was self-treating with a DIY bait of some kind. I explained to her that bait is still bait. Even though she may have gained control of one colony with the use of bait, another colony moved right on in to continue feeding on the bait they didn't finish or she didn't remove. Most homeowners are unaware that placing a bait out for ants in conspicuous areas will only draw more ants in these areas.

As professionals, we primarily use bait as a quick start to get the ants feeding while we perform a full inspection. The bait  is then wiped away so we can apply a residual treatment to all the locations that we see ants, and all the locations that the ants will possibly travel to in order to enter the residence. I allowed these ants to continue to feed while doing my treatment, then wiped it away. I also disinfected the areas as it is still an exposed chemical. 

This just reminds me yet again how many homeowners buy OTC chemicals and begin treatment without reading the label or instructions. Unfortunately, this typically makes their problem worse. 

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