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Crawl Space in Need of Encapsulation in Farmingdale, NJ

Crawl Space in Need of Encapsulation in Farmingdale, NJ

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April showers bring May flowers, including heavy rains into crawl spaces! Recently, we received a call from a homeowner in Farmingdale, NJ who had an issue with their crawl space. During heavy rainfall, their crawl space kept getting flooded and the sump pump wasn’t working properly. Not having a clean crawl space can have a major impact on your family’s health in so many ways. In fact, 40% of the air in your home comes up through the crawl space. This means that moisture, mold, dust, and pathogens can seep into your home, where you're breathing it in. Asthma or allergy symptoms could be a response to this. Once we arrived at the property, we put on our Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), full-face respirator masks and began our inspection. After thoroughly inspecting the crawl space, we discussed with the homeowners what they needed. A crawl space encapsulation. 

Crawl space encapsulation eliminates moisture, prevents damage from moisture, keeps unwanted critters out, and saves you money on your utility bill. First, we removed all the debris out of the crawl space. Then we laid down drainage matting which will allow any water to work its way over to the sump pump. Once that was done we dug a hole to remove the old sump pump and installed the new sump pump. Then we filled the outside of the hole with stones to allow water to make its way into the sump pump. Finally, we lined the entire crawl space with a vapor barrier liner. The vapor barrier is a 20-mil 7-ply sandwich of high and low-density polyethylene with a polyester-cord reinforcement. It's also treated with an antimicrobial finish that protects against mold and mildew growth. This vapor barrier is made-to-take-a-beating and is puncture and tear-resistant. Now the homeowner will no longer worry about their crawl space getting flooded.

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Responsible Pest Control Company in Wall Township, Farmingdale & nearby in NJ

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, as well as rid your home or property of your unwanted pest(s).

Take advantage of our expertise to get rid of unwanted pests or animals in your Wall Township, Farmingdale, or nearby NJ home.

From wildlife like fox, to rodents, bed bugs, termites and birds, Cowleys Pest Services has the experience and ethics to get the job done right. Have questions about how we can do this?

Simply ask one of our expert staff members who would be more than happy to assist you.

We also offer attic insulation and crawl space encapsulation services in Farmingdale.

Pest Services We Offer in Wall Township and Farmingdale:

  • Bedbug Control
  • Termite, Flea and Tick Control
  • Rodent Control
  • Ant, Beetle and Spider Control
  • Tick Control Services
  • Animal and Other Pest Control Services Available
  • Attic Insulation Services
  • Crawl Space Encapsulation
  • Expertise and Technical Know-How to Fix Your Pest Problem
  • Financing Available
  • Written Pest and Animal Control Estimates and Inspections

Cowleys Pest Services is a trustworthy pest control operator and we work hard to earn your trust. That's why:

  • Our employees are background and drug screened
  • Our pest control technicians wear ID badges and drive company marked trucks
  • Employees are certified and licensed by the DEP (Dept. of Environmental Protection).
  • We will answer your questions, big or small.

Contact Cowleys Pest Services today to start your FREE & written pest control price estimate!

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Recently, I received a call from a new commercial client who owned a restaurant out in Farmingdale, NJ who was suffering from an ant issue. Once I...
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A homeowner in Howell, NJ called me recently saying that he kept hearing loud noises in his attic at night. My Cowleys Expert Service Sense went off...
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Raccoons find way into Farmingdale, NJ home

Recently, I was called out to a home in Farmingdale, NJ, to resolve a raccoon infestation. Raccoons, with their distinctive “bandit’s mask”  of black fur around the eyes, are one of the largest nuisance animals that we deal with on a regular basis. Unlike squirrels, these nocturnal mammals are not rodents, and have more in common with bears. Raccoons are intelligent animals that have adapted well to human habitats. They are omnivorous and able to eat a wide variety of foods including scavenging for the food debris in our garbage. We see raccoons throughout New Jersey in rural, suburban, and urban areas.   

An adult raccoon can exceed two feet in length, excluding their bushy tail, and can weigh 20 lbs or more. They often try to gain access to attics through the roof, and, because of their size, their entry point is usually easy to find. Here, I found a large opening on a gable vent. When wildlife gains access to the roof, I always try to evaluate how they are getting up there. I perform a perimeter inspection of the home to see if I can find their travel route to the roof. Often, raccoons use trees nearby the home, especially if there are overhanging branches. This yard had plenty of opportunities with trees and the  backyard had plenty of tree cover for raccoons. I also found fencing and a low roof in the back of the home. This was another easy route of access and , sure enough, I found some tell-tale “five-toed” raccoon prints. Raccoons have distinctive prints. They have dexterous fingers and are able to twist open doors and pull off garbage can lids. Here, it was apparent that raccoons had hopped up on the fencing and, from there, used the gutter, climbing up the downspout and grabbing onto the corner beam in order to gain access to a low roof. Knowing how the animals has gained roof access helps me set traps in the best locations to trap them. 

I installed a “one way” device over the entry hole. The spring-loaded door allows the animals to leave, but prevent their return back into the house. I also set up traps baited with tempting food and placed them right in their pathway. Every time a raccoon goes up and down from the roof, they will have to go around a trap. I was confident that with the tempting bait inside, it would not take long to trap them. Sure enough, a raccoon was trapped. Another Cowleys wildlife technician was dispatched to remove and relocate the animal to a safe location far away from human habitats. With the animals removed, we will be able to remove the traps and one-way so that the damaged roof can be repaired. 

 

 

 

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Raccoon Infestation in Attic of Farmingdale, NJ Home

This homeowner in Farmingdale, NJ found himself with a significant raccoon infestation in the attic. Unfortunately, when maintenance on a home is neglected or postponed, those areas needing repair can be exploited by wildlife  looking to inhabit a structure. For raccoons, attics are private warm locations to nest and escape the harsh outdoor elements, and if you give persistent raccoons the smallest opportunity to gain access inside your house, they will exploit it.. 

Weakened, soft, rotted wood and wildlife infestations often go hand in hand. Raccoons, with their razor-sharp teeth and claws can easily rip through weakened wood and other building materials. Unfortunately, a wildlife infestation compounds the problems and expense for the homeowner. The needed repairs are often made worse by the animals and the homeowner now has to deal with cleaning and sanitizing the areas inhabited by wildlife, not to mention replacing damaged materials, which often includes insulation that has been torn up by the animals and used as a receptacle for their urine and droppings. 

With this home, the roof shingles were in such bad shape that they actually started to slip off the roof simply by touching them. This roof problems made the home not only vulnerable for animal entry, but created a situation for water intrusion into the attic. 

Here, I came out to assess the damage. I’ll be returning soon to trap the animals, and if the homeowner, so chooses, our home improvement division can support roofing contractors in making the necessary repairs to exclude the wildlife and make this homeowner’s attic safe and reusable once again.

Raccoon Infestation in Attic of Farmingdale, NJ Home - Photo 1