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Eagle Eye Keeps Gulls off of the Roof in Mantoloking, NJ

Eagle Eye Keeps Gulls off of the Roof in Mantoloking, NJ

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Eagle Eye Keeps Gulls off of the Roof in Mantoloking, NJ Eagle Eye Keeps Gulls off of the Roof in Mantoloking, NJ

This summer, residents in a residential development in Mantaloking, NJ found themselves with a serious nuisance bird problem. The property manager contacted Bird Solutions By Cowleys for us to take care of the problem. Seagulls had taken over the community’s outdoor pool area. Suffice it to say, it’s difficult to enjoy a pool area while birds are hovering and circling a few feet overhead looking for scraps of food. And if you want to take a dip in the pool, you would be swimming with their feathers and fecal matter. Not exactly refreshing! 

Permanent residents and those with summer homes in Mantaloking or any of the other towns on the Jersey Shore, often find themselves with seagull issues on their property. It’s hardly surprising since these coastal regions are their natural habitat. Without a doubt, gulls are one of the most problematic nuisance birds for those who live in coastal New Jersey towns.. 

Although we like to think of gulls gracefully diving into the ocean to nap an unsuspecting fish, the reality is that these birds eat far more than aquatic life, and just like pigeons, they thrive in human habitats. Gulls are opportunistic scavengers that will consume virtually anything and we give them plenty of food waste to thrive. A major problem with these birds is their prodigious waste. Their thick white glue-like droppings are filled with pathogens and are a nightmare to clean. Their waste can cause property damage. It is acidic enough to disintegrate roofing materials and cause roof leaks!

With gulls and other nuisance birds, we don’t seek to kill or harm them. In fact, birds classified as migratory birds are federally protected and harming them is illegal. Our focus is on bird control — we want to change their behavior. We employ various deterrents to create a hostile environment so they get frustrated, abandon your property, and go bother someone else. 

For this particular situation, the most effective deterrent was an “eagle eye.” This highly effective optical bird “scarer” can be attached to the peak of a roof or anywhere else that gulls are landing and congregating. As the wind catches the device, it spins and emits an annoying large glare that distracts them and limits their vision. The reflected light beams are so uncomfortable that the gulls will divert their flight and head away from your property. Different bird species have different sensitivities to certain colors. This red eagle eye is designed and used primarily to repel gulls, and it works exceptionally well in large, open areas (like this pool area) that gulls find attractive. This gull problem will be completely eliminated as the birds seek out more hospitable locations where they are not bothered by a blinding light every time they attempt to land. 

Replacing a Broken Crawl Space Vent Cover with a New One in Mantoloking, NJ

Replacing a Broken Crawl Space Vent Cover with a New One in Mantoloking, NJ

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Replacing a Broken Crawl Space Vent Cover with a New One in Mantoloking, NJ Replacing a Broken Crawl Space Vent Cover with a New One in Mantoloking, NJ

Previously our Pest Control Division had eliminated all the mice that were infesting the crawl space area of this home in Mantoloking, NJ. The were mice were getting in through the broken and rusty crawl space vent, so we're here to replace it!

First, we removed the old vent and cleaned the area. Afterward, we installed an Insulated Smart Vent®. This not only will prevent mice, nuisance wildlife, and other pests from infesting the crawl space, but also keeps outside air away, along with all the moisture, winter cold, and summer heat it brings with it. A SmartVent® is designed to remain in the closed position until rising floodwater comes into contact with the vent. Water contact triggers an internal float mechanism that unlatches the door. In the open position, vents blunt the destructive force of floodwater by providing a path through the foundation. By equalizing water pressure instead of fighting it, your foundation can survive a flood without collapsing.

 

New Homeowner Requests Blown-in Cellulose Insulation to the Attic in Mantoloking, NJ

New Homeowner Requests Blown-in Cellulose Insulation to the Attic in Mantoloking, NJ

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New Homeowner Requests Blown-in Cellulose Insulation to the Attic in Mantoloking, NJ New Homeowner Requests Blown-in Cellulose Insulation to the Attic in Mantoloking, NJ

This customer finally purchased his dream home in Mantoloking, NJ! Before he can start moving in, he wanted our Attic Systems division to come out and add some much needed blown-in cellulose insulation to his attic. 

It was noted in the home inspection that there were mice present in the attic. Fortunately, they were removed and no longer there, but their droppings were scattered throughout the attic! First, we carefully cleaned up all the mice droppings and disinfected the attic. Next, we air sealed all the gaps and cracks in the attic. This will eliminate air flow between the living space and the attic, improving energy efficiency. Afterward, we added over 10 inches of TruSoft blown-in cellulose insulation throughout the attic. TruSoft blown-in cellulose insulation maximizes home comfort, has the highest Class-1 fire safety rating & is resistant to mold and pests.

Lastly, we installed an attic door insulation cover. This attic door insulation cover is made of high-quality fireproof materials and 2 layers of aluminum, which can effectively block heat transfer, makes indoor temperature more pleasant, and provides a comfortable and healthy environment.

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Pest Control & Home Repair Professional in Mantoloking

Cowleys Pest Services is Mantoloking, 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 Mantoloking and nearby.

Trusted Pest Control Company Proudly Serving Mantoloking

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

Mantoloking 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 Mantoloking and nearby.

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Job Stories From Mantoloking, NJ
Rats Take Advantage of Broken Crawl Space Vent in Mantoloking, NJ

During a routine service for a Home Protection Plan customer in Mantoloking, NJ, we noticed something interesting in the backyard - rat droppings! As we inspected the area we discovered that one of the exterior crawl space vents was broken. We took a look throughout the crawl space and found a ton of rat droppings. The rats were taken advantage of the broken vent and taking up residency in the homeowner's crawl space! We informed the owner who had no idea that the crawl space vent was even broken! We had mentioned that our Crawl Space team can replace the crawl space vent for her, but she wanted her husband to do it.

In the meantime, the first thing we did was carefully clean up all the rat droppings outside and inside the crawl space. Afterward, we installed several rodent bait stations throughout the crawl space and along the exterior of the home. The last thing we did was schedule several follow up visits to replenish the bait in the bait stations and to monitor the rat activity.

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Lots of Bed Bugs Found in the Bedroom in Mantoloking, NJ

Recently, we were sent out to the home of a new customer in Mantoloking, NJ, to treat for bed bugs. The homeowner reported seeing them in her master bedroom. As soon as we inspected the bedroom, we found a massive infestation of bed bugs throughout the mattress, bed frame, outlets, end table, and even in the briefcase!

Bed bugs love to harbor in tight, enclosed spaces where they can feel pressure on both sides of their body. For treatment, the first thing we did was vacuum up all the live bed bugs and their eggs. Next, we treated the baseboards, bed frame, mattress, end table, and the surrounding areas with a bio-pesticide application. This product creates a barrier that infects and exterminates the bed bugs over a short period of time.

Next, we treated every outlet throughout the bedroom and the hallway 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 apply any additional treatments if necessary.

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Cicada Killer Wasp Collecting Cicadas in Mantoloking, NJ

As we were treating this property in Mantoloking, NJ, we came across something interesting - a pile of dead cicadas right next to a cicada killer wasp burrow. Cicada killers are large wasps, approximately 2 inches in size, and get their name from killing cicadas in order to reproduce their larvae. Once the female finishes her burrow, which can be 8-16" long, they then go out and hunt for food, which usually is a cicada. The adult female will paralyze the cicada with her stinger, carry the cicada back to their burrow, and lay her eggs under the left or right second leg of the cicada. The eggs then hatch and the larvae begin to eat the cicada while it is paralyzed. 

Cicada Killers are solitary insects, meaning they nest alone. They choose to nest in well-drained, light-textured soils in full sunlight that are near trees harboring cicadas. During the burrowing process, female cicada killers can displace several pounds of dirt making a big mess and damaging the roots of plants. Additionally, they can dig in areas near walkways which can make some structures unstable. They may look deadly and dangerous, but in reality, they aren't aggressive and rarely sting unless they are grasped roughly, stepped upon with bare feet, or caught in clothing.

For treatment, we applied a granular bait throughout the landscape and injected a residual dusting application directly into each burrow. This product rapidly eliminates the adult cicada killers, their eggs, and the larvae inside the chamber.

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Years of Termite Damage Found in Mantoloking, NJ

As this homeowner in Mantoloking, NJ, was renovating his living room he discovered something that made his heart drop - extensive termite damage found behind the walls on the wooden beams. He was hoping that the damage was old and that there weren't any active termites infesting his home, so he gave Cowleys a call. When we arrived and inspected the area we, unfortunately, confirmed that there were active termites infesting his home, and a lot of them too! Termites are often called the silent destroyers of homes since subterranean insects do their damage hidden from plain view. It's easy for homeowners to miss the often subtle signs of a termite infestation until there has already been substantial damage to the home!

Since termites live beneath the soil, with the owners permission, we drilled into the flooring of the living room, as well as around the exterior home, and injected a liquid termiticide. Next, we drilled into the walls of the living room and injected a foaming version of the termiticide. Both of these treatments bind to the treated areas and creates a protective zone that the termites can't detect. They will then come in contact with the termiticide as they go about their normal routines and transfer it throughout their colony. The treatment then spreads like a virus throughout their colony and in a short amount of time, the termites are exterminated and the home is protected for years to come!

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Graduation Party Almost Ruined by Yellow Jackets in Mantoloking, NJ

This homeowner in Mantoloking, NJ, was hosting a party and greeting her guests by the front door, when suddenly she and her guests were getting attacked and stung by several angry yellow jackets! Since one of her guests was a customer of Cowleys, she immediately called our office and we were sent out. 

After equipping our protective bee suit, we inspected the front porch area and noticed that the yellow jackets were going in and out of a tiny opening underneath the aluminum flashing by the front door. We treated the area with a knockdown dusting product, which rapidly exterminates the yellow jackets. Once they were exterminated, we then treated the area with a liquid residual to prevent any future yellow jackets from reinfesting the area. Now the homeowner can continue her party without worrying about yellow jackets stinging her or her guests! 

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Groundhog Harbors Underneath Owners Shed in Mantoloking, NJ

As this homeowner in Mantoloking, NJ was trimming her yard, she noticed a groundhog run across her lawn and then go underneath her shed. Since she is a Home Protection Plan client, she contacted our Nuisance Wildlife Division and we were sent out. 

First, we installed a heavy-duty retrieval device over the burrow and temporarily enclosed it with a portion of Dig Defense® in order to safely retrieve the groundhog. Next, we installed Dig Defense® around the entire perimeter of the except over the groundhogs burrow. We also placed a baited device nearby. Dig Defense® is a below-ground fence system that is 15 inches deep, 4 feet across, and protects structures against invasive nuisance wildlife and feral animals.

Once we safely retrieve the groundhog, we will relocate it to a new, humane location, fill in the burrow, and install another portion of Dig Defense® over the burrow.

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Mouse Droppings Found in the Insulation in the Crawl Space in Mantoloking, NJ

As we were treating the property of a Home Protection Plan (HPP) client in Mantoloking, NJ, the owner had mentioned that she saw a few cave crickets (what many people call sprickets) in her crawl space, so we went to inspect and treat the area. As we examined the crawl space, not only did we find cave crickets, but also mice droppings in the insulation and throughout the area! We informed the owner and told her that, since she is a HPP client, we'll take care of the mouse issue.

First thing we did we look for an entry point, which was the broken crawl space window that lead into the crawl space. We offered to replace it for the owner, once the mice are gone, but she mentioned that her husband will buy a new one and replace it on his own. In the meantime, we installed several rodent bait stations in the corners of the crawl space, on the joists, and along the exterior of the home.

We then focused on the cave crickets and treated the area with a liquid residual that not only rapidly exterminates the cave crickets, but also prevents them from reinfesting the area. As a precaution, we also treated the entire exterior with another liquid residual and applied a granular bait to the landscape areas. We then scheduled several follow up visits to replenish the bait stations and monitor the activity. 

Mouse Droppings Found in the Insulation in the Crawl Space in Mantoloking, NJ - Photo 1
Mice Harboring in the Staircase in Mantoloking, NJ

This homeowner in Mantoloking, NJ had a mice problem in her home. As we inspected, we found an abundance of mice droppings on the bottom and top of her staircase. We also noticed that there was a lot of cardboard containers, trash bags, and other items on the top and bottom of the staircase. As we took a look inside one of the trash bags we found a mouse inside of it! We recommended that the owner dispose of all the trash bags and cardboard boxes ASAP, sanitize or throw away the items inside them, and store the items inside sturdy, plastic containers. She agreed and her and her husband removed the items.

In the meantime, we carefully cleaned up the droppings and installed several Ready-to-Use rodent bait stations inside and outside of the home. Afterward, we inspected the exterior of the home and stuffed all exposed gaps around the utility pipes with chew-proof stainless metal mesh and then sealed them with a premium, waterproof adhesive. Lastly, we scheduled several follow up visits to monitor the infestation and replenish the bait stations until the mice are no longer infesting the home. 

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Second Story Bedroom Infested with European Hornets in Mantoloking, NJ

After her husband was stung several times by hornets that were in the bedroom, this customer in Mantoloking, NJ called Cowleys for help. Once we inspected the room we identified these stinging insects as European hornets.  European hornets are social stinging insects, are much larger than yellow jackets, and, unlike most stinging insects, can be active at night. Their bodies are brown with yellow stripes on their abdomens, have pale faces, two pairs of wings, and six legs. Afterward, we went outside and saw that the hornets were entering the home by going underneath the trim board by the gutter.

For treatment, we injected a knockdown dusting application directly into the small opening. This will rapidly exterminate the European hornets. Once they're gone the homeowner will contact a roofer to repair the hole in the trim board. 

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Surprise Find Could Lead to Wildlife Infestation in Mantoloking, NJ

As we were treating a property in Mantoloking, NJ, we found something interesting on the front of the home, a portion of the roof near the gutter had a huge hole in it! We spoke to the homeowner and mentioned that this needed to get fixed ASAP or else he will have a big problem with nuisance wildlife, like raccoons and squirrels

 

He agreed and called his roofer to come out and fix it ASAP. It's imperative to conduct routine inspections around your home to make sure that your property is properly protected from pests and all nuisance wildlife. 

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