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Jill Esposito Celebrates 15 Years at Cowleys
We're very happy to announce that our Office/Production Manager Jill Esposito is celebrating her 15 year anniversary at Cowleys! "Jill... [Read more]
Cowleys Selected as The Best of 2020 Farmingdale Award for Pest Control
We are ecstatic to announce that Cowleys has been voted and awarded the Best of 2020 Farmingdale Award for Pest... [Read more]
Cowleys Wins Expertise Award for Best Pest Control Company in Toms River
We are excited to announce that Cowleys Pest Services received the Expertise award for Best Pest Control Company in Toms... [Read more]
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Marlboro, NJ Expert Pest Control Company

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 Marlboro 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 Marlboro, 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 Marlboro:

  • 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
Case Studies From Marlboro
I went out on a service call for a commercial client of Cowleys, a convenience store in Marlboro, NJ. One of the workers had mentioned that he...
I was dispatched to a residence in Marlboro after a customer had contacted Cowleys after noticing some ”hay" sticking out of one of his air...
I was dispatched to a residence in Marlboro to assess a mouse infestation. For pest control technicians at Cowleys, mice are the most common rodent...
Job Stories From Marlboro, NJ
Danger! Stinging insect nest near electric meter in Marlboro, NJ

Recently, I was sent to deal with some stinging insects that nested in the utility closet of an apartment building in Marlboro, NJ serviced by Cowleys. A technician from the electric company was there to change a meter, came across a nest, and contacted the property manager. The information relayed to me was that it was a carpenter bee nest. Something didn’t sound right to me. Carpenter bees are solitary bees, and the females bore out galleries in wood to deposit their larvae. These bees seek out untreated, often soft, water-damaged wood. Carpenter bees don’t build nests like social bees and wasps. I was anxious to find out what insect was causing all the trouble. 

Upon arrival, I had my answer. These weren’t carpenter bees — they were bumblebees! It’s easy to confuse the two. However, upon closer inspection, you’ll see that bumblebees are a bit smaller and are fuzzy while the larger carpenter bees have a shiny black abdomen. After thoroughly inspecting the area, I noticed that they were entering the utility closet from in between two doors (see photo 1). I came across some nesting material on the ground. After waiting a few minutes, I noticed the bees coming in and out of an entry point. 

Bumblebees aren’t particularly aggressive insects like many wasps and hornets. However, they ae certainly capable of stinging and they will sting if they perceive that their nest is being threatened. Here, after treating their entry point into the closet and moving a bit of debris off the nest, the bees became extremely aggressive. So, if you ever encounter a stinging insect nest (such as the one in photo 2), remove yourself from the area with as little commotion as possible.  

After treating the nest and observed no more activity, I safely removed the nest off the premises. The electric company technician could get back to work and replace the meter. Photo 3 shows the larvae space, which were hard to the touch. Bumblebee larvae feels almost like wood encasing the eggs. These guys are well protected!


Danger! Stinging insect nest near electric meter in Marlboro, NJ - Photo 1
Termite seek refuge in Marlboro, NJ church

Recently, I was sent to a church in Matawan, NJ for a termite inspection. For termites, no building is off-limits — even a church! Here, there was extensive termite activity around the framing of a Termites seen here were having a go at the framing of a small flight of stairs leading to a stage in the church’s gymnasium. There is a common misconception that termite damage can occur only around the perimeter of a building. While perimeter damage is common, termites will find gaps in the foundation anywhere to reach wooden building materials. With these steps, the closest exterior wall was more than 100 feet away. I took some photos of some termites in action showing workers gathering food for the colony and a soldier termite tasked with protecting them. 

An expedited termite treatment has been scheduled.

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Deer encounter on wildlife call

Most of my days are filled with dealing with nuisance wildlife problems. I find the best solution to capture and relocate the animals, clean up whatever damage they have made, and close up the entry points into the home to prevent a re-infestation. I love my work and dealing with animals. Many forget that us wildlife technicians are all animal lovers at heart, or we couldn’t be in this type of work. Our job is a win-win. We help homeowners resolve wildlife infestations, but we also help wildlife by relocating the animals to an area that is better suited for them. We have a responsibility to treat animals humanely and with compassion, especially as we continue to take over more and more of their natural habitat. As our living spaces expand, the inevitable consequence is more human-wildlife encounters. My job is to resolve those animal interactions that have become too close for comfort and pose a threat to a family, we can never forget that animals have a basic right to live on this planet too.

Every so often, I have a special day at work that leaves me with great memories and some interesting stores to share. This was one of them. I was assigned a routine job of trapping some raccoons that had taken up residence in a homeowner’s attic. Even though I’m often around wildlife, I witnessed something pretty unusual. This homeowner was himself an admirer of wildlife, and had been feeding deer in the area. He has been doing so with enough frequency that some deer recognized him as a friend, someone non-threatening. It reminded me of the same initial interaction from which wolves slowly became domesticated as dogs; those less aggressive wolves realized that they could have a pretty good life hanging around humans for food and protection. You can call it survival of the friendliest. In this case, over time, deer actually approached the homeowner. If I did not see it with my own eyes, I would not have believed it. A doe and her two fawns were literally eating food out of his hand! According to the homeowner, this little family would leave the nearby woods and stand by his side door, every day at the same time, waiting for some treats. He said that they were so consistent you could almost set your clock to when they would arrive. They loved apples, of course, but, surprisingly, they also liked bird seed. Most of my days are spent separating nuisance wildlife from human habitats for the benefit of both species. On special days like this, however, it was a wonderful change of pace to see people and animals getting along. It’s a great reminder that we all live together on this planet, and our connection with wildlife can be a positive one. For the rest of that day, as the saying goes, I had a smile on my face that nobody could wipe off.

Deer encounter on wildlife call - Photo 1
Work Requests From Marlboro, NJ
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Hear sound coming from attic above master bedroom ceiling.
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Looking for advice and quote for termite remediation. Found active infestation under wall paper on sheet rock during renovation of a corner room of house. Planning/hoping to move out later in summer so am looking for treatment that will quickly stop further damage, kill termites, and a certificate attesting to completion of remediation. I notice you offer Altriset as a less environmentally harmful liquid treatment option which I would like to consider..
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We have digger bees (or something similar) all over our backyard. They have been treated in the past but are back again this year.
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Potentially have Mice in attic
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Need my attic reinsulated
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Want my house sprayed for ants
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Wood flooring shows evidence of termite damage.
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Carpenter ants. My wife Linda reminded me that you guys were here last year for a free inspection and it was ants that time and not termites. I'm pretty sure we now need your professional services as the combat ant trips are not working. I sealed up the exterior and they now seem to be coming inside more. Planning to sell the house, so need to get it repaired.
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Cats and squirrels and chipmunks around
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Wildlife in attick most likely a squirrel
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A few spots on drywall looked as if it had water damage, upon opening wall, it was discovered to contain some termite damage and some live termite activity.., all bugs were vacuumed up and area temporarily treated.
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Striders, other bugs, and mice.
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I would like to get a quote for pest control (mice). thanks
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We hear a critter running around our attic. We have been referred to you by our friend who used your services for a similar issue at their home in Ocean Township. Thank you.
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We're looking for effective pest control year round through exterior applications. Our current company does not do a thorough job if they think we're not home - we want to make sure you'll be spraying behind shutters, around windows, etc. Also we'd like a responsive company for any out-of-the-ordinary problems.
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A bat is in my bedroom-it flew in last night
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Chipmunk removal.
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Squirrels in attic
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I see some black spots on the wall of my basement.