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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 Navesink 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 Navesink, 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.

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Unusual Stag Beetle Found in Navesink, NJ

Every so often, pest control technicians stumble upon an interesting insect while doing their job. On this particular day in Navesink, NJ, I not only  spotted an impressive stag beetle, but managed to get its picture as well, which I’m excited to share. Stag beetles are also known as horse pinchers, thunder beetles, and oak ox. In Japan and England, these bugs are so admired that rearing stag beetles is a popular hobby and you can even buy stag beetle breeding and rearing kits. 

Stag beetles are so-named because the male’s large jaws look just like the antlers of a stag (a male deer). These over-sized mandibles are used in courtship displays (After all, everybody likes a man with a strong jawline!) and to mandible-wrestle other male beetles. Stag beetles have an intimidating ferocious appearance with their dark red or brown exoskeleton and imposing, pincer-like mandibles. Their mandibles are about the same size as their head! But don’t be fooled by their appearance. These guys don’t have any interest in in biting people and they live on a steady diet of fruit juice, tree sap, and water that the drink with their furry orange tongue for the limited time that they are alive as adults. For those who handle these bugs, say that the male does not have enough strength in its jaws to bite unlike the smaller-jawed female. 

These large beetles are a pretty rare find. They spend most of their life underground as larvae, only emerging to find a mate and reproduce. During their short lives as adults, the male stag beetle will spend their days sunning themselves to gather strength for the evening’s activities of flying in search of a mate, which is how I found this handsome fellow. 

Stag beetles are NOT nuisance pests — they do not infest homes or cause damage to landscaping. The female stag beetles lay fertilized eggs on dead trees or stumps and the grubs (stag beetle larvae) feed only on a high-fiber diet of decaying wood for five to six years before maturing into adults. As such, they are beneficial insects that help with the decomposition of dead wood in forests. So, if you happen to see a male stag beetle with those giant jaws, please don’t harm him. Let him go on his merry way looking for a female mate. Stag beetles don’t bother or harm people or cause property damage and stag beetle larvae helps the forest ecosystem.


Unusual Stag Beetle Found in Navesink, NJ - Photo 1