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Crawl Space Encapsulation in Ocean Twp

Crawl Space Encapsulation in Ocean Twp

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Crawl Space Encapsulation in Ocean Twp Crawl Space Encapsulation in Ocean Twp

This entire crawl space was encapsulated to prevent mold growth and excessive moisture due to water seepage. The client wanted to control mold and odors while promoting a healthier living space throughout the home- and Cowleys Pest Services was able to deliver!

Ground hogs kept away with Dig Defence - Groundhog & wildlife control in Ocean, NJ

Ground hogs kept away with Dig Defence - Groundhog & wildlife control in Ocean, NJ

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Ground hogs kept away with Dig Defence - Groundhog & wildlife control in Ocean, NJ Ground hogs kept away with Dig Defence - Groundhog & wildlife control in Ocean, NJ

Cowleys was contacted by a homeowner in Ocean that had a groundhog problem. At least one pesky, destructive groundhog was burrowing under his backyard shed causing damage to the wood. Groundhogs (woodchucks) are one of the most damaging pests that can invade your yard. Besides wrecking havoc on your lawn from digging their burrows and leaving unsightly holes and mounds of dirt all over, they have voracious appetites. Groundhogs will feed on just about any flower, fruit, vegetable, or plant that you’ve been growing on your property. With a groundhog infestation, all that time and money your spent on improving your lawn can be gone in an instant. Also, groundhogs can also cause damage to your home’s foundation if their burrowing activity is right around your home. To make matters worse, once these large rodents have settled on your home as their new residence, they are amazingly persistent about staying there. 

I was dispatched to this Ocean residence to inspect the area around the shed and determine the best strategy to capture the animals. Upon arrival, I went to the homeowner’s backyard to inspect around the shed and observe the aftermath of their destructive behavior in the yard. The groundhogs were free to come and go from multiple areas around the shed. There was no clear pathway that they were taking to gain access under the deck. Rather than setting up traps in arbitrary locations and hoping for the best, I dramatically improved the odds of a successful capture by installing one of my favorite products in our wildlife control arsenal to trap burrowing invasive animals, “Dig DeFence” underground fencing. “Dig DeFence” is a trenchless underground permanent barrier made of heavy galvanized steel. It’s a much better alternative than burying hardware cloth or repeatedly setting up traps. It can be installed around foundations, decks, sheds, yards, and any other location where groundhogs and other burrowing animals are a nuisance.

For pet owners, this product is of great help as well. It can be used to keep your pets from trying to dig out of the yard underneath your above-ground fencing, and it works will all fence types — wood, wrought iron, or chain link. Especially for homeowners with next-door neighbor dogs that want nothing more than to sniff each other face-to-face, this below-ground fencing will keep them apart, hold your fence down, fill any gaps. Besides keeping your pets out, it will prevent a variety of unwanted “ground level” wildlife from entering your property and causing damage. It’s particularly effective for keeping out skunks, opossums, raccoons, porcupines, and, of course, groundhogs.

With this Ocean home, I used the “Dig DeFence” to aid in trapping the animals. I blocked about 90% of the perimeter around the shed so the animals would automatically be funneled towards my traps. I installed one-way traps by the remaining openings. I’m confident that that, within a day or so, the groundhogs will be trapped. Once they are caught, I’ll relocate them away from the home. After the groundhogs are trapped and there are no more underneath the shed, I’ll seal off the remaining areas. 

Living in a wooded area of Ocean, this homeowner will always be dealing with nuisance wildlife in his yard. It’s one of the tradeoffs of living with nature. However, this underground fencing will go a long way to prevent future problems. The homeowner was quite pleased that the groundhog problem around his shed would be permanently resolved and that he would not have to worry about repairing ongoing damage caused by these animals. 

Mice find easy entry into Ocean Township, NJ home

Mice find easy entry into Ocean Township, NJ home

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Mice find easy entry into Ocean Township, NJ home Mice find easy entry into Ocean Township, NJ home

I was recently sent to a residence in Ocean Township, NJ to deal with a mouse infestation. This particular homeowner was getting frustrated because of a continuing, on-going mouse problem. As temperatures drop, mice will start overwintering in our homes to escape the harsh weather conditions, and here, it seemed that more and more mice would find their way inside the home. 

Upon arrival, I performed a full inspection of the home’s interior and exterior perimeter to find any actual or potential entry points. Mice don’t need much of an opening to find their way inside — any gap about the width of a dime is enough for them to gain entry. It is critically important that these entry points are located and sealed. Otherwise, you can set up all the bait stations you want in the home and you’ll never get rid of the infestation. I sealed all of the possible entry points and installed rodent control stations in strategic areas where there were signs of mouse activity — under the stove, behind the fridge, and plumbing areas under the sink and laundry room. Gaps around piping coming into the home are a common trouble spot for rodent entry. Finally, I explained to the homeowner that as part of my treatment plan, I’d be returning in two weeks for a follow-up visit to make sure there were no more issues. The homeowner was relieved that the mouse problem was finally under control.

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We would like to thank Jim for everything he does here and we really appreciate the service he provides.
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Todd is very personable, kind and thorough
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Ocean Township, NJ Responsible 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 Ocean Township 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, 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 Ocean Township, NJ home.

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 plans have different levels too, to best suit your needs that you can change over time if needed.

Business & Home Pest Services We Offer in Ocean Township:

  • Bedbug Extermination
  • Termite, Flea and Tick Control
  • Rodent Control
  • Ant, Beetle, Spider, Insect Control
  • Tick Control Services
  • Pest, Bird and Animal Control Services 
  • Expertise and Technical Know-How to Fix Your Pest Problem
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  • Written Estimates and Inspections
Case Studies From Ocean Township
We went out on a service call from a homeowner in Asbury Park, NJ who was having an issue with birds nesting in his gutters. As soon as we arrived...
Recently, I returned for a follow-up to one of my commercial accounts, an apartment complex, in Asbury Park, NJ, that I previously serviced for a...
Recently, I got a call from a new client of ours in Asbury Park, NJ who was complaining of ants in her kitchen sink, countertop, and window. Once I...
Job Stories From Ocean Township, NJ
Basement Mice Run Rapid in Asbury Park, NJ

Recently, I was sent out to a call in Asbury Park, NJ after Cowleys was contacted by the homeowner because of mouse activity that was observed in the kitchen. Mice generally enter homes through gaps or cracks in the foundation, first entering the basement or crawl space. From there, they make their way through wall voids throughout the home, and, to no ones’s surprise, they often wind up foraging for food debris in the kitchen.

Mice are nocturnal and do their foraging in the dead of night. As such, we look for signs of mouse activity, especially the tell-tale mouse droppings they leave behind. Here, during my initial inspection, I did not find any droppings or entry points in any of the kitchen cabinets or under and around the dishwasher. When I inspected behind the refrigerator I found large holes that the mice were using to gain entry into the kitchen from the basement. I then went into the basement to find the holes and there were extensive droppings in the area.

I closed the holes up with hardware cloth to block kitchen entry and set up RTU (Ready-to-Use) baited mouse traps in the basement. 

Bed bugs played hide and seek and Cowleys won in Asbury Park, NJ

Once a home or unit in an apartment has a bed bug infestation, one of the biggest challenges is finding their harborage areas. When they are not feeding for their blood meal, bed bugs can be hiding anywhere. Recently, I was sent to a residential complex in Asbury Park, NJ to treat a bed bug infestation in one of the units. When bedbugs are in high-density locations, it is important to treat the infestation before the bugs have a chance to spread to other units.

With this infestation, I found bed bug activity and performed a treatment. After the initial treatment, the tenant informed me that she was still waking up with bedbug bites in the morning. The reality is that bed bugs are persistent, resilient bugs and treatments can be challenging. We always have follow-up visits until we know that the infestation has been completely resolved. 

I was determined to find their harborage area that managed to escape my first treatment. I thoroughly checked the entire unit and even the tenant’s wheelchair since these parasites like to hide near the host that they are feeding on for their blood meal. Bed bugs bite when we are stationary when sleeping or resting. They don’t like moving targets! After a thorough inspection, I could not find a single bed bug anywhere. Finally, I asked the tenant, who is wheel-chair bound, to take off her sandals as a last resort since I could not think off any other location. I was not expecting to find any bugs, but by this point, I was stumped. To my surprise, bedbugs were hiding right under her feet — literally! Now that the bed bugs were found, I could resolve this infestation for good. The tenant was more than happy to throw out these sandals and get a new pair. I bagged up her sandals and removed them from the unit.


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Work Requests From Ocean Township, NJ
Project Location: OCEAN TOWNSHIP, NJ
I noticed, what I thought, were a few hundred flies above my wood deck. When I looked down at the floorboards there were hundreds of them Upon closer inspection I think they are either flying ants or flying termites. Is there a treatment for them? I can email you a picture of them if you like.
Project Location: Ocean, NJ
I would like an estimate on the Gold plan and Mosquito & Tick. Thank you
Project Location: Asbury Park, NJ
Mice problem
Project Location: Wanamassa, NJ
We found a bedbug in our home. We've had experiences with them in the past, so we recognized it immediately. Our house has been bedbug free, at least as far as we've known, for the better part of two years. We'd like to deal with the infestation as soon as possible, before it has the chance to become any worse. Thank you
Project Location: Ocean, NJ
Discovered a bunch of ant hills and tunnels around the property. Mainly in the backyard and side yard. Some are getting into the house due to openings which I'm sealing today but I'd like to eradicate or treat the remaining issues.
Project Location: Asbury Park, NJ
Business/Restaurant -Mice -Insects -Flies/Fruit Flies
Project Location: Ocean, NJ
Want a termite inspection. Found flying bugs on stairs and termite looking dust on dresser in bedroom
Project Location: Ocean, NJ
Carpenter ants in townhouse
Project Location: Asbury Park, NJ
Cockroaches in the kitchen
Project Location: Tinton Falls, NJ
I have ants in my house and want them out
Project Location: Asbury Park, NJ
Have a possum living below my shed-desire removal. Pls. contact me. Thank you!
Project Location: Asbury Park, NJ
Roach infestation
Project Location: Ocean Township, NJ
Want to discuss pest/termite protection
Project Location: Asbury Park, NJ
I own a multi-family home and the tenants keep telling me there is a squirrel in the walls. To be perfectly transparent I have a contract with a pest control company, but they do not do squirrels. They have told me there is no evidence of Squirrels, but I need to make sure to satisfy the tenants. If there is, I need them removed, and the possible entrance closed. If not I need a letter stating you did not find evidence of squirrels and I can put this to bed...but I need your company because you say you get rid of squirrels.
Project Location: Wayside, NJ
I have had your termite protection for years. I see that is included in some of your more comprehensive plans....What is the price of those plans? Gold and Platinum? Thank you. Tom
Project Location: Asbury Park, NJ
Yard spray for fleas and ticks
Project Location: Ocean, NJ
Ants in kitchen by sliding door, bumblebee nest by sidewalk in ground. Have tried treating both multiple times unsuccessfully.
Project Location: Ocean, NJ
Want to inquire about tick control around my property
Project Location: Asbury Park, NJ
There are 2 raccoons entering my house's ceiling through the corners of the roof. We need someone who can take them out of there so we can close their entering point.
Project Location: Ocean, NJ
Groundhog under shed