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Bat Removal in Asbury Park, NJ

Bat Removal in Asbury Park, NJ

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Bat Removal in Asbury Park, NJ Bat Removal in Asbury Park, NJ

While doing an inspection at a home in Asbury Park, NJ, we were approached by a frantic neighbor on the verge of tear. She said, "Please, sir, please. You have to help me. There is a giant bat on my back screen door, I've called 3 people to come and remove it. They all want several hundred dollars just to come out and remove the thing. I'm on a limited income and I don't know what to do. I just can't afford it." 

Without hesitation, we put on our protective gloves, went with her to her back door, removed the bat, and gingerly placed him in the nearest tree.  We can't vouch for the emotions of bats, but he seemed as happy to be out of the house as the poor lady was to have him taken out. It was a win-win situation for all.

She asked if she could pay us $50 because that's all she could afford. We didn't take a dime from her and told her that after that traumatic encounter, she deserves to use that money to go out for a nice, quiet dinner and calm her nerves.

Cowleys is a business, but we've been working here long enough to know that we're also about doing the right thing. Her gratitude was more than enough compensation for the few minutes that it took to remove the bat. She told me that I was her hero. Before that encounter, we never thought of my Cowleys uniform as a superhero outfit, but right then and there, we felt pretty good about ourselves and were proud to be a Cowleys technician.

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!

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.

Company Awards
Cowleys Wins Asbury Park Press's 2021 Best of the Best Community Choice Awards for Monmouth County!
Cowleys Services has been voted Monmouth County's BEST of the BEST 2021 Pest Control Provider by the Asbury Park Press!... [Read more]
Cowleys Voted Top 10 Best Places To Work in NJ!
We are excited to announce that Cowleys Services has been honored as one of NJBiz's TOP 10 2021 Best Places... [Read more]
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]
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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
  • Financing Available
  • Written Estimates and Inspections
Case Studies From Ocean Township
Uncovered
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...
Tech
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...
Pavement
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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