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Installing New Door Sweeps to Exclude the Rodents in Oceanport, NJ

Installing New Door Sweeps to Exclude the Rodents in Oceanport, NJ

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Installing New Door Sweeps to Exclude the Rodents in Oceanport, NJ Installing New Door Sweeps to Exclude the Rodents in Oceanport, NJ

This customer in Oceanport, NJ, had a problem with rodents infesting her business. How were they getting in? Through a large gap underneath the two front doors. After our Pest Control team came out and successfully removed all the rodents from the property, we were called out to prevent them from getting back in.

To do that, we installed an Xcluder® Rodent Proof Door Sweep underneath each door. Xcluder® door sweeps feature Xcluder fill fabric, providing a barrier impenetrable to rodents and other pests, along with a durable weather seal that can pay for itself in energy savings. Now the rodents are properly excluded from the front entrance of the building. 

Crawl Space Encapsulation in Oceanport, NJ

Crawl Space Encapsulation in Oceanport, NJ

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Crawl Space Encapsulation in Oceanport, NJ Crawl Space Encapsulation in Oceanport, NJ

This crawl space had almost every issue a crawl space could have, standing water, mold, hanging insulation, poor drainage, and moisture. Our crawl space encapsulation system solved them all. Crawl space humidity isn't just uncomfortable and smelly, it can cause structural damage to the woodwork of your home as well! Also, the mold it allows to grow is damaging to your health!

First, we removed all the contaminated insulation and debris, leveled the ground for proper draining, and installed a drainage matting, which is a dimpled plastic mat material, over the dirt-floor crawl space. This allows all excess moisture to work its way over to the new sump pump we installed. Next, we installed a vapor barrier which is a 20-mil 7-ply sandwich of high and low-density polyethylene that is treated with an antimicrobial finish that protects against mold and mildew growth. Next, we installed SilverGlo™ which is a waterproof foam insulation that seals the walls from outside moisture and humidity to the walls of the crawl space.

Beginning Stages of a Bald-Faced Hornets Nest in Oceanport, NJ

Beginning Stages of a Bald-Faced Hornets Nest in Oceanport, NJ

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Beginning Stages of a Bald-Faced Hornets Nest in Oceanport, NJ Beginning Stages of a Bald-Faced Hornets Nest in Oceanport, NJ

A property manager of an office building in Oceanport, NJ spotted an active hornet's nest along the roofline of his building and was terrified that his workers could get stung, so he called our office for help and I was sent out.

Once I found the nest, I took a closer look and several angry bald-faced hornets came flying out. Bald-faced hornets are social stinging insects with white markings on their face and are a close relative to yellowjackets  — which means that they are extremely aggressive. Their stings are extremely painful and, because their stinger isn't barbed, they can sting multiple times.

I grabbed my extendable pole, attached an aerosol knock-down application to it, and began treating the nest. This product will exterminate the bald-faced hornets almost immediately. A short while later, I removed the nest, disposed of it, and applied a residual along the entire roofline of the office building to prevent future stinging insects from infesting the area. 

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Pest Control & Home Repair Professional in Oceanport

Cowleys Pest Services is Oceanport, 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 Oceanport and nearby.

Trusted Pest Control Company Proudly Serving Oceanport

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

Oceanport 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 Oceanport and nearby.

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The Cowleys Crawl Space team was called out to a home in Oceanport, NJ. The customer was complaining of a bad smell coming from the crawl space...
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A new customer in Oceanport, NJ called our Little Rascals Nuisance Wildlife Division after noticing tunnels throughout her yard & garden bed and...
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We were sent out on a service call for a new customer in Oceanport, NJ, who reported seeing a high number of yellow jackets in her garden bed. As we...
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Carpenter Bees stain home in Oceanport

As part of our residential service plans, Cowleys conducts periodic inspections of throughout the year to look for signs of insects or rodent activity. Often, homeowners are unaware of insect infestations, especially when they are in their early stages or the infestations are in non-living areas of the home or around the home’s exterior. During these visits, Cowleys also treats the home’s exterior perimeter. This is a great proactive step for homeowners to minimize the chance of pest infestations during those peak months of insect activity. Residential service plans go a long way to help homeowners keep their residences pest- and rodent-free thought the year. 

During my service plan inspection of this home in Oceanport, I observed staining on the siding of the home. I immediately recognized these stains as carpenter bee stains from their droppings. I was on the lookout for carpenter bees because, unfortunately for this homeowner, carpenter bees have been returning every year to the same area of this home. These bees leave a pheromone in the egg chamber that attracts other bees, so it is no coincidence that many homeowners find these bees returning to the same location year after year. Unfortunately for the bees, Cowleys is able to quickly identify and eliminate these infestations, so they don’t cause any problems for the rest of the year. 

Carpenter bees are large, intimidating-looking bees, but they rarely sting. The males don’t even have stingers, and the females usually only bite if aggravated. These resemble bumblebees, except they have large shiny black bodies instead of the familiar “fuzzy” bodies of bumblebees. During early spring, carpenter bees will emerge from their winter nesting holes and start to swarm, which is their ritual for finding a mate. Once mated, the female will find a nesting area to lay her eggs. The female looks for a place to bore into soft wood using her sharp teeth to create a chamber to lay her eggs as her life cycle comes to an end. You’ll see the new bees emerging in late summer to feed before crawling back into the holes as temperatures drop. 

These bees prefer to excavate their nests into soft, unpainted woods like pine, cedar, redwood, and cyprus. Treated lumber and hardwoods are much tougher to bore through, so bees tend to avoid them. They typically dig in for about an inch and then turn to follow the wood grain for another six inches or so. On houses, the area behind a facia board is a favorite spot for the bees because this area of the home offers a safe, dry haven. 

In the process of boring holes, the bees leave sawdust outside the hole (what we call “frass”) as well as fan-shaped staining secretions. If you see these signs of a carpenter bee infestation along with perfectly round holes about a half-inch in diameter that look like a vandal took a drill to your home. These insects can’t cause nearly the level of damage of termites, but they can certainly weaken wood and cause structural damage. Also, the holes can speed the rotting of the wood through water damage, and carpenter bee staining is visually unappealing. 

I treated all burrows with a residual foam. We use either a liquid or dust depending on the particular area infested. Either application is highly effective. The homeowner was not surprised the bees had returned to the same spot, and she thanked me for coming out and taking care of the problem for another year. After this treatment, carpenter bees won’t be bothering her or her family for quite awhile.

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