Edison, Somerset, Lakewood Professional Mosquito Reduction

How to resolve your mosquito problems


Mosquitoes, particularly prevalent in New Jersey summers, pose not only a nuisance but also health risks. Species like the Asian Tiger Mosquito can transmit diseases such as West Nile Virus and dengue fever. Additionally, many mosquitoes carry canine heartworm. With numerous species in New Jersey, mosquitoes disrupt outdoor enjoyment for you, your family, and guests.

Reclaim your yard with Cowleys' Mosquito Reduction Program. Whether you're hosting a family reunion, wedding, or simply seeking outdoor relaxation, our program combats these pesky insects effectively, minimizing their presence and disruptive behavior.

If you want to be rid of mosquitoes and other pests in your Mercer, Ocean, Monmouth, Somerset, & Middlesex County yard, call Cowleys Pest Services today for a free estimate!

Mosquito & Tick Reduction Program includes:


Reducing mosquito breeding on your property

If your property serves as a mosquito breeding ground, it impacts not only you but also your entire neighborhood. The key to preventing mosquito breeding is to eliminate standing water. Mosquitoes require water to complete their lifecycle, so removing any sources of standing water is essential. This includes birdbaths, discarded tires, cans, and other containers-even something as small as a bottle cap can collect enough water for mosquitoes to lay eggs. By following the tips and tricks below, you can effectively stay ahead of the game and control mosquito populations on your property.

Tips to identify and remove sources of standing water:

  • Inspect your home for leaks and have them repaired. Common sources are roof leaks and leaks from faucets and air conditioners.
  • Throw away or store any containers that can accumulate water. Flip them upside down when not in use.
  • Clean gutters frequently. Debris can clog and prevent water flow, causing gutters to fill up with standing water.
  • Clean your swimming pool regularly and keep it chlorinated. Check pool covers for standing water as well.

Sometimes water can't be drained. Your yard may have a birdbath, koi pond, swimming pool, or hot tub. As part of our mosquito control program, we offer effective solutions to keep your outdoor water safe and mosquito-free. Also, remember that clogged rain gutters can become a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Contact Cowleys Pest Services today about our maintenance-free gutter guards!

How to Apply Insect Repellent

Watch this short video to learn the proper way to apply insect repellent when spending time outdoors. Watch Video

Why do mosquitoes even bite in the first place?

At Cowleys Pest Services, our customers often ask us why mosquitoes even bother biting us in the first place. We would all agree that the world would be better off if there weren't mosquitoes. With no mosquitoes, malaria, the greatest source of human misery caused by anyone insect, would be wiped off the planet. At a local level, our pets would not risk contracting deadly heartworm, and homeowners like you would be spared the annoyance of buzzing, biting mosquitoes. Unfortunately, that is not the case.

Mosquitoes are not parasites like ticks, bed bugs, and other insects that are exclusive blood feeders. Like most insects, mosquitoes rely on sugar for energy, obtaining it from plant nectar and plant juices. In fact, male mosquitoes don’t bite at all. It’s only the female mosquitoes that bother us, as they need blood to develop fertile eggs. From this blood meal, the female extracts all of the proteins and nutrients needed to produce up to 300 eggs at a time.

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Mosquitoes are disease vectors

Much like ticks, mosquitoes can transfer a variety of blood-borne diseases from one host to another. Ticks and mosquitoes are known as disease vectors by biologists because they transfer diseases through their feeding activities. These biting insects act as middlemen, transferring the infected blood of an animal host to some other victim, which may be a human or a pet.

In New Jersey, deer ticks are the most publicized disease vectors, transmitting thousands of cases of Lyme disease every year. However, infected mosquitoes in our state can transmit encephalitis viruses, including Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and West Nile Virus, Zika virus, as well as heartworm to our pets.

Eliminate mosquito problems with Cowleys Pest Services

Mosquitoes are a nuisance for everyone and can pose serious health risks to your family and your pets. Don't wait to rid your yard of mosquitoes! If mosquitoes on your property are causing you concern, call or contact Cowleys Pest Services today for a thorough inspection and a free estimate. We proudly serve in Lakewood, Somerset, Edison, Brick, Toms River, Piscataway, Bridgewater, Middletown, Princeton Junction, Old Bridge, and throughout the nearby areas.

Proudly serving Mercer, Ocean, Monmouth, Somerset, & Middlesex County

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1145 NJ-33
Farmingdale, NJ 07727

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120 Stryker Ln Suite 206 A B
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

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391 Main St #103
Spotswood, NJ 08884

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3490 US-1 Suite 107
Princeton, NJ 08540
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