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Termites

Termite Control Services in Trenton, Toms River, Edison, Brick, NJ

We offer the two top termite elimination systems on the market today!

What are termites?

New-Jersey-termite-controlTermites are social insects that live in organized colonies similar to a beehive. Termite nests are highly structured communities where termites are split into two major groups according to their reproductive ability. The sterile termites are wingless blind workers and soldiers who stay underground to do the heavy lifting such as foraging and nest-building. Termites are “social cockroaches” that evolved from a common stem with cockroaches about 220 million years ago. Although termites are often called “white ants” because of their pale color, termites are developmentally related to cockroaches. In fact, ants are the primary predators of termites.

Wood damaged by termites

Termites can cause serious property damage to wood structures if not identified and removed quickly.

Termites are also grouped according to what they eat. These groups include grass-eating, subterranean, soil-feeding, dry-wood, and damp-wood eaters. The subterranean and dry wood varieties cause most of the damage to homes and buildings.

Termites eat dead plant material including cellulose and wood fiber. Man has replaced much natural vegetation with crops and homes all of which provide termites with substitute vegetation in one form or another. Termites are able to consume any wood-derived material including building timbers, books, and packing crates. If it is made of wood or paper, termites can eat it. Their capacity for destroying dead plants knows no bounds. They are notorious for the damage they can do to buildings and other wood products.

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  • By Richard C.
    Barnegat, NJ
    "We were impressed with the very professional and concerned attention we..."

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    By Richard C.
    Barnegat, NJ

    We were impressed with the very professional and concerned attention we received from the service techs.
  • By JOSEPH V.
    TOMS RIVER, NJ
    "PLEASE USE ME AS A REFERENCE SOURCE AT ANY TIME!!"

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    By JOSEPH V.
    TOMS RIVER, NJ

    PLEASE USE ME AS A REFERENCE SOURCE AT ANY TIME!!
  • By Heather G.
    Manalapan, NJ
    "We had a great experience with Cowley's. We noticed an improvement very..."

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    By Heather G.
    Manalapan, NJ

    We had a great experience with Cowley's. We noticed an improvement very soon after the work was completed.
  • By Janet B.
    Freehold, NJ
    "New employee Jarred very professional extremely competent Very satisfied..."

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    By Janet B.
    Freehold, NJ

    New employee Jarred very professional extremely competent Very satisfied with knowledge & performance:)
  • By Scott M.
    Freehold, NJ
    "Give Rhett a raise he was thorough and didn't try to sell me anything I..."

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    By Scott M.
    Freehold, NJ

    Give Rhett a raise he was thorough and didn't try to sell me anything I didn't need. He was there for a termite inspection in a house that I am selling. Buyers attorney took the liberty of saying their was a termite infestation and buyers inspector said their was visible evidence of termite tubes and staining. As I suspected there was nothing.
  • By Ann D.
    Spotswood, NJ
    "I have been using Cowley's for several years now and I have always been..."

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    By Ann D.
    Spotswood, NJ

    I have been using Cowley's for several years now and I have always been very pleased with their service.
  • By Jill O.
    Piscataway, NJ
    "Your employee knew much about mice and where to put the traps but was not..."

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    By Jill O.
    Piscataway, NJ

    Your employee knew much about mice and where to put the traps but was not clear when he needs to come back to see if the traps worked to keep the mice away.
  • By MaryBeth S.
    Mantoloking, NJ 08378, NJ
    "Jim was very thorough and a pleasure to work with."

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    By MaryBeth S.
    Mantoloking, NJ 08378, NJ

    Jim was very thorough and a pleasure to work with.
  • By James
    Brick, NJ
    "Cowleys checked for termite damage and got rid of any active..."

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    By James
    Brick, NJ

    Cowleys checked for termite damage and got rid of any active pests.....slight damage ...was clearly explained and then fixed.....these guys are very good (professional) you call and make an appointment and they will return to check for any sign or activity of pests......They get right into your concerns............also used crowleys for carpenter bee's, great job, they are all gone
  • By Eileen N.
    Brick, NJ
    "I don't need new gutters, but I am interested in gutter cleaning twice a..."

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    By Eileen N.
    Brick, NJ

    I don't need new gutters, but I am interested in gutter cleaning twice a year.
  • By GEORGE F.
    BRICK, NJ
    "We didn't realize that this service call was an "automatic" one..."

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    By GEORGE F.
    BRICK, NJ

    We didn't realize that this service call was an "automatic" one. Fortunately, someone was at home whenthe service person arrived.
  • By Louis M.
    Point Pleasant Beach 08742, NJ
    "Very professional employees. Trained well."

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    By Louis M.
    Point Pleasant Beach 08742, NJ

    Very professional employees. Trained well.
  • By Charnie S.
    Matawan, NJ
    "scott and todd were terrific"

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    By Charnie S.
    Matawan, NJ

    scott and todd were terrific
  • By Susan N.
    Brielle, NJ
    "Chris Morgan is awesome! Very professional, explained what he was doing..."

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    By Susan N.
    Brielle, NJ

    Chris Morgan is awesome! Very professional, explained what he was doing. He is an asset to your company.
  • By Joseph L.
    Spring Lake, NJ
    "Suggest you modify email's to clients, most of mine went to spam, and I..."

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    By Joseph L.
    Spring Lake, NJ

    Suggest you modify email's to clients, most of mine went to spam, and I have done business with you May of this year.
  • By Nancy L.
    Spring Lake, NJ
    "Todd is an outstanding employee who has solved several pest problems at..."

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    By Nancy L.
    Spring Lake, NJ

    Todd is an outstanding employee who has solved several pest problems at our home he is professional, efficient and a gentleman.
  • By Joe C.
    Wall, NJ
    "Please return to spray outside perimeter of home for bugs...was not done!"

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    By Joe C.
    Wall, NJ

    Please return to spray outside perimeter of home for bugs...was not done!
  • By Cheryl
    Belmar, NJ
    "first time using your company and it was a good experience-had a lot of..."

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    By Cheryl
    Belmar, NJ

    first time using your company and it was a good experience-had a lot of ants and now I don't:) I decided on a 3x yearly contract as it was more reasonable than the one time extermination.
  • By Joan T.
    Union Beach, NJ
    "From beginning to hopefully the end, I couldn't be more satisfied with..."

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    By Joan T.
    Union Beach, NJ

    From beginning to hopefully the end, I couldn't be more satisfied with Cowleys.
  • By Jill V.
    Asbury Park, NJ
    "Not only on time but a bit early! Very friendly and professional."

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    By Jill V.
    Asbury Park, NJ

    Not only on time but a bit early! Very friendly and professional.
  • By Bob P.
    Eatontown, NJ
    "You guys are very professional and know exactly how to take care of..."

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    By Bob P.
    Eatontown, NJ

    You guys are very professional and know exactly how to take care of problems.
  • By Maura K.
    Oakhurst, NJ
    "I was extremely satisfied from the minute I reached out, and continue to..."

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    By Maura K.
    Oakhurst, NJ

    I was extremely satisfied from the minute I reached out, and continue to be even as I fill out this survey! Your website is informative and impressive, Kathy was very professional, helpful, and accommodating. Chris was very professional, friendly, experienced, and neat. Top notch customer service!! Thank you for being a pleasure to do business with!
  • By Heckman
    W Allenhurst, NJ
    "Your men do a great for me,.very happy with your service."

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    By Heckman
    W Allenhurst, NJ

    Your men do a great for me,.very happy with your service.
  • By Doris
    West Long Branch K, NJ
    "Anthony made a condition that was most disturbing one that we knew he..."

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    By Doris
    West Long Branch K, NJ

    Anthony made a condition that was most disturbing one that we knew he would handle. I selected your company from the internet, the choice was more than satisfactory.

What do termites look like?

Termites are small, soft-bodied, and usually pale-colored. The antennae are relatively short, straight, and threadlike or beadlike. Flying forms have two pairs of wings of equal length. The wings are often much longer than the body; however, short-winged forms also occur. Unlike ants, termites never have a constricted “waist” or elbowed antennae.

Often, homeowners first encounter termites when the young reproductives swarm from the nest. The first question homeowners want to resolve is what they dealing with – termites or flying ants.

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What is the difference between a termite and a flying (winged) ant?

termite-control-in-new-jerseyPeople often confuse swarming termites with flying ants. There are distinctive differences, however. In order to discern a termite from a winged ant, compare the visual biological differences:

Ants have a narrow, wasp-like waist (more "cinched" in the middle of the body). Termites do not have a defined waist. Ant wings are about equal to the body size, with the fore and hind wings of unequal length. Termites have four wings of equal length that are nearly twice as long as their bodies. Ant antennae are L-shaped, with a "bend," while termite antennae are straight.

Do you have termites or flying ants?

Take a look at the difference between a Termite and Flying Ant.

How can Cowleys eliminate termites from your home?

When choosing to work with the pest control experts at Cowleys Pest Services, customers have the assurance that the termite control solution used will be the one that is right for their situation and their home environment.  By offering both Liquid Termiticides and Termite Baiting Systems, Cowleys Pest Services is able to discuss solution options that will eliminate your termites while meeting your needs.

Our professional termite exterminators offer New Jersey termite control throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties. We work in Trenton, Toms River, Edison, Brick, Lakewood, Brick, Piscataway, Freehold, Princeton, Jackson, New Brunswick and nearby. Contact us today for a free inspection and estimate!

Offering the top two termite elimination systems on the market today!

Termites are covered under our Platinum Residential Service Plan