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Removing and Excluding Raccoons from Home in Plainsboro, NJ

Removing and Excluding Raccoons from Home in Plainsboro, NJ

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Removing and Excluding Raccoons from Home in Plainsboro, NJ Removing and Excluding Raccoons from Home in Plainsboro, NJ

We were sent out to a home in Plainsboro, NJ to safely remove a raccoon that was in the attic. As soon as we arrived, we noticed a portion of the soffit area was ripped apart. As we got closer, we saw raccoon paw prints near the area. This was how the raccoon was able to enter the home!

We installed a one-way device over the access point and installed several baited devices nearby. A one-way device will allow the raccoon to safely exit the home, but prevent it from getting back in. A short while later, we successfully retrieved the raccoon! We then disinfected the attic area and installed sturdy metal flashing over the main access point to prevent any future nuisance wildlife from using the same access point to infest the home. Lastly, we relocated the raccoon to a new, humane environment. 

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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 Plainsboro 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.

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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 pest service plans have different levels too, to best suit your needs that you can change over time if needed. From our Green Service Plan to our Platinum Service Plan, we'll keep your home pest-free.

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A new client in Plainsboro, NJ, frantically called our office after her son was stung by several hornets' in her attic (fortunately, her son wasn't...
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The owner of a commercial building in Plainsboro, NJ discovered that he had German cockroaches in his kitchen. So he called Cowleys for help and we...
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We’re here at this home in Plainsboro, NJ for a follow-up inspection for cockroaches. On our first visit, we found the cockroaches harboring in...
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Yes, termites can eat parts of sheetrock - Termite control & removal in Plainsboro, NJ

Homeowners in Plainsboro found termite damage on a section of sheetrock (drywall) inside their garage. While most everyone knows that termites devour wood, many are surprised to learn that termites can also damage processed building materials. One of the most common materials destroyed by termites is sheetrock. Sheetrock is a plasterboard made of gypsum sandwiched between two sheets of heavy paper. Gypsum is a soft mineral that is used as a fertilizer and as a primary material in sheetrock and other building products. While termites do not eat gypsum, as this homeowner found out, they easily destroy sheetrock by eating its “edible” paper coating. 

Termites infesting a home can potentially eat and destroy any material made of cellulose. What’s cellulose? It’s an organic fiber that is a type of carbohydrate. Cellulose is the main component of plant cell walls. It’s what  gives wood its remarkable strength. Because of its strength and durability, we use wood to build many of our long-lasting structures, including homes, that are still standing, even after more than a century. 

Humans don’t have the enzymes to digest the cellulose. For us, it’s just an  undigestible fiber that helps keep our digestive tract flowing smoothly. However, many other animals can digest cellulose. For example, cows, horses, and many other animals eat grasses and plants. However, none of these animals holds a candle to termites. These insects are the true kings of cellulose digestion. They not only eat wood (whether it’s a dead tree stump or the plywood used to build a home), but also any processed materials containing cellulose. Termites will eat and destroy a variety of cellulose-containing materials that bear no resemblance to anything that was once living. We’ve seen termite damage to carpet, insulation, cardboard, fabric, and, as this homeowner learned the hard way, sheetrock paper. 

Unfortunately, termites typically damage walls form the inside out and visible wood damage is a late sign of termite trouble. Earlier signs, such as mud tubes built by termites where they enter the home, are subtle. Often, they are only observed by a licensed termite expert during a termite inspection. It’s important to periodically have your home inspected for termites, not just when you require to have one in order to sell your home. By then, you may have already suffered significant hidden damage. Also, many homeowners proactively protect their home against termite damage by installing a Sentricon termite protection system. 

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