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Builders Gap Allows Flying Squirrels to Infest Home in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

Builders Gap Allows Flying Squirrels to Infest Home in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

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Builders Gap Allows Flying Squirrels to Infest Home in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ Builders Gap Allows Flying Squirrels to Infest Home in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

A new homeowner in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ kept hearing "scurrying noises" in his attic during the day and was afraid that he might have a creature living up there, so he called Little Rascals for help. As soon as we arrived, we starting inspecting the exterior of the home. Moments into our inspection, we noticed an area of the fascia, above the gutters by the builders gap, that appeared to be damaged. As we got closer a flying squirrel flew right out of the opening! Looks like the owner has an infestation of flying squirrels in his home!

First, we installed a one-way device over the opening and enclosed it temporarily with hardware cloth. Next, we set up several baited devices nearby. The one-way is designed to allow the squirrels to leave the area, but prevent them from getting back in. A short while later, we retrieved all the flying squirrels and relocated them to a new, humane location.

Due to the builders gap, the home is still vulnerable to future nuisance wildlife and bird infestations. To solve that, we installed Pest-Blok over the builders gap. Pest-Blok doesn't restrict airflow, undergoes a silicone-protected polyester coating process that makes it last longer, and guards the home against squirrels, pests, birds, and all other nuisance wildlife. Now the home is properly protected from any future nuisance wildlife intrusions. 

Trim Installation in Point Pleasant Beach

Trim Installation in Point Pleasant Beach

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Trim Installation in Point Pleasant Beach Trim Installation in Point Pleasant Beach

Two members of Cowleys home improvement crew were dispatched to a home in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, to help a homeowner who had a few pieces of aluminum trim blow off during a recent storm. Your home’s siding and trim are an essential barrier to protect the underlying fascia from the harsh outdoor elements (wind, rain, and snow). If not repaired, fascia damage could lead to wood rot and a weakening of the underlying structures eventually causing the soffit to collapse. Exposing your home’s underlying building materials can also lead to other problems such as mold formation and wildlife entry. Wildlife like squirrels and raccoons often take advantage of structural weaknesses in a home to gain entry. Homes kept in good repair are less prone to wildlife infestations. 

We replaced the missing aluminum trim with new white high performance exterior cellular PVC trim that we custom bent to fit her home. This material is tough stuff! It won’t rot, cup, split, twist, or warp and pests like carpenter bees (not to mention woodpeckers that peck away looking for carpenter bee larvae) can’t bore holes into it.  As you can see by the photos, our installed trim blended in perfectly with the house. You could not even tell that any repairs had been made after we were done. The homeowner was relieved that the trim was replaced, it looked great, and most importantly, her home was protected from the outdoor elements as we head into the harsh days of winter.

Storm damages roof shingles in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

Storm damages roof shingles in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

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Storm damages roof shingles in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ Storm damages roof shingles in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

A homeowner in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, had a few ridge cap shingles blow off in a storm. Virtually any steep-sloped roof has a ridge at the top of the roof where the different sides of the roof meet. Also. roof designs commonly have sloped ridges (hips) where roof planes meet at an angle. These ridges and hips the highest stress areas of your roof. We use ridge cap shingles to provide a complete watershedding system on your roof. These shingles are an extra strong barrier at this crucial juncture where rainfall first hits your shingles. Should these shingles go AWOL, it does not take long for rain or melting snow to start causing roof leaks and all sorts of property damage from water entry into your home. Also, these missing shingles are an “open house” sign for all sorts of critters that looking for a warm, protected place like your attic to escape the harsh outdoor elements.  

For this home improvement project, we replaced the missing shingles. We then installed Ridge-Guards over the ridge vents to give extra assurance to the homeowner that similar roof problems would not happen again. Just as ridge cap shingles are crucial to a home’s roofing system, so are ridge vents. These vents allow damp, warm air to escape from the attic. By doing so, they increase your homes energy efficiency and protect asphalt shingles from overheating and warping in the summer. Unfortunately, ridge vents can be a vulnerable “weak spot” in a roof. They are often exploited by wildlife, especially squirrels, raccoons, and bats, to gain entry into the attic, and they can be the source of roof leaks as well. With Ridge-Guards installed over the ridge vents, this homeowner now has an effective permanent solution to ward off these types of ridge vent problems.

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Cowleys Pest Services is Point Pleasant Beach, 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 Point Pleasant Beach and nearby.

Trusted Pest Control Company Proudly Serving Point Pleasant Beach

Have you been dealing with termites, cockroaches, or bed bugs in your Point Pleasant Beach 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!

Point Pleasant Beach 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 Point Pleasant Beach and nearby.

Case Studies From Point Pleasant Beach
Squirrels
Recently, I went on a service call for a homeowner in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ who was complaining of squirrels in her attic. How did she know it was...
Raccoon
Recently, I was sent to deal with yet another raccoon break-in in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ. This homeowner was hearing loud thumping noises in her...
Mice
Of all the various rodents that invade our homes, mice are, by far, the most common. Rodents seek access into our homes for warm shelter and for...
Job Stories From Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
Under the Shed are Raccoons in Point Pleasant, NJ

Our Wildlife team was sent out to a new customers home in Point Pleasant, NJ, to remove a raccoon that harbored underneath the shed. After setting up our retrieval devices, we successfully and safely removed the raccoon and relocated it to a new, humane location. Now we need to protect the shed from any future intrusions from raccoons as well as any other nuisance wildlife.

To exclude the raccoons from the shed, we dug a 12 inch deep trench and then installed hardware cloth. The hardware cloth is installed 12 inches deep and 12 inches out from the bottom of the shed. This creates a sturdy "L shaped" perimeter that will prevent raccoons, and other nuisance wildlife, from digging and nesting underneath the shed.

Under the Shed are Raccoons in Point Pleasant, NJ - Photo 1Under the Shed are Raccoons in Point Pleasant, NJ - Photo 2
Treating wasps nest in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

Recently, I was sent to a residence in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ after a homeowner contacted our office requesting a wasp nest removal. Upon arrival, I immediately saw that these were bald faced hornets, a close relative of yellow jackets. These wasps are relatively easy wasps to identify because of their distinctive coloration — black with ivory markings on their faces and abdomens. Unlike yellow jackets, which are ground-nesters, bald faced hornets are aerial wasps that usually build their nests a few feet off the ground, usually in protected locations like under eaves or hidden away in come corner. Made from a mixture of chewed wood and their saliva, their grey spherical paper nests can grow to impressive dimensions especially by the time we reach late summer/ early fall, growing as large as 14 inches in diameter and more than 24 inches in length. Like yellow jackets, these wasps are territorial, aggressive and won’t hesitate to sting if they perceive that their nest is being threatened. Any loud noises or sunken movements can get them riled up and trigger a swarm of wasps that can deliver multiple, painful hornet stings extremely quickly.  

This homeowner was quite concerned about the potential manager of an active wasp nest on his property. He not only had his own little boys, but the Point Pleasant school is just a couple of blocks away and many students and school staff walk by his property on a daily basis. He did not want to risk of anyone being stung.  

I proceeded to treat the nest, which was located between the soffit and the chimney. To quickly knock down the population I used a foaming-action residual solution that I sprayed directly into the nest opening and around the surrounding area. It not only kills any wasps on contact, but it is a residual, meaning that it stays active and does not dissipate. This way, it will also kill any foraging wasps returning to the area of the nest, preventing them from attempting to rebuild the nest anywhere in the same general area. 

After waiting until there was minimal wasp activity, I removed the nest and bagged it so I could take it with me off the property. After the nest was removed, I applied a dust that will also eliminate any wasps returning to the area. With the wasp nest gone and the colony eliminated, the homeowner will not have to worry about his family or any schoolchildren being stung.  I was glad to help out and remove a potently dangerous stinging insect infestation.

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Dark Flooded Crawl Space in Point Pleasant Beach,, NJ

A homeowner in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ contacted Cowleys because he suspected a possible dead animal in his crawl space. As a wildlife technician, I was sent out based on the homeowner’s call to us. Crawl spaces are notorious problem areas for homeowners. Vented crawl spaces can be fraught with water and humidity problems, and the often damp and dark environment is an ideal harborage location for termites, other insects, rodents, and nuisance wildlife. Also, unlike basements, crawl spaces are often difficult to access and maneuver about once you are down there. They are rarely visited and inspected. Problems can go unnoticed for quite awhile until either issues surface in the living areas of the home like odors from mold or rotting animal carcasses. 

Here, it was fortunate that Cowleys was contacted. Although I could not locate an animal carcass, the homeowner had other crawl space issues that need to be addressed immediately. As often happens, an inspection identifies problems that the homeowner was unaware of. Here, the basement had been flooded and the crawl space floor had a layer of stagnant water. The homeowner knew this problem needed to be fixed, and I let him know that Cowleys has a specialized contractor division that handles a variety of home improvements including mold treatment and a crawl space encapsulation that alleviates water issues and converts crawl spaces into clean dry foundations. An appointment was made fro one of our inspectors to identify the source of the water problem and come up with solutions to fix the problem, both immediate and long-term.

 

Dark Flooded Crawl Space in Point Pleasant Beach,, NJ - Photo 1