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Excluding Birds from the Attic in Rumson, NJ

Excluding Birds from the Attic in Rumson, NJ

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Excluding Birds from the Attic in Rumson, NJ Excluding Birds from the Attic in Rumson, NJ

After we successfully and safely removed all the birds from this homeowners' attic in Rumson, NJ, we need to make sure they don't get back in. Since the gable vent that the birds were using to infest the building was damaged, we removed it, disinfected the area, and installed a louvered vent guard. This material is made out of heavy-duty Galvannealed steel (which means it won't rust) and is customized to accommodate vents of all shapes and sizes. Now the home is properly protected from not just birds, but all nuisance wildlife and pests!

Encapsulating a Dirt Floor Crawl Space in Rumson, NJ

Encapsulating a Dirt Floor Crawl Space in Rumson, NJ

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Encapsulating a Dirt Floor Crawl Space in Rumson, NJ Encapsulating a Dirt Floor Crawl Space in Rumson, NJ

After moving into their new home in Rumson, NJ, the first thing these new homeowners wanted to do was encapsulate their dirt floor crawl space. So they gave our Crawl Space Division a call and we were sent out! Dirt floor crawl spaces attract and absorb moisture and once the dirt dries, it causes humidity levels to rise and can lead to mold and mildew issues (fortunately, there was no mold or mildew in the crawl space).

First, we removed all the debris and old insulation, leveled the ground for proper draining and installed drainage matting, which is a dimpled plastic mat that allows all excess moisture to work its way over to the sump pump. Afterward, we installed a vapor barrier. A vapor barrier is a heavy-duty, 20-mil 7-ply sandwich of high and low-density polyethylene with a polyester-cord reinforcement. By encapsulating the crawl space & installing the vapor barrier over the foundation walls and floor will create a continuous air and moisture barrier.

The vapor barrier is extremely durable and is treated with an antimicrobial to prevent mold. We also cleaned off all the beams in the crawl space and installed SilverGlo™ on the walls of the crawl space. SilverGlo™ is a waterproof foam insulation that seals the walls from outside moisture and humidity. Lastly, we installed a Sani-Dry Sedona commercial-grade dehumidifier. The Sedona directs the extracted water pulled out of the air directly into the sump pump and will control the humidity levels in the crawl space.

Yellow Jackets on the Balcony in Rumson, NJ

Yellow Jackets on the Balcony in Rumson, NJ

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Yellow Jackets on the Balcony in Rumson, NJ Yellow Jackets on the Balcony in Rumson, NJ

A property manager of an adult community in Rumson, NJ, called our office after one of the residents reported seeing a bunch of yellow jackets on her balcony. Once we arrived, we immediately spotted the yellow jackets nest poking out of the siding of the balcony!

For treatment, we injected a knockdown aerosol and a knockdown dusting application. Both of the treatments rapidly exterminate the yellow jackets. A short while later, we removed the nest, disposed of it, and applied a liquid residual to the area. This application will exterminate any yellow jackets that return to this area as well as prevent them from rebuilding another nest. 

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Pest Control & Home Repair Professional in Rumson

Cowleys Pest Services is Rumson, 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 Rumson and nearby.

Trusted Pest Control Company Proudly Serving Rumson

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

Rumson 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 Rumson and nearby.

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A new customer of Cowley's in Rumson, NJ called our office after discovering a few wasps hovering around the back area of his home. Once we arrived,...
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Recently, I went on a service call for a new homeowner in Rumson, NJ. The client recently purchased the home and was planning on completely...
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During a residential inspection for pest activity in a Rumon, NJ home, a Cowleys pest services technician found raccoon droppings in an attic utility...
Job Stories From Rumson, NJ
Ants Trailing On the Railroad Ties in Rumson, NJ

As we were servicing this property in Rumson, NJ we noticed a large army of ants trailing along the railroad ties by the homeowners' garden. Since the ants were located close to the garden, we applied an ant gel bait in several locations by the ant trails. The ants go crazy for this application! Once we finished, we treated the grassy areas away from the garden with a granular bait and then treated the exterior perimeter of the home with a liquid non-repellent residual. 

Once the worker ants come in contact with any of these applications, they will bring them back to their nest and then share them with their queen and the other ants in the colony. The applications then spread rapidly throughout the colony and, in a short amount of time, the ants will be exterminated.

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Rats Tunneling Around the Home in Rumson, NJ

As we were treating this home for ants in Rumson, NJ, we found multiple rat burrows around the foundation. Rats create these burrows to travel from their nest to a food source and to escape predators. Rat burrows usually contain a main entrance and 1 or 2 exit holes away from the main entrance.

The first thing we did, was install several Ready-to-Use rodent bait stations near each of the burrows, as well as around the exterior home. Next, we installed several snap traps that are inside temper-proof, child resistant boxes near the burrows.nLastly, we scheduled several follow-up visits to monitor the rat infestation, apply any additional treatments, and replenish the bait stations as needed.

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Rats Burrowing Along the Side of the Home in Rumson, NJ

A new Home Protection Plan customer in Rumson, NJ, called our office after spotting a rat running across her back porch. As we inspected the exterior of the home, we found several rat burrows around the building, particularly on the right side of the home. Rats create these burrows to travel from their nest to a food source and to escape predators. Rat burrows usually contain a main entrance and 1 or 2 exit holes away from the main entrance. Fortunately, after a full inspection, we didn't find any rat activity in the inside of the home

First, we placed a dusting tracking powder inside the burrows and properly cleaned up the droppings. Next, we installed several Ready-to-Use rodent bait stations close by each of the rat burrows. Lastly, we scheduled several follow up inspections to monitor the activity and replenish the bait in the bait stations until the rats are gone for good.

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Ants All Over the Rodent Bait Stations in Rumson, NJ

During a follow up visit for rodents at this home in Rumson, NJ, we came across one bait station that was loaded with ants! First, we removed the bait station and then treated the area with a granular bait. Afterward, we applied a liquid non-repellant around the entire exterior foundation of the home.

The worker ants are going to come in contact with either of these products and bring them back to their nest. They will then share the applications with the other ants in their nest and their queen, unknowingly spreading the treatments throughout their colony. A short while later, the ants will be exterminated. Lastly, we replaced the bait in all the other rodent bait stations and placed a new bait station back against the building slightly away from the treated area.

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Squirrels Decide to Rip Up the Roof Shingles in Rumson, NJ

After seeing a squirrel climbing on his roof and ripping apart his shingles, this homeowner in Rumson, NJ called our office for help and we were sent out. During our inspection, we found several chewed-out areas on the roof and determined that the squirrels were entering the attic via the builders gap. A builders gap is the gap between the fascia board, where the gutter is hung, and roof decking. This gap is caused when roof decking is stopped too short and is not flush with the fascia. The gap is meant to help with airflow throughout the attic, but is also the perfect place for pests and nuisance wildlife to enter your home! We also found a large amount of nesting debris from the squirrels in the soffit.

First, we cleaned out the soffits, installed a one way over the access points, and set up several baited devices nearby. The one-way is designed to allow the squirrels to safely leave the area, but prevent them from getting back in. To exclude the squirrels & any other nuisance wildlife we installed Pest-Blok. Pest-Blok doesn't restrict the airflow to the attic, 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. Once we safely retrieve the squirrels we will relocate them to a humane environment, disinfect the area, repair the damage fascia, and install Pest-Blok over the access points.

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Yellow Jackets Nesting Under the Porch in Rumson, NJ

We were sent out on a service call to a new customers home in Rumson, NJ to treat for yellow jackets. Once we arrived the homeowner was waiting in her driveway to greet us. She had mentioned that the yellow jackets were seen by the front door and she didn't want us to get stung! After equipping our bee suits, we examined the area and discovered that the yellow jackets were nesting in a small gap underneath the front porch.

For treatment, we applied a knockdown dusting application into the burrow that they were nesting in. This product will exterminate the yellow jackets almost immediately. After some time went by we removed the nest, disposed of it properly, filled in the burrow, and treated this area and the entire exterior of the home will a liquid residual. This application will exterminate any returning yellow jackets as well as prevent them from building another nest. 

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Rats Burrowing in the Mulch Bed in Rumson, NJ

A new customer in Rumson, NJ, noticed that she had a rat problem in her garage, so she called Cowleys for help. After a thorough inspection, we found several openings around the garage area as well as a rodent burrow in the mulch bed. Rats create underground pathways or burrows from their nest to food sources and to escape predators. These burrows are often located under bushes or other types of dense vegetation. Rat burrows usually contain a main entrance and 1 or 2 exit holes away from the main entrance. 

First, we installed several interior rodent bait stations in the garage and then sealed all the openings with a premium, waterproof adhesive. As for the exterior, the homeowner didn't want standard rodent bait stations, so instead, we installed rodent rock bait stations that blend in with her garden. Lastly, we scheduled several follow-up visits to monitor the activity and replenish the bait station as needed. 

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Flying squirrels in Rumson, NJ attic

During a home protection plan (HPP) inspection, I found potential flying squirrel activity in Borough of Rumson, NJ. With our home protection plan service, in addition to preventative treatments, we conduct periodic inspections throughout the year and, often, we find pest and wildlife infestations in their early stages before even the homeowner realizes that there is a problem. Of course, a homeowner can call us at any time for a covered pest under the plan — and we’re on it at no additional charge. HPPs offers homeowners great peace of mind and they are a good budget tool as well. 

Here, the homeowner had informed me that he was hearing loud activity in his attic during the night. Mice simply aren’t big enough to make loud noises and the the bait in the RTU bait stations were all intact. There was no indication on any mouse activity in the attic. However, I did find burrowing tunnels in the insulation and droppings that were too small to come from a grey squirrel. Based on my observations, there is likely a flying squirrel infestation. These squirrels are nocturnal and are rarely seen. Homeowners may notice them if they hear strange noises coming from the attic, and quickly go up to take a peak. The flying squirrel is much smaller than tree-dwelling squirrels, and has a broad flattened tail.  Since they are smaller than grey squirrels, their droppings are smaller. They look like little pellets that resemble rat droppings, and are typically black or brown. Flying squirrel droppings are linked to causing typhus, so they should be treated as very hazardous material. (By the way, flying squirrels can’t actually fly. The only true flying mammal are bats. Instead, these squirrels are able to propel themselves through the air with a membrane of loose skin that allows them to glide.) 

I made immediate arrangements for one of our wildlife removal specialists to inspect the attic to confirm the type of wildlife activity and institute the appropriate exclusion and trapping necessary to remove the infestation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mosquitoes Find Great Place to Live in Rumson, NJ Yard

Recently, a homeowner in Rumson, NJ, contacted Cowleys to take advantage of our mosquito reduction program. This treatment is tailor-made for homeowners who find themselves with an unacceptable level of mosquito activity on their property. 

 Upon arrival, I started conducting a thorough inspection of the property in order to locate potential mosquito harborage and breeding grounds. Female mosquitoes require stagnant or standing water to lay their eggs. The females deposit their eggs in broods containing hundreds of eggs in standing water. The eggs float to the surface where they remain for about 48 hours before hatching into larvae. the larvae live for about 10 days and then changes into pupae for a short period of time before emerging as adult mosquitos. Suffice it to say, the mosquito lifecycle from egg to adult is amazingly short, and given the number of eggs a mosquito can lay, their populations can grow to astronomical numbers in the blink of an eye. With mosquito infestations, it happens to be the females that are the source of all our misery. They bite us, not for their own nutrition, but because they need the protein and other components in our blood to produce their eggs. Male mosquitoes may annoy us with all their buzzing, but at least they don’t bite us. 

You can go a long way in reducing mosquito populations by eliminating standing water on your property. The trouble is that standing water can collect anywhere and in anything that can hold and store water — unused flower pots, children’s toys, wheelbarrows, and less obvious places like clogged gutters and depressions in your driveway. Sometimes, we put standing water on our property on purpose. Some homeowners enjoy decorative ponds and birdbaths. Also, mosquitoes can lay eggs in extremely small amounts of water — an overturned bottle cap holding a spoonful of water is enough for some types of mosquitoes. So, while you can’t eliminate every potential mosquito breeding spot, you can at least substantially reduce them. And that’s what I did here. I reviewed the conditions on his property conducive to mosquitoes. Some I could eliminate immediately while others will take more time. 

After my inspection, I used a self-contained power mister to apply a highly effective residual product to all of the harborage areas, shaded areas on the property (which tend to stay moist and insect-friendly), as well as shrubbery and trees. This product contains an insect growth regulator (IGR) that inhibits the ability of the mosquitoes to grow and mature normally. This type of product works exceptionally well for mosquitoes since it targets not only the adult mosquitoes but the larvae as well. 

By reducing standing water followed by the mosquito treatment, this Rumson homeowner will soon see a substantial reduction of mosquito populations on his property.

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Cowleys safely relocates pregnant squirrel in Rumson, NJ

I was dispatched to a home in Rumson, NJ to resolve a wildlife infestation, specifically, squirrels that were accessing the attic. This squirrel entry point was on a high, steep-pitched roof in the “pac-man” of one of the dormers. When a house has dormers, the projection creates an area where the roof meets the soffit and forms a sideways "V" shape that looks just that the greater than inequality symbol (”>”) from middle-school math.  Some wildlife technicians call this roof design the "Pac-man" because it is shaped just like the hungry figure in the video game that eats everything in its path.  These roof areas are a challenge for wildlife techs when trying to trap animals like squirrels and raccoons that have advanced climbing skills. For these animals, these tight spaces are much easier to reach than for people since we are not blessed with the natural climbing skills of these nimble sharp-clawed animals.

Based on my evaluation, I was dealing with a pregnant squirrel looking for a safe spot to nurse her young. I needed to act quickly before she gave birth. I decided to wire a “one-way” right into a multi-catch trap (see photo). A “one-way” is a device that allows an animal to leave the attic or other space in a home that it is inhabiting, but, just like a one-way valve, prevents its return. I was able to secure the “one-way” over the access nice and snug so it couldn't be moved. I also placed a trap next to this setup just in case the squirrel was not in the house when I set the “one-way.” Because of the roof structure, I felt that I could use the help of another wildlife technician, and Cowleys as a “safety first’ company immediately dispatched another technician to help. In the interim, the mother squirrel was successfully trapped before she gave birth. The squirrel was released far enough away from this house to not cause this homeowner any further problems. 

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