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TAP Insulation in East Brunswick, NJ

TAP Insulation in East Brunswick, NJ

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After a wildlife infestation had ruined this homeowner's attic insulation, they called Cowleys to remove the old insulation and replace it with TAP pest control insulation, cleaning up the attic area and making the home more energy efficient.

 

Replaced Poorly Installed Crawl Space Doors in East Brunswick, NJ

Replaced Poorly Installed Crawl Space Doors in East Brunswick, NJ

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Replaced Poorly Installed Crawl Space Doors in East Brunswick, NJ Replaced Poorly Installed Crawl Space Doors in East Brunswick, NJ

An East Brunswick homeowner contacted Crawl Space Solutions by Cowleys to inspect her “CleanSpace” that had been installed by another company ten years ago. She was concerned because one of the Everlast vent cover doors “looked funny.” Upon arrival, we immediately saw that the homeowner was right, and it was a good thing she called us. Because the door was was not installed properly, it was bowing out in the middle and not sitting flat on the foundation wall. This was a potential problem because it allowed damp, humid outdoor air to flow into the crawl space. 

When it comes to any home improvement, the installation is just as important as the product. The Crawl Space Solutions by Cowleys crews have extensive home building and improvement experience. 

For this Rumson homeowner, we removed the old, damaged Everlast door and installed a new one — but this time correctly! These Everlast vent covers are an important part of the encapsulation process because close off outside air and moisture from entering the crawl space through the exterior vents. They can be installed against wood framing or masonry, work exceptionally well, and are aesthetically pleasing. Made with a hard durable plastic, they stand up to the worst weather conditions, and, unlike wood vents, these covers are completely maintenance free. They should never rot, warp, or crack and they never need to be painted. With this Rumson home, the warping was caused by improper installation, not because of the door itself. Also, even though these vent covers completely seal the vents from the outdoor elements, they are easy to open should you need to access your crawl space. All you need to do is twist a few easy-to-grip knobs, and you’re in!  

This homeowner was pleased to know that, after ten years, her encapsulated crawl space, besides the one vent door that needed to be replaced, was in tip-top shape. After she thanked us for replacing the door, we were on our way to help fix a crawl space for another customer.

Cowleys Enlarges Crawl Space Access Doors for East Brunswick, NJ client

Cowleys Enlarges Crawl Space Access Doors for East Brunswick, NJ client

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An East Brunswick homeowner contacted Crawl Space Solutions by Cowleys to enlarge their existing crawl space opening. Although we specialize in converting problem-ridden vented crawl spaces into clean, dry encapsulated crawl spaces, our technicians have the experience to handle virtually any crawl space renovation work. This Brick homeowner was faced with a serious issue: His current crawl space opening was so small that a person of normal dimensions could not possible fit through it.

We installed a new crawl space entrance way by removing the concrete block, installing a new wood frame, and making a custom door for easy access.
We also custom-made a vent cover that we installed into one of our vent blockers. This was one of our smaller jobs, but for this homeowner, it was an important one. After all, a homeowner must be able to have ready access to their crawl space. Crawl spaces are prone to all sorts problems, from moisture to mold to insect and wildlife infestations. It is critical to have access to this often-neglected area of the home to periodically inspect for problems and to make the necessary repairs.

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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 East Brunswick 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.

Since 1991, we have been treating a wide variety of pests, bedbugs, insects and rodents -- just contact us to get more details on your home or building's issue. Take advantage of our expertise to get rid of unwanted pests or animals in your East Brunswick, NJ home.

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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.

Business & Home Pest Services We Offer in East Brunswick:

  • Bedbug Extermination
  • Termite, Flea and Tick Control
  • Rodent Control
  • Ant, Beetle, Spider, Insect Control
  • Tick Control Services
  • Pest, Bird and Animal Control Services 
  • Attic Insulation Services
  • Crawl Space Encapsulation
  • Expertise and Technical Know-How to Fix Your Pest Problem
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Case Studies From East Brunswick
Cicada
I was sent out to a home in East Brunswick after the homeowner contacted Cowleys. She reported that “giant wasps” had moved in and taken...
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Job Stories From East Brunswick, NJ
Cockroaches get cozy in East Brunswick, NJ

With the possible exception of bed bugs, there is no other pest that sends homeowners into a panic quite like cockroaches. Roaches are associated with filth and disease, and rightly so. Roaches can contaminate countertops, dishes, and any other surface in your kitchen that comes into contact with food.  Roach waste and saliva contains bacteria and other pathogens that can cause serious food poisoning and even Staph infections.

This homeowner in East Brunswick, NJ, saw two cockroaches in her kitchen — and that was more than enough incentive to contact Cowleys. There are never just one or two roaches in your home. If you have even a single roach sighting, it’s reasonable to assume there are others. You often don’t see them because roaches are nocturnal and forage for food at night. They are light-sensitive, so when you turn on the kitchen lights, they will quickly scamper off into their hiding spots. In kitchens, they seek out dark, moist areas. We often find them behind stoves and refrigerators (especially inside refrigerator motors), underneath sinks, and even inside drains. 

Upon arrival, at first blush, the kitchen superficially looked quite clean. There was no food debris on the floor or countertops. With roach infestations, however, you have to dig deeper and go beyond the visible surfaces. I pulled out the refrigerator where I found quite a bit of food debris and a treasure trove of dog food. Apparently, the homeowner recently added a new puppy to her household, and he was a messy eater, scattering food everywhere. I then pulled out the stove and found more of the same — old food debris and dog food — as well as cooking grease on the back of the stove that had dripped all the way down to the floor, which had grease all over it. While we don’t think of grease as food, roaches will thrive on it. Finally, I looked under the dishwasher, and it too was dirty underneath. This kitchen offered roaches multiple significant food sources even though anyone who stepped into it would say it was clean. 

Before treatment, I cleaned out these hidden areas collecting food. Homeowners should periodically access these areas to ensure that they are kept clean. Roaches love dry pet food, and leaving out pet food can become “pest” food. I suggested that she leave out the food for limited periods of time in a place where the kibble would not roll underneath the appliances. After thoroughly cleaning these roach harborage areas, I applied a treatment that will kill the roaches and their eggs. As long as the kitchen stays clean of food debris, this roach infestation will resolve itself shortly. 

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Pavement Ants Removed from East Brunswick, NJ Commercial Building

I was sent to perform a routine service call for one of our commercial accounts, a large office building complex in East Brunswick, NJ. While inspecting an electrical/telecom closet, I saw that one of our insect monitor glue boards had captured several pavement ant reproductives. We use glue boards as our eyes to help us gauge the level and type of insect activity between our routine visits to inspect and provide preventative treatments. 

Reproductives are winged ants (swarmers) that come out of the nest to mate. Often, people are surprised to learn that some ants have wings and can fly. Ants crawling around are bad enough, but flying ants seem a whole lot worse. Flying ants, also called alates, are the fertile males and females. They have one sole purpose in their lives: To reproduce and start a new colony. Ants will swarm when the temperature, humidity, and wind conditions are just right. 

Swarming ants look markedly different than your run-of-the-mill worker ants. Notice their fairly large size, especially compared to tiny pavement ants. To the untrained eye, these ants could easily be mistaken for carpenter ants or, even worse, as termite swarmers. Termites are social insects just like ants and breed the same way, sending winged fertile insects out of the nest to mate and start a new colony. A licensed pest control technician can distinguish between ant and termite reproductives, and can also identify the correct ant species. This is important because you need to know the insect that you are dealing with, especially if its termites, in order to decide the correct treatment plan.

Ant swarmers enter structures through very small cracks and gaps in a building’s foundation, especially concrete slabs. Once inside, they will make their way through the building to search for a place to start a new colony. These ants likely entered this little upstairs room through a pipe chase (the enclosed space used to house and conceal pipe runs). 

Ants require a source of water to survive. These particular unlucky swarmers found themselves inside a closet area with no source of water, so they perished on their own long before my arrival. The good news is that these were harmless pavement ants and were not property-destroying wood-eating termites or even wood-boring carpenter ants. While pavement ants will commonly invade buildings to forage for food, they do not present any risk to people and do not cause property damage. 

Of course, any ant infestation, no matter the species, is a major nuisance. With an ant infestation, we’ll inspect the building foundation and exterior perimeter to locate the ant trails, trace the trails to the nest, and treat the area to eliminate the queen and the rest of the colony. 

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Work Requests From East Brunswick, NJ
Vicinity of Lake Ave in East Brunswick
Saw a water bug in my kitchen
Vicinity of Harwin Drive in East Brunswick
Insulation in crawl space under dining room.
Vicinity of Yorktown Rd. in East Brunswick
We have multiple groundhogs in our backyard at least 3. We would like them relocated away from our yard.
Vicinity of Hawk Ct in East Brunswick
Purchasing a new home and inspector noted rodent droppings in the attic, carpenter ants in the garage and bees near the roof.
Vicinity of Dunhams Corner Rd in East Brunswick
Found a bat in our bedroom at 1 am
Vicinity of Stearns Road in East Brunswick
Looking for help with our chipmunk problem.
Vicinity of Fernwood Court in East Brunswick
Concerned about carpenter bee in exterior eaves
Vicinity of W Prospect St in East Brunswick
There's a groundhog in my neighborhood that keeps coming to my fenced garden and eats the plants. I'd like to know how much it would cost to humanely get rid of it.
Vicinity of Fresh Ponds Road in East Brunswick
Superfund site in East Brunswick host to extensive beaver activity. Hoping to get an estimate for removal/trapping of the beavers. A site walk can be arranged to give a better idea of extent.
Vicinity of Milltown Rd. in East Brunswick
We have bats visit us and make their home in the eaves under our roof every summer. I was looking to get the roof and attic sealed up because they will get into the house on occasion. I don't mind the bats. We haven't seen mosquitos around the yard for years, but they got into the house several times last summer. Not cool waking up to a flying bat in the house. Just looking for somebody to seal up the gaps that I can't get to with my ladder and to find weak spots in the attic they can sneak into. They got into the attic for the first time as a colony last year. Thanks.
Vicinity of Bosko Drive in East Brunswick
On again off again issues with mice and rats. Just found 4 dead baby rats on glue trap in crawl space. I am looking for a professional to not just install traps and throw down poison but to also find out where they are coming in from. Single family house in East Brunswick.
Vicinity of Beacon Hill Dr in East Brunswick
Caught a skunk in live trap, need it removed.
Vicinity of Salem Rd. in East Brunswick
We saw an animal that looks similar to raccoon climbed at our roof. We need to inspect our attic and roof, remove the animal and prevent it further penetration.
Vicinity of Allwood Rd in East Brunswick
Looking for termite treatment and mouse control. In the process of selling house. Inspection found one dead mouse and termite tubes in crawl space.
Vicinity of Dutch Road in East Brunswick
Sealing attic to optimize home's energy efficiency.
Vicinity of South Dr in East Brunswick
Raccoons under back deck/shed.
Vicinity of Bush Pkwy in East Brunswick
I am interested in pricing for General Pest control for a residential home
Vicinity of Dunhams Corner Road in East Brunswick
Groundhogs under porch and in back, we need to have removed
Vicinity of Central Ave in East Brunswick
Raccoons in my attic
Vicinity of Van Arsdale Ct in East Brunswick
I have small bee hive out side on my siding