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Scott Dellett and Chris Fyfe Achieve Associate Certified Entomologist  (ACE) Status
Scott Dellett, Residential Service Supervisor and Chris Fyfe, Senior Pest Control Technician at Cowleys Pest Services were recently certified as... [Read more]
Cowleys wins Best Case Studies Award
In December 2016, Cowleys Pest Control Services was honored by an award for the "Best Case Studies” by Contractor Nation.... [Read more]
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2016 Angie's List Super Service Award
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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 Imlaystown 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 Imlaystown, 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 Imlaystown:

  • Bedbug Extermination
  • Termite, Flea and Tick Control
  • Rodent Control
  • Ant, Beetle, Spider, Insect Control
  • Tick Control Services
  • Pest, Bird and Animal Control Services 
  • Expertise and Technical Know-How to Fix Your Pest Problem
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  • Written Estimates and Inspections
Job Stories From Imlaystown, NJ
Cicada killer wreaks havoc in Imlaystown, NJ

Recently, I was sent to a home in Imlaystown, NJ to treat some “giant wasps.” Upon arrival, I immediately identified the insects as cicada killers. These are non-aggressive solitary wasps that do not have the nest-guarding instinct of bees, yellow jackets, or hornets. Usually, you can walk through areas where they are active without fear of being stung. These wasps spend their days digging underground burrows and paralyzing the poor cicadas that serve as food for their grub-like larvae (hence the intimidating name of these wasps — especially if you happen to be a cicada!). Cicadas are close relatives of aphids and leafhoppers. Also, only the burrowing female wasps have stingers. The stinger-less males may hover around potential intruders, but they can’t do anything about it. Of course, your “hunter” pet cat or dog may try to catch one of these burrowing wasps, but after the first stinging encounter, they usually learn a painful lesson that it’s best to leave them alone. 

The most common sign of a cicada killer infestation are piles of sand accumulating throughout the yard. These wasps dig extensive tunnels to deposit their eggs and tend to their larvae. Unfortunately, this activity can attract other animals, especially skunks, that do even more digging to feed on the wasp larvae and captured cicadas.  These wasps are attracted to well-drained, light-textured soils in full sunlight near trees harboring cicadas, especially the loose soil in vegetable gardens, flower beds, lawns, and patio edges.  

I applied a dust application inside the entry holes of the burrows. The treatment should take no longer than two weeks to eliminate these yard-destroying wasps. While doing my treatment, I noticed a cicada killer doing its thing — dragging a cicada into a hole for its larvae that I just finished dusting. The wasp dropped the cicada and attempted to fly away, but since she already came into contact with the dust, she didn’t get very far. 

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Mysterious wildlife removal project in Imlaystown attic turns out to be flying squirrels

I was sent to a home in Imlaystown after the homeowner contacted Cowleys for a possible mouse infestation.  While searching the attic for evidence of rodent activity, I found larger droppings that were not from a mouse. Since the homeowner had not seen any animals on his roof or nearby his home, I contacted our wildlife division with technicians who specialize in trapping and relocating all types of nuisance wildlife including squirrels, raccoons, and skunks. 

The invading wildlife was flying squirrels.Even though this squirrel is a common nuisance wildlife problem, these animals do a great job of staying hidden. They 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. If they see something that looks like the lovechild of a baby squirrel and a bat.  The flying squirrel is much smaller than tree-dwelling squirrels, and has a broad flattened tail.  Flying squirrels can’t  actually fly and propel themselves through the sky like a bird. They are more accurately “gliding” squirrels because they have a membrane of loose skin that allows them to glide from one tree to the next.

 

Mysterious wildlife removal project in Imlaystown attic turns out to be flying squirrels - Photo 1