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Scott Dellett, Residential Service Supervisor and Chris Fyfe, Senior Pest Control Technician at Cowleys Pest Services were recently certified as... [Read more]
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We not only adhere to the highest pest control standards, our goal is to provide you with an excellent experience and service.

Take advantage of our expertise to get rid of unwanted pests or animals in your Matawan or Aberdeen NJ home.

Pest Services We Offer in Matawan & Aberdeen:

  • Bedbug Control
  • Termite, Flea and Tick Control
  • Rodent Control
  • Ant, Beetle and Spider Control
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  • Animal and Other Pest Control Services Available
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Case Studies From Matawan
I was dispatched to a Matawan residence to resolve a severe cockroach infestation. The homeowner had unsuccessfully attempted to treat the pests as a...
Bed bugs are the very definition of stealth. When not feeding, they can hide anywhere and everywhere in the smallest nooks and crannies from book...
Holy ATM Batman! I recently found out that for nocturnal bats, 24-hour banking comes in handy. I was dispatched to a bank in Aberdeen, NJ to capture...
Job Stories From Matawan, NJ
Slugs cause problem with rodent bait boxes in Matawan, NJ

Recently, I was sent to service one of Cowleys commercial accounts, a restaurant in Matawan, NJ. We had set up rodent bait boxes around the building’s exterior to control the rodent population.

During the summer months, a major problem we face are garden slugs entering the bait boxes. Slugs, which are basically snails without shells, are gastropods and one of the few animals that successfully live in oceans, fresh water, and land. They are attracted to the seeds that are mixed in bait blocks to help attract the rodents. Unfortunately, with slugs comes slime. For slugs to move around soil, they secrete a kind of mucus over which it glides. Slug mucus is similar to the sticky, stringy, gelatinous excess sputum that we expectorate when we have a productive cough.

When I opened up the rodent bait boxes to monitor rodent activity, and determine whether any bait needed to be replaced, I came across the slimy mess left by the slugs. And no self-respecting mouse would lower themselves to eat bait that’s covered with slug slime! Slug slime, not to mention the slugs themselves, are dangerous for any warm-blooded mammal, including mice, because they can contain a variety of pathogens. Slug slime can contain salmonella and parasites that cause meningitis called rat lungworm. Although rat lungworm disease is caused by parasites found in diseased rat lungs, they can also be carried as larvae in slugs and their slime. Needless to say, this is an excellent reason to thoroughly wash your lettuce, fruits, and vegetables. At the risk of stating the obvious, never eat slugs. They are not anything close to escargot dishes served at fancy French restaurants. If a curious toddler eats a slug, it must be treated as a serious life-threatening medical emergency.

Since the contamination of the bait boxes happened to take place at a restaurant that I was servicing, I was able to quickly find a product that would immediately reduce the life expectancy of these vile-looking creatures to just a few seconds — salt! Salt is the kryptonite of slugs because it is a desiccant that absorbs water. Salt causes slugs to dehydrate by pulling the water out of their membrane, soon killing them. 

Work Requests From Matawan, NJ
Kirschman DR in Matawan
Flying, stinging insects, mosquitos and ticks
Gordon Road in Matawan
Moving into a home that has been vacant for two years. Concerned about: Spiders Ticks Crickets Beetles
Ravine Dr in Matawan
Having an issue with ticks in yard
Rozalyn Lane in Matawan
Actually, buying a house in cliffwood, at 158 delaware ave, and we close on it may 31. there is a carpenter bee issue, and i wanted to find out what you charge to treat that. problem seems focused around the roofline on second floor in front of house. we would love to get you out there for an estimate, as soon as june 1.....
Staghorn Drive in Matawan
Mice in house that we need to get rid of as quickly as possible.
Ivinghoe Lane in Matawan
Existing customer would like pest control for bee's nest.Quoted $239 plus tax. No appointment set
Ashley B. Matawan, NJ
Looking for estimate on bombing new home. Referred by google. Office will call back to set appointment.
Fierro Avenue in Matawan
Estimate for mice in my house. Office quoted fee. Caller will talk to husband and call back. No appointment set. Referred by website
Andover Lane in Matawan
Estimate for flea control in her home. Appointment set.
Balmoral Court in Matawan
May have a mouse in the wall
Russell Matawan, NJ
Caller looking for some preventative measures. Just bought a house. Number from ID. Will call if he needs service.
Brookview Ln in Matawan
Cambridge Drive in Matawan
Large Groundhog digging up backyard moving underneath my shed ..
Idle Brook Lane in Matawan
Looking for estimate on raccoon removal. Referred by yellow pages. Appointment set.
Poet Drive in Matawan
There is a large Bee/Wasp(?) hive built up underneath the roof/lamp. Active bee/wasp activity in just a short four weeks. Needs a professional insect control service to remove it. Thanks.
in Matawan
Was recommended by other customers - friends/family because of the way your business was run and efficient. Treament of outside/inside. Looking for full service platinum package, plus wood boring insects, bat/rodent package and bed bugs treatment. I know you get what you pay for and you come highly recommended, but I didn't know if there was a special deal to have it all done Amount of items (time it will take, but has to get done and where to keep/storage) in house to be bagged and tagged - so to speak. Bed Bugs (The time to prepare house - I've read everything you have on here, which was great & downloaded the checklist, it would take me alone days on end or a week maybe more, however I'm concerned of about the infestation worsening when it may be at it's earliest stages because I just traveled & it seems to have just started within past weeks. Termites Boring Bees Bats Rodents I'm looking for the full package - we spoke once before about boring bees and bats Also concerned with outside sources gutters/trees etc. As to not repeating the cycle and insects/rodents etc. coming from abandoned house next door - been an issue reported to town.
Private Drive in Matawan
Service call.
Tom O. Matawan, NJ
Looking for a bedbug estimate. Answering service took message for office.
Danemar Drive in Matawan
50 year home had termite contract for 40 years, then cancelled 10 years ago. I am taking over my mom's house and would like to make sure there are no termites. I see wood shavings on window sills indoors. Do you offer free termite inspection?
Yardley Manor Dr in Matawan
We need bees wasp nest attached to outside wall of our house be removed.