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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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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
  • Tick Control Services
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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...
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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.