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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]
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2016 Angie's List Super Service Award
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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
  • Animal and Other Pest Control Services Available
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Case Studies From Matawan
Severe
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
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...
Bat
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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Ants Trail Up Foundation of Matawan, NJ home.

Recently, I was sent to help a homeowner in Matawan, NJ who was dealing with extensive ant activity inside his home. The ant infestation was especially heavy in the kitchen area. It’s no coincidence that ant infestations are often found in kitchen areas. Kitchens are ant paradise! Here, they have an abundance of everything they need to survive and thrive: food, harborage, and water.  Most insect problems can be quickly eliminated or outright prevented by removing one or more of these three key elements needed by ants and other insects to support their ever-expanding colonies.

Sometimes infestations are hidden and you have to do some detective work to find them. Other times, like here, the insects are not shy about announcing their presence. Starting my inspection in the interior of the kitchen, I immediately observed ants crawling all over the counter like they owned the place. I followed the ants’ trail to determine where they were coming from. Here, the trail went down the side of the cabinets where it disappeared under the baseboard molding. I then conducted my exterior inspection to determine how the ants were gaining entry into the home.  I observed the ants trailing along the home’s decorative railroad ties where they then easily able to find their way inside the home. 

To treat this infestation, I applied a crack and crevice treatment throughout the kitchen’s interior and treated the exterior perimeter, concentrating on the ant trails. Ants will bring this product back to their hidden nest. It won’t take long for this ant infestation to be eliminated and for this homeowner to have his kitchen ant-free once again.

Ants Trail Up Foundation of Matawan, NJ home. - Photo 1
Homeowner in Matawan Prevents Termites

To prevent termite damage, many homeowners in our area elect to be proactive and have a Sentricon termite colony elimination system installed around the home’s perimeter. Special bait stations are augured into the ground every ten feet or so around the home. These bait stations proactively blocks termites from reaching the home. The bait stations contains bait (primarily cellulose — a termite’s  favorite that’s treated with a potent IGR (insect growth regulator). An IGR prevents the termites from molting — and insects that can’t molt, soon die. The foraging worker termites bring the bait back to share with the rest of the colony where it passes from termite to termite. It does not take long for the entire colony to be  eliminated. 

Do the bait stations really work? Well, they say a picture is worth a thousand words and these these photos show termite workers “going to town” feeding on the bait. If these termites were not diverted by these bait stations, they would have kept going until they reached the wood in the home. The foraging drive of termites is unstoppable. Sentricon installations are often requested by homeowners after having dealt with a termite infestation. Few homeowners have any interest in repeating the experience of treating for termites and facing expensive repairs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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. 

Slugs cause problem with rodent bait boxes in Matawan, NJ - Photo 1
Work Requests From Matawan, NJ
Park Ave in Matawan
Bed bugs
Avondale Lane in Matawan
We have birds going in and out of air vent in crawl space of atic. We are unable to get to it from inside the house We believe they are nesting inside and need to get rid of them asap
New Brunswick Ave in Matawan
We have large drone bees in our yard we can not get rid of.
Union St in Matawan
We dont know if we need the service for mold removal yet..having a test done on monday april 30
Fordham Drive in Matawan
Need inspection and recommendation for extermination management including crickets, earwigs, ants, query carpenter ants, query termites, query mice
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.
Balmoral Court in Matawan
May have a mouse in the wall
Brookview Ln in Matawan
Cambridge Drive in Matawan
Large Groundhog digging up backyard moving underneath my shed ..
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.
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.
Middlesex Road in Matawan
I have carpenter bees for the first time ever.
Porsche Dr in Matawan
Mosquitos and termites
Line Rd in Matawan
Finding ticks on my child and son just recently. In 5 years at home never have had this problem. Looking to have the grounds around my home treated A.S.A.P.