Moles live deep in the ground, traveling their main runway tunnels that are more than two feet below the surface, these runway tunnels can cover very large areas. When the moles are searching for food they will create subsurface tunnels that are in the upper surface of the soil, pushing the excess soil and creating the mounds that we
Many pest problems can be controlled by the homeowner using a combination of preventative measures like good sanitation, sealing all cracks and crevices leading into the home, cutting back trees and shrubbery away from the home, fixing any leaky pipes. Many times, a pest occurrence is either to large, to complex or it is a tpersistent problem that continues after you have exhausted everything you know how to do. At this point it’s time to seek outside pest control assistance by hiring a pest control professional. How can you be sure the pest control company you hire will do a good job? Asking the right questions will help you make that choice.
- How long have you been in business? Well-established businesses have a track record. You can check online service. That’s not to say that newer companies don’t provide great service as well, but you may prefer to stick with a company that has been around for a while.
- Are you licensed? To apply pesticides for hire the exterminator must hold a NJ Commercial Pesticide Operators or Applicators license. The difference is huge. An Operator has gone through some very basic training and is NOT allowed to apply pesticides for hire WITHOUT the direct supervision of a licensed Applicator. Unlike an Operator, an Applicator has gone through more training, has passed extensive state testing and is allowed to perform unsupervised pesticide applications.
- Are you insured? NJ requires that pest control businesses have insurance coverage in the equivalent of $300,000 combined single limit of liability for bodily
You have lived in the same house for years and then, all the sudden, you see ants and they won’t go away They seem to be everywhere and nowhere at once. They crawl across the countertops. They circle a drop of spilled soda. They’re exploring the sink like tourists at the Grand Canyon! You ask yourself, how did I go all those years without a single ant and now they are crawling all over my kitchen and bathroom?
It’s spring and it seems that the whole animal kingdom is waking up because the temperatures have begun to rise during the day and food has become more plentiful. Ants are foragers which means that they will search over a wide area in order to obtain a place that is warm at night night and has plenty of easily accessible food and water for them to feast on. If that sounds like your house, then you may be in trouble. During
Small flies can cause havoc in a food production facility. The conditions within these facilities are ideal for small flies to thrive: an available food supply and moist/warm conditions for breeding. Facilities that process and store liquid foods are very susceptible to fruit and drain fly infestations. These facilities can provide all of the resources that these flies need, whether it’s accumulated moist food, drains and garbage receptacles that are in need of sanitation, cracks and crevices in the floors that are not being repaired, and the employee break rooms.
Fruit flies are attracted to many different things including color, scent, yeast, fermentation and sugar. They typically enter a facility by hitchhiking
Do you think that winter pest control is a waste of money? In fact, the exact opposite is true. The winter pest service is an essential part to keeping your property pest free. As the weather becomes colder, pests burrow deep into the ground, hide in tree holes or squeeze under bark. However, with the increased expansion of urban development, pests have taken advantage of this opportunity and are taking shelter inside homes and businesses, often under exterior siding, inside the attic or in the basement.