Pests will not discriminate when it comes to where they invade. They can get into new constructions, renovated homes, or historic buildings. The seasonal changes in New Jersey means different pests will be problems at different times of year. 

Most Common Pests in New Jersey

  • Insects like ants, flies, and cockroaches contaminate food and spread diseases.
  • Termites: Termites are a significant concern for homeowners since they can cause extensive damage to wooden structures, leading to costly repairs.
  • Mosquitoes: These flying insects are common during the warmer months and can be carriers of diseases such as West Nile Virus.
  • Bees and wasps: While many bees and wasps are beneficial for the environment, building nests near homes
  • Mice and rats: These rodents are often found in homes and can cause damage by chewing through wires and spreading diseases.

Pest Control in New Jersey

Homeowners can feel confused when trying to find a pest control service for their pest problem. Different pests require different solutions. Bees and wasps can build their nests inside walls and ceilings which require significant repair. Because rats breed rapidly, an aggressive and ongoing strategy is needed.

Exterminators and wildlife control operators both provide pest management and pest control. While sharing the common goal of keeping human dwellings free of pests, there are key differences between the two. Exterminators approach pest problems with the aim of killing offenders via the controlled application of toxic chemicals. Wildlife control operators cna provide extermination services in addition to animal trapping and exclusions. 

Rat Exterminator in New Jersey

Exterminators aim to get rid of pests using a combination of techniques. They begin with a pest inspection of the property to develop a treatment plan. They do not always figure out the source of the pest problem, which means you may experience future pest problems.

At Critter Control, we use various methods to eliminate and prevent rodent activity. “Control” refers to how we provide long-term rat removal solutions. The size and location of the rat infestation in your home will determine what method we will use to remove them. Rat control starts with trapping. Once the population is under control inside, we install exclusions around your home to keep rats out. Finally, an ongoing maintanence program including bait stations around your house, provide a long-term rat control solution. 

Mosquito Exterminator in New Jersey

Mosquitoes can be quite the problem during the warmer months in NJ. Mosquito barrier spray is one of the most effective means to control mosquitoes in your yard. The mosquito spray eliminates mosquitoes by instantly killing the adults and prevent the mosquito eggs from hatching.

Bee & Wasp Exterminator in New Jersey

Stinging insects like wasps and bees are a problem during the New Jersey summer. Wasp and bee extermination is sometimes necessary in order to protect you and your family from painful and occasionally dangerous stings.

Getting rid of wasps and hornets can be tricky when their nests are in unique places. Without an effective wasp pest management program, there is a good chance the stringing insect problem will return. will work with you to assess the stinging insect problem and develop an effective pest management program to keep hornets and wasps away.

Benefits of Critter Control for Your New Jersey Pest Problems

Exterminators control pests by routinely applying pesticides or insecticides. Exclusion is the practice of altering the environment in which you live to make it less accessible to wildlife.

Considered to be more humane than many other pest control methods, it generally means erecting barriers to reduce access of wildlife to resources such as food, cover, and water. After removing all pests from a given location, the wildlife control professional will search the building for specific points of entry, which will then be repaired. 

There are some parts of a house that pests use frequently, and are most often in need of repair following an animal infestation:

  • Rooflines. There are many points on your roof that can provide animals with access to your home, including attic vents, turbine vents, roof flashings, gutter lines, and more.
  • Soffits. A soffit is the horizontal underside of the eave, or the extended portion of the roof over the edge of the house, which usually contain screens to ventilate the attic. Squirrels are the primary offenders when it comes to soffits, because they can chew right through soffit vents—if they are flimsy enough—and gain direct access to your attic, where they like to nest.
  • Vent openings. Modern homes are full of appliances, many of which require vents to function properly. Since these vents must be open to the outside to expel gases, they are also open to pests.
  • Windows and doors. That tiny gap in your window trim might not look especially problematic, but the grim reality is that mice can fit through holes just a quarter of an inch in size. The good news is, small gaps in window trim can easily be sealed with caulk.
  • Cracks and holes around foundations. Small holes in a house’s foundation can let in small animals like snakes and rodents.
  • Chimneys. Chimneys must be able to open to the sky to expel smoke, and many people don’t bother closing their flues, which can let animals in.

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