If you’ve ever experienced wildlife up close and inside of your home, then you know it can be literally – a wild experience! Here in central and northern parts of New Jersey, homeowners deal with and abundance of wildlife species. Sometimes they try and take up residence inside of our homes. Here are three common invaders:
Squirrel infestations in the attic are quite common in our service area of NJ. They rarely pose a health threat but the problem should be addressed at the first sign of an infestation. Squirrel trapping can be quite tricky and we highly recommend that you contact a pest professional to control squirrels around your home or business.
Raccoons are a common rabies carrier in NJ where populations of them are increasing. They can damage homes and buildings when they attempt to enter through the attic or chimney. Garbage cans that are left open often attract raccoons to your property. They can be quite ferocious when cornered or protecting their young. We highly recommend you leave raccoon trapping to a professional who understand raccoons and takes precautions when removing them.
Moles are a pest and a threat to your lawn and property. They do not hibernate but are active and a threat to your property year round. Proper mole control is best left to a professional who will clearly identify the type of tunnel system involved and create a unique service plan tailored to the specific nuances of the tunnel type(s) on your property.
RM Termite’s wildlife control technicians have the equipment and knowledge necessary to safely remove the animal from your property without injuring it or themselves. They will then relocate the captured animal to a more appropriate location. Wildlife control technicians are also up to date on regulations involving species that may be protected by law and require special handling. A professional exterminator will also be able to assist with cleaning up the animal’s nest, droppings, and food remnants in order to prevent the spread of disease and bacteria.
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Rodents can often be a ‘year-round’ pest problem. They can especially become a problem in the fall months. As we move toward the end of summer and into fall here are few things you need to know about mice and rodents in your home
Rodents are often heard scratching or moving in walls, ceilings, and attics at night or even during the day.
They can enter the home through openings as small as a dime and once in, they don’t typically leave on their own.
While elusive, they are very comfortable sharing our living spaces, eating our food and reproducing at an extremely quick rate!
Sanitation efforts in conjunction with rodent proofing provide the best solution to reduce or completely eliminate these conditions. Are you ready to Rodent Proof your home? Contact the professionals at RM Termite for a FREE Pest Estimate
Throughout our service area here in New Jersey, homeowners this time of year may encounter an aggressive insect called the Bald-face Hornet.
Bald-faced hornets are more closely related to yellow jackets than they are to hornets.
These “social wasps” are black with white markings on the front of the head and the tip of the abdomen. The face in primarily white with dark eyes. Front wings of hornets and other Vespidae are folded lengthwise when at rest. The large antennae are conspicuous. Due to their size, shape and coloration these wasps are sometimes mistaken for bees.
Bald-faced Hornets are known for their large ball-shaped paper nest, which they build in the spring for raising their young. These nests can sometimes reach 3 feet tall.
Here are some facts about Bald-face hornets…
- Bald-face hornets live in large groups called colonies.
- Bald-face hornets build aerial nests as big as a basketball.
- Drones come from non-fertilized eggs. Since drones are males, they have no sting.
- Female hornets will sting repeatedly to protect the colony.
- Most wasps feed on insects, while bees rely on a diet of nectar or pollen.
If you see this nest in and around your home …
Call the Professionals here at RM Termite for a FREE Estimate!
We’ll remove the nest from your property and eliminate your problem.