Monthly Archives: September 2014

New Jersey Squirrel Control – 4 Things to Prevent Squirrel Infestations

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NO!!!! Are Squirrels really a nuisance pest?

Squirrels are a typically part of the outdoor landscape in many New Jersey neighborhoods—suburban, rural, and urban neighborhoods alike—that rarely strike people as a nuisance.

However, as many homeowners know, once an infestation begins, “nuisance” becomes an understatement. Squirrels can become a dangerous and damaging force. Once they enter a home, they will nest, gnaw, and chew; everything in site is a possible target for squirrels, especially insulation, wiring, plumbing, and home structures.

4 Things for Squirrel Prevention

  1. The first and most important step that homeowners can take to prevent an infestation; home owners should secure mesh to any openings, and prevent squirrels from accessing their roof.
  2. Siding must be intact; any broken siding should be repaired.
  3. Branches should be trimmed back or removed to make access more difficult. Home owners should also consider discontinuing the use of bird feeders.
  4. Gardens should be contained with mesh to deter the animals from feeding on them.

Controlling and eliminating a squirrel infestation can be challenging; many species are protected, which makes harming them illegal.

If you are having difficulty controlling squirrels – Call your local squirrel control experts at RM Termite and Pest Control today or click here to request a FREE Estimate

New Jersey Fall Pest Invaders – Nuisance Pests

There are a number of pests we can consider as New Jersey fall pest invaders.  It’s the time of year when we start to see an increase in activity from these pests and we wanted to make a short post on the usual suspects invading homes.

The Stink Bug

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Brown stink bugs were accidentally introduced here in the US from China and Japan. As the cooler temperatures begin, stink bugs start to move inside for the winter. Stink Bugs are a nuisance pest and if you ever smash a stink bug – you’ll know why they got their name. RM Termite can help you with preventative control techniques by sealing crevices, and making sure window screens, attic and soffit vents are in good shape.

The Lady Bug

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Lady bugs will try and get indoors before the first frost. Lady bugs are really beetles and because they eat aphids – they are a welcome addition to gardens. In large populations, lady bugs are also considered a nuisance pest. Vacuuming a large group of these insects is the best way to remove them from your home. Also, like stink bugs consider preventative measures to control how they might get inside.

Box Elder Bugs

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Like the fall invaders above, the Box Elder Bug enters the home to spend the winter. You may find these bugs clustering in large numbers at the base of trees or you may spot them on the south (warmest) sides of buildings. These bugs do not present a structural damage issue to your home, nor do they bite or leave a nasty odor if squished. However, like lady bugs and stink bugs, they can become a nuisance if they are present in large numbers on or inside your New Jersey home. Preventative controls like those mentioned above are the best ways to reduce populations and the chance for infestations. 

In addition to these pests, mice, and spiders are also fall pest invaders to be on the lookout for.

Contact RM Termite and Pest Control today for a free estimate, if you want to reduce Fall Pest Invaders.

 

New Jersey Mouse Control

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So why is it that we see an increase in rodent activity this time of year in our New Jersey homes? In short, it’s about the weather – rodents begin to search for food and as the weather gets cooler, they usually try to find ways inside your home.   What’s more, rodents and especially mice, can squeeze through incredibly small holes through your home. Sealing these cracks, holes and crevices is one of the things RM Termite and Pest Control can do as a preventative measure for control. Rodents and mice are rapid breeders – so chances are – if you see one mouse there are probably more that have invaded your home. New Jersey mouse control is something RM Termite is proud to provide homeowners throughout our service area.

Contact the professionals at RM Termite and Pest Control today for a FREE Mouse Control Estimate.