Wednesday, April 23, 2014

NJ Pest Control

Due to New Jersey’s diverse eco-system there is a wide variety of pests that residents will encounter in their home. Although most of them will be an occurrence, there is always a danger of infestation. The NJ pest control experts at Alco Pest Control want you to be more familiar with the most common insects found in NJ.

Ants – One of the most prolific species of insects in the world, they account for one-fifth of the Earth’s total biomass. With the exception of carpenter ants, the ants typically found in NJ are often just a nuisance. Once ants become established in a home, they are almost impossible to eliminate without proper NJ pest control. This is due to the difficulty in location the nest and the multiple colonies they will often establish.

Camel-Back Cricket – More often referred to as Cave Crickets, these crickets are tan in color and about one inch long. Crickets feed on organic matter, but damage synthetic fabrics as well as natural. Although there is no inherent danger, their consistent chirping hits the nerves of every NJ resident.

Stink Bug – Easily identified by their hard, flat, shield-shaped protective cover on their backs, they are either beneficial insect-eaters, or plant-destroying pests. In North NJ, the brown Asian Stink Bug appears a dull brown or gray, and will feast on fruits vegetables and green plants. In the fall, thousands of these pests will congregate on the south facing side of a home looking for a way in to find shelter for the winter. When spring arrives the bugs will emerge and again create problems both inside and outside many New Jersey homes. It is important to contact a professional NJ pest control company if you suspect your home of being infested with these pests.

If you would like to know more about Alco Pest Control, or any of our NJ pest control services, call us today and speak with one of our certified pest control experts.

Alco Pest Control
1285 Broad St.
BloomfieldNJ 07003
Phone: (973)540-9944

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Spring Pest Control in NJ

Now that spring is upon us, there are signs of life everywhere. One of those signs of life is the increase of pests. Springtime pests in NJ can be a troublesome thing for many residents. The spring NJ pest control professionals at Alco Pest Control want to share some very interesting facts.
  •          Springtime is the season for termites. Annually more than 600,000 US homes are affected by termites, and cause more than $2 billion in damages.
  •          Termites destroy more homes than the top five natural disasters combined.
  •          Spring and Summer are the busiest seasons for the ant population
  •          The most common types of ants found in homes are carpenter ants, odorous house ants, and pavement ants.
  •          One in five children in America is affected by cockroach allergens, which increase the severity of asthmatic symptoms.
  •          Tick-bourne diseases affect 35,000 Americans a year. Nearly twice the capacity of the Prudential Center.
  •          There are 82 species of ticks that carry some of the following diseases: Lyme disease, relapsing fever, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and tularemia.
  •          Fleas thrive in temperature ranging from 65-80 degrees and humidity from 75%-85%.

If you would like to know more about springtime pest control, or any our NJ pest control services, call Alco Pest Control today and speak with one of our pest control experts.

NJ Animal & Pest Control
1285 Broad St.
BloomfieldNJ 07003

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Springtime Bee Control in NJ

Spring time is finally here, a time when Old Man Winter retires and the threat of snow is lifted. People feel more at easy, and everyone seems a little bit happier. That is until you go to your shed to get your lawnmower, or pull your grill out of your garage, and there are signs of a pest problem.
Many pests in NJ catch “spring fever” and when they do they often seek a secluded spot, near a food source to make a home. This is what makes your shed, basement, and garage perfect for the critters.
  •          Chipmunks – Normally, chipmunks are solitary creatures, but in the spring they are driven to find a mate. They have depleted their winter food storage and are driven to reproduce before the next winter hits. They are likely to find a warm place that will shelter their litter from predators.
  •         Squirrels – While squirrels seem especially energetic during this time, they are really just hungry. Chances are with a long winter, like the one most of North NJ has dealt with, the squirrels food supply ran out a while ago. The long winter has also prolonged the sprout of their favorite foods and will drive them to find alternative food sources, such as your garbage. When a squirrel has an ample food source, they will likely nest closely to it.
  •         Bees and Wasps – Most stinging insects hibernate during the colder months, in many species only the queen will survive the winter. Spring time is when the bees and wasps reestablish their colonies and the young that have survived the winter become mature. It is always good to check your yard and any outdoor spaces for signs of bees and wasps. If you do find a nest, you will want to call a company that deals with bee control in NJ.

Alco Pest Control has specialized in bee control in NJ since 1995. Call Alco Pest control today and one of our NJ pest control experts will be glad to answer any questions you have about bee control in NJ. We also offer a free estimate on all bee control in NJ

Alco Pest Control
1285 Broad St
Bloomfield, 07003