Thursday, November 21, 2013

Raccoon Removal in NJ

Raccoons are mischievous little critters as many home owners in NJ know. When you notice a raccoon in your home or office, you need raccoon removal in NJ.

Here are some facts you may not know about raccoons:

Raccoon pelts are not so fashionable today, but during the 1920's they could fetch you up to $14.
Raccoons will never make their den too far from water. People will often notice them playing around water and even washing their food. This is no surprise when you consider that the species name “lotor” translates to “the washer”.
Raccoons can vary greatly in size depending on where they are living. Raccoons living in America average about 14-23 lbs. In Canada, raccoons can weigh as much as 60 lbs! This is due to their high retention of body fat in cold conditions.
Raccoons are noisy, but it is not all in vain. Scientists have discovered that raccoons communicate with over 50 different sounds.
As far as the IQ scale goes, raccoons rank above cats and just below monkeys.
Raccoons may appear to be slow scavengers, but can actually obtain speeds of 15 mph.
A study done showed that raccoon's memory may be better than yours. They can remember solutions to tasks for up to three years.

While all of these things make the little guys just a bit cuter, they can still be a threat to you and your family if they are on your property. With expanding urban sprawl, raccoons have become accustomed to the new landscape and are able to find their way into properties of all kinds. Our professional at ALCO Animal & Pest Control can perform efficient raccoon removal in NJ, while preventing them from returning in the nearby future.

For more information on raccoon removal in NJ, call ALCO Animal & Pest Control today at 973-540-9944!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Mice Control in Ridgewood NJ

Mice can live anywhere people can live and are found on six of the seven continents in the world. The experts from Alco NJ Pest Control are professionals at New Jersey mice control in Ridgewood and have published some amazing facts about these little creatures to help you find them in your home and know how to prepare against an infestation.

Mice are survivors – they can tread water for nearly three days, squeeze into a space the size of a nickel, live on a minimal amount of available food and are extremely quick. It is very difficult to catch mice on your own.

Mice can thrive in any situation – a female mouse can have a litter that averages ten pups every three weeks – meaning one year might offer one hundred baby mice. Mice mature in about two months and the population can exponentially explode.

Mice carry diseases – because they are voracious eaters (eating nearly twenty times a day if possible) they also make messes all over their territory. Finding a mouse dropping is a sure sign of a mouse infestation and necessitates immediate mice removal in Ridgewood before people start getting sick.

21 Million American homes become infested with mice during the fall and winter months. Do not become one of these by doing what you can to prepare. Seal openings with silicon or caulk, do not leave food around where it can attract the vermin and place sticky traps or spring traps in likely areas the mice could wander such as basements, attics or crawlspaces. If you find mice, call Alco NJ Pest Control for mice control in NJ.

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Squirrel Control in NJ

In the fall, we love to see squirrels running around our yard making preparations for winter, but there is a lot of complexity to these common critters that make them true survivors and very adaptable creatures. The experts at ALCO Animal & Pest Control have many years of experience dealing with squirrels throughout North Jersey and providing squirrel control in NJ.

While squirrels are seen as pests when they find their way indoors, these tress-climbing mammals do possess some amazing qualities:

Squirrels have almost perfect vision and can see from great distances.
The fur on most squirrels is silky and soft, but can repel water and dust thanks to the very fine hairs that cover the body.
Squirrels are social creatures and communicate through squeaks and grunts when danger is approaching. It has been observed that whichever squirrel first spots the predator will be the last to leave the area – putting himself in the most danger.
The incisors in the squirrel’s mouth never stop growing.
There are over 200 species of squirrel across the world.

We hope that these squirrel facts help to give you a better perspective on how remarkable these creatures are. While it is one thing to watch squirrels from your window, you should also make sure that this winter your home is free of any unwanted visitors. Our professionals at ALCO Animal & Pest Control perform professional, humane and safe squirrel removal in NJ.

For more information on squirrel control in NJ, call ALCO Animal & Pest Control today at 973-540-9944!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Squirrel Removal in NJ

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Winter is coming, and as a result, squirrels and other animals may try to stay warm by making a home in your attic or basement. If you have a squirrel infestation, ALCO Animal & Pest Control is a professional company providing homeowners with squirrel removal in NJ. We only use safe and humane products and methods with all of our removal services.

Squirrels can be cute so long as they stay outside of your home or business. Here are some facts about squirrels that you may not know:

The African Pygmy squirrel is the smallest species of squirrel and only grows to be five inches.
Indian giant squirrels can grow to be three feet long.
A squirrel’s front teeth never stop growing, so they never wear down.
Squirrels may warn each other of dangers such as predators with a whistling call.
Squirrels are known to eat nuts and plants but will also catch smaller animals in which to eat.
Squirrels that do not live in tree may live in tunnels that they burrow into the ground. They will also hibernate there.

For more information on squirrel removal in NJ, call ALCO Animal & Pest Control today at 973-540-9944!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Pest Control NJ

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The weather is quickly getting colder and this is causing insects and animals to seek shelter. They may try to enter your home or business and try to nest in attics, basements or any other habitable area. If you are in need of pest control in NJ, Alco NJ Pest Control can humanely remove any insect by using safe and natural products and methods.

Here are some things that you can do to prevent insect infestations:

  • Ants. Mixing borax and sugar and sprinkling around infested areas will attract the ants and subsequently poison them. This will also work with cockroaches. It is very important that you do not do this if you have children or pets.
  • Fleas. Vacuum your rugs before you spray them. It is important that you throw away the dust bag immediately.
  • Mosquitos. If you have any small pools or birdbaths, change the water frequently. Mosquitos will be attracted to stagnant and dirty water.

If you are experiencing any problem with insects or animals, do not hesitate to contact Alco NJ Pest Control for more information about any of our NJ pest control services.

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

A Guide To New Jersey Cockroaches

Just because it is cold outside does not mean your home or business will be free of pests until the springtime. The environment in our climate-controlled buildings can allow insects to thrive even during the most adverse weather conditions outside. The experts at Alco NJ Pest Control have compiled a list of different cockroaches native to New Jersey that can give any homeowner fits this winter.

Cockroaches can be black, brown or reddish brown and usually have oval-shaped bodies supported by spindly legs and they are vectors of many diseases. Cockroaches carry bacteria and parasites that can cause serious sickness in humans and when one is sighted it spells a serious problem. There are three common species of cockroaches in New Jersey and thirty more rare species that can be regional. If a cockroach is seen during the daytime, this is a sign of a serious infestation of these normally-nocturnal insects.
  • The German Cockroach is the most common cockroach in the United States and is often found in humid environments such as kitchens and bathrooms.
  • The Oriental Cockroach is often found in basements in the wintertime as it seeks refuge from the cold. These insects are found in leaf litter and can be tracked inside.
  • American Cockroaches is mostly found in kitchens near available sources of food. This species is particularly aggressive and can be found foraging for food during the daytime.

If you see any cockroach in your home or business, you need a cockroach removal immediately. Only a professional can truly get rid of this problem and ensure it does not return, so you should turn to the unmatched pest control in NJ provided by Alco NJ Pest Control.

To learn more, call us today at 201-261-7566.

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