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Seen These Insects Yet in Your New Jersey Home?

Be on the Lookout for Pests in Your Home. Awareness is the First Call to Action.
Be on the Lookout for Pests in Your Home. Awareness is the First Call to Action.

NJ is home to tons of different insect species. While many of these live outdoors, some of them make their home inside your home. You might need to hire NJ pest control services if you end up having one or more of these pests in your house. These are just some of the bugs that can be a nuisance in residences.


There are 67 beetle species in NJ, which means you have a good chance of seeing at least one of them in your home. Some of the more common species include varied carpet beetles, jewel beetles and Japanese beetles. You might also have emerald ash borers on your property, an invasive species that destroys ash trees.

True Bugs

You’ll find 30 species of true bugs in NJ, but hopefully, you won’t see them in your home. Some of these species, such as the brown marmorated stink bug, can be a big nuisance. Other species that you might see around include giant water bugs, leaf-footed bugs and hazelnut lace bugs.

Ants and Bees

NJ has 40 species of ants, wasps, bees and similar bugs. Common species include black carpenter ants, honey bees, golden northern bumble bees, red pavement ants and yellow jackets.

If you have bees, beetles or other pests in your home, contact Allison Pest Control right away. Our NJ pest control services can rid your home of common household pests.

Pantry Pests Can Spoil Your Holiday Baking

The holiday season will soon be under way and people from coast to coast will dust off those favored family recipes that only tend to appear at this time of year.  Sweets like cookies, cakes, chocolates, and pies are an essential part of decorating the holiday dessert table.

Lurking in the confines of pantries near and far could be little creatures and their eggs that are happy to spoil the cooking fun…that is if you find them.  Pantry pests, otherwise known as stored food pests, love to gather where dry baking goods are stored.  Feeling warm and cozy in a pantry or cabinet, these little pests will easily multiply out-of-control making life unpleasant during the holiday season or any other time of year.

There are many different types of pests that will seek refuge where stored food products are.  Ants, earwigs, beetles, and pillbugs tend to make their presence known.  Other species of pantry pests such as weevils, the Indian meal moth, or the merchant grain beetle are a bit sneakier about their whereabouts.

Ways to avoid pantry pests is to inspect packaging at the supermarket prior to bringing it home.  Any breach on the packages surface should be cause for concern with these pests.  Additionally, adhering to the expiration dates on the food products will also help to keep these pests out of your home.

If any pantry pests are found, it’s time to call a Monmouth County NJ exterminator like Allison Pest Control for safe elimination of the pantry invading pests.