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NJ Pest Control Experts Welcome Spring…And Insects!

Humans are not the only creatures that are anxious to say good-bye to the frosty temperatures and snow covered grounds of New Jersey.  The cold winter weather is great for keeping unwanted pests away…at least that is what Mother Nature would like us to think!  NJ pest control experts report that some insects die off with the onset of winter, some go deep underground where they can escape the harsh New Jersey temperatures, and some pests seek shelter inside NJ homes, waiting for the first sign of spring to make a run back outdoors.

Warmer springtime weather is the trigger for the swift reproduction of many insect species throughout New Jersey.  NJ pest control experts warn residents to be on the look-out for the Eastern Subterranean Termite. Once termite colonies have reached full capacity, termite swarmers will venture to the surface from their underground nests to pair off and form new satellite colonies.  NJ residents may notice pools of swarming termites in grassy areas, alongside pavement or near the building foundation during the months of March through May.  Swarming termites are a sign of a serious termite infestation which requires the expert services of a New Jersey pest control professional.

NJ pest control experts say that other insects will also become troublesome for NJ residents as the springtime weather arrives.  Look for an increase in stink bugs, cockroaches, houseflies, bed bugs, wasps, bees, fleas, ticks, earwigs, crickets, lady bugs, spiders, mosquitos, and ants (all types).

Allison Pest Control is ready to meet your pest control needs head on.  Each of our technicians is certified by the State of New Jersey and has current applicator license.  For expert NJ pest control services in Monmouth County, Ocean County, are parts of Middlesex County, contact Allison Pest Control.

The NJ House Mouse Versus A Pest Control Expert

The ground may be covered in glorious white snow in New Jersey and it may look peaceful and calm as the birds flitter about and the squirrels pounce up and down throughout the snow, but don’t be fooled, pesky home invaders are still trying to make their way indoors to seek shelter away from the cold chilly weather.

At times like this, despite my extensive pest management tools and experience, even a New Jersey pest control expert can fall victim to a dreaded New Jersey house mouse invasion.

The holiday time period brings about great fun for certain. We spend ample time preparing fabulous meals and baking special sugary treats to share with family and friends.  It’s at this time of year that our kitchen is turned upside down as many cooking items that lay dormant throughout the year come into play for our festive creations.

While digging through the bottom of two kitchen drawers that are not frequented very often, I discovered the unpleasant surprise of newly left house mouse fecal matter left behind among my kitchen gadgets. I must say, it’s a brave mouse that decides to take up residence in my home, especially with four cats roaming about.

All cooking had to cease of course as the entire area required immediate disinfection.  Mice feces and urine can contain dangerous pathogens like Salmonella, which can cause food poisoning and Hantavirus, which can cause a serious illness or even be fatal.  Proper and swift clean-up and removal of any New Jersey house mouse infestation is essential.

If you find that you have unwelcome houseguests this wintertime, there’s no need to fret.  Allison Pest Control provides expert pest management services for a wide variety of creepy crawlers and furry creatures.  Call us today to rid your home of mice, rats, bed bugs, cockroaches, spiders, ants, termites, stink bugs, fleas, ticks, crickets, carpenter ants and many other types of troublesome pests!

Are Crickets Annoying You In New Jersey?

Imagine yourself camping with your family in the great outdoors.  The delightful sounds of crickets chirping are a wonderful addition to your nighttime experience.  The evening cricket concert is the perfect ending to any day in the great outdoors.  How sweet the sound as the crickets lull you into dreamland inside your tent or travel trailer.

Knowing how wonderful crickets sound in the outside world, it’s amazing how annoyed people become when they enter their New Jersey dwelling and begin singing their hearts out.  Why is it that their nighttime serenades no longer sound pleasant and soothing and instead make you feel like you are sitting in room with 100 folks dragging their fingernails on a chalk board! One lonely cricket, trapped in your house, can disturb your sleep for days, or even weeks.  If crickets decide to nest insides your house, especially within your walls, you will want to hang the “For Sale” sign out before too long!

Crickets prefer to live in the outdoors under rocks, logs, bricks, in mulch, in pastures and along roadsides.  They are omnivores and being scavengers, they will feed on most any type of organic material.  The male cricket is the one that is responsible for the music that you hear.  As a mating ritual to attract females, he will rub his forewings against each other.  The female cricket will listen for his specific sound by the ears that are on her front legs.  Each type of cricket species has a different type of sound so that they can identify their own species.  Once a suitable mate is found, the female cricket will lay her eggs in the soil.

Besides their annoying chirps when they become stuck inside the house, crickets can become a problem for homeowners when they feed on household items like laundry, wool, silk, paper, wood, wallpaper, drapes, rugs and even human food. If you have crickets driving you nuts in your home, give Allison Pest Control a call.