This time of year could bring stink bugs to your home. Cooler temperatures cause these pests to seek a warm place to stay during winter. Learn more about these bugs, so you can make sure you eliminate them the right way or get help from NJ pest control services.
Identifying Stink Bugs
Brown marmorated stink bugs are invasive insect pests that were brought to the U.S. accidentally from Asia. You’re more likely to see these bugs in late summer and early fall when the weather starts to get colder. Stink bugs have a brownish-gray color, six legs and a triangular body that resembles the shape of a shield.
Dealing with Stink Bugs
If you see stink bugs inside your home, don’t crush them. These bugs get their name from the unpleasant odor they emit when they’re crushed. Instead of squashing them, use a vacuum cleaner to get them out of your home. Empty the bag as soon as possible in an outdoor trash can, so the smell won’t linger indoors. Stink bugs don’t bite or damage property, but they can leave their odor in your home for a long time. Keep in mind that sealing up cracks near doors and windows helps keep these bugs out.
If your home has stink bugs, count on Allison Pest Control for help getting rid of them. Contact us to learn more about our NJ pest control services.
Many types of insect pests prompt residents to seek help from NJ pest control services all summer long. While ants and other bugs are usually considered a nuisance, some are being considered as food sources thanks to a growing trend.
Bugs and Beer
Scientists have been discussing the nutritional benefits of bugs as a possible solution to reducing hunger. It’s no surprise that many people aren’t excited about this idea, but some have found a way to try it out without gagging.
Some individuals are pairing bugs with alcoholic drinks, which makes these insects a bit more palatable. In fact, tourists in Mexico can dine on dried grasshoppers, crayfish and ant eggs while enjoying a glass of mescal. Since these bugs are known for packing a lot of protein, they’re considered a nutritious treat.
Edible Treats or Pests?
If you’re not ready to try pairing bugs and alcohol, you’re not alone. This trend hasn’t become a common one due to squeamishness about eating bugs as treats, which isn’t surprising. NJ residents usually regard most bugs, including termites, ants, flies and mosquitoes, as pests that spread disease or ruin their homes and food supplies.
If you run into any bug problems this summer, let Allison Pest Control handle them for you. We offer dependable NJ pest control services that eliminate ants, flies, bees and other pests from your home and yard.
Pests are a common problem for homeowners in NJ. From bed bugs and ants to squirrels and mice, pests can cause damage to homes, ruin food supplies and put your family’s health at risk. When pests get into your home, you can count on our Monmouth County pest control services.
Allison Pest Control has been offering dependable pest control services in Monmouth and Ocean Counties since 1917. Over the years, our pest control experts have helped many homeowners with pest problems of all sizes. Our company offers residential and business pest control throughout Monmouth and Ocean Counties, including Red Bank, Neptune, Farmingdale, Tom’s River and Sea Girt. We also provide pest control services in some parts of Middlesex County.
When you hire Allison Pest Control, you’ll get a free pest inspection, which will help us determine what kind of pest you have in your home and how severe the problem is. Whether you have a simple pest problem or a more complex one, such as a widespread ant problem or termite colony, our experts have the knowledge and equipment to handle it. We look forward to helping you get rid of any pests that you have in your home.
If pests have invaded your NJ home, contact Allison Pest Control. We offer quality Monmouth County pest control services for ants, bees, bed bugs and many other types of pests.
We at Allison Pest Control in NJ have seen some pretty bad cockroach infestations, as well as some novel methods homeowners have used to try to get rid of them.
One individual in Washington decided to take the notion of DIY extermination to its logical extreme. A can of bug spray can certainly help control pests, at least temporarily, but this person decided to speed up the process by turning it into a mini-flamethrower. Predictably, this homegrown solution led to a situation that ended with the fire department being called. By the time they arrived, the resident had managed to extinguish the fire and nobody ended up getting hurt.
Professional Cockroach Extermination
The team at Allison Pest Control in NJ knows that a cockroach problem can be frustrating, but they can be controlled relatively easily by a trained professional. A visit by a professional exterminator can help get rid of your problem and keep cockroaches from coming back for a long period of time. Our methods are unobtrusive and certainly do not include the use of fire, especially inside your home!
Our pest control team has been serving Monmouth and Ocean County residents for nearly 100 years. Give us a call at 1-800-564-4585 to see what can be done about these unwelcome guests in your house, or to learn more about how to prevent cockroaches from making your home theirs as well.
The capitol of Maine, Augusta, just passed an emergency bedbug ordinance to help stem the tide of a major bedbug infestation. Two boarding houses that were overrun by bedbugs needed professional help because the bugs did not respond to over-the-counter solutions.
It was at this point when the ordinance was passed giving the landlords the responsibility to call in professional pest control agents to get the job done. They had 60 days to comply with the ordinance, and as of this writing the problem has been taken care of.
Thick Skinned Bedbugs
Many over-the-counter bedbug remedies are no longer having an effect on bedbug infestations. The bugs have either built up immunities to the pesticides that were used, or the landlords were not able to find all of the places where the bedbugs were hiding, so that complete eradication of the population was not achieved.
If you have any questions about bedbugs, where they are hiding and what can be done about them, please contact your NJ pest control specialists, Allison Pest Control. We offer a free pest inspection and have been proudly serving the Monmouth and Ocean Counties since 1917.
There are many species of ants out there, and once they get into your kitchen the only thing that matters is that they have become your pest. But one of the most common types of kitchen invaders, the little ants that always seem to follow in line, is called an Argentine ant.
These world travelers first showed up on coffee ships coming to the U.S. in the 1890’s. They arrived on the docks of Louisiana and have made their way northwards ever since. These sweet eating ants have been slowly pushing out the other native species, and have become the dominant form of ant that you’ll find in your kitchen.
Small but Numerous
If your kitchen becomes infested with Argentine ants, you’ll notice that they are small, compared to the common black ant, but that they are also extremely numerous. To the ant, there is safety in numbers and even if you spray them with insect killer, they’ll return. The only way to get rid of them is to kill the queen, and that’s where a NJ pest control professional comes in.
If you have any questions about Argentine, or any other species of ants that may be invading your home, please contact your NJ pest control specialists, Allison Pest Control. We offer a free pest inspection and have been proudly serving the Monmouth and Ocean Counties since 1917.