Everything you need to know about pests
Pest control is important for homeowners and business owners who want to keep their families and employees healthy and happy. It's nice to know that when ant season starts, your kitchen won't be full of crawling bugs and that when winter comes, rodents won't move in.
But do you really need to get rid of pests all year? How long does it take to get rid of pests? How much does a plan to get rid of pests every three months cost? These are the most common questions about full pest coverage for the home. Let's talk about how quarterly pest control plans work and what they cover.
What is a program to control pests every three months?
Pest control programs for homes that work all year long give peace of mind to people who don't want to deal with bugs and rodents all year long. Most of the time, these programs are done every three months to deal with pests that will be a problem in the coming months. When pesticides are used, they are put exactly where they are needed, in the right amount, and on the right materials.
Pest control plans that you pay for every three months focus on preventing pests from coming into your home. Pest problems can happen between treatments every three months or on a set schedule. Because of this, most pest control companies cover specific pests and offer extra service visits throughout the year to deal with an active infestation if it comes back. Pest control programs that are done every three months are meant to keep your home or business pest-free all year.
How do you get rid of pests?
Before a pest control technician can come to your home, you have to meet a number of state-specific legal requirements. Most of the time, a new employee must go through state-approved training, additional in-house training, and training on the job before they can get their pesticide applicator license. They must also pass a state test.
Also, specialized pests like termites that eat wood and bed bugs need even more testing and training. At Jersey City Exterminator, our pest control technicians get extra training in entomology from our dedicated staff so they can fully understand how pests act and how they live.
The technician will put up a barrier around the outside of your house as part of a year-round pest control plan. This makes it hard for pests to live inside if they try to get in. Different ways of getting rid of rodents work in different ways. Mice can be caught in traps or baited with poison to get rid of them before they get out of hand.
How long does preventative pest control last?
The effectiveness of preventive pest control treatments will depend on the pest and the materials used by the pest control technician. If you want to protect your home every three months, chemical barrier treatments should last about three months.
This is why it's so important to use a regular maintenance plan to protect your home as much as possible from pests. Plans to keep pests away that are very specific to a single pest, like stink bugs or mosquitoes, don't need to be checked on all year long and only need to be treated at certain times of the year. The best way to keep pests away all year is to spread out visits during a certain time window.
When is the best time to get rid of pests?
To keep insects and rodents out of your home as much as possible, you should buy an all-year pest control plan. The pests that are an active change from season to season, so treatments need to be changed to keep up. Pests like spiders, cockroaches, and termites can live in homes all year long.
In New Jersey and Pennsylvania, different pests are more active at different times of the year.
How often should a pest control person come to my house?
When you have an active pest problem, an exterminator should come to your home as many times as it takes to get rid of the pests, based on what you can expect from the pesticides and methods they use. For instance, the pesticides used to get rid of small, annoying ants work much faster than a plan to get rid of bed bugs.
When it comes to any pest, you need to think about how easy it is to catch it and how to get rid of it. For example, you can't get rid of rats with just one treatment. Rodent experts usually have to come back several times during rat control programs to reevaluate and change their plans as the program goes on. There is no easy way to get rid of rats completely. Bed bugs can't be killed or gotten rid of with the same chemicals and methods as yellow jackets. Expectations for elimination and control will be different, as will the number of visits needed to get control.
The area being treated is something else to think about. If you're trying to get rid of birds in your attic, you may have to go back more than once to make sure they're gone. Once you're sure they're gone, you can seal the entry point. If centipedes are in a homeowner's bathroom, one treatment might be enough to get rid of them. The number of visits from your pest control technician will also depend on how well you deal with pests. For some people, one or two spiders might not be a big deal, but for others, even one spider might be enough to make them feel scared.
How can Jersey City Exterminator stop bugs from coming into my house?
Do you live in New Jersey or Pennsylvania's eastern part? You're in luck! Jersey City Exterminator's Home Traditional Service Plan and Home Intensive Service Plan can keep pests out of your home all year long. These quarterly preventive plans cover over 20 common household pests and allow for an unlimited number of technician visits to take care of active infestations. Prices for our year-round home services depend on the size of your home, how much coverage you want, and how bad the infestation is right now.
Home Service Plan for the Past
The Home Traditional Service Plan is a great deal for a homeowner who doesn't want to deal with bugs, mice, or wasps. With the Traditional Service Plan, your home is protected from pests and rodents all year long. You will get four services each year as part of your plan. Every year, you'll get three maintenance services for the outside (March–November) and one for the inside (December–February). Unlike the Intensive Service Plan, the Traditional Service Plan doesn't include everything.
Home Plan for a Lot of Services
The Home Intensive Service Plan is meant to protect your home from pests and rodents all year long. This is the service that homeowners use most often. Every year, there are four preventive services included in the service plan. Each service is different, and you'll get a 30-point inspection report with important recommendations for your home and a detailed list of what was found. Every year, you'll get three maintenance services for the outside (March–November) and one for the inside (December–February). The winter service will focus on the inside of the building and will target rodents and other pests that might live there.
Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to find because they conceal themselves in small, dark crevices. Insects that should not be in your house, like ants, make their presence known by crawling about in plain sight. It is more difficult to identify bed bugs. They would rather remain hidden and will only emerge from their hiding places to feed on a host during the night.
What are the telltale symptoms that there is an infestation of bed bugs?
Lifecycle of a Bed Bug
By gaining a better understanding of the lifecycle of bed bugs, you may have a better understanding of bed bugs and how to determine whether they are present in your house.
Eggs are the first stage of development for bed bugs, which then progress through a series of phases known as "instars" as the nymphs mature and lose their skin. Because the eggs are barely 1 mm in length and pearly white in color, it may be quite difficult to see them with the human eye. Nymphs, often known as immature bed bugs, are very small and have a transparent or whitish appearance. Bed bugs are regarded to have matured into adults when they have completed their fifth instar. Adults may survive for nearly a whole year, and females can deposit around five eggs each day.
Bed bugs begin to lay eggs as soon as they enter your house and seek refuge in tight, concealed spots like bed frames, baseboards, dresser drawers, behind hanging artwork, under curtains, and behind electrical switch plates, among other places. When contaminated things are carried inside of your house, they are able to obtain access to your property. Used goods, wicker furniture, backpacks, movie theaters, buses, and other public transportation options are all examples of this category. Bed bugs are unable to survive in the wild. In order to eat and develop, they require a live host that remains still for long periods of time (as while they are sleeping or watching a movie, for example).
If you detect any of the following in your house, you may be sure that you have an infestation of bed bugs:
How can pest control specialists eliminate the presence of bed bugs?
When it comes to the professional eradication of bed bugs, there are primarily two methods to choose from: chemical and mechanical. Both offer some advantages as well as certain drawbacks. Different businesses will use different strategies, with some opting for hybrid approaches and others pursuing more specialized methods.
Controlling Bed Bugs With Chemicals
In residential areas, the management and eradication of bed bugs may be accomplished by using pesticides. Powder, liquid, and other forms may be available for the pesticides you buy, depending on the manufacturer and the requirements of the job. When it comes to the application of pesticides, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. The length of time that will pass before you receive complete findings differs depending on the approach that was employed.
Controlling Bed Bugs With Tools
What should I do if I find bed bugs in my room?
If there are bed bugs in your room, don't bother them. Get in touch with Jersey City Exterminator right away. When you move your bed sheets, bed bugs can jump off and fly around your house. The same reasoning applies to getting rid of mattresses or furniture that is full of bugs. Bed bugs will only spread to other rooms if you move them. This will make it harder for pest control professionals to get rid of them. Set up an inspection with a pest control expert to figure out the best way to get rid of them for good.
How can Jersey City Exterminator get rid of the bed bugs in my home?
The technicians from Jersey City Exterminator will use the following treatments to get rid of bed bugs in your home.
Since every bed bug problem is different, we make sure that our solutions get rid of yours quickly. To set up a bed bug inspection, call us or fill out the form on this page.
Mice are one of the most difficult pests to eradicate from houses, despite the fact that they are rather abundant in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Mice are nocturnal and like to run along walls, making them difficult to see when they are active.
If you search for mouse droppings or other indicators that they've been there, you can determine whether or not you have mice in your home. Because mice are so little and must consume a great deal of food in order to remain alive, they produce a lot of feces in the areas in which they live and operate.
Mice have slippery skin. When they often enter and exit the same hole, they leave a mark on the ground similar to the one pictured above. This basement is infested with mice, which are entering via a hole in the wall that is located close to the exposed insulation. The fact that there is a brown mark on the white wall demonstrates this.
How can a pest control person get rid of mice in my house?
A mouse problem is not something to take lightly because mice and other rodents can carry diseases that can make people sick. If you don't stop them, they will also chew up your house, putting the health of your family at risk. When mice get into your home, they can be very hard to get rid of because they like to live in hidden places like garages, attics, lofts, and the insides of walls. This is why store-bought solutions often don't work as well as Jersey City Exterminator's service. Jersey City Exterminator's experts know everything there is to know about rodent biology and behavior, so we know how mice move and where to put bait to get rid of them from your home.
Bait stations are strategically put in your home in places where mice are most likely to be. The bait stations are tamper-proof and can only be opened by a technician's key. This makes it very hard for pets and children to open them. Bait stations are often put in garages, basements, and under kitchen appliances that don't move. If you don't like where a bait station is going to be put, please tell the technician. We will never put a bait station in a place that makes you feel uneasy.
How much does mouse control usually cost?
This is a topic that is often posed by homeowners who are interested in learning how to get rid of mice in their homes. The price of pest control services is determined by a variety of factors, including the cost of the supplies used and the cost of the time spent by the professional doing the service. Some businesses could be more affordable than others, depending on whether they use classic snap traps or baiting stations to catch their animals. This is due to the fact that the price charged by the pest control business might vary.
Jersey City Exterminator offers a Mouse Control Program that lasts for 90 Days for a total cost of $250 (plus tax). Because of how much the bait stations cost and how much it costs to have a technician inspect, put, and take care of them, we came to the conclusion that this was the appropriate pricing. Along with our mouse service, we also provide you with a warranty that is good for the whole purchase price and as many visits from a specialist as you need during the first ninety days.
There are services available that cost less money as well as services that cost more money, but you should be cautious and think about the reasons why each service is priced the way it is.
How do I know if I'm being overcharged?