Do You Know the Early Signs of a Termite Infestation?

We Can Help You Recognize the Signs of Termites on Your Home Before Things Are Beyond Repair.
We Can Help You Recognize the Signs of Termites on Your Home Before Things Are Beyond Repair.

When it comes to repairs to your home, one issue can be attributed to a tiny insect – termites. These pests have a voracious appetite for wood that can lead to major problems and leave you with costly repairs.

Signs of Termites

There are several telltale signs that your home has termites setting up residence and are dining on it every day. The following are a few things to look for when doing a visual inspection.

– Holes: Check wood fittings around doors, windowsills, decks, steps, wood paneling, wood floors, doors, or any other wood-based structure for tiny round holes about the size of the head of a nail.

– Cracks: Check all areas for cracks in the wood. Termites eat from the inside out, so instead of holes you may see a series of dry cracks and crevices. Wood that has been eaten by termites is easy to puncture. You can also tap it. If it sounds hollow, most likely termites have been chewing away.

– Droppings: Check around wood areas for a fine powdery substance that resembles sawdust. This fine dust may be droppings from drywood termites.

– Mud tubes: If you see small tunnels, these are termite subways into your home.

If you think your home is at risk, our NJ pest control company can eradicate a termite infestation. For an inspection, contact Allison Pest. Professional technicians at our NJ pest control company are standing by.

Deadly Virus that Infects Pets Now Found in Northern NJ

Don't let your beloved pet catch this serious disease from wild animals!
Don’t let your beloved pet catch this serious disease from wild animals!

A dangerous bacterial disease called leptospirosis has made an appearance in New Jersey that is infecting dogs. So far, five canines have been diagnosed with this potentially fatal disease.

About Leptospirosis

What is known about the disease is the urine of wild animals seems to be the source of transmission. This can lead to infected water sources such as ponds and puddles where the water supports the bacteria’s lifespan.

Signs Your Dog May be Infected

If your dog has access to wooded areas where mud and standing water are prevalent or is allowed to swim in ponds, he or she may be at risk of contracting the disease. Observe your dog for these signs:

– Loss of appetite

– Lack of energy

– Fever

– Frequent urination

– Inability to urinate

– Vomiting

– Nosebleeds

If infected, it could result in your pup suffering from kidney damage, liver failure, meningitis, and death.

Should your dog exhibit any of these symptoms, it’s recommended that you take your dog to the vet for testing. It’s also recommended that dog owners schedule a visit with their primary physician as leptospirosis is transmittable to humans.

Pest control in Ocean County NJ is available with a variety of services, including rodent and wildlife control, both of which are participants in generating leptospirosis.

If you want your yard to be free of wildlife, contact Allison Pest where pest control in Ocean County NJ is our top priority.

NPMA’s Winter Pest Forecast – Brace Yourself for More of Every Pest!

NPMA's Winter Pest Forecast - Brace Yourself for More of Every Pest!
NPMA’s Winter Pest Forecast – Brace Yourself for More of Every Pest!

As it turns out, homeowners besieged by pests following the onslaught of heat and rain that’s plagued the U.S. over the course of 2017 are out of luck if they’re hoping for a winter pest respite. According to the recent National Pest Management Association’s Bug Barometer™ forecast for the upcoming season, those pests that usually disappear in the fall and winter will still be looking around for a home: Namely yours. And the NJ pest control company professionals at Allison want you to be prepared.

Your Northeast Spotlight:
The warmer weather this year, paired with heavier rainfall in many areas, is likely to have stinkbugs and ladybugs sprouting from every possible crevice into your home and automobile, particularly as temperatures drop – and rodents will join them. Until the weather cools, the tick population will continue to soar as well, as will mosquitoes, buoyed by the overly-wet weather.

Is your Home Ready for the Coming Invasion?
As heavy summer pest activity continues into the cold weather season, the creepy crawly factor isn’t the only concern: Many of these pests, such as rodents, ticks, and mosquitoes, carry diseases that put the human population at risk.

Prepare your home for the coming invasion. Manage your winter pest problems with the help of a trusted NJ pest control company. Learn more about the Ocean and Monmouth County services of Allison Pest Control today.

Woman Claims Mouse Attacked Her at a Hackensack NJ Home Depot Store

Mouse Attack? It Could Happen.
Mouse Attack? It Could Happen.

Despite their small size, mice can be a huge problem for homeowners in NJ. Our NJ pest control company deals with many cases of mouse infestations. For one woman in Hackensack, a mouse became an ongoing problem that has ended up leading to a lawsuit.

Mouse Attack

A 58-year-old Hackensack woman filed a lawsuit after suffering trauma from a mouse attack at Home Depot. The woman, Annette Reaves, claimed that the mouse jumped on her and scratched and bit her. This incident has left her with lingering trauma, as well as permanent orthopedic and neurological injuries.

Reaves was making a delivery at a local Home Depot store that had an apparent rodent problem. According to the lawsuit, Home Depot should be held responsible for not doing something about the rodent problem on their property.

Mouse Prevention

You shouldn’t have to deal with possible mice attacks when you take steps to keep your own home clean. Don’t leave food out that mice might go after, and get rid of piles of clutter that they can turn into nests or hiding spots. You should also seal up any areas that they can get into, such as gaps around windows or doors or cracks in your foundation. This will significantly lower your risk of mouse problems.

Don’t let mice give you nightmares. Contact Allison Pest Control, and our NJ pest control company will eliminate them from your property.

New Jersey’s Growing Rat Problem Causes Serious Concern

Keep the Rats Outdoors With Our Help
Keep the Rats Outdoors With Our Help

Rats have been scurrying around NJ for ages and providing plenty of demand for pest control in Ocean County NJ. They’re getting to be an even bigger problem these days, though. These rodents, which can transmit certain infectious diseases, have been running rampant in one part of NJ thanks to recent construction.

A Rise in Rat Populations

Residents in Waldwick, NJ have been complaining about a sharp increase in rat populations in the area. In fact, one resident ended up trapping more than 40 rats on his property. Locals claim that the problem started when workers began constructing an apartment complex in the area. The site used to be an abandoned lumber yard, which might have been housing all of these rats. Despite claims that the site was treated with pesticides before construction started, residents state that the rats became a problem shortly afterwards.

Keep Rats at Bay

Even if you don’t live in Waldwick, you should still take steps to prevent rats from infesting your property. This includes not leaving water or food sources around for them, securing garbage cans and putting bird feeders where rats can’t reach them. This should help reduce your risk of ending up with a rat problem in or around your home.

If you have a rat problem on your NJ property, contact Allison Pest Control. Our experts provide high-quality pest control in Ocean County NJ.

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