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News Flash: Mosquitoes and the West Nile Disease

Invasive Insects Are Moving Into New Jersey
Invasive Insects Are Moving Into New Jersey

It’s that time of year when mosquitoes come out in full force and will probably require NJ pest control services to keep them under control. In addition to leaving itchy bites and welts, these pests can pose another risk. They can transmit West Nile virus to people through their bites.

Mild Cases

West Nile virus is an illness that usually doesn’t present any noticeable symptoms. Roughly one in five of those who have this illness might experience a fever, rash and flu-like symptoms, such as joint pain, headaches, vomiting and diarrhea. Most cases of West Nile virus get better on their own, although fatigue can linger for several weeks.

Serious Cases

West Nile virus isn’t always a serious illness, but it can cause neurological symptoms in some people. These symptoms include headache, a stiff neck and high fever that can develop into paralysis, coma or seizures without prompt treatment. In some cases, the effects of these symptoms can be permanent.

It’s important to lower your risk of West Nile virus by keeping mosquito populations on your property under control. Keep in mind that these insects can also carry other diseases, including Zika and heart worm disease, which can put your pets at risk.

If you have a mosquito problem on your property, Allison Pest Control can help. Our NJ pest control services can help lower your risk of West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne illnesses.

This Year’s Wet Winter Means More Summer Insects in New Jersey

This Child's Face Says What We Are All Feeling: Last Winter's Mild Temperature Will Lead to Increase in Summer Pests.
This Child’s Face Says What We Are All Feeling: Last Winter’s Mild Temperature Will Lead to Increase in Summer Pests.

The winter months are over, but all the snow and rain we had in NJ means that you can expect to see a lot more bugs this summer. If you normally deal with mosquitoes and other pests during summer, their numbers might be even higher than usual.

Effects of Weather on Bugs

Having a lot of precipitation during winter brings bugs out in full force when spring and its warmer weather roll around. Spiders, mosquitoes, ticks and other bugs tend to thrive in these types of conditions. Ants are also around in abundance after a winter full of wet weather.

Bug Problems

Spiders and ants aren’t much of a problem as long as they stay outdoors, but they can be a big problem inside homes. Some spiders bite, while ants can get into food supplies and even chew on wiring inside walls. Mosquitoes and ticks are a problem whether they’re inside or outside. In most cases, you’ll find these biting pests outdoors. Mosquitoes and ticks can spread certain diseases, including Lyme disease and West Nile virus, so it’s best to hire NJ pest control services if you have a problem with them on your property.

If mosquitoes or other bugs are giving you a problem this summer, our NJ pest control services can help. Give Allison Pest Control a call for more information on our services in Monmouth County and Ocean County.

The Allison Pest Control Story, Serving You Since 1917

Growing with Each Other in Success, Let Us Help You!
Growing with Each Other in Success, Let Us Help You!

At Allison Pest Control, we’ve been providing Monmouth and Ocean County pest control services since 1917. Our family-owned business started out as a small company that has grown tremendously over the years.

Back in 1917, the Allison family opened a one-man pest control service in Monmouth County. John Daly Sr. bought the company in 1970 and expanded our service areas to cover Ocean County and some areas of Middlesex County.

Today, we provide services for more than 5,000 homeowners and business owners in NJ. With the help of his son John Daly Jr., John Daly Sr. has continued to honor the Allison legacy by ensuring that customers receive prompt and reliable service from highly skilled pest control experts.

John Daly Sr., who has served as president of the New Jersey Pest Control Management Association, has expert knowledge in pigeon control. Our other pest control professionals are also knowledgeable about using safe pest control methods and techniques to keep customers and their properties safe.

At Allison Pest Control, we offer several methods that don’t rely on chemicals to eliminate pests. Our technicians also have high-quality equipment and training in the latest pest control methods.

If you have bugs, rodents or other pests in your NJ home, contact Allison Pest Control. We provide high-quality Ocean County pest control services for homeowners and business owners in NJ.

Interesting Insect Facts: The Spotted Camel Back Cricket Does Not Bite

They May Make a Nice Tune, But Consider Them Pests to Your Home.
They May Make a Nice Tune, But Consider Them Pests to Your Home.

Crickets aren’t usually among the top reasons to hire Ocean County pest control services. They’re typically not as much of a problem as ants or termites, but their presence can be a nuisance. When it comes to spotted camel crickets, their presence can be downright alarming.

Startling Behavior

Spotted camel crickets are large crickets that can easily startle homeowners with their jumping behavior. Since they can also blend in easily with their surroundings, they’re also good at seeming to jump out of nowhere.

These crickets are fairly intimidating due to their appearance and size. However, homeowners don’t need to worry about them causing any harm. Spotted camel crickets, which have distinctive markings on their back, don’t bite or attack people.

Natural Habitat

Spotted camel crickets usually live outdoors, where they feed on plants and other bugs. You won’t find them invading your kitchen looking for food, but they can still be unpleasant to have in your home.

You’ll most likely find these crickets hiding out in basements and cellars, since they prefer dark places. They typically get inside during fall and winter, although they’re most active during the spring and summer months.

If spotted camel crickets have taken up residence in your NJ home, our Ocean County pest control services can help. Contact Allison Pest Control to learn more about our services for spotted camel crickets and other pests.

Invasive Insects: The Asian Tiger Mosquito Arrives in New Jersey

Confused on What the Asian Tiger Mosquito Looks and Acts Like? We Explain Here.
Confused on What the Asian Tiger Mosquito Looks and Acts Like? We Explain Here.

Having a problem with native mosquito populations is enough to prompt homeowners to hire Ocean County pest control services. However, an invasive species could be causing even more problems for NJ homeowners this summer. This species is known as the Asian tiger mosquito.

What Do They Look Like?

Asian tiger mosquitoes have a similar build as native mosquitoes, but they also have noticeable black and white stripes on their legs and a white stripe that runs down their thorax. These mosquitoes are usually less than an inch long.

How Do They Behave?

Asian tiger mosquitoes bite humans just as native species do, but their behavior is typically much more aggressive. These mosquitoes don’t wait for it to get dark outside before they start flying around and biting. They’re also known to attack people during the day.

Are They Dangerous?

Asian tiger mosquitoes can spread illnesses through their biting behavior. These illnesses include West Nile virus, which can cause serious complications in some people. These mosquitoes are also a threat to native mosquito populations.

Prevention Tip

Homeowners can prevent Asian tiger mosquitoes from invading by getting rid of any sources of stagnant water, such as bird baths and pet dishes.

If Asian tiger mosquitoes invade your yard this summer, contact Allison Pest Control for help. We offer safe and dependable Ocean County pest control services for mosquitoes, ants, bees and other summer pests.

A Homeowners Guide to Insects Commonly Found in New Jersey

Protect Your Employees and Family from These NJ Pests.
Protect Your Employees and Family from These NJ Pests.

NJ has plenty of bugs around that can end up becoming pests when they invade homes. Some of these bugs are more common than others. NJ homeowners should be familiar with the more common types of insect pests and get help from Ocean County pest control services if needed.

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are a growing nuisance that have invaded the NJ and NYC area. They are tiny bugs that have a reddish-brown color. Bed bugs feed on the blood of humans, usually as they sleep during the night. However, bed bugs can bite at any time and in almost any location.

Carpenter Ants

These ants are a bit larger than sugar ants and other types of common household ants. Carpenter ants get their name from their behavior, which involves tunneling through wood. This behavior can cause significant damage to homes over time.

Yellow Jackets

These wasps have very painful stings that make them a nuisance to homeowners and a danger to those who are allergic to bee and wasp stings. Yellow jackets have black and yellow coloring like honey bees and bumble bees, but they have smoother bodies. These pests are capable of stinging multiple times since their stingers don’t fall off.

No matter what kind of pest you have in your home, it’s important to contact Allison Pest Control. Our company offers reliable Ocean County pest control services for insects, rodents and wildlife.