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Spiders Frequently Found in NJ Homes and Businesses

Get Help with Spiders in Your NJ Home or Business from Allison Pest Control!
Get Help with Spiders in Your NJ Home or Business from Allison Pest Control!

Spiders are no strangers to most NJ homeowners. In fact, the state is home to around 39 species. Find out more about some common species of spiders that you might see in or around your home.

Common House Spider

This brown spider is sometimes mistaken for a “brown widow” thanks to its coloring, but it doesn’t have the same harmful bite. Common house spiders are often seen inside homes and commercial buildings.

Garden Spiders

Garden spiders are larger spiders that are typically black and yellow. These harmless spiders weave webs outside to catch insect pests, so you don’t usually need NJ pest control services to deal with them.

Zebra Jumper

This black and white spider has a striped pattern that resembles a zebra. Zebra jumpers can be seen leaping around near buildings and sometimes inside them.

Southern Black Widow

These spiders have black bodies with a red hourglass pattern on their abdomen. Their venomous bite makes them one of the more dangerous spiders to have around, although they’re shy and stay hidden most of the time.

Longbodied Cellar Spider

These long-legged spiders are usually found in basements, sheds and other dark areas, although you might see them on your ceilings as well.

If spiders have invaded your home, our NJ pest control services can get rid of them. Contact Allison Pest Control for more information on our services for NJ homeowners.

Smithsonian Loves NJ Residents’ Jumping Spider Image

Jumping Spiders
Jumping Spiders

Some pests have a photogenic and magnetic personality. So it is with jumping spiders.

Recently this tiny spider was photographed by NJ resident, Barbara Storm, who submitted a picture of the spider perched on a begonia pedal to the 13th annual Smithsonian photo contest.

According to Ms. Storm, the jumping spider lives in the backyard of her home in Tewksbury. Ms. Storm stated “some of the most magnificent and beautiful creatures can be found in your own back yard.” With so many skittering specimens making their way around, it’s easily a photographer’s dream come true for colorful and unusual photo opportunities.

Ms. Storm’s jumping spider picture became one of the finalists out of over 46,000 submitted from veteran and amateur photographers around the world.

From bees and lizards to butterflies and squirrels, insects and wildlife play a role in nature, which is important to the planet. Unfortunately, sometimes an infestation of your yard or home can lead to problems, which results in damage to your property.

Whether bee hives need removing, wildlife safely captured, or treatments for pests such as bed bugs, Allison Pest Control NJ can handle the job.

For help with a pest problem or for information about pests in and around your home, contact Allison Pest Control NJ for assistance from the experts. Our friendly and experienced staff is standing by to answer any questions you may have about pest removal.

303 Species of Insects Make Their Home in New Jersey What Are They?

Common Insects that Want to Call Your Place Home
Common Insects that Want to Call Your Place Home

While ants and termites are among the main reasons that NJ residents need Monmouth County pest control services, there are hundreds of other insects in the state. While some of these are considered beneficial to have around, others are considered pests. Some of these pests can increase the risk of health problems, while others can cause damage to homes.

These are some of the insect species found in NJ:

• Bees and ants: NJ has more than 30 species of bees and ants, including American bumble bees, baldfaced hornets, carpenter ants, Eastern carpenter bees, formica ants, honey bees, paper wasps, red pavement ants, sweat bees and yellow jackets.

• Beetles: NJ has more than 50 types of beetles, including acorn weevils, Asian multicolored lady beetles, broad-necked root borers, emerald ash borers, Japanese beetles, May beetles, red oak borers and soldier beetles.

• Butterflies and moths: More than 50 types make their home in NJ, including American lady butterflies, black swallowtails, giant leopard moths, luna moths and monarch butterflies.

• Other bugs: NJ is also home to several other bug species, including bed bugs, aphids, giant water bugs, green stink bugs, oak treehoppers, wheel bugs and yucca plant bugs.

No matter what type of insect pest you have in your NJ home, it’s important to contact our Monmouth County pest control experts. Allison Pest Control has the experience and equipment needed to handle all kinds of bug infestations.

Fun Facts: These Weird Looking Insect Pests Are Found in New Jersey

Keep Your Home Pest Free
Keep Your Home Pest Free

More than 300 different species of creepy crawly insects call New Jersey home. Do you need a NJ pest control professional to race to your rescue against these intimidating insects?

  • The “Mini-Me” of scorpions…
    Pseudoscorpions are ¼ inch long with pincers – but no stingers.
  • Like a walking post-it…
    The Masked Hunter’s sticky surface grabs debris from its surroundings for camouflage. Though not known for aggression, its bite is extremely painful.
  • Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound…
    Well, not exactly, but the North American Jumping Spider can leap three to four times its body length from a standstill.
  • It can knock you out…
    With Lyme Disease. The tiny but tough deer tick is big trouble in a tiny package.
  • More than a “Marvel-ous” villain…
    The Black Widow is the most venomous spider in North America and capable of inflicting some seriously painful bites.
  • Dangerous doppelganger…
    Similar in size and appearance, the bright and beautiful yellow jacket is nothing like a honeybee. They are aggressive in nature and capable of repeated stings if provoked.
  • Not a creature from another planet…
    With 15 pairs of legs, this pest has some moves. The house centipede likes damp, dark places, and while it usually doesn’t bite, it is venomous and has been known to show its teeth on occasion.

Got the shivers? Shake them with the help of the friendly NJ pest control experts at Allison.

Are Pavement Ants Swarming into Your Monmouth County Home or Business?

Ant Control
Ant Control

As the ground warms, pavement ants start swarming up from their underground nests in search of food. You’ve probably seen these small ants massed along the edges of sidewalks or swarming over dropped food.

Black to brown and barely 1/8 inch long, pavement ants live in nests under sidewalks, driveways, patios and slab-constructed buildings. A particular nuisance in the spring and early summer when they are most active, pavement ants are a perennial pest problem at Monmouth County, New Jersey schools, businesses and homes.

Swarming Into Buildings

Pavement ants frequently swarm into classrooms, commercial buildings and residential kitchens while foraging for food. These ants are so tiny they can easily contaminate children’s lunch boxes, crawl into employees’ purses and briefcases, swarm over pet food and infiltrate cupboards and trash cans.

Their quick movements and swarming behavior can induce panic. If you place your foot or hand in their path, these ants will crawl onto your body. Pavement ant infestations in schools and office buildings where students and employees cannot easily leave infested areas require immediate treatment by an experienced Monmouth County ant exterminator to minimize upset to children and employees.

Professional Extermination Needed

The inaccessibility of their nests makes pavement ants a challenge to exterminate. Home and garden sprays may kill visible ants, but pavement ants live in large colonies where the loss of a few dozen individuals has little impact. Typically, ants reroute their activities around do-it-yourself treatments, making it more difficult for professional ant exterminators to treat these annoying pests.

If pavement ants are a repetitive problem, you may want to consider protecting your home with an Allison Pest Control Home Protection Plan or talking to our ant extermination experts about commercial pest control for your school or business.