What Pests Bug New Jersey Residents in Monmouth, Ocean, and Middlesex Counties?
The most diverse life form on the planet, insects comprise 80% of Earth's species. Humans share the world with an estimated 10 quintillion individual insects, or 200 million insects for every human. Their overwhelming numbers and invasive behavior can quickly make insects a serious problem when they invade homes or businesses.
Insects can damage or destroy the buildings where we live and work. Some insects pose a serious health threat to humans, stinging or biting, contaminating food supplies or spreading disease. Others make our lives miserable with their persistent, annoying behaviors. Insect extermination is best left to highly trained, experienced professionals like Allison Pest Control. Home remedies can cause insect colonies to split or relocate, making their elimination more difficult.
A regional leader in insect control and pest management, Allison Pest Control professional exterminators are specifically trained to identify, locate and exterminate insect pests effectively and efficiently. A regular inspection plan can halt insects before they invade and prevent them from becoming a problem.
Use our NJ Insect Resource Guide to Find Out More About What's Bugging You
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To educate our customers about New Jersey insects, Allison Pest Control has created this Insect Identification Resource Guide. Because different insects may look alike but require different pest control measures, correct identification is important. Allison Pest Control offers free home and business pest inspections to insure correct pest control treatment to get rid of whatever is bugging you.
Ants. Important pollinators, scavengers and recyclers, when ants invade buildings to forage for food or build nests, their huge numbers make them a persistent nuisance. Some ants contaminate foodstuffs; pharaoh ants are vectors for infection; and carpenter ants cause structural damage to buildings. Find out more about ants.
Bed Bugs. These tiny blood-sucking insects feed on humans while they sleep, raising itchy welts and causing emotional distress. Discontinued use of the pesticides that once kept bed bugs in check has spurred their dramatic comeback. Infestations are hard to control and spread quickly through apartments and hotels. Find out more about bed bugs.
Biting Insects. Parasites that feed on the blood of humans and animals, biting insects like bed bugs, fleas, mosquitoes and ticks cause considerable physical and psychosomatic stress. Most biting insects transmit dangerous diseases that can harm and even kill humans. Find out more about biting insects.
Household Pests. Cockroaches are the most fearsome household pest, spreading dangerous bacteria, contaminating food supplies, and provoking allergies and asthma. Other household pests like carpet beetles can be highly destructive, while earwigs and silverfish are merely annoying. Find out more about household and pantry pests.
Nuisance Insects. While only occasionally harmful, their large quantities and annoying behaviors make nuisance insects problematic when they invade buildings. The strident chirping of crickets destroys sleep; spider bites are intensely painful; and flies, mites and lady bugs annoy, cause minor damage and, in the case of flies, spread disease. Find out more about nuisance insects.
Pantry Pests. Various small beetles, moths and weevils contaminate and destroy thousands of tons of food every year. Attracted to the grains, flours, cereals, beans and nuts that form the foundation of human diet, pantry pests' larvae and waste render basic food stocks inedible. Find out more about pantry pests and other household pests.
Problem Insects. Outdoor dwellers, problem insects such as box elder bugs, centipedes, pillbugs and thrips occasionally wander into buildings. Although usually a minor nuisance, these pests can be a problem when they invade in numbers. Find out more about problem pests.
Stinging Insects. Bees and wasps pose a significant danger to humans when they nest near homes or businesses. Their stings are painful and can cause life-threatening anaphylactic shock. Bees are generally docile, but wasps, particularly yellow jackets and hornets, are highly aggressive and can sting multiple times. Find out more about stinging insects.
Termites. The size of a rice grain, subterranean termites do millions of dollars of damage every year. Living in huge underground colonies, termites invade buildings to feed on structural wood. In New Jersey, there is a 1 in 5 chance that termites will attack your home or business. Find out more about New Jersey termites.
Wood Destroying Insects. Termites cause the greatest damage to New Jersey homes and businesses; but carpenter ants, carpenter bees and powder post beetles also damage wood structures, furniture, floors and other wood products with their destructive tunneling. Find out more about wood destroying insects.