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Brett Madden

Pest Control in Monmouth County, New Jersey

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Many of us don’t think about pest control until it’s too late. While it is true that qualified experts are adept at ridding your home from unwanted pests, they can also assist you in pest prevention, ensuring that your family and pets will not be exposed to potentially hazardous pests. What is Pest Control? Pest control refers to the elimination of anything that can be determined to be a detriment or inconvenience to people’s lives, including nature and the economy. As long as there have been pests, there has been pest control! In agriculture, the practices is widely used to protect crops from being eaten by bugs. Today, there are many forms of pest control that are widely-used, including: ·         biological pest control ·         mechanical pest control ·         breeding ground elimination ·         bait poison ·         controlled burns ·         traps ·         pesticides ·         fumigation ·         and more Monmouth County, New Jersey Monmouth County, New Jersey is considered part of the New York...
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Pest Control in Ocean County, New Jersey

Many of us don’t think about pest control until it’s too late. While it is true that qualified experts are adept at ridding your home from unwanted pests, they can also assist you in pest prevention, ensuring that your family and pets will not be exposed to potentially hazardous pests. What is Pest Control? Pest control refers to the elimination of anything that can be determined to be a detriment or inconvenience to people’s lives, including nature and the economy. As long as there have been pests, there has been pest control! In agriculture, the practices is widely used to protect crops from being eaten by bugs. Today, there are many forms of pest control that are widely-used, including: ·         biological pest control ·         mechanical pest control ·         breeding ground elimination ·         bait poison ·         controlled burns ·         traps ·         pesticides ·         fumigation ·         and more Ocean County, New Jersey Ocean County, New Jersey sits along the Jersey Shore. It is...
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What to look for when unidentifiable noises are heard in your property.

Have you ever sat in a quiet room and suddenly heard a strange tapping or scratching noise?  Your first instinct is that there is an animal or insect creeping through the crevices of the walls, so you call someone to investigate.  The inspector arrives and searches the attic, the basement and around the outside of the house trying to find a potential entry point for any type of critter that might match the sound you have described.  After searching for thirty minutes or so, the inspector can find no evidence of any kind of wildlife invasion. You insist you are not crazy.  It’s ok, we believe you!  Here are a few potential sources for things that go bump in the night…or scratch in the day: Trees:   Sometimes a scratching sound from above is nothing more than a tree branch scraping against the roof, siding or gutters.  We recommend keeping...
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Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes have become as much a part of summer as backyard barbecues and days at the beach. Unfortunately, these pests are often more than annoying — they can transmit potentially deadly diseases. There are ways to keep your family comfortable and safe from mosquitoes this summer. What are Mosquitoes? Viewed by most people as ‘nuisance pests,’ mosquitoes feed on blood from mammals, including humans. They are found in many areas of the world, with more than 3,500 documented species. Some scientists say complete elimination of all mosquitoes from the planet would not have much of an ecological impact. Though mosquito larvae are a favorite food of fish (and other aquatic animals), as well as birds, bats, dragonflies and spiders, they are not a primary food source. Mosquitoes usually live and thrive in stagnant (sometimes called ‘standing’) water, but have also been known to frequent marshy and muddy areas. The potential...
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Mold Prevention in New Jersey

Mold is a serious concern for many New Jersey families. If untreated, mold can cause severe respiratory troubles for humans and pets, and can even lead to death in extreme cases. What is Mold? Mold is a fungal growth that can attach itself to most any surface. It is actually an essential element in the natural environment, helping to break down dead leaves and other organic materials. Once inside, however, mold spores — which are typically invisible to the naked eye — can wreak havoc on your home and family members. Inside a home, mold is typically found in damp and dark areas, such as the bathroom, kitchen, storage areas, the basement and areas with poor ventilation. Health Complications Many people who have come into contact with mold believe they are “just sick,” or experiencing stress-related symptoms. These people may experience watery and itchy eyes, rash, chronic cough, sinus trouble,...
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Mold & Homes

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Mold is a serious and dangerous health concern that has plagued thousands of homeowners, particularly following the so-called “superstorm,” Hurricane Sandy. Hurricane Sandy devastated a large portion of the Northeastern U.S. in October 2012. The Category One storm was the largest Atlantic hurricane on record. In the end, the losses from storm damage were close to $74 billion. More than 250 people were killed in the storm. Many of those who were spared were then faced with the very real threat of black  mold  in their flooded-out homes. In the weeks immediately following the storm, many homeowners reported breathing problems and other health hazards. Since mold is often invisible, these residents were often not aware of the health dangers until their conditions deteriorated. There are variety of visible mold, which can be washed away using a bleach and water mixture. This is a method that many victims of Hurricane Sandy...
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Flies

Most of us have had numerous encounters with flies — swatting them away from food at an outdoor barbecue, or trying to keep them out of our faces when we are on a nature walk. What are Flies? There are many types of flies in existence. Depending on the species, they can live from eight days to up to a year. There are more than 160,000 species of flies located worldwide. Female flies can lay more than one million eggs at a time. Flies are notorious for carrying diseases, and can spread salmonella, E. coli and other potentially deadly pathogens. They have been known to contribute in the contraction of many diseases in humans and pets, including: typhoid fever cholera hepatitis meningitis dysentery and more Because flies are full of bacteria, if they are able to land on an eating utensil for even a moment, they can cause illness such...
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Carpenter Bees: Detection & Prevention

Carpenter bees are large be es that can be found throughout the world. It is estimated there are more than 500 species of carpenter bees. These pests get their name because of their tendency to build nests in burrows of dead wood or structural materials. Characteristics Because they also pollinate flowers, carpenter bees are sometimes confused with bumblebees. While they are similar in size and color, carpenter bees have a shiny belly. Males are not able to sting. Females will typically sting only when provoked. Unlike termites, carpenter bees do not eat wood, but rather create tunnels through wood structures to build nests. Even so, these pest tend to return to the same area year after year, which means over time your home can become susceptible to hundreds of small holes. That can add up to major structural damage, or an ‘accident waiting to happen.’ Bees flying around homes are...
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Carpenter Ants: Detection & Prevention

Carpenter ants are found throughout the world. So named because of their tendency to ‘carve out’ wooden structures, these pests seek out dead, damp wood where they can build nests. Carpenter ants are similar to termites in their ability to cause massive damage to homes and businesses in a short amount of time. Characteristics Carpenter ants can live both in and outside, favoring moist, decaying or hollow wood. They are most frequently found under windows, in crevices of the roof, on decks and porches and other areas that are susceptible to moisture. These pests leave a sawdust-like material in their wake. Carpenter ants vary in size, from two to 20 millimeters in length. Colors also vary from dark black to red, brown, yellow, orange, tan and other variations. Most carpenters ants are black, or red and black. These pests build two types of nest: parent and satellite colonies. Parent colonies...
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Bed Bugs in New Jersey

You may have heard jokes about bed bugs, but they are no laughing matter. In fact, a potential bed bug infestation  should  be a serious concern. Alliance Pest Control can help you prevent these pests from entering your home, as well as remove them, if an infestation has occurred. What Are Bed Bugs? Bed bugs are parasites that are fueled by blood. This means they will actively seek out sources of fresh blood, including from pets and humans. They have a light brown or reddish-brown color, with a flat, oval-shaped back, and front (not hind) wings. They can survive in temperatures ranging from 14°-60° (Fahrenheit). How Do Bed Bugs Feed? These pests are mainly active at night, and thrive in warm, dark areas. They typically congregate near furniture, or under bedding (sheets, comforters, etc.). Humans and pets will usually be unaware they have been bitten by bed bugs until it is...
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Bed Bugs in Hotels & Motels

Not much can ruin a family vacation faster than a bed bug infestation. The bite from these pests can produce itchy, uncomfortable welts that can last for weeks. Don’t let bed bugs be one of the souvenirs you bring back from vacation! What Are Bed Bugs? Bed bugs are parasites that are fueled by blood. This means they will actively seek out sources of fresh blood, including from pets and humans. They have a light brown or reddish-brown color, with a flat, oval-shaped back, and front (not hind) wings. They can survive in temperatures ranging from 14°-60° (Fahrenheit). How to Detect Bed Bugs in Hotels Vacations are meant to be a time of fun and relaxation. It is important, however, not to let your guard down toward potential safety concerns, particularly when you first enter your hotel room. Many of us are used to checking where the nearest exit is, and...
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Bed Bugs… Getting rid of them once and for all!

Bed bugs are a real problem in parts of America like in the New Jersey and other parts of Philadelphia and thus people are trying to get rid of bed bug problems. Alliance Pest Services provides the solution for the removal and  prevention of bed bugs  from home and your business.  Our bed bug control and monitoring services are available in the entire state of New Jersey and parts of Pennsylvania.  Including Atlantic County, Bergen County, Burlington County, Camden County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, Essex County, Gloucester County, Hudson County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Ocean County, Passaic County, Salem County, Somerset County, Sussex County, Union County and Warren County) as well as Pennsylvania (Philadelphia).    Our existing and new clients can easily contact us through our newly designed website.  Either for residential bed bug problems or commercial bed bug problems.  The website contains...
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Exterminators in Ocean County to the Rescue

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As the summer months approach,  exterminators in Ocean County  have a hefty task. The temperature grows warmer and the pests come to life, invading the comfortable living and working quarters of innocent residents. The thought of sleeping with a spider hanging over head or a mosquito buzzing in one’s ear is enough to make anyone’s skin crawl. Not to mention the health and safety risks that come along with the foreign invaders who can sometimes carry diseases or pose a threat to those who are allergic to certain insect bites/stings. When the pests come knocking, the solution is simple: contact the experts.  If you’re looking for exterminators in Ocean County, Alliance Pest Services has the experience and the ability to manage a number of different pest infestations within residential areas, such as: bats, carpenter ants, mosquitoes, cockroaches, stinging insects, ticks, birds, carpenter bees, rodents, stink bugs, wild life, and other...
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Busy season for NJ pest control businesses

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  It’s that time again. The birds are singing the sweet song of summer, bugs are attaching themselves to the budding leaves of residents’ freshly planted flowers, and  NJ pest control  businesses are gearing up for another busy season. As soon as the warm weather hits, annoying invaders wake up from their long winter hibernation. It’s hard to enjoy the outdoors, and even the indoors, when you’re constantly being peppered with itchy bites and creepy crawlers. That’s why it is important to contact an exterminator immediately if you believe you have an infestation so you can get back to enjoying your summer.  The most common pests that NJ pest control businesses have to deal with are ants, flies, cockroaches, rodents, food pests, termites, stinging insects, bed bugs, wildlife, and spiders. These pests can be found in homes, businesses and the surrounding areas of such structures, and can cause significant risk...
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When it’s Time to Bring in Pest Control Ocean County professionals

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Even if you have an immaculately clean home, there is usually still a need for a  pest control Ocean County  professionals to come out to your home during specific times of the year. With summer right upon, now is the time for homeowners to realize that the smallest crack, leaky faucet, and even a tree stump in the backyard can attract certain pests to terrorize their homes. Pesticides, traps, and baits are often the first thing people turn to when they find their home invested with pests such as mice, termites, bedbugs, etc. However, they are not always the right solution. Some professional pest control Ocean County technicians use pesticides on a regular basis as preventative measures, while others have safer ways to get rid of pests. Solutions that reduce the amount of chemicals used in the treatment and prevention of re-infestations in your home is the best way to...
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Pest Control Monmouth County Specialists

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Anyone can walk into a hardware store and buy pesticides, traps, and baits claiming to be “all you need to eliminate pests that are intruding in your home.” The problem is that even though these may offer a temporary solution, they are not always the best long term treatment.  Pest Control in Monmouth County  entails much more than purchasing an item off the shelf with a picture on the box. What do you know about the pests you are trying to get rid of? So, you see a line of ants behind your sink, and you run out to buy ant traps. But, this is not what you need to do. There are different types of ants can be invading your home, and while they may look a lot alike they will always respond to the same pest control methods. Figuring out what type of pest you are dealing with...
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Understanding the Nature of Cicada

You can visit us at www.alliancepestservices.com or call us at (888) 904-7507 Cicada is a very special insect that has over 3000 species all around the world. This type of creature is known for its ability to buzz and click like humans do. The noise that they can make can be heard in a quiet farm or in a space where there is a room for them.  The most special feature that this type of insect has is the fact that they can just surface after several years. There are species of cicadas that can only resurface after 17 years and there are others that resurface every year. This makes the species of cicadas different from the others. There are those that also resurface after the winter. You will just know that the cicadas are back when you hear the noise that they make. Cicadas are buzzing and clicking not...
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Everyone Needs a Bed bugs exterminator Monmouth County Service

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You can visit us at  www.alliancepestservices.com  or call us at (888) 904-7507 Bed bugs have experienced a surge in population in recent years, and they are causing people chaos and moments of haywire in lives  every day. While most people assume  bed bugs  are a pest of the past, but in truth, they have taken over beds everywhere across the United States and more. The bed bugs have never gone away. It is important that every person learns to identify the signs of their existence, so that if an infestation takes place, they can do all that is possible to keep them from recurring. The most important step before you get them or if you have discovered that your home has them is to get a bed bugs exterminator Monmouth County professional. The area of Monmouth County has both rural and metropolitan where bed bugs can stake their claim, so it’s...
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NJ Pest Control Season

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NJ Pest Control Season April 12, 2013 at 4:55 PM — Brett Madden You can visit us at  www.alliancepestservices.com  or call us at (888) 904-7507 NJ pest control should be waking up in everyone’s mind, right in step with the spring weather, green grass and pests waking from hibernation. While not all bugs and rodents winter the months away warm and quiet and removed from humans, house spiders, particularly hardy flies and mice or rats that have made their nests inside a building do not. Those pesky creatures that do hibernate should be annoying everyone soon. The ants will come marching in; crickets will no longer be dormant and start singing their annoying and repetitive songs and birds, bees and bats will be back for all the nature lovers to enjoy. Nature should be enjoyed, no matter how annoying it can be. Biologists, entomologists and ornithologists should be excited for the opportunities...
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Pest Control Ocean County Insects

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You can visit us at  www.alliancepestservices.com  or call us at (888) 904-7507 Pest control in Ocean County is soon going to be busy. The birds and the bees are coming out of their trees after winter hibernation and while the birds are not too much of a problem, the bees can be if one is allergic. Even more worrisome and annoying than the bees are the most common pests in New Jersey and Ocean County: The Stink Bug Just like its name implies, this insect can make things really stinky. A strain of this bug was imported from Asia sometime in the last two decades and was only discovered here in the late 90’s. If they are agitated, killed, or even handled, they release a noxious smell that can linger and permeate through a home. Pest control in Ocean County is very experienced with these bugs. Cockroaches The  black jellybean...
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