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What kind of Rodents nest in your Attic?

What Kind Of Rodents Nest In Your Attic? People, wild animals and pests pursue similar things. Shelter and food top the list. Safety and protection are equally important to us and to creatures. This is the reason squirrels and mice set their sights on the attic. Now, let's delve deeper to find out how to counteract the problem. How Do Pests Enter the Attic Like a thief who's committed to taking the valuables in your home, squirrels will do whatever it takes to exploit any weak points in the roof. They will also gnaw through plastic or aluminum roof vents. Flying squirrels are among the usual intruders. Mice, on the other hand, gain entry to the attic by traveling up downspouts and walking through pipes and wall voids. Why Do Pests Love the Attic The attic is the closest room to the roof, and all sorts of critters scurry across...
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Oh Deer: Arkadia Offers Deer Repellent Services

When some people look outside their window and see a doe nibbling on their vegetation, they may pause to appreciate the seemingly serene scene. However, many local residents know through first-hand experience how devastating deer can be in a residential area. If you have noticed deer on your lawn or in the vicinity, you need to develop an effective strategy for deterring them from spending time on your property. The Urgent Need to Address Your Deer Problem The most obvious nuisance associated with deer on residential properties is damage to landscaping. In addition to making a meal out of your vegetation, they will leave behind urine and feces that can damage your lawn. There are also health concerns associated with deer. Consider that deer may bring ticks and Lyme disease on your property, which can be a danger to people and pets alike. Deer are generally known for being docile...
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Invading Your Territory: Common Household Spiders in New Jersey

For many people, spiders are the creepiest of the creepy crawlers. That means keeping them out of your home should be a top priority. Spiders seek out indoor spaces for the same reasons that humans do. They need warmth, protection from the elements, food, and water. They enter buildings through doors and windows or small cracks and openings. They can ride in on firewood or other items from outside. If they survive long enough to reproduce, you'll have even more spiders sharing your space. The Brown Recluse Spider This one of the scariest species of spider on the planet. Its toxic bite can cause necrosis of the flesh and other serious health problems. In some cases, recluse bites have even caused death. It’s one of the few spiders in North America that has the power to kill. If you’re eyeing your surrounding area in search of a small brown spider...
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Tips to Keep Mice Out of Your Home This Winter

When the summer ends, cold weather will soon follow. This means certain household pests will be seeking refuge indoors. Northern New Jersey homeowners especially need to take the necessary steps to keep out mice . They are always looking for a warm place to nest. If you aren’t careful, these troublesome rodents can become a major pain in the butt. Let’s take a closer look at why mice are so problematic. Dangers of Not Preparing for Rodent Season Failing to prepare for rodent season makes your home more prone to experiencing an infestation. Once mice get inside, it’s only a matter of time before you start to experience issues. They are an especially big health concern for Northern New Jersey families. Rodents have a reputation for spreading Salmonella bacteria, which can cause food poisoning. Symptoms that stem from eating tainted food include muscle pains, stomach cramps, nausea, and bloody stools....
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Benefits of Organic Pest Control

Rodents, insects, and wildlife that we often consider (and refer to as) "pests" all play an important role in our ecosystem, but it doesn’t always mean that we want them to inhabit our homes and yards. Whether you have an infestation of mice in your crawl space or a large wasp nest on the outside of your home, a pest problem will not go away on its own. Many pest control methods involve using harsh chemicals that are effective at eliminating issues with pests but can also cause harm to humans, their pets, wildlife and kill helpful "pests" like pollinators. One of the best and safest ways to solve your pest issue is by using organic pest control. Check out some of the benefits of organic pest control methods. Eco-Friendly As more waterways become polluted and natural habitats disappear, it’s crucial that we all need to work harder to improve...
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Types of Bees in New Jersey

Like most other states in the US and across the globe, New Jersey is home to many types of bees and stinging insects. And while some types of bees are beneficial for our ecosystems, others present not just an annoyance to residents, but also potential risks. Even if you are not allergic to bees or their stings, it’s possible to experience issues with stinging insects who choose to make their homes near (or inside!) yours. Here’s more on the types of bees you’ll find in New Jersey, as well as how to handle their removal when necessary. Types of Bees and Stinging Insects in New Jersey The most common types of bees in New Jersey are carpenter bees, bumble bees, and honeybees. Of course, within those three classifications, there are many different distinct types of bees, making it difficult to tell what you might be looking at. There are also...
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How To Get Rid Of Rodents In Your Attic

At one point or another, nearly every homeowner deals with a rodent problem , and unfortunately, those industrious little nesters can quickly become a large problem. Each particular area of your home has its own unique challenges and needs when it comes to getting rid of rodents, but one of the toughest might just be your attic. Attics are a perfect environment for rodents - dark and quiet with little foot traffic or disturbance. While cute, these little pests can wreak havoc on a home with their tendency to chew through just about everything from wires to insulation. They’re also a health concern, leaving droppings that will sit for long periods of time in an attic that become little cesspools of bacteria and mold and carrying diseases and other unwanted visitors like ticks and fleas into your home. Thankfully, removing these unwanted pests doesn’t have to be a huge headache,...
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How to Tell When an Infestation is Bigger Than Expected

Every house gets a bug every now and then, but if you start to notice even one or two bugs on a regular basis, you may have a larger infestation than you expected. It is always important to try and catch any infestation as quickly as possible, but when you find one that's larger than initially expected, speed matters even more. How to tell when an infestation is bigger than expected. Pests always leave signs of their presence, and when the infestation is bigger than expected, the signs are also larger. What should you look out for? If you see noticeable amounts of waste, from rodents or bugs, you may have a more significant infestation than you realize. Pest predators, like ladybugs and spiders, can indicate an infestation. If you see a lot of them in or around your home, you can bet that they have plenty of pests to...
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How Climate Change Affects Pest Populations

As climate change continues to alter the earth's atmosphere in unpredictable and erratic ways, humanity is seeing many unusual patterns in the global ecosystem. Not least of these new patterns is the behavioral changes of pests. Already, pests are exhibiting peculiar new characteristics and appearing in geographical regions that scientists once believed to be ill-suited for them. For example, the mountain pine beetle, southern pine beetle, and hemlock wooly adelgid have suddenly moved into forests with ecosystems unprepared for their arrival while causing significant amounts of damage . Here are some other ways climate change is affecting pest populations and what the consequences will be. Range of Distribution One change which pests will undergo is their range of distribution. Bugs don’t migrate to places where the temperature is too hot or too cold, meaning you won't find many in mountain ranges or areas with a low elevation. However, now that...
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How to Stop Raccoons from Destroying Your Trash

It surprises a lot of people, but NJ does have a number of resident raccoons. At Arkadia Pest Control , we often receive calls from our clients about raccoon removal, and we wanted to share some tips on how to prevent and deter raccoons from feasting in your trash cans at night. Why is this so important? Outside of leaving a mess for you to clean or finding potentially hazardous waste material on your property with their droppings, raccoons are also loud. Once they designate your house as the local meal spot, you’re bound to have to listen to them every night. Why is This So Important? Outside of costing you sleep, raccoons are opportunistic, like most scavenger animals. If they feel welcome and fed, they might just decide to hang around. If they do, they’ll find entry into your attic, crawl spaces or other areas. Once inside your home,...
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How to Keep Bed Bugs Out of Your Home

Bed bugs are notorious for being particularly nasty and hard to get rid of. They are easily able to move from place to place by traveling on clothing, bedding, boxes, luggage, and furniture. Bed bugs also bite and will cause itchy welts on your body when you're sleeping. These are very uncomfortable and since they are difficult to find and get rid of, prevention is really the best thing that you can do. How to Keep Bed Bugs Out of Your Home Double check anything you get secondhand: This is especially important when you're buying used beds, furniture, and couches. Look for signs of a bed bug infestation, such as red stains, dark spots, eggs, and live bugs, before you bring anything home. Use a protective cover on your mattress and box springs: These protective covers are light in color and make bed bugs easier to see. It also helps to eliminate many...
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Signs of a Rodent Infestation

If you think you might have a rodent problem, you are likely wondering what steps you should take to confirm your suspicion and contain the threat. Rodents can enter your home or office when you least expect to face the problem, and not everyone knows how to detect them in the early stages. This guide reveals the warning signs of an infestation and the dangers rodents can present if you don't address them, and you will understand what path makes sense for your situation. The goal is to arm you with the required information to choose the smartest option based on your needs. Detecting rodents and the issues they cause will be much easier, and you will know you have done the right thing. Rodent Hazards Mice, rats and other rodents that get into your home can cause a variety of issues of which you need to be aware. They...
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Ways to Avoid Attracting Ticks

Ticks spread Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and other illnesses to people and animals. Avoid being bitten by following these tick prevention tips from Arkadia Eco Pest Control. Arkadia provides safe, effective, environmentally friendly tick control services in New Jersey. Avoid Tick Encounters Staying out of ticks' way is half the battle. The following tips can help prevent tick run-ins in the first place to reduce the risk of being bitten: Know Their Habitats Avoid Wooded Areas Stay Away from Areas With Brush or Tall Grass Walk on Pavement Instead of Grass When Possible If you must venture into places with heavy vegetation, check your clothing, gear, hair and body for ticks as soon as you get home. In addition to inspecting kids post-outing, check your furry family members for ticks. Shower immediately to further reduce the risk of tick-borne diseases. Repel Ticks Sometimes you can't avoid tick-prone areas....
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Common Mosquito Myths

For millions of years, mosquitoes have terrorized the world by helping spread disease and sickness. While these problematic insects have always been a nuisance to humans, they are still quite misunderstood. Here are some of the most common mosquito myths. Myth #1: All Mosquitoes Bite Mosquitoes are well known for being bloodthirsty pests. However, not all mosquitoes actually bite. In order to nourish their eggs, female mosquitoes must collect blood protein. Special chemical and heat sensors enable them to detect nearby animals to feast on. On the other hand, their male counterparts typically feed on plant sap and flower nectar. Myth #2: Mosquitoes Die After Biting You Some insects, such as honey bees, die after stinging their victim. Unfortunately, this is not the case with mosquitoes. Not only will mosquitoes survive after biting you, buy they will go on to produce more offspring. Myth #3: The Cold Weather Kills Mosquitoes...
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