Pompton Lakes, NJ Pest Control

As the name suggestions, Pompton Lakes is surrounded by not one but multiple lakes. While this creates a nice lush landscape for area residents to enjoy, it also creates a plentiful food supply and an ideal habitat for multiple pests. The water means more flora, which means more insects. Other insects feed off of them, and some pests also feed on human food, humans or wood.

Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are some of the most dangerous pests that feed on humans. Although there are many different species, only a few thrive in residential areas. The aedes aegypti mosquito has gained notoriety in recent years because of its ability to carry Zika virus. This virus is not fatal and does not usually require medical care but can cause infants to be born with microcephaly when their mothers contract it while pregnant.

Mosquitoes in the area may also carry West Nile virus and yellow fever. You can minimize your risks of mosquito bites by wearing long sleeves whenever possible, avoiding perfumes when outdoors and using bug spray with at least 40 percent DEET. Also, eliminating any standing water in pet dishes, fountains or pooling leaky sprinklers helps since mosquitoes can breed in something as small as an overturned bottle cap. However, professional pest control is the best way to prevent these pests.

Termites

The area is home to several kinds of termites. You may find them destroying anything from textiles and furniture in your home to rotting bark on trees outdoors. The main risk of termites is to your finances. Their destruction can cost you thousands of dollars in a matter of weeks. This is especially true when they attack support beams that are part of the building's foundation. Subterranean termite infestations are especially bad since they multiply quickly and are aggressive. If you see dirt tubes along walls or along the foundation, gnawed wood or piles of wings, these are all signs of an infestation.

Bedbugs

These pests also feed on humans but are not known carriers of harmful diseases like mosquitoes. Their bites are itchy and often appear in straight rows. You may notice bedbugs or their reddish-brown fecal dirt on your mattress or furniture. In some cases, a musky odor is in the air near a large infestation.

Bedbugs are tiny and brown in color. Their bodies are flat and round, which makes them hard to eliminate when combined with their elusive nature. Also, they can survive more than a month without feeding on blood. Since they travel easily in hotels, gyms, schools, workplaces and homes of friends or family members, you can unknowingly acquire or spread bedbugs. These fast-spreading pests have become so problematic that some landlords now hold tenants who spread bedbugs responsible for removal of the pests in affected neighboring units.

How To Get Rid Of Pests In Pompton Lakes, NJ

For over 35 years, Abarb Pest Control has been removing and preventing several types of pests in New Jersey. We provide prompt inspections and effective personalized treatment suggestions that address the pest problem and minimize your risks. Also, we offer preventative treatments that keep infestations away from your home or business. To learn more about our services or to request a free estimate, please call us today.