Ringwood, NJ Pest Control
Ringwood has definitive seasons and a climate that is prone to humidity. It is not far from New York City and is close to several bodies of water. This makes it a nice location for pests to thrive. While some pests feed off of the lawns, homes or food of local residents, others feed off of the residents themselves.
Bedbugs feed on human blood. These tiny round pests are brown in color and have flat bodies. You may pick them up anywhere from gyms and schools to your workplace or a hotel. They typically travel on clothing or in bags and luggage. Since they multiply fast and are hard to eradicate because of their physical attributes, these pests can become a major problem quickly. To add to the problem, they can survive for weeks or even months without a full blood meal. Bedbugs leave tiny bumps on your skin when they bite, and the bumps often appear in a straight line. You may see little bits of reddish-brown dirt from their feces, and you may also notice a strong odor where there is an infestation.
These ants are large and are usually seen crawling near wood. They get their name from their ability to cut through wood with their teeth. Although they do not consume the wood, they still destroy it by tunneling. If you see carpenter ants and notice that some wood has lines with a bubbled appearance, you probably have a carpenter ant infestation. They destroy more wood as their colonies grow since they nest in it. When they destroy the wood and it is exposed to moisture, it also becomes attractive to termites.
Ringwood residents may find both drywood and dampwood termites. These pests do not usually have wings unless they are swarmers. The swarmers appear in the spring but shed their wings. A pile of shed wings may indicate a serious infestation. Dampwood termites enter buildings through tunnels underground or through dirt tubes that they build along the foundation and walls. Drywood termites usually squeeze through cracks under doors or windows. While drywood termites will eat wallpaper and textiles as well as wood, dampwood termites like rotting bark and wood beams or eaves that are wet from continuous contact with moisture.
Gnawed wood is often an indicator of termites, and you may also try to knock on areas of the wall where there are support studs. If the area sounds hollow instead of solid, this could be a sign that termites are destroying the wood from behind the walls. Ignoring an infestation for even a week can cost you thousands of extra dollars in damage. This is especially true if you have the aggressive and fast-growing Subterranean termites or if termites are attacking support beams.
How To Get Rid Of Pests In Ringwood, NJ
If you notice any of these pests or other pests such as spiders and wasps, contact Abarb Pest Control. We have nearly 40 years of experience in removing and preventing pest infestations. Ask us about our preventative services if you are a homeowner who wants to preserve your peace of mind or if you are a business owner who wants to protect your company's reputation. Please call for more information.