Wanaque, NJ Pest Control

Wanaque is a peaceful community that attracts people who want a more subdued, rural environment. Unfortunately, this woodsy borough, helped by its wet climate, also attracts pests such as ticks, rodents, and ants who can make this formerly relaxing place a bit more stressful than it needs to be.


Ticks live all over New Jersey, and Wanaque is no exception, notably so because they are especially attracted to woodsy areas. These pests tend to show up most in May, June, and July, and that is when people need to be most on the lookout for them so that you can remove them and keep your chances of contracting a tick-borne disease as minimal as possible. Once you come back inside, check your body for them. Do the same for your pets. When removing one, make sure to remove the entire tick; don't break it apart.

If you have a tick infestation in your home, do get professional assistance to eradicate them as they will be desperate for blood at that point since they need it to survive. While outside, it likely wasn't that difficult for them to find some due to the number of animals out there, but that's likely not the case inside.


Rodents can also serve as quite a nuisance to those in Wanaque as they scurry around your floors and behind your walls. Some of the more common ones found in the Garden State include deer mice, house mice, Norway rats and roof rats. Depending on the type, they will range from 5-16 inches in length. They can transmit diseases when they scurry across surfaces where food is later placed or eating something that had been left out, but you had not noticed that it had been disturbed and resumed eating it the next day.

Pest control specialists can eradicate rodent issues via a variety of methods and will utilize the one that best fits your situation.


Ants can make their way inside via a variety of methods including through cracks, seams, and holes in your walls, gaps in your foundation and even through your windows or doors. You can also accidentally carry them in, but that's not as significant an issue with these pests. Once they have made themselves at home, they can also crawl all over your surfaces and even become uninvited guests when you have created a beautiful tasty meal for your friends and family as they help themselves to some of the food too.

If you see any ants, there are likely much more nearby, and the ones that you do see are leaving a chemical trail full of pheromones to help others find their way to the goodies that were discovered. For that reason, taking advantage of professional pest control services is necessary to eradicate the problem.

If you have any pest control needs with these or any other pests, make sure to contact Abarb Pest Services. We serve Wanaque and communities throughout Passaic County as well as in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Sussex and Union Counties.