New Jersey is accustomed and prepared to take on the pesky mosquitoes that are constantly around. While we’ve discovered some means of dealing with the mosquitoes, very few people are prepared with how to handle ticks, or even know where ticks might be lingering. Tap Out Pest Control has had years of experience working with different types of insects, rodents and animals, and we are going to give you a few informative bits of information so that you can have a better idea of how to handle ticks.
You may be thinking this is useless information, seeing as how winter is just around the corner and all bugs die in the winter. Well, unfortunately, the most common type of tick stays active through the winter. While most ticks do go on a feeding diapause when temperature drops, ticks that are burrowed on adult deer will only begin their activity as the first year’s frost forms. When living in residential areas, deer ticks are more likely to find their way to your yard.
This point brings us to our next informative bit on ticks; ticks don’t land on you like mosquitoes or jump...more
Bed bug infestations are easily one of the most unfortunate types of pests that you can encounter within your home, luckily, they can be managed. While any bed bug infestation will require the assistance of a professional, Tap Out Pest Control is here to provide you with three incredibly important steps that you need to take when you discover an infestation in your home.
STEP 1: IDENTIFYING THE INFESTATION
When you’ve recognized that there’s a bed bug infestation in your home, inspect the area, and the areas surrounding to determine how bad the infestation is. If you’re unsure how bad the infestation is, having a professional inspect the area is always an option.
STEP 2: SECURE THE INFESTED AREA
Once you’ve determined the extent of the infestation, manage it to the best of your abilities. Secure any items that were in the area by sealing and treating them. Any items that you won’t be able to treat should be left sealed until you can be certain that any bed bugs are dead.Remember, bed bugs have the ability to crawl within...more
As the temperatures drop, animals and insects from outside find comfort in our homes. While we understand that it’s cold out there, we’re usually not very welcoming to the infestations of bugs or the racoons that make homes in our attics. Tap Out Pest Control is fully aware that the last thing you want to deal with this holiday season is an infestation when you’ve got company over. We’ve gathered a few of the signs that you need to keep an eye out for once the snowfall starts, that will help you reduce the chances of any pest control problems this winter!
Avoiding infestations and pest control problems starts with making sure that you’ve maintained any possible entry ways into our home. This can go as far as not maintaining the leaves in your lawn. Other places that animals can find warmth can include holes that lead to your attic, basement or garage. For that reason, make sure that you close off any openings to your attic, garage, sheds or trash cans to make sure that they don’t see them as potential entrance ways.
The real damage of having these types of pests...more
Tap Out Pest Control happily offers a wide range of pest control services to the Hudson county area year round, and that’s because we understand the damage that pests can have in your home, especially when they show up unexpectedly. As the New Year rounds the corner, we want to provide you with a few tips that will help minimize the chances of you encountering any pest control problems during the year, but when the unexpected happens, you know you can count on Tap Out Pest Control to take care of it.
One of the main ways that pests get in your home is when our busy lives steal the time to take care of small things. For instance, mealworms or ant infestations happen when food is left open or remains are left out, pests like raccoons or squirrels get into the walls of your home when holes in the foundation aren’t managed and time goes on. The primary tip that we can provide you is taking the time to be conscious about what you leave untended. If you know that there are racoon in the area, make sure that you take the time to at least block the holes you’re aware of.
Tap Out Pest Control provides extermination for bed bugs and termites that take over your home. These tiny bugs are far mighty and require heavy duty pest control in order to ensure that they’re completely removed from your home. These types of procedures require hot temperatures, certain types of treatments and hours worth of time to take care of, so it only makes sense that when we perform these exterminations, our customers ask whether or not any other pests will be killed during the process.
The way that exterminators go about this process requires quite a bit of knowledge and calculations. Each type of pest requires a certain dosage in order to take care of the particular pest that the extermination was intended for. If you are concerned about other pests in your home like ants or spiders, these types of pests can be killed so long as the right actions are made.
When you schedule an exterminator to come and and perform this procedure for bed bugs or termites that have infested your home, ask our professionals if they can take care of other infestations within...more
It’s hard to forget about the effect that West Nile Virus had on the United States. The virus that spread across America by mosquito bites in 1999 left our nation in fear of mosquito bites and symptoms that could follow. A little under ten years and we’re facing a situation that is very similar. The Zika virus is gaining attention from headlines across the world, and it’s with good intentions that we hope to provide you with the information that you need to keep your family safe as temperatures rise.
While similar to West Nile Virus, the Zika virus differs in quite a few ways. However, the main way that they do relate is how they are spread. This new virus is being spread through the bites of mosquitoes, but not the smaller ones that we’re accustomed to. Found in warm, dry areas, the mosquitoes carrying the virus are quite large in size. Because of the specificity to type of mosquito, we see more cases in areas that actually house these mosquitoes, but cases have been found in the U.S. in people that have traveled to these locations.
Currently, the Zika virus is...more
There’s so much that goes into fumigation that it can make the overall process pretty intimidating. From the stress over the bugs that are invading your home, to all of the steps it will take to remove them, it’s important that you find a pest control company that you trust. Tap Out Pest Control has years of experience and knowledge that make us a great choice when it comes to removing insects and pests from your property, so we want to give you a glimpse of what to expect when we come in to fumigate your home.more
Bed bugs and ticks have been around for ages, but the pest that we are likely introduced to first is the mosquito. This is probably because they’re far more common in every state and every type of environment, unlike ticks that are found in brushy areas or bed bugs that must be transferred. For this reason, mosquitoes gain a reputation that is a little less threatening than other insects that we come across, and for that reason isn’t usually grouped in the insects that can be taken care of by a pest control company. Quite the contrary is true. Here are a few facts about mosquitoes that very few people know.more
While spiders and ants aren’t exactly the ideal house guest, there are plenty of other pests that make way into our home that are far worse. One of the pests that fits directly into this category are mice. Mice are able to chew through cords, get into our food and can make living situations less than ideal. Here are a few reasons that these rodents may have found your home so appealing in the first place.more
April showers bring May flowers, but that isn’t all they bring. Spring is here, and that means that it is time for all those pesky pests to come back out too. From the spiders that sneak around our home at night, to the termites that get into our fences, gardens and more, we are all of a sudden back to reality and dealing with the bugs we thought we were rid of.more
One of the best parts of summer is that we are finally able to take the time we deserve, and head out on some vacations. Between the days spent on the lake, delicious popsicles used to cool us down and the endless amounts of laughter, it’s no wonder we enjoy our vacations so much. These glorious vacation days are finished off by sleeping in a crisp and cozy hotel room. While these rooms boast of beautiful decor, sheets bleached to perfection and a view to die for, they can often go the extra mile and send you home with new friends: bed bugs.more
If you’ve ever been outside in a Hoboken summer, you probably know how warm it gets–and you might be all-too-familiar with the mosquitoes as well. Maybe you’re outside and running around with friends, but a few hours later, you’re covered in bites. Yet your friends are fine! Why did you get picked on and they didn’t?more
Are you finding mice droppings, smelling foul odors in corners of your home or noticing the cabinets in your kitchen are destroyed by the little chompers of mice? If so, you need our pest control services. Proudly serving Hoboken, our pest control professionals are ready to step in when you need us most: When mice raid your home, and there’s nothing you can do! But, there’s got to be something you can do; right?more
Winter has finally arrived, which means little rodents are probably making their way into your home. Whether your home’s basement has been invaded by the little critters or your kitchen has become their safe haven, mice are creatures of destruction, and they have no problem with making a mess for you to clean up. Because of this, our pest control team in Hoboken has put together a small list of proven ways we know to get rid of mice, fast.more
Learning you have a mice population problem on your hands in your home in Bergen County can be detrimental to your mental and physical health. Whether you’d like to admit it or not, mice making your home their home is not only mentally disruptive, but physically damaging. Mice carry a lot of diseases and learning where they have been, what they have destroyed and that they breed quickly can only cause you the need to get rid of the critters as soon as possible. In our previous pest control post, we shared an easy way to stop mice in their tracks using a suggested method of mouse traps. Today we’ll be sharing another.more
It can be detrimental to your home and your family’s health if there are mice found living in your home. Mice not only carry diseases, but they leave behind a mess for you to clean up. If you’ve been finding signs of mice everywhere you look, be sure you reach out to our pest control gurus in Hoboken. We don’t just protect you from the mess mice make; we can protect you and your family being affected from mice making your home their home.more
There are many reasons you’d want to reach out to a local pest control company in Hoboken, some are more obvious reasons than others, but in the end, they will all benefit you and your home in a tremendous way. At Tap Out Pest Control, we’re the expert exterminators who can provide you with all of the pest control services you need to feel comfortable and at ease inside your home once again. So, without further ado, here are the 10 main and most important reasons to hire a professional pest control expert for all of your pest woes.more
Bed bugs are nasty little critters that find their way into your household using a variety of tactics. The most popular way bed bugs welcome their way into your home is through hitch hiking. Yes, bed bugs are pesky creatures who barge into homes of people all around the world to feed on humans and pets. Attaching themselves to luggage, clothing, pets, people and virtually anything you carry with you, bed bugs are sneaky and unwelcomingly making your home their home without you knowing.more
Spring is upon us and so are creepy critters! If you would like to stay away from the creepy crawlies as much as possible, you’re in the right place. Our pest control experts in Hoboken have compiled a list of the most common spring pests, and how you can avoid them in order to make your spring time bliss as bliss-filled as possible.more
What’s the deal with bed bugs in the summertime? Are they more active during the summer like other pests? The answer is yes. As the weather heats up and humidity increases in the Jersey City area, other bugs like mosquitos start becoming more active, whereas bed bugs are actually a year-round threat. That being said, many experts agree that bed bugs are more active in the summer due to hotter temperatures, elevated travel, and frequent contact with others. Often referred to as the hitchhiking bug, these annoying pests love hopping from place to person and so on. To help you avoid these annoying pests this summer, our bed bug extermination experts at Tap Out Pest Control have composed a list of tips for you to check out.more