We Help With House & Garden Pests in Monmouth County
Black/brown 1-2 inches in length. They live outdoors but invade homes in search of food and shelter. They can feed and damage clothing. Storing firewood away from the home and remove anything they can get under, keep things off the ground and your home well sealed.
They prefer to live indoors in basements and crawl spaces. Good jumpers. They can startle homeowners especially if they get upstairs. These guys can come in large numbers so call a professional like Eastern.
Up to 3/4 inch in length, imported from the Far East it is now home to New Jersey. Known for ejecting obnoxious fluid when stepped on. The brown marmorated stink bug will find its way into your home during the fall. Stink bugs are originally from Asia and now present in at least 33 states. They are harmless to humans and do not damage your property, but they can cause a lot of damage to crops and plants. Stink bugs eat leaves, flowers, fruit and crops like soybeans. They also eat other pests, such as caterpillars. It is a serious agricultural pest and because they need to move indoors in winter, they are becoming a major pest nuisance to homeowners. Once inside your home, stink bugs will seek out warm areas and will hide in light fixtures and under floorboards. When the temperatures drop in early winter, stink bugs go into a state of hibernation. They will not reproduce during this time and there is no risk of the stink bugs multiplying. However, warm winter days or heating may trigger stink bug activity indoors, so you may see some of these bugs around your home in winter.
- The best time to treat for them is late summer and early fall.
- Difficult to control, you will need a professional like Eastern.
Usually black and 1/8 inch length. These little black ants are seen around homes and leave well defined trails from their nest to their food and water source. They feed on a variety of foods but prefer the sweet honeydew produced by aphids and mealybugs. The workers enter your home in search of food. Most commonly found in your kitchen and bathrooms and around sliding glass doors. Baits and perimeter treatments are necessary for extended control.
- Keep mulch 1-2 feet away from your home.
- Trim all trees and bushes around your home.
- Seal any cracks in your slab and foundation.
- Keep 2 inches of your foundation visible around your entire home.
- Call an Eastern professional to help solve this problem.
Brown Banded Roaches
Adult roaches are about 1/2 inch in length. They are light brown to brown in color. Nesting in cracks and crevices they feed at night invading any room in search of food and water. As with all roaches keep all areas clean and dry and don’t store cardboard boxes and bags in your home or building.
These roaches are black and about 1 inch in length. During winter months they invade homes they prefer basements and crawl spaces. Keep your home or building well sealed.
This spider is thinly shaped about 3/4 inch in length. The cellar spider spins large webs and hang themselves upside down inside the web. Over time many of these webs can be found in basements and crawl spaces. Brushing and removing of these webs is suggested
Brown in color, body is about 5/8 inch in length. This spider is commonly found in basement/ crawl spaces. Although not aggressive if trapped it will bite and leave an open sore. You should seek medical attention. Be sure to check all shoes and clothing before getting dressed. If your home becomes infested consult a professional company like Eastern for treatment information.
Small about 1/2 inch in length, brown in color these spiders can invade buildings; they do not build webs but run their prey down usually at night. Exterior treatments to the foundation will help achieve control. Glue boards may also be used inside of homes.
Is 1/2inch in length and brown in color. These roaches reproduce more than any other roach; each egg can contain up to 40 eggs. This roach will eat anything including glue, so it’s important to call Eastern immediately.
- Keep your kitchen and bathroom clean and dry.
- Eliminate food competition.
- Having monthly services is recommended to protect your home.
Reddish Brown, this roach thrives well in warm and damp environments such as basements and boiler rooms. They can be up to 2 inches long and will feed on anything available. Monthly service for these areas is recommended.
1 inch in length and dark brown, they are usually found outdoors under logs, stones, and other objects on the ground. If they begin entering your home, periodic services may be necessary. Eastern can help to provide you with a solution to this problem.
1/2 inch in length, black with red stripes on its wings. During Indian summer (fall) these insects in great numbers are attracted to the sunny southwest walls of your home. Box Elders will over winter inside your home and they can become a real nuisance. Make sure to keep all cracks and crevices well sealed especially on the south and west walls of your home.
Very difficult to control being they can enter your home from the attic which is not the easiest place to inspect and treat. Periodic treatments are necessary to control this problem.
Carpet Beetles are round and about 1/4 inch in length, tan in color with black, brown and white scales. They can cause significant damage to clothing especially wool & cashmere.
- Always cover clothes with plastic covers.
- Moth balls help to deter fabric pests.
- Call an Eastern service technician to help rid your home of these pests.
Webbing Clothes Moths
Cream colored with red hair on top of the head. These pests can damage any items made of wool and cashmere.
- Do not store clothes items in boxes and keep them out of the garage, attic and basement.
- Use zipper plastic bags for storing clothes.