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With the HomeCare® Program, your home will be safeguarded from the most common pests that invade your space and impact your health and property. Providing year round protection with low-impact materials, baits, web dusting, traps and monitors to keep pests out and your family and pets safe.

Whether you choose to have us take care of an individual pest problem or choose our affordable- HomeCare® service bundle, we will treat you like family and do everything in our power to exceed your expectations.


ECO-FRIENDLY Pest Management Programs

“Year Round Protection at a low monthly rate”

If covered pests appear between visits, we will return for free!


General Pest Program

Insect & Rodent Pest Control

Our certified technitian will inspect, treat and protect your home for ants (including carpenter ants), stinging insects, spiders, rodents and other pests that you see and don't see, throughout the year.

General Pest + Mosquitos

Premium Mosquito & Tick Control

This premium program includes all of the protection services of HomeCare® with the added benefits and services for mosquitos and ticks. Organic applications are available.

General Pest + Termites

Premium Termite Control & Protection

This premium program includes all the protection and services of HomeCare® with the installation and monitoring of the Sentricon Termite Colony Elimination System with Always Active bait technology


Dial’s “TOP 10 PESTS” Of Northern New Jersey:

All “TOP 10 PESTS” are included or can be added to our HomeCare® Program


#1 Ants

Ants are not only the #1 Pest in New Jersey but also in the entire country and the world! The primary members of these colonies are female (like most social insects). These colonies can grow to achieve huge numbers if warm, moist conditions are in place for egg development.

MOST COMMON ANTS IN OUR AREA:

  • Carpenter Ants get their name by excavating wood with their mandlebles. Piles of sawdust will mark their exit holes in wood structures and trees. Size: ¼ to ¾ inches long
  • Odorous House Ants get their name by emitting a coconut like smell when crushed. These ants have huge main colonies and satellite colonies to quickly rejuvenate and survive single or multiple treatments. Size: 1/16th to 1/8th of an inch long
  • Pavement Ants get their name from building nests and piles of dirt in and under cracks in pavement. This type of ant is usually seen around patios, sliding doors and sidewalks entering homes. These colonies are usually connected by a network of workers. Size: 1/8th to 3/16th of an inch long

OUR TREATMENT AND CONTROL MEASURES:

  1. Low grade treatment of foundations, plant beds, tree bases, wires, conduits
  2. Triming shrubs and branches from touching the structure
  3. Use gels and target injection in tiny quantities to optimum nesting areas

#2 Mosquitoes

Mosquito 4Mosquitoes are the most dangerous animal in the world and has moved up in our ranking due to public demand and fear of new mosquito borne diseases, locally and abroad. The arrival of warm nights, snow melt and rains, stimulate the temperature sensitive emergence of the adult mosquitoes. The most common mosquitoes listed have the capability to transmit viral diseases.

MOST COMMON MOSQUITOES IN OUR AREA:

  • Culex pipiens is a common urban house mosquito with a larval habitat favoring fresh water trapped in containers, gutters, land depressions and bird baths
  • Aedes vexans is a common floodwater mosquito affected by rainfall which can trigger hatching in freshwater flood plain areas throughout the summer
  • Aedes albopictus is a newcomer with a larval habitat favoring fresh water trapped in containers, tree holes and land dressions farther away from structures

OUR TREATMENT AND CONTROL MEASURES:

  1. Low-grade or Organice mist blower treatments to (non-flowering) vegetation areas and overhangs surrounding the structure to target daytime resting adults
  2. Flip over water filled pots, containers and eliminating standing water
  3. Use larvacide granules in catch basins and leader drains

#3 Mice

Mouse on white backgroundMice are the most common domestic rodent in most parts of the world. Prolific breeders which can become serious pests of man when their numbers build up inside structures. Mice are nocturnal and seek warm nesting sites indoors, on car engines in garages and sheds in cold weather months.

MOST COMMON MICE IN OUR AREA:

  • House Mouse the most common mouse to occupy homes. Very territorial and does not travel far from it’s nesting site. Size: 3-4 inches long with tail.
  • White-footed Mouse a resovior for lyme disease, this mouse has white feet and underbelly with larger eyes and ears. Great climbers and can nest in trees and abandoned bird and squirrel nests. They like to store food and enter structures. Size: 3 to 4 inches body and tail up to 4 inches long.
  • Deer Mouse prefer wooded areas, ground cover against structures and nest in the ground. These mice do not hibernate outdoors but may become torpid when cold is severe. Can be large in size and mistaken for rats. Size: 3-4 inch body to head and tail up to 5 inches long.

OUR TREATMENT AND CONTROL MEASURES:

  1. Install tamper proof and locked bait stations exterior foundation and basement top plate
  2. Seal up any visible entry holes in exterior of home
  3. Relocate bird feeders and compost sites away from foundations

#4 Cave Crickets

Cave Crickets or Camel Crickets are widespread in the United States and the world. They get their common name by occupying cool, dark basements and caves. They are very large and can leap up to 3 feet high due to their large hind legs, bringing terror to unsuspicous homeowners. The females deposit small black spec “egg casings” on foundations and wood beams. This cricket likes to gather in pods. Size: up to 3.5 inches long.

OUR TREATMENT AND CONTROL MEASURES:

  1. Install glue monitoring traps in congregation areas to trap insects
  2. Look for egg casings and droppings on floor and treat foundation and overhead framing
  3. Inspect and treat all crawlspaces and dark areas

#5 Spiders

There are over 35,000 species of spiders worldwide, with about 3,000 occurring in North America. All spiders are predators, feeding mainly on insects and other small spiders. Spiders are not insects and either hunt for food or capture their prey by spinning webs. Spider webs can be a nuseance in homes but only two spider groups are considered dangerous humans, the black widow and brown recluse.

MOST COMMON SPIDERS IN OUR AREA:

  • House Spider is the most encountered spider in our area. The webs and egg sacs are more of a nuisance than the pest as humans get caught in webs moving through basements
  • SAC Spider build silk tubes and sacs to rest during the day; they do not build webs. These spiders are responsible for many indoor spider bite cases throughout our area.
  • Daddylonglegs Spider is also known as the cellar spider due to their interest in occupying basements. There are 20 species found in North America. They are prolific web makers.

OUR TREATMENT AND CONTROL MEASURES:

  1. Cob web dusting and removal with our extension pole dusters
  2. Install insect glue monitor traps in basement foundation top plates and window sills
  3. Treat lip of exterior of siding where foundation meets and basements

#6 Termites

Termites are social insects and live in colonies located in the ground. Only one primary termite species resides in our area; the eastern subterranean termite. Termites feed on cellulose in wood, paper, cardboard and build shelter tubes from soil. Mud tunnels like a vein in your hand are hollow tubes that hold termites and allow them to extend above ground on foundation walls and other obstacles to find wood. Colonies can grow to several hundred thousand sustained by a queen that lives up to 10 years. Most termite damage is found during renovation without detection. Termites cause billions and billions of damage to structure each year. Size: 1/8 inch

OUT TREATMENT AND CONTROL MEASURES:

  1. Inspection by our licensed Wood Destroying Insect inspector to find entry areas
  2. Installation of Sentricon®Termite Colony Elimination System
  3. Annual monitoring and inspection of Sentricon® Stations and structure

#7 Stinging Insects

Stinging Insects that affect most of the population in Northern NJ are the social colonies. They all care or provide for their young by establishing a nest. Most stings occur during cloudy or cool days when individuals are not foraging. Most stinging insects will not sting unless the nest is threatened or the individual contacted in an aggressive way. 

MOST COMMON STINGING INSECTS IN OUR AREA:

  • Yellow Jackets are paper wasps that produce the largest colonies of stinging insects in our area. A very aggressive insect that nests in the ground, shrubs and wall cavities. Size: ½ inch
  • Social Paper Wasps come in assorted colors; dark brown, brown, yellow and black banded. Wasps chew wood fibers and build paper nest discs that can contain more than 50 individuals. They range in size from ½ inch to ¾ inch
  • Bald-Faced Hornets are in our opinion; the most aggressive and dangerous of our group. These hornets construct ariall nests in trees and high peaks of homes. The nest resembles a large grey football or basketball. When provoked, the workers move in a very deliberate and direct straight line to the target. Size: 5/8 to ¾ inch with a white face and black body

OUR TREATMENT AND CONTROL MEASURES:

  1. Exposed Social Paper Wasps are frozen with ECO-JET natural oils and the nest is removed
  2. Yellow Jacket nest entry sites are injected or treated with low grade materials to eliminate
  3. Bald-Faced Hornet nests are usually treated and removed in two phases;
  1. Coat the nest and entry hole with a low grade material
  2. Return to the nest site in 4-6 days to cut down or scrape off, bag and remove

#8 Centipedes & Millipedes

centipedeCentipedes & Millipedes also known as “thousand-leggers” because of their many pairs of legs.

They are not insects and are distributed in great numbers throughout the world. Centipedes & Millipedes are nuisance pests and can show up in basements, bathrooms and moist areas in the house.

  • Centipedes are predators and primarily feed on household pests. They reside in cracks and crevices of the basement floor and dry sump pumps. Size: 2 inches with 4 inch long antennae
  • Millipedes are normally outside and feed on decaying vegetable matter. Large numbers may enter residences only if some adverse condition changes the outside environment. Size: 1 inch

OUR TREATMENT AND CONTROL MEASURES:

  1. Install glue monitoring traps on basement floors cracks and crevices
  2. Treat basement floors cracks and crevices with low grade material

#9 Cockroaches

Cockroaches have romed the planet for over 400 million years.  Common names are “Water bugs” and “Roaches”.   Since most species are of tropical and subtropical origin, you can find cockroaches in warm moist areas around sinks, stoves and dishwashers in the kitchens and bathrooms.

MOST COMMON TYPES OF COCKROACHES IN OUR AREA:

  • German Cockroaches by far the most common of all, takes up residence in conducive areas of the kitchen and bathroom.  Females deposit an egg capsules and do not nurture their young.  Size range from ½ to 5/8 inches long
  • American Cockroach is described by many names;  “Waterbug” or “Palmettobug” and are the largest cockroach in our area growing to 2 1/8 inches long.   Found mostly in basements and crawlspaces migrating in sewer lines and waste lines

OUR TREATMENT CONTROL MEASURES:

  1. Install glue monitoring traps in basement corners and under appliances, sink cabinets
  2. Treat cracks and crevices with a growth regulator to sterilize and “curl” the females wings 
  3. Insert cockroach gel bait placements in strategic cracks anc crevices by fecal matter

 


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Ticks are 10th in our customer demand ranking but are public enemy #1, our opinion. Ticks are not insects but are more closely related to mites and spiders. Ticks are classified into hard ticks and soft ticks. In New Jersey, only hard ticks commonly become a nuisance or health problem. Both females and males feed on blood. Ticks can be VECTORS, which is an animal or microorganism that carries and transmits an infectious pathogen (bacteria) into another living organism. While Lyme disease cannot be overstated, several other tick-borne illnesses are now known to occur in NJ, including human babesiosis, human anaplasmosis and human monocytic ehrilichiosis (HME), and others will likely be identified in the future.

THE MOST COMMON TICKS IN OUR AREA:

  • Blacklegged Tick also known as the “Deer Tick” is the primary vector for Lyme disease, Human Basesiosis and human granulocytric ehrlichiosis (HGE). They are found in leaf litter just outside the perimeter of grass areas and brush, outdoors. The primary reservoir hosts are the white-footed mouse and Eastern chipmunk. A reservoir host harbors bacterial pathogens which ticks transmit from the host to humans. These ticks have a 2 year life cycle and are very small from biting nymphs as small as a speck of dirt to and adult 8mm in length.
  • Brown Dog Tick thrive indoors and can infest structures when dogs return from kennels or animal hospitals. Brown Dog Ticks are not known to transmit diseases. It feeds almost exclusivley on dogs, man is rarely attacked. The BDT is about 1/8 inch long and up to ½ when engorged.
  • American Dog Tick will attack a variety of animals, including humans. Unfed adults are ¼ inch in length and larger than the Brown Dog and Blacklegged Ticks. Although not a structural pest, it is commonly found outdoors and readliy attacks humans. It is of medical importance because it vectors the causal organisms of Rock Mountain spotted fever and tularemia, and causes tick paralysis.

OUR TREATMENT CONTROL MEASURES:

  1. Trigger low-grade adulticide or All-Natural oils into a back pack air blower to tumble leaf litter and coat all sides of leaves and exposed dirt
  2. Time treatments based on emergence
  3. Apply low-grade granulars to leaf litter beds and wooded areas within 5-10 feet of grass

TICK RESOURCE CENTER – UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND (LINK) www.tickencounter.org


#11 Occasional Invaders

Varied Carpet Beetles get their name from the rainbow of color on their back surfaces.

Powderpost Beetles lay their eggs in cracks of wood and the larvae tunnel into the surface, filling it with a very fine powder-like dust. Powderpost beetles have long, narrow, flat bodies that allow them to easily attack wood surfaces. These beetles are reddish-brown in color.

Merchant Grain Beetles are typically not found in grain products, but instead like to attack cereals, cake mixes, macaroni, cookies and chocolate. Merchant grain beetles are dark brown and have six saw-like teeth on each side of their bodies. They can grow to be one-eighth of an inch long and have very flat bodies.

Earwigs got their name from the myth that they crawl into sleeping people's ears and tunnel into their brains. The long cerci, or clippers, on their backsides easily identify an earwig.

Indian Meal Moths were given their name after an insect scientist found it feeding on corn meal, also known as Indian meal. From wing tip to wing tip, adult moths measure from five-eighths of an inch to three-fourths of an inch long.

Pillbugs are the only crustacean that have become completely adapted to spending their life on land. Pillbugs have oval bodies and seven pairs of legs. They are easily recognized by their back, which is made up of seven hard individual plates. Pillbugs are sometimes referred to as rollie-pollies.

Stink Bugs, notorious for their "smelly" reputation, earned their name from their tendency to release an odor when disturbed or when crushed. Many other insects have these same characteristics, including some species of ants, beetles and other bugs. Most stink bugs are herbivorous and use their piercing and sucking mouthparts to feed on plant juices. A few common species of stink bugs are predatory and use their mouthparts to drain fluids from caterpillars and other pest insects.

House Flies get their name from being the most common fly found around homes. Adult house flies can grow to one-quarter of an inch long and usually live between 15 and 25 days.

Fruit Flies feed on decaying fruits and vegetables.