How Stink Bugs Survive In Your Home During Winter With Little Nutrients

Filed under: Pest Control,Stink Bugs — admin @ 7:52 am January 23, 2015

stink bugs 300x267 How Stink Bugs Survive In Your Home During Winter With Little NutrientsStinkbugs are a type of overwintering pest that are particularly found in the Mid-Atlantic region. They mostly visit this region to feed on different crops. When they enter homes during winter, it is because they want to survive the cold temperature outside. These bugs are considered pests because of how they congregate by the hundreds, and the odor they emit when crushed or disturbed.

This winter, hundreds of stink bugs will be staying on porches if they are left untreated. But, how can these stink bugs survive the cold temperatures especially now that we are experiencing a long winter?

Depending on their location, stink bugs are now suffering from a typical level to a high increase of mortality rate. However, the demise of these bugs cannot be entirely blamed on the cold weather. Scientists are still learning about the causes of how these bugs survive the winter. Nutrition, which includes their fat storage and other resources, play an important role in their overwintering. However, when temperatures are extremely cold and these bugs are exposed to the snow for a long period of time, they may eventually die.

For the brown marmorated stink bugs to survive, they need to overwinter as adults in tight, dry and cold-protected places. Your home may provide such protection and in some cases, you may not even know that these bugs have already found harborage in a secluded area of your home.

Before the winter arrives, stink bugs will be busy feeding on different crops to build and store up fat. Although these bugs still require some nutrition during winter, their needs are minimal and do not require daily, or even weekly nutrition to keep them alive. Their metabolism will slow drastically and in some cases, especially when they are in unfavorable conditions, these bugs will shutdown in a process called diapause, which is similar to hibernation.

During their diapause, these bugs will feed very little or not at all. Their life and their survival will depend on their energy reserves that are stored away before they enter their dormancy. In order for these bugs to enter diapause, they will need to have stored nutrients, with the help of a good metabolism, to make it through winter. Their ability to store up fats can also affect their metabolism when they re-emerge after winter. If these bugs wake up during winter, their health and even their survival could be affected. Although researchers acknowledge that the study of stink bug diapause are poorly understood, they can still conclude that diapause include different chemical signals.

Those stink bugs that are seen moving around homes before spring are considered weakest since they run out of their fat stores. Those who are able to finish the winter and do not come out until spring are the ones with more stored resources. They are also expected to create the next generation of stink bugs, thus continuing their life cycle.

Are stink bugs invading your property? If you have a current stink bug infestation, call Horizon Pest Control. To schedule a FREE inspection, visit our New Jersey Stink Bugs page.

The Winter-Proof Cockroach

Filed under: Cockroach Control,Pest Control — admin @ 7:51 am January 20, 2015

winter 300x200 The Winter Proof CockroachA lot of people are thinking that because winter is here, homes may be spared from pests. But the truth is, different bugs are around and active during winter. A particular pest that many are curious about is the appearance of the winter proof cockroach, or the periplaneta japonica.

The Periplaneta japonica is commonly found in Asia, but unfortunately, has found its way into the United States, particularly in New York. They were first met in 2012 in a park in New York by an exterminator who knew he had found a new breed of cockroach. The cockroaches were later sent to the University of Florida to be analyzed.

While there are still insufficient studies as to how these winter-proof cockroaches can affect other cockroach species, or how well they can disturb homes and businesses, most are not looking forward to the periplaneta japonica becoming a permanent resident in the U.S. One particular reason for the low enthusiasm for this breed is because their nymphs are also able to survive in snow for long periods of time. This means that the cockroach is mostly pernicious. They can withstand the long winter cold because they use a natural antifreeze called trehalose. This natural antifreeze allows them to stay alive and have their nymphs survive as well.

The periplaneta japonica is mostly found in Japan, China, and Korea and may have found its way in the United States by hitchhiking on imported plants, soils, luggage, or garbage. Although the exterminator who found the cockroaches in the park said that they had exterminated the cockroaches as soon as they were found, it should be acknowledged that cockroaches are resilient and clever. It is possible that some of them are still out there.

If these cockroaches becomes accustomed to the snow of New York and the environment it offers, it is possible that these cockroaches will stick around. This will be a problem for New Yorkers since the city also caters to different pests and cockroach species. It is still good to note that the periplaneta japonica do not hybrid, meaning that their species can only mate with another periplaneta japonica. If they are not able to meet another cockroach of their species, then they may eventually die off without creating eggs. However, if there are sufficient numbers of them, it may be possible for them to make New York their new home.

As the species invaded Korea, China, and Japan, studies have shown their resilience to cold and extreme weather. If this species has already made its way to New York, it is possible that it can live very well outdoors during winter. They can live both indoors and outdoors and can create nymphs that are also resilient to snow. The only good site to their appearance is that they cannot create hybrid roaches. So far, their first and last appearance was in the High Line, New York, and they have not appeared since then. Most New Yorkers would not await the day for this new species to become a regular in their household.

Are you tired of dealing with cockroaches? Schedule a FREE appointment with Horizon Pest Control today! For homeowners, visit New Jersey Pest Control. For business owners, click Commercial Cockroach Control.

The Impact of the Polar Vortex on Bug Population

Filed under: Bug Control,Pest Control — admin @ 7:51 am January 16, 2015

bug control 300x251 The Impact of the Polar Vortex on Bug PopulationThanks to the polar vortex, the population of unwanted pests may soon decline. However, the decrease in this bug population may still depend on several factors. Their location, soil moisture, their prey at each location, and the issue of reproduction will also affect the rise or decline of their population regardless of the polar vortex.

Location

Insects that are above ground, such as bagworms, and stays on tree branches, like praying mantis, can be in danger when the cold temperatures set in. Insects that are in the ground may still be spared, but will still depend on whether the insect is freeze-avoidant or freeze-tolerant.

Insects, as most acknowledge, are some of the most resilient creatures. They are known to survive harsh weather conditions when other creatures are dying. Bugs that are freeze-avoidant can be tolerant to cold temperatures, but they are still prone to dying, especially when the temperatures go below the freezing points of their body fluids. Bugs such as aphids, adelgids, pine beetles, ticks, and the likes are not exactly safe from the polar vortex since they are freeze-avoidant. Although these insects do not immediately die when it gets below freezing, when the temperature gets below the freezing point for their body fluids to function properly, or when ice begins to form in their body, then they may die.

Freeze tolerant insects on the other hand, can survive harsh cold weather and may even survive when 65 percent of their body fluids turn to ice. Insects that are freeze-tolerant are cockroaches, wooly caterpillars, and midges. They do not die during winter and will not be affected by the polar vortex.

Soil moisture

Bugs differ from types and species. Some insects are better at storing and preventing water loss while others do not.

Predators

Insects that are eaten by bats, birds, skunks and other creatures during the summer may be killed during the harsh winter months, which in a way will benefit the bugs since they will have more room to multiply. While some bugs will be killed by the freezing weather, other predators that eat these insects may also die off proportionally, evening the playing field.

Bug Reproduction

When spring arrives and bugs return to their natural way of living, the effects of the harsh weather conditions during the insect egg laying will be overshadowed with what happened during winter. Even with the polar vortex or even during subzero temperatures, the effect on the bugs population during the summer may not be affected.

The population growth of bugs and the effect of subzero temperatures can truly affect insects in different ways. It is difficult, however, to predict the outcome of the bug population during summer. Certain species may be affected by the reduction of the population, especially when a deeper freeze lasts longer. Unfortunately we just have to wait and see how these bugs are affected by the polar vortex. Some insects are expected to survive well, while others will not be as lucky. However, one thing is for certain, they will definitely return. They always do!

Tired of dealing with bugs in or around your property? Call Horizon Pest Control today! To schedule a FREE appointment, go to Residential Pest Control Services or Commercial Pest Control Services.

6 Ways to Pest Proof Your Home

Filed under: Pest Control — admin @ 7:50 am January 13, 2015

residential pest control 300x225 6 Ways to Pest Proof Your HomeOccasionally, homes are pestered by different pests who will try to invade and stay permanently if they are given a chance. Dealing with unwanted guests at home such as rodents, cockroaches, spiders, ants, termites, and more is just a nuisance. While it may be difficult to fully eradicate these pests from entering, it is still necessary to pest proof your home to lessen or permanently control these pests from entering your premises.

Ways to Pest Proof Your Home 

Clean your kitchen

Most pests are attracted to the kitchen because it offers everything they need. It is not just people who find comfort in the kitchen, but cockroaches, ants, rats, and the likes can easily find food, water and even shelter in this favorite spot. To lessen the chance of these pests from staying, make certain to leave your kitchen clean.

  • Wipe down the countertops
  • Clean the floor after every meal
  • Do not leave dirty dishes on the sink overnight
  • Transfer any food that comes in a plastic bag like rice, pet food, and nuts in tightly sealed containers

Use sticky traps

Sticky traps are easy to use. Just place them in areas where you mostly find insects or event rodents. Sticky traps can easily trap anything that crawls without the possibility of escape.

Seal entry points

Insects can easily enter homes through small spaces since they require very little room to get in. However, mice and rats also have the ability to gain entry inside a home with just the tiniest of holes. Search your home for these holes, then use caulk to seal them up. Pay close attention to windows and door frames since these areas can easily have holes and small entry space. Sealing these entry points also provides an advantage to a home this winter since you will be able to seal tiny air leaks that may allow heat to escape. While it may be difficult to find and seal all holes, lessening their quantity can also help in lessening the chances of pests to get in.

Vacuum regularly

Regularly vacuuming your home can aid in getting rid of these unwanted houseguests. The vacuum can easily suck up not only the dirt, but also the bugs that are crawling in your home. You will be able to capture ants, stinkbugs, cockroaches and their eggs, and more.

Fix leaky faucets

Leaky faucets do not just waste water, but will also attract a large number of pests. Since you will provide them an easy access to water these leaky pipes should be cleaned and fixed right away. Fixing a leaky pipe will not only let you reduce your water bill, but will help in stopping pests from drinking in your home.

Monitor your home

Although it is really difficult to check your home for all the different damages it may sustain, it is important for any homeowners to take the time to assess their properties. Walk through the house and search for entry points where these ants, cockroaches, spiders, rats, and mice may get in. Once these places are found, it is necessary to fix these areas so that you can reduce the chances of these pests from getting in.

Be active with pest control! For effective and affordable New Jersey Residential Pest Control, trust Horizon Pest Control. Call 1.888.162.2487 today!

When Wildlife Enters Your Home This Winter Ticks are with Them

Filed under: Nuisance Wildlife & Animal Control,Tick Control — Megan Howard @ 9:00 am December 30, 2014

deer tick and wildlife When Wildlife Enters Your Home This Winter Ticks are with Them

When wildlife enters an attic or basement during winter, it is not just the animal seeking shelter that you have to worry about, but the diseases and parasites that they bring with them. Tick and fleas are known carriers of Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tick paralysis, Lyme disease, Q-fever, tularemia and other diseases that can infect people, your pets, and wildlife. Once these ticks and fleas settle in together with the wildlife in your home, your home, your family, and your pets are going to be in danger.

Do Ticks Die during Winter?

One might say these pests will die out because it is winter. Nope! They do not! Some ticks are not just active during the fall and the winter months, such as the American dog tick. Other species, like the Blacklegged (deer) tick can also be active during the cold months, especially when they are well-sheltered away from the frost. And, if they have gained entry into your home, it is likely that these pests can survive and even multiply. And, even during the freezing months, these pests can still go out to look for their next host.

Lyme Disease and Winter

One of the biggest concerns for many homeowners when it comes to ticks is the possible transmission of Lyme disease. But, is it really possible for these ticks to transmit diseases during the frost?

Well, the feeding diapause of ticks may vary. Some may feed in the autumn while others, like the deer ticks may begin feeding during the first frost, which is during the early October and onwards. This parasite may even latch itself onto a larger host, such as a cat, dog, or even to a human once the temperature is near or above freezing.

Although the transmission of Lyme disease made by an infected adult female deer tick is 40 to 60 percent, these ticks will still need at least 48 hours to stay attached to its host before they can even transmit the disease to their host through their saliva. So, even if it is winter, it is still advisable to check yourself, your household, and your pets for possible ticks.

Wildlife and Pests

It is not just the ticks that you have to worry about entering your home with wildlife, but fleas and mites are likely to be with them too. When a wild animal comes into your home uninvited, it is important to remove that animal and put it back outdoors where it belongs. Once the animal is gone, make sure to check the vacated area for possible pests that they might have left. Carefully check your children and your pets since these pests can easily crawl up and attached themselves to their next living host. Even during winter, if you think there is a possibility that deer ticks, fleas, and/or mites have already infiltrated your home, because of the wildlife that trespassed it, be extra careful and use insect repellents on your clothing and skin whenever possible.

Attics and basements should also be checked and cleaned, if these were the areas that the wildlife entered. Once the wildlife is gone, make sure to repair and close the entry points where the animals came in. Also be sure to eliminate ways for these animals to gain entry into your home in the future to help eliminate the chances of having different pests getting inside the home.

Protect your home and your loved ones from wildlife, ticks and other pests. Call Horizon today for affordable and effective Residential Pest Control.

 

Ways to Know if Your House has Bed Bugs and Ways to Get Rid of Them

Filed under: Bed Bug,Pest Control — Megan Howard @ 9:00 am December 26, 2014

Ways to Know if Your House has Bed Bugs Ways to Know if Your House has Bed Bugs and Ways to Get Rid of Them

Bed bugs are great at hiding and you may not even realize they are there until you find some signs of their presence. One of the most common signs of a bed bug invasion is when you find bite-marks after you have woken up from a nights rest. However, it is still difficult to say or to blame bed bugs for your bite marks since there are many different insects that can also bite you while you sleep. Mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks are just some of the insects that can also cause bite-marks. So, until you find a bed bug and have it properly identified, it can be a bit ambiguous to know if you indeed have bed bugs in the house.

Ways to Know if Your House has Bed Bugs

Rusty or reddish stains on bed sheets or mattress

Bed bugs commonly feed at night while most of us are asleep. But, while these pests feed on us, they may also get crushed as we scratch them off unintentionally. We might also crush them without knowing. Finding some rusty or reddish stains on the bed sheet or the mattress may lead you to suspect their presence.

Finding their excrement

These excrements are small, dark spots that may also bleed on the fabric like how a marker pen would.

Sweet odor

Bed bugs usually emit a musty sweet odor from their scent glands where they are usually congregated in one corner.

Having bite marks

Although your bite-marks may also be the making of other insects, there may be some ways to determine if they really came from a bed bug. You may be unaware that these bugs are crawling and biting on you in the middle of the night. As they bite you, they will inject you with an anesthetic and an anticoagulant the stops you from realizing that they are sucking your blood. Most people do not even realize that they have been bitten until they find the bite marks. The bite marks may be itchy and irritating. Some bite marks may be in a straight line while other bites may be in random position.

Seeing bed bugs

If you find a bed bug crawling on you, on your bed, or in any places where they might have an easy access to you, then you have bed bugs in the house.

How to Get Rid of Them

It is not easy to get rid of bed bugs. It will take time to totally get rid of them. Getting rid of bed bugs will depend on the type of home you have and the extremity of the infestation. If you are able to find the bed bugs early before they have created a large infestation, then your home may be saved pretty quickly. For multi-house dwellings, the infestation may get worse if the bed bugs travel from one house to the next.

Everyone is at risk of getting bed bugs since we constantly travel, and bed bugs are great travelers. To help your home and to get rid of these bugs, consult a pest control specialist. While there are some home remedies that you can do on your own, time is critical when it comes to bed bugs. They know how to travel well, and they can hide well too. In most cases, regular vacuuming, laundering and drying of suspected and even unsuspected clothes and linens on high heat, and applying pesticides directly on the bugs can help in getting rid of them.

Don’t let the bed bugs bite! Horizon Pest Control offers affordable and effective Bed Bug Control in New Jersey. Call 1.888.612.2847 today!

4 Ways to Combat Cockroaches at Home

Filed under: Cockroach Control — Megan Howard @ 10:35 pm December 2, 2014

4 Ways to Combat Cockroaches at Home 4 Ways to Combat Cockroaches at Home

Eliminating the entire cockroach colony in your home may take a lot of effort. The truth is, it is going to be difficult to totally control and get rid of cockroaches since they are in great in hiding and are great at surviving. It is common for homes to have cockroaches again, months after they have eliminated a colony. So how can we get rid of these cockroaches and combat them from populating?

Well, a simple solution is to find where these roaches are hiding and eliminate them. But, that is not everything one should do in order to combat them. Eliminating these roaches is just part of the solution, another solution is to change the way you view your home and small changes that can contribute to the control of these roaches.

Find out where they live

Cockroaches are commonly present in homes, apartments, supermarkets, restaurants, food processing plants and in any places where they can shelter in moist, dark areas. These roaches may create nests in cracks and crevices, under kitchen sinks, behind baseboards, in cabinets, under kitchen appliances, in bathrooms, behind baseboards, in pantries, and wall voids.

Eliminate nesting sites

Once you are able to find where these pests live, it is time to get rid of them. There are different ways to get rid of the nest. You can either use cockroach baits that you can find in stores, create your own homemade baits, or use insecticide spray.

The process of using baits can be very effective in killing roaches that are not seen most of the day. Baits work by allowing the cockroaches to feed on the bait, then bring back the bait with them in their homes. The cockroach who ate the bait will eventually die, and even those who did not eat the bait will also die once they come in contact with the wasted material of the dead cockroach. Baiting also takes time and may need continuous baiting to eliminate the roaches for good.

Another option is to spray these roaches with insecticide or you can even use a simple solution of soap and water to spray on these insects. The use of a spray is a very effective tool in killing most of the roaches that are visible. The spray could be used in cracks and crevices and in areas where roaches may be hiding. Once the insecticide or solution is sprayed, the roaches will come out from their hiding places and will eventually die.

Deny them of their basic needs

As you eliminate these roaches, it is important to stop them from going back to their nesting sites and continue hatching their eggs. Make sure to eliminate and get rid of any of their food sources so that their population will start to decrease. It may even be possible to get rid of the roaches permanently if you deny them of their food and shelter.

To be able to deny them of their basic needs make sure to:

  • Clean your house thoroughly, especially the kitchen.
  • Food containers should always be sealed.
  • Do not leave dirty dishes out overnight.
  • Mop the floor as often as possible to get rid crumbs and sticky spots.
  • Take out the trash regularly.

 Prevent re-infestation

Re-infestation of cockroaches is common as these roaches always find ways to hide away from danger, and come back again once the smoke clears. However, there are still some ways to combat these persistent pests:

  • Make sure to move yard debris away from the house.
  • Fill and seal any cracks found on floors, doors, window moldings, kitchen cabinets, and so on.
  • Seal all openings around pipes of the kitchen or bathrooms.

Whether you have an existing cockroach infestation or want a preventive plan, Horizon can help you. Visit New Jersey Cockroach Control for more info about our services.

 

Understanding Basement Mold and How to Stop It

Filed under: Mold Control — Megan Howard @ 7:30 pm November 28, 2014

Basement Mold Understanding Basement Mold and How to Stop It

One of the common places where molds occur is the basement when moisture is present. When there is water, the basement will take the longest time to dry out since the basement gets no sunlight. The basement also has minimal ventilation, which makes the place humid and difficult to dry out.

The problem with mold is that it gets little notice by most homeowners. Basements are rarely visited, which will allow dusts to accumulate and helps molds grow.

Reasons Why Mold Grow

Condensation

This can occur when the basement experiences high humidity. The cold temperature can also produce a lot of condensation. It is easy to find this during a rainfall when the temperature goes up. Metal pipes and concrete basement floors will soon become cold, which will start the process of condensation.

Flooding

If the basement gets flooded, it is likely that the basement will stay wet for some time even after you have removed the water. Flooded basemenst and molds usually go hand in hand since molds flourish in moist climates.

Leaks

When a basement has leaky pipes or water seeping in through the walls, this can also result in mold growth.

How to Prevent Basement Mold

It is impossible to get rid of all mold and mold spores since mold spores are floating through the air in common house dust. They are waiting for the right moment and place to grow. However, mold will not grow if moisture is not present. Indoor mold growth can be stopped or controlled just by controlling the moisture of the home. When molds are already present, the easiest solution is to clean up the mold with soap and water, and then fix the water problem that caused the mold in the first place.

When the basement becomes flooded, it is important to clean the area immediately. The longer you wait to clean up the basement, the faster the mold will grow. In some cases, clean up or water removal may become difficult. If this is the case, hire a contractor to do the cleanup for you so that the basement can avoid the growth of mold.

To stop the growth of mold in your basement, make sure to:

  • Ventilate your basement by opening the doors, windows, or turning on a fan to allow air to get in.
  • Do not place items that can easily become wet such as clothes, books, carpets, newspapers, cardboard boxes, and so on in the basement.
  • Use insulation for your basement pipes to stop condensation.
  • Run a dehumidifier when the basement’s humidity levels go up.
  • Gutters and drainage pipes should be free of debris.

We can help you with your mold problem! To learn more about our services, visit Mold Removal NJ.

Why Choose TAP Insulation for Your Attic

Filed under: Pest Management,TAP Insulation — Megan Howard @ 7:26 pm November 25, 2014

TAP Why Choose TAP Insulation for Your Attic

 

Thermal Acoustical Pest (TAP) insulation is made for new homes, commercial buildings, and for attics that require new insulation. But, why should you choose TAP insulation? Well, it will mae surviving winter much more bearable. Natural gas and heating oil will always rise in price. Insulating your attic will allow you to save more money and be energy efficient.

T.A.P insulation is a new, innovative solution to insulating your attics. TAP is made from 87 percent recycled newspaper and all-natural boron compound. This new type of insulation is an all-natural, environmental, and permanent product that is safe and helps keep your home pest free. Since the material used for the insulation is a combination of all natural, low toxicity borates and recycled paper, it is more effective and even surpasses traditional types of insulation like fiberglass and foam insulation.

The thermal material has air-filled cells, or voids, and heat-reflective surfaces that slow down the transfer of temperature. The acoustical material also slows down the transmission of sound. Another advantage for this type of insulation is that it helps control and avoid infestations of pests such as cockroaches, termites, ants, booklice, crickets, centipedes, and so on, keeping your home more secure from such pests.

Benefits of TAP Insulation

It effectively eliminates pests. A great benefit to TAP is that it instantly eliminates pests that may be harboring in your attic. Ants, cockroaches, centipedes, termites, and more will not be able to survive, which will save your home thousands of dollars in maintenance and repairs. There is also no need to retreat the insulation as it lasts a lifetime.

Great for your savings

You will be able to save money and energy, especially when the summer comes, since the insulation will help keep your home cool. Even during winter, your home will be kept warmer with TAP. Your investment in this type of insulation can easily result in a return, as your heating and cooling bills are reduced.

Made as an acoustical barrier

TAP makes the perfect barrier for outside noises and indoor noise as well. With the use of this type of insulation, sounds from passing airplanes, helicopters, cars, and even lawnmowers can be reduced. Indoor sounds such as flushing toilets, loud music, and appliances can also be lessened.

To sum it up, TAP helps control pests, saves money and energy, absorbs sounds, is a perfect fit to any type of attic, environmentally friendly, provides fire resistance, made from all-natural ingredients, and is made to be a permanent insulation.

Horizon Pest Control is a certified T.A.P Pest Control Insulation installer. To learn more about our New Jersey services, visit Tap Insulation.

 

 

Clean Your Gutters and Stop Mosquitoes from Breeding

Filed under: Gutter Cleaning — Megan Howard @ 7:23 pm November 21, 2014

Clogged Gutters and Mosquitoes 300x300 Clean Your Gutters and Stop Mosquitoes from Breeding

Mosquitoes and Gutters

Cleaning your roof gutters is one of the most important projects that you need to do for your home, but the most ignored. When your gutters have water in it, the possibility of mosquitoes laying eggs on the stagnant water is big. You see, mosquitoes need water to breed, and your unseen stagnant water provides the perfect breeding site for them.

Clogged gutters are always a haven for mosquitoes. Most people think that it is just necessary to unclog their gutters during the spring and fall. However, the breeding season for mosquitoes is usually long and may even extend to early spring until late winter.

Why Gutters Get Clogged

The most obvious reason that your gutters get clogged is when the gutters get filled with leaves, twigs and other debris. Once the rain sets in and the debris gets wet, the debris will absorb the rain water like a sponge. Since the leaves, twigs and other items in the gutter does not have any place to go, the water from the rain may also get trapped. If you are not able to get the decaying debris outside your gutter, it will eventually invite not just mosquitoes, but other insects as well.

A clogged gutter may destroy the integrity of a home since this may cause overflowing water during a rain that may damage the paint and siding of the wall structure. Ice damming can also occur which can work its way under the shingles and destroy the wood that will create more leaks. Ice dams on the roof may also result for the water to get inside the house.

Clean Your Gutters

Although most of us do not want to do the hard work of cleaning gutters, it is a job that we should not ignore. To protect the integrity of your home, and to stop those mosquitoes from breeding above us, it is necessary to clean your gutter at least twice a year. If you have a lot of trees around the house, make sure to always check your gutters more frequently. It is also important to always check your gutters for leaks after a rain to maintain the integrity of it.

To clean the gutters, you will need a ladder, gloves, a bucket or a bag, a small hand rake, and the water hose. Cleaning your gutters usually need some patience and time especially when there are a lot of leaves to scoop and drop on the bucket. But, once the gutters are cleaned, you know that you have already eliminated the chances of having the next batch of mosquitoes to survive in your home.

Horizon Pest Control offers affordable gutter cleaning services in NJ. To learn more about our services, visit Gutter Cleaning for NJ.

 

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