About JS Pest Management LLC

HOW TO PREVENT AND ELIMINATE DUST MITES AT HOME

Dust mites are pests that you may find pretty much anywhere around your house. These pests are microscopic, making them invisible to the naked eye. On average, four out of five houses in the US have dust mites. Do you know a mattress can contain tens of thousands of mites as nearly 100,000 mites can live in a single square foot? Dust mites usually survive on the dead skin of animals and humans and absorb moisture from the air. You may find these pests in your carpets, beds, or floor.

Are Dust Mites Dangerous?

Dust mites are not dangerous for most people. However, they carry special proteins or allergens, which can cause the immune system to overact, leading to allergic reactions. So, it is important to find ways to prevent dust mites and remove them completely to avoid any problems.

 

How to Prevent and Eliminate Dust Mites At Home?

The following are some of the best ways to eliminate and prevent dust mites at your home.
Choose Alternates to Carpets
You can find most dust mites in carpets, which cause several skin allergies and reactions. You can switch to hardwood or vinyl floor coverings to minimize dust mite production in your home.

Use Roller Blinds

Replace your blinds with roller blinds as they are easier to clean and can help eliminate and prevent dust mites at home.

Vacuum and Clean Regularly

Cleaning your house and vacuuming or washing at high temperatures is essential for preventing and wiping dust mites. You should start by cleaning cushions, toys, and upholsteries in your home.

Use HEPA Vacuum Filter

Using a vacuum with HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) filter can help you minimize dust mite infestation in your home in most cases.

Wet Wiping

Try wiping surfaces with a damp cloth regularly. It is best to stay away from dry dusting as it can spread dust into the air and increase dust mites in your home.

Bring Allergy-Proof Mattress Covers

Invest in allergy-proof mattress covers for duvets, pillows, and other essentials.

Conclusion

Keeping dust mites out of your home might be difficult, but it is not impossible. Try to follow the above-mentioned tips, and we are sure it will work out for you. You can also hire experts for the inspection and removal of dust mites at home.  They have highly trained and experienced staff and provide the best pest control services.

 

 

HOW TO KEEP BEES WASPS AND HORNETS AWAY FROM YOUR NEW JERSEY HOME

Bees, wasps, and hornets are positive contributors to our ecosystem but they can as well be combative towards people when they perceive them as a threat. They are known for their ability to give painful stings that emanate into allergic reactions and pose other health implications for property owners including family and friends. These three pests appear so similar but are quite different in their attributes. Bees, wasps, and hornets are usually attracted to food sources which include; fruits from fruit trees, garbage, pet food left outside, insects, grubs and larvae in the soil, sweet drinks, and honeydew from aphids. Aside from food sources, these creatures also look out for nesting locations that provide shelter for them. Favorable nesting sites for these pests include; eaves, porch ceilings, overhangs, tree holes including holes in the ground.

MAKE YOUR NEW JERSEY PROPERTIES LESS ATTRACTIVE TO BEES, WASPS, AND HORNETS

These pests can make our environment and properties less fun and recreational due to fear of stings and you or anyone could be allergic to stings. Hence, the following steps or tips must be taken to ensure that your property becomes less attractive to them;

  • Resist keeping pet foods exposed for an extended period.
  • Cut down trees with holes on your property as they are perfect for nesting.
  • Empty outdoor trash cans as soon as you can and while they are still filled always ensure they have tight-fitting lids.
  • Minimize the number of flowers on your property space or rather grow them in an area that is distanced from structures, decks, pools, and places your family hangs out.
  • Always ensure that food is kept and preserved properly as well as open drinks.
  • Clear out food crumbs and clean up drink spills whenever they occur rather than leaving them for extended periods.
  • Cover-up cracks and openings on your home exterior that could grant access to these pests.

Provided that there is an infestation there are also control measures to ensure that they do not become predominat on your property space. Bees, wasps, and hornets control involve the application of chemical insecticides and the removal of the nest physically. Control measures of these creatures are best implemented at night because they are mostly asleep and at this time are usually back in their hive. They are also less combative at night and it is important that during treatment, pets and children are kept safely out of sight.

THE SUMMER AND INSECTS

Have you exhausted every means to get rid of pests but all to no avail? Pests are destructive animals that can make your house desolate or get your company ruined if care is not taken. So, it would be best if you took a decisive action now.

Summer periods and insects can be said to be in a relationship. Insect activities are on the rise during the summer months due to the increased intensity of the warm weather. Insects are predominantly plentiful when the weather is warmer and this is because they are usually cold-blooded and highly active during this period. They also breed more during this period. Humans also tend to stay or spend more time outdoors which increases our exposure to contacts with insects. The human relationship and reactionary pattern of spending more time outdoors during summer periods and the relationship between insects appearing more under the warm weather as cold-blooded creatures is a logical response to the predominant question “why are there so many insects in and around the house during summer?”.

WHAT IS THE CORRELATION BETWEEN SUMMER AND INSECT

Insect population increases during the summer. As temperature increases, insects also begin to grow in population size and metabolism. This implies that insects are healthier, more active, and reproduce more during the summer periods. During the summer, the weather is warmer and insects are usually more predatory and combative.

The summer months present insects with the favorable temperature and weather they need to survive. This applies to all categories of insects from the destructive households pests to the more beneficial bugs that aid the control of critters population.

MOST COMMON INSECTS DURING THE SUMMER

  • Ants: there is a wide range of ant species which includes; sugar ants, crazy ants, and then fire ants. Fire ants are quite harmful to humans with their bites while crazy ants are more destructive with their ability to chew through electrical wires.
  • Bees, hornets, and Wasps: these insects are distinct but similar in appearance and they can be very aggressive. Their stings can result in allergic reactions which could require medical attention.
  • Termites: This is a very destructive set of insects. They are capable of destroying properties worth millions of dollars. They feed on wood structures in your home and fixing destructions made by termites can be unnecessarily expensive and time-consuming.
  • Mosquitoes: this insect is very common and carries with it health-threatening diseases. It is important that controlling its presence in and around your house is taken seriously.
  • Ticks: one of the underlying characteristics of this insect is that it is very difficult to detect. You could have it on you and not realize that you do. Hence, after spending time outdoors you must check yourself thoroughly to ensure that you do not have one on you. Ticks can spread Lyme disease.

What is biological pest control?

Have you exhausted every means to get rid of pests but all to no avail? Pests are destructive animals that can make your house desolate or get your company ruined if care is not taken. So, it would be best if you took a decisive action now.

That said, there are several means of getting rid of pests, one of which is the biological control method.
The biological method of control involves the introduction of pest natural enemies into the pest endemic area. The form of control seems to be best out of other control methods due to the following reasons:• It is target/pest-specific
• It does not cause environmental pollution
• It is cost-effective in the long run

Despite these greats benefits, it is important that you study the pests in your house, farm, office before introducing a biological control. For instance, if you experience continued rat disturbance in your home, you can easily wipe them out by getting one or two cats. However, this depends on the size of your home. 

Another common residential pest is the bed bug. A bed bug is one hell of an insect that hides in the nook and crannies of beds and sofas. These insects are not worth keeping in a home; aside from the fact that they make sleep unenjoyable, they also suck your blood and introduce disease into your system.

Often, people use pyrethroids-based chemicals in getting rid of these insects, but the potency of these insecticides has reduced over the years. And this has led to the introduction of Beauveria bassiana, a biological control that wipes out bed bugs in their entirety. Gently apply Beauveria bassiana to the affected area, but you need to wait for about six days before a pronounced effect can be seen.

Moving forward, pests do not only affect homes; they also plague industries. They destroy goods, mess up the whole place, and lead to a massive loss on the manufacturer’s part.

One of the common pests found in industries is the cockroach. This insect damages good and puts the health of the workers at risk.

Unfortunately, most manufacturers find it hard to eliminate them, but an easy way to destroy this creature is by introducing organisms like beetle larvae and silverfish at some strategic positions in the company. These natural enemies would eat up the cockroaches in no time.

At this point, we must reiterate that biological method of control sometimes requires the service of a specialist for effective pest removal.

 

Benefits of biological control at the residential level

 

  • It is the safest, especially when you have kids around
  • The control method does not cause a new pest problem
  • It does not have any adverse health effect

 

Benefits of biological control at the industrial level

 

  • Unlike chemicals that might react with your products, natural predators do not.
  • It is the best remedy in areas that are not accessible
  • It is the cheapest form of pest control

Consequences of rat bite

Can you recall that awkward moment when you woke up from bed only to find out that some portion of your flesh is gone? It is even more painful when you noticed that a rat had eaten your college certificate.

Rats are man’s long-term enemies. They are commonly found in houses, offices, uncompleted buildings, etc. These animals plague at least 20 million households during winter, as reported by PestWorld.

Ordinarily, you may not have an issue harboring them, but their ability to cause health problems and wanton destruction of properties are often the reasons why you don’t want them in your home.

These animals love to stay in places that are moist, dirty, and not correctly spaced.

Usually, rats do not bite, but they may be forced to if they are under intense pressure or need to defend themselves.

 

Snap Traps: This fast trigger mechanism traps mice in their tracks and is the most common form of mouse trap. These mouse traps destroy mice quickly when used correctly, making them an effective way to eliminate them all.  Snap traps come in a variety of shapes and sizes, including bar, clam, and concealed kill.

Electric Traps: These mouse traps entice mice into a chamber before delivering lethal electric shocks. Don’t worry, they’ve been designed to keep humans and pets safe from being shocked.

Sticky Traps: Mice get trapped on an elastic glue board before you set them free, which isn’t as high-tech as other choices (or kill them). They are less effective than other solutions since they could only be used once.

Live Catch Traps: These traps, like those used for larger rodents, capture mice but do not kill them. They’re a kind of cage with a trigger-activated door that will not open till the captured rodent is released.

All mouse traps, with the exception of sticky traps, require bait of some kind.

  1. Clear out the garage.

Cars are just as attractive to mice as houses are to humans. If they get into the garage, they may choose to live under the hood of your car, in which the engine is nice and wet, they will severely damage your car as they start biting on wires. To rule out any unwanted rodents, place mouse traps in your garage.

  1. Call an exterminator.

Everybody has different threshold for what they can endure before seeking assistance. If you find yourself in need of a specialist, ask around if they have any exterminator suggestions, if you are in need of someone that can get the job done quickly or someone who can take a more compassionate approach.

Getting Rid of Mice in Your House

Mice will try to get indoors during the fall and winter months in search of warmth, food and shelter. Mice can chew through walls and damage food boxes in kitchen cupboards, but they can also do significant damage to your home and health: they chew wires, bring a variety of bacteria, and aggravate allergies and asthma in everyone living in the house. To get rid of them, follow the steps below:

  1. Find their entry point

Perform any preliminary research before laying any traps or bait. Find out where they come from because strewing traps around your basement floor will not help. Try to figure out where the mice are hiding and constructing dens, and then place your traps in that general area.

  1. Set mouse traps

Mouse traps are also one of the most successful way of getting rid of mice that have already caused havoc in your home. Mouse traps should be placed in more susceptible areas of your house, such as along walls and behind garbage cans. Choose one of the mouse traps below:

 

Snap Traps: This fast trigger mechanism traps mice in their tracks and is the most common form of mouse trap. These mouse traps destroy mice quickly when used correctly, making them an effective way to eliminate them all.  Snap traps come in a variety of shapes and sizes, including bar, clam, and concealed kill.

Electric Traps: These mouse traps entice mice into a chamber before delivering lethal electric shocks. Don’t worry, they’ve been designed to keep humans and pets safe from being shocked.

Sticky Traps: Mice get trapped on an elastic glue board before you set them free, which isn’t as high-tech as other choices (or kill them). They are less effective than other solutions since they could only be used once.

Live Catch Traps: These traps, like those used for larger rodents, capture mice but do not kill them. They’re a kind of cage with a trigger-activated door that will not open till the captured rodent is released.

All mouse traps, with the exception of sticky traps, require bait of some kind.

  1. Clear out the garage.

Cars are just as attractive to mice as houses are to humans. If they get into the garage, they may choose to live under the hood of your car, in which the engine is nice and wet, they will severely damage your car as they start biting on wires. To rule out any unwanted rodents, place mouse traps in your garage.

  1. Call an exterminator.

Everybody has different threshold for what they can endure before seeking assistance. If you find yourself in need of a specialist, ask around if they have any exterminator suggestions, if you are in need of someone that can get the job done quickly or someone who can take a more compassionate approach.

The Diseases caused by Insects and Ticks

Insects (mosquitoes, fleas, lice, bed bugs) and ticks can spread a variety of infectious diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, and parasites. Ticks come in a variety of species, each with its own unique environment. Lyme disease, the tick-borne spotted fevers, tick-borne meningoencephalitis, etc. The prevalence of the diseases reported previously is constantly shifting. The most prevalent diseases will be briefly discussed.

Malaria

Malaria is the most serious health threat for travelers due to its widespread distribution in tropical and subtropical regions around the world and its potentially lethal result. A single celled urine parasite of the genus Plasmodium causes the disease, which is spread by mosquitoes of the genus Anopheles. There are a variety of plants.

Dengue fever

A Flavivirus causes Dengue Fever, which is an infectious illness. It is experiencing a quick comeback. It is spread by the bite of mosquitoes of the genus Aedes, which breeds in stagnant water near people’s homes. It has an endemic-epidemic pattern of transmission. The disorder has four different serotypes.

 

Yellow fever

Yellow fever is an infectious haemorrhagic fever induced by the yellow fever virus, which is caused by a Flavivirus. The disease is spread by the bite of an Aedes mosquito. The virus’s natural host is a specific species of monkey found in forest areas. The virus will inadvertently spread to human populations.

Sleeping sickness

The Trypanosoma protozoa (single celled blood-dwelling parasites) that inflict human African typanosomiasis, also known as sleeping sickness, is a parasitic disease caused by many distinct species of Trypanosoma protozoa. It is spread by the bite of a fly known as the Glossina or Tsetse fly. It can only be found in Africa. The illness is often lethal if it is not treated.

Lyme disease

Lyme disease is an infection triggered by Borrelia burgdorferi, a bacterium from the Borrelia genus that is transmitted through the bite of a tick called Ixodes.  Borrelia bacteria is carried by 10 -15% of them. Depending on the field, the risk of being infected by a tick bite ranges from 1% to 6%.

Tick-borne meningoencephalitis

A Flavivirus causes tick-borne meningoencephalitis, a nervous system disease. It is spread by the bite of an Ixode tick in the spring and summer. The disease is only found in a few places in the affected areas. Over the last few years, it has been steadily growing. Alsace is infected with the disease.

THREE EFFECTIVE WAYS TO KEEP COCKROACHES OUT OF YOUR HOME

Cockroaches are creepy crawlers that make your home look horrible especially during the summer. Let us not even talk about water bugs and German cockroaches; they are an eyesore.

Keeping your home neat and safe from pests will save you from several headaches. For instance, you can imagine how painful is it to return home after a long day at work only to find a cockroach inside your last meal. Trust me, that little scenario might make you shed tears.

Continue reading

EASY AND EFFECTIVE RODENT PREVENTION TIPS

Everyone seeks to achieve a rodent-free home, which is why we continually look for measures to keep rodents away from our jurisdiction or simply put it as Rodent Proofing. Rodent proofing simply means recognizing and removing conditions that make it possible for rodents to survive, such as food and nesting areas. These are the fundamentals that attract and enhance the infestation of rodents within and outside our homes. There are easy ways to control and prevent the existence and habitation of rodents in and around our homes. Let us peruse through these steps in details;
Continue reading

BENEFITS OF HIRING A PROFESSIONAL BED BUG EXAMINATOR

Matters arising on bed bugs are not only experienced in public spaces such as hotels and motels but also in your private bedrooms. Bed bugs do sting, and when they do, it makes the skin itchy, and sometimes medical intervention may be required due to body irritation and allergies. When you discover the presence of bed bugs in your bedroom or other places within the house, it is important to take action swiftly to eradicate them and prevent them from spreading. It is possible to kill them by oneself using insecticide, but it is recommended that professional bed bug examinators are employed to properly deal with the bugs because of their expatriate and the benefits involved. Benefits of hiring a bed bug examinator include.
Continue reading

How to Avoid Bed Bugs while Travelling.

Beg bugs are very tiny insects. But they are capable of causing untold distress and discomfort. You can do your best to avoid and prevent them in your house, but there it may not come so easy when you have to travel. However, bed bugs shouldn’t stop you from having the time of your life in your favorite places around the world. To cope with this, we will share with you some ways in which you can alter your behavior and significantly reduce the risk of picking up these notorious creatures during any of your get-aways.

Continue reading