The groundhog is often seen basking out in the sun or running through your yard. It can reach lengths of up to 27”, not including the tail. Groundhogs are herbivores, eating grasses, fruits, garden crops, and ornamental plants. Woodchucks give birth to their young during the end of March- early May and have litters of 3-4. The female will kick the young out near the beginning of July. Groundhogs hibernate, sleeping from the first heavy frost straight through early spring. Groundhogs do not commonly stray more than 50 yards from their den. A typical burrow can be 2-5 feet deep and may be up to 60” long. There can be up to 5 separate entrances to the den.
Skunk removal can be a tricky, smelly job. Although skunks may not look that menacing, the stench they give off can be overpowering. Skunks generally like to burrow under porches, sheds, or decks. They can do damage to your home while they burrow, and to your lawn by digging up large patches while looking for grubs or other insect food sources. Skunks provide an added nuisance if your dog or other pet threatens them and gets sprayed. These animals are small enough to find their way into your home, so even though we all learned at an early age to avoid skunks, we may find ourselves too close to these animals for comfort.
Ant control is a big issue in New Jersey. Ants are social insects. Therefore, spotting one ant unfortunately signifies there are many more to follow. Ants are not simply unsightly - they can also be dangerous contaminates to food. The presence of ants and the potential for food contamination is an issue that must be addressed when considering your health and the health of your family. Superb's ant prevention method places emphasis on identifying the conditions conducive to supporting these pest populations and treatment both inside and outside your home in the most environmentally responsible way to alleviate current issues and help prevent any future recurrence.
Fleas are an external wingless parasite that feed on the blood of their hosts. They have large back legs that are used for jumping. If you have live adult fleas in your home, there are most likely eggs and larvae present as well. Flea eggs are difficult to see with the naked eye but are white and oval shaped. Flea bites can cause allergic reactions in humans and their pets; usually small itchy red raised bumps are left behind after they have fed on their hosts. They are, however, known to infect people and pets with tapeworms and can carry the bubonic plague, along with murine flea born typhus.
House flies are one of the most common pests found in New Jersey. House flies are not capable of biting, however they can spread as many as 65 dangerous diseases to humans. House flies land and feed on materials in garbage dumps and sewers as well as animal excrement. When they land on food to feed, they will defecate on the food; it is as if they were specifically designed to transmit bacteria and disease. We offer our perimeter pest control for homes infested with house flies as well as over 47 other pests. To learn more about our home pest control services, our green pest control solutions, or to find out how we can help you combat flies in your commercial establishment, please contact us today.
Birds may find their way in through chimneys, windows, and vents, while some nest in buildings crevices. Specific types of birds may cause unique problems, such as the woodpecker which pecks away at the wood in a house, or Chimney Swifts which will live and nest in a chimney. Birds are difficult to control once they intrude, and Superb Pest Control can remove unwanted birds and employ methods of bird control to help avoid further or future infestations. Birds are more than just a nuisance; they can cause physical damage to a home. Birds can get stuck in vents, causing problems with the heating or cooling system, and bird droppings could make a home dirty and unsanitary.
Bees and wasps can build nests anywhere, including near or on a house. Bees can be quite defensive of their nests, leading to bee stings that are especially hazardous to those who are allergic, and the hives themselves can also cause property damage. They are the most active during the day and should be removed immediately. Superb Pest Control employs a team of trained professionals who are experts at trapping and removing bees, wasps, and their hives without causing damage to your property. We take every precaution during the extermination process to ensure your safety and the safety of others nearby. We are fully licensed and insured and can remove bees regardless of the scope of the infestation. Contact us if you have a bee or wasp infestation, before you or others around you start getting stung.