Branch Spotlight: Acrobat Ant In ParamusWhat’s with the name? This ant inherited this name due to their unique ability to raise their abdomen over their thorax and head, specifically when feeling disturbed or threatened. Can they harm my home? Acrobat ants, like many insects, will bite when they feel threatened or omit a strong odor. When it comes to your home, they may strip the insulation from electrical or telephone wires.
Ants are year-round pest that many homeowners, unfortunately, get riddled with. An ant we’ve seen more than usual this year was the acrobat ant. “Acrobat ants were by far the most prevalent ant seen this summer. Typically, these ants are invading homes in search of a cooler environment,” explains our Paramus, NJ Branch Manager, Ed McConnell.
Paramus Pest Pressure
Residents of Paramus, NJ, may encounter pest species at home, during commutes, while at work, and during leisure activities. The mid-sized town — population of 25,000 — harbors bees, wasps, and hornets that continue to harass people in close proximity to nesting areas. Another insect causing problems for homeowners and farmers alike is the invasive brown marmorated stink bug. Like other plant-feeding insects in the Paramus borough, the bug can quickly damage plant populations around the house or entire crop yields on farms. New Jersey inhabitants should also remain alert for non-native Asian tiger mosquitoes, which reproduce in contained water sources such as flower pots, tin cans, and used tires.
Seasonal changes in the New Jersey town increase contact between humans and pests. Attempting to survive the winter months by seeking warmer shelter, many pests recede into homes at the onset of plummeting temperatures in Paramus. Included in the retreat, rodents may enter the town’s homes during winter months by squeezing through small holes and crevices that develop over time. Mice and rats are often caught committing intrusions as well as bats contribute to house smells, damage, and potential for disease transmission. Contact Western Pest for rodent and pest control services near you.
About Western Pest
Western Pest is a longstanding pest control company serving the Eastern United States. We offer residential and commercial pest control services near you, including termite protection, bed bug control, and rodent removal. Our comprehensive service offerings also include our Home Protection Plan, a year-round program designed to keep pests out for the duration. If a pest infestation occurs in your home or business, trust Western Pest to take care of the problem safely and effectively.
“I purchased a home and during the inspection our technician wrote up a few issues and suggested setting up a contract for service to monitor and handle the issues. Western made it easy to set up, they did an initial inspection and took care of all the issues, came back regularly to make sure everything was up to our standards, and after every visit they remind you to call anytime and they will come over to do a check up. Excellent service!.”
-Steve G., Westwood, NJ
“I had a bug problem that came out of nowhere and immediately contacted Western Pest. They were able to come out the same day and take care of the problem, and it was resolved quickly! They are reliable, professional, and extremely friendly. The price was reasonable as well. I will definitely call them again when I have an issue.”
-Rich F., Wayne, NJ
“A soffit had eroded, so squirrels and birds were able to nest inside. I spoke with your technician and she understood exactly what the problem was, and what we needed to do to fix it. Western Pest installed a device the same day so the creatures could exit but not re-enter. AWESOME. Problem SOLVED! Thank you Western Pest Services!”
-Rachel S., Leonia, NJ
“Your technician was very knowledgeable and professional. He did a great job and ended the problem we were having with Carpenter Ants.”
-RC, Wayne, NJ
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