Branch Address: 614 Eagle Rock Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052 -2902
Phone Number: (877) 957-5770
Branch Spotlight: West Orange, NJ
Western’s West Orange commercial pest control business runs the gamut, from food production and property management accounts to restaurants and universities. We checked in with Branch Manager Todd Henches to get his insight on commercial pest control trends for the region.
Pest Talk with Western
Get out the bug spray. We recently spoke with Regional Sales Manager for NY / Northern NJ, and he predicts a heavy pest season this year, with bugs and rodents alike bolstered by the warm winter. Here’s what he wants you to watch out for.
- Mosquitoes will be abuzz:
Mosquitoes will be out in force, so people need to be prepared. I anticipate a potentially unprecedented outbreak this year – walk your property, especially if your home is near the woods. Removing any standing water now can help.
- Bed bugs still going strong:
People tend to think “I can’t get bed bugs, I’m a clean person.” We’ve seen bed bugs everywhere from rentals to mansions. You can be very clean and still be affected. It’s important to be on alert: if you think you may have found a bed bug, call.
- Animal removal calls spike:
Raccoons are opportunistic, looking for the same things we all need: water, shelter, and food. They seem to be getting well-adapted to cities, and we’ve started to get raccoon calls in urban areas. If raccoons can get in, so can mice, rats, and squirrels.Cases are also arising where birds are nesting beneath solar panels, causing roof damage from the excrement. It’s a perfect habitat, because they fit right under them.
Mice Control: The Pest That Won’t Quit
Relegating mice to the winter pest category is your first big mistake when dealing with these animals. While commonly found indoors during the cold, winter months, if conditions are suitable, rodents will make their way into your home during the rest of the year as well.
We recently caught up with Todd Henches, Western’s West Orange, NJ Branch Manager to gain further insight on this year-round pest. Henches explains, “Mice are our biggest problem. It’s always mice, even in the summer. In our area people are frequently seeing field mice in particular.”
Your best bet against these four-legged creatures is knowledge, and the ability to recognize the signs of a potential issue. These signs include:
- The pitter-patter of small claws in your attic
- Gnaw marks on stored food
- Small droppings throughout the house
- Gnaw marks along the walls and to other items in the home
If there is one mouse, there are bound to be more. Ignoring the signs of a potential issue can create damage to your home and incur possible health-related risks. Western’s rodent control solutions ensure your home’s protection against this common household nuisance. Do not hesitate to call if you suspect an issue.
West Orange Local Pest Pressure
The eclectic neighborhoods that comprise West Orange, NJ, give the town its unique personality. Unfortunately, all of them have to deal with insect pests. During warmer months, ants can wander into homes through open doors and windows, seeking sugary foods and crumbs. To reduce their numbers, New Jersey homeowners must follow good sanitary practices. This includes removing garbage every day, immediately wiping up spills, and keeping floors and other surfaces free of food scraps.
Bed bugs are another frequent pest in West Orange. The blood-sucking insects must feed repeatedly on human hosts to survive. Since they prefer to make their move while people sleep, bed bugs typically live inside mattresses. After spending up to ten minutes dining on blood, the pests immediately return to their hiding places and defecate, leaving fecal smears on bedding. Victims may develop red, itchy welts on their skin as a result of the bites. 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.