The AB-Con Bug Blog

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Preparing for Occasional Invaders – Crickets

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Crickets usually invade homes at the end of the summer and early fall. As the nights cool down, crickets begin to move indoors. They come inside looking for water, food and warmth.

When crickets find their way inside homes, sheds and buildings, they can damage clothing, carpeting and other fabrics. They can eat through large areas of fabric, and are especially attracted to clothes soiled with perspiration.Read Full Article

Are Termites Swarming Your Home?

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Termite SwarmersSouth Jersey temperatures are going to hit the 70’s this week and all those pests who have been hiding from the cold will begin to appear.

It’s time to start thinking about scheduling a Spring Lawn spray and AB-Con is already getting calls for Termite Swarmers.

How do you know if what you are seeing is a Termite swarmer or flying ants? This image gives you a great guide to tell the difference:Read Full Article

Termite Bait Stations or Liquid Termite Treatment?

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subtertermiteSo you have been told your Cherry Hill home has termites – how do you decide between Termite Bait Stations or Traditional Liquid Termite Treatment?

There are two acceptable methods for treating a house for termites. The first is a liquid treatment applying a non-repellant termiticide that creates an invisible barrier between the entire structure and the ground. The second is a baiting system that attempts to attract termites and subsequently poison the termite colony. The baiting system approach calls for the bait stations to be placed sporadically around the house and monitored to see if termites have infested the wood bait in the station.Read Full Article

7 Tips to Tackle South Jersey Rodent Invasions

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House Mouse - mus domesticusTackling rodent infestations involves dealing with structural and sanitary issues – and the time to check your South Jersey home is NOW! As the cool weather settles in, rodents begin to head indoors, looking for warm places to nest.

1. Look for the signs of rodent’s presence.

Mice come in to explore and get food, and they’ll continue to come and go as long as there are entry points.Read Full Article

Buying a Home in South Jersey? Call AB-Con for the WDI Inspection

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abcon-real-estateYou should consider hiring a traditional home inspector and employing a licensed termite inspector before purchasing real estate or buying a home.

Termites. That one word can cause fear and anxiety in homeowners all over the country – but if you live in South Jersey you have nothing to worry about. Why? Because AB-Con Termite and Pest Control Professionals is here to help.Read Full Article

Warmer Temperatures = Termite Swarmers

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Termite Swarmers So “Punxsutawney Phil” got it wrong for South Jersey and spring in our area is coming a little later this year. The temperature changes have been all over the place. We’ve gone from turning on the air conditioning, then back to the heater and winter coats.

Today temperatures are going to hit the 70’s and all kinds of pests will start to appear.Read Full Article