Hey New Jersey, Summer’s Here & So Are The Bugs

This summer may be one of the most important summers we’ve had in recent years. Why? It can be argued that COVID-19 stole last year’s summer, fall and winter. Now that the outside mask mandate has been lifted, it’s time to entertain family and friends on the deck, watch your kids splash around in the pool with all their buddies, stop by a farmer’s market to buy some local produce, and just enjoy all summer in New Jersey has to offer since we couldn’t do so last year. Before you set out on your mission to reclaim this season though, it's important to remember that the pests are already active and you’re likely to see lots more as the temps continue to climb. And with that, we give you the 2021 pest forecast for July, August, and September.

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Crawling insects 

Have you ever asked yourself “why are there so many bugs in my house during the summer?” It’s not a figment of your imagination. Insects are more plentiful when it’s warmer out because they are cold-blooded and more likely to be active and breeding.

Crawling insects that are a common problem in and around New Jersey homes during July, August, and September include, but are not limited to:

Mosquitoes & ticks

We’ve been warning about these biting pests for several months now and unfortunately the threat they pose to human health remains high. West Nile virus, Lyme disease – there’s a whole host of mosquito-borne and tick-borne illnesses in New Jersey that residents must be aware of. Unless your property has been professionally treated for mosquitoes and ticks, you’ll want to be extra careful to avoid these them as you enjoy your backyard this summer. 

Stinging insects

While stinging insects are active early in spring, there is an increased threat associated with bees, hornets, and wasps in late summer. That’s because their nests are on the verge of bursting due to the population explosion that occurs. With all those mouths to feed and in order to sustain the nest, workers must increase their foraging for food. Oftentimes this is when we encounter stinging insects and when they are more likely to be agitated and aggressive – in other words, your risk of a sting increases dramatically.

Stinging insects active in the summer include:

How to keep summertime pests in New Jersey away from your home and family

Arrow Pest Control, a locally owned and family-operated pest control company serving Caldwell, Hamilton, Iselin, and Englishtown as well as communities throughout our multi-county service area, offers superior pest control solutions that eliminate bugs and other pests from homes and yards. In business for more than 47 years, we are ready to help you get rid of your pest problems!

Home Protection
Starting at
$35/mo
*some exclusions may apply
What's included:
  • Year-Round Pest Protection
  • 3 Seasonal Services
  • Covers 30+ Pests
  • Free Emergency Service
  • Carpenter Ant Control
    (Includes Carpenter Ants, Pharaoh Ants & Acrobat Ants)
  • Termite Monitoring Advantage
  • Termite Control
Home Protection Plus
Starting at
$50/mo
*some exclusions may apply
What's included:
  • Year-Round Pest Protection
  • 3 Seasonal Services
  • Covers 30+ Pests
  • Free Emergency Service
  • Carpenter Ant Control
    (Includes Carpenter Ants, Pharaoh Ants & Acrobat Ants)
  • Termite Monitoring Advantage
  • Termite Control
Arrow Premier
Starting at
$65/mo
*some exclusions may apply
What's included:
  • Year-Round Pest Protection
  • 4 Seasonal Services
  • Covers 30+ Pests
  • Free Emergency Service
  • Carpenter Ant Control
    (Includes Carpenter Ants, Pharaoh Ants & Acrobat Ants)
  • Termite Monitoring Advantage
  • Termite Control
**initial fees may apply

Seasonal mosquito & tick reduction program

Arrow’s Bite Back! Program is a seasonal program (April – October) that drastically reduces mosquito and tick activity during the months when these pests are a problem in New Jersey.  Monthly services during this time ensure that these biting pests don’t have the opportunity to get too comfortable on your property and targeted treatments stop the breeding cycle. While it’s impossible to completely eliminate the threat of mosquitoes and ticks, our mosquito and tick control services really do bite back and give homeowners the chance to enjoy their outdoor living spaces when the weather is ideal.

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Stinging Insect Control

Though they’re part of one larger group, treatment for bees, wasps, and hornets depends upon the type. At Arrow Pest Control, we offer free evaluations to help property owners identify their pest problems and provide customized stinging insect control that includes carpenter bee control and cicada killer wasp treatments. 

Stinging Insect Control Overview

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