Situated in the country atmosphere of Hunterdon County, New Jersey, Califon is a gorgeous town with just around 1,000 residents. It provides a small-town feel with plenty of older homes located on quiet residential streets. It is just far enough away from New York City that residents can feel as if they are removed from the problems inherent in a large metropolis. However, the city provides easy access to major freeways heading to NYC, Philadelphia and Trenton.
First settled as a railroad town, Califon is a historic town with around 170 buildings currently on the National Register of Historic Places. Many homes and businesses feature the romantic Victorian look, causing visitors to feel as if they have stepped back in time. History and modern culture collide in the quaint downtown, where individuals can shop at the bookstore, antique store, art gallery and mosaic shop. In addition, outdoor enthusiasts will love the atmosphere around the Raritan River where they can enjoy fly fishing, hiking and bird watching.
With buildings located so close to nature’s beauty, it is no wonder that many animals, rodents and insects like to make their way into Califon homes and businesses where they can find comfortable conditions and plenty of food. Not only are the animals unwelcome because they carry dirt and disease, but also they are highly problematic because they create distasteful conditions that can drive away business. In lawns and inside homes, pests may burrow holes, gnaw through wooden structures, create itchy bites and get into food supplies. In businesses, these same pests can limit customers, ruin important equipment and even shut down such businesses as hotels or restaurants. With thorough treatments from PermaKill Exterminating, individuals can say goodbye to these pests forever.
One of the pests that we frequently see in our line of work is ants. Many are familiar with tiny ants that infest kitchens. However, carpenter ants are even more concerning because they are larger and can ruin the structural integrity of a building. In Califon where many of the buildings are made primarily from wood, carpenter ants can wreak havoc by quickly gnawing through structures and weakening them. Carpenter ants are most drawn to damp wood, and their numbers can spiral out of control without immediate treatment.
Many times, carpenter ants have their nests outside a building, and a simple exterior spray will keep them away from the foundation. However, if ants are living within the building, we can use safe liquids or dusting powders in basements, attics, kitchens and bathrooms where ants are most likely to gather. Our treatment comes with an agreement that no ants will be found within the building for a certain length of time. If they do reappear within that window, we will retreat the area at no extra charge.
Because rodents are far larger than ants are, many people believe that rodents will not cause them any problems within their homes or businesses. However, many rodents can squeeze through tiny cracks in foundations and set up their nests within the walls. Mice are the most frequently seen rodents. However, we also treat rats and squirrels among others.
For mice removal treatments, we most often start with snaps set up in walls. After about a week, we will return to check the snaps. We will then replace them with baits or traps depending on the number of mice we believe to be present.
We also provide rodent treatment renewal plans for extra savings. With this plan, we will bait the building in the fall and will guarantee that there will be no mice in the building through March. If mice do appear in this timeframe, we will retreat at no extra charge.
Bees are a different type of pest because most of them are actually beneficial to the environment. They are needed to pollinate plants and have a vital role in the growth of much of the food in the nation. Therefore, when we treat bee nests and hives, we try to remove them into safer areas without harming the bees. We can remove bees from around doorways and eaves as well as from inside walls. We also treat other common stinging insects, such as wasps and hornets.
Other Pest Control Services We Offer
We also help you control other common pests that are seen around the Califon, New Jersey area, including the following:
- Bed Bugs
- One Time Services
We are excited to help home and business owners decrease their stress and improve their comfort by stopping pests from entering their buildings. Whether you are dealing with a long-term problem or have just noticed a certain pest building a nest near your doorway or in your basement, we can help you with a treatment plan designed specifically for your needs and your budget. Contact PermaKill Exterminating today to find out more about what we offer and to get your free quote for service.