Rockland County

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Pest Control in Rockland County, NJ

Rockland County Pest Treatments

The Gateway to the Hudson Valley, Rockland County, NJ, offers a natural wonderland not far from one of the world’s largest cities. The area offers waterfronts, mountains, hiking and biking trails, and more. One downside to all of this nature is that there are plenty of pests in Rockland County. Not content to stay outside, these pests invade homes and businesses, where they damage property, contaminate food, and spread disease. Even a minor pest infestation can threaten health and safety. Rockland County residents rely on pest control companies to help keep their homes safe from these pests.

Horizon Pest Control is Rockland County’s choice for seasonal residential pest control programs. We offer comprehensive services designed to keep pests from invading your home or to eradicate pests once they do invade your home. Our services include inspection, prevention, and treatment plans.

Our customers love us because of our dual commitment to exceptional customer service and the highest quality pest control services. Our technicians take pride in their jobs and use their experience and training to tackle any pest problem. We have proven methods to tackle any of the pests in our area, as well as specialized training to deal with unusual pest issues. You can see our success if you check out our reviews — customers trust us to take care of their homes and treat them respectfully and kindly. We are proud to be one of Rockland County’s premiere pest control service providers.

Common Pests in Rockland County

With its gorgeous natural setting, Rockland County is host to a variety of pests. Keep in mind that many pest species all serve critical roles in the ecosystem — it is their interaction with humans that makes them pests. Of course, New Jersey is also home to a number of invasive species, which not only bother humans but also play a negative role in the state’s ecosystem. Familiarizing yourself with the most common pests can help you identify them, take preventative steps, and act to eradicate the problem as soon as you notice an issue.

Carpenter Bees

Have you noticed the destruction of decks, eaves, fences, or other wooden structures? It could be carpenter bees. Unlike other bees, you may see these bees alone. They tunnel into the wood, where they create their nests. Unlike termites, carpenter bees do not eat the wood — they make their homes in it. Their nesting tunnels can lead to severe damage, causing weakness and decay in the wood.

Carpenter bee infestations can weaken the wood. However, there are some easy things you can do to prevent their damage. While they can bore into painted wood, they are less likely to bore into painted or stained surfaces. You also want to inspect and look for boreholes regularly. If you notice them, you want to contact a pest control agency immediately. They can inspect the area and discover the extent of the issue. Then, they can come up with removal or treatment plans.


If you notice damage to wood but do not see boreholes, you could have termites. Termites — sometimes called white ants — can cause tremendous damage to wood surfaces in your home. Termites are small, pale insects. They have powerful jaws, straight antennae, and soft bodies. They are small but visible. They range in size from ¼ to ½ an inch in length. Termites live in colonies. Many people may not see them until springtime, which is swarm season. In swarm season, termites are looking for other places to form colonies. Termites will be looking for moist environments and damaged wood, where they may form more colonies. When they do, they can cause massive damage since timber is not just where they live but also their food source.

Termites can be incredibly damaging, which makes it very important to have termite prevention in place. Fortunately, there are several things pest control companies can do to reduce your risk of termite infestation significantly. Prevention is critical because it can prevent the destruction that can lead to costly repairs and expensive pest control. Of course, a huge part of prevention is regular inspections. Catching a termite infestation in its early stages is vital, making any treatment more manageable and more affordable.

Stinging Insects

Nothing ruins a great day outside quite as quickly as a stinging insect. Rockland County has plenty of different stinging insects, which can be a severe nuisance to people — especially those with allergies. Wasps, bees, and yellow jackets can all cause problems. However, while these stinging insects can be dangerous to people, some of them are essential pollinators. If you are not sure what kind of stinging insect you have, the last thing you want to do is use flying insect killer on them. If you have bees, you do not want to kill them, but have someone remove them to a better place. Fortunately, bees are not generally aggressive and will not pose a huge problem.

The real stinging risk is yellow jackets. Unlike bees, yellow jackets are known for being aggressive. They look like wasps but are yellow with black stripes. They can — and will — sting multiple times so that a single yellow jacket can cause numerous stings. The stings are painful to most people but can be very dangerous to those with an allergy to yellow jacket venom. You may be able to identify yellow jackets on your own. They can nest in all sorts of places — in trees, on the sides of buildings, inside walls, or even underground. Their nests are papery, similar to wasps’ nests. You do not want to disturb them since doing so can result in a swarm of wasps.

One way to keep yellow jackets and other stinging insects away from your house is to keep attractants away from them. Keep your garbage sealed in trash cans if it includes food scraps, especially sweet food or drinks. You want to seal entry points to your home and keep your yard free from debris. Additionally, if you have a pollinator garden, consider planting it in far corners or your yard to keep them away from your home.


If you are like many people, you have a fear of rats and mice that some people may consider irrational. However, rodents — including cute rodents like squirrels and chipmunks — can cause some serious risks to health and property.

Rodents love to chew on things. They chew on wood, insulation, and electrical wiring. A surprising percentage of home fires are linked to rodents chewing on wires. The damage is not limited to property damage- the fires can result in injuries and death.

In addition, rats and mice are often carriers of disease. Some people erroneously assume that they need to be bitten or scratched in order to get a disease from a rodent. However, they can actually transmit these diseases through urine, droppings, and saliva. Since they use urine to leave trails, an infestation can easily expose people to diseases, including hantavirus, leptospirosis, and salmonellosis.

Chipmunks and squirrels may not have the same health risks as rats and mice, but they can still carry disease. Plus, they can cause tons of damage. They often chew on outdoor furniture, dig up gardens, and invade homes, where they may live in attics or walls. They can cause structural damage and plenty of destruction, including leaving droppings and urine in a home.

Any rodent infestation is a serious problem that needs immediate attention. They can cause property damage and spread disease. Preventing an infestation is the optimal program. You can reduce the likelihood of an infestation by sealing entry points, keeping your home clean, clearing out brush and debris from the yard, and watching for signs of rodents. At the first sign of infestation, you should contact a pest control agency to keep your Rockland County home safe.

To schedule pest control in Rockland County, NJ, please call (201) 447-2530. We can also be reached online.

Signs of Pest Infestations

It is essential to know what to look for so that you can spot a Rockland County pest infestation as soon as it occurs. Being proactive helps you prevent damage. So, you want to know the potential signs, which include sights, sounds, smells, and more. Looking for them can help you eliminate an infestation as soon as it starts.

Droppings are probably the number one sign of pest infestations. Any droppings are signs that you have a pest. You can even tell which pest by looking at the droppings since the size, shape, and color vary from pest to pest. Mouse droppings are dark brown or black, small, and cylinder-shaped. Cockroach droppings are small, resembling coffee grounds. The more significant the dropping, the larger the pest.

You also want to look for chewed or damaged surfaces. All types of pests chew and gnaw. Rodents need to chew in order to keep their teeth sharp. If you notice anything that looks like chewing around your house or yard, it is probably rodent damage. In addition to health risks, rodents can cause lots of property damage.

As soon as you notice a sign of a pest infestation, you should act on the problem. Ignoring it does not make it go away — it only lets the problem grow. The more pests, the greater the damage and the more expensive the repairs. Fix it quickly to avoid safety issues.

Choose Horizon Pest Control

You have many choices for pest control in Rockland County. You should choose Horizon Pest Control. We are an industry leader with 50 years of experience. We have an excellent reputation, which is equally based on our high-quality customer service and our effective pest control services. We offer residential and commercial pest control throughout New Jersey and the New York metropolitan area, including Rockland County. We have a highly skilled team of expert technicians who are focused on keeping your homes and businesses pest-free.

Customers love our Home Guard Program — a comprehensive program that includes pest management, regular inspections, and treatment. The Home Guard Program is individualized so that we can tailor it to your specific needs.

Our Horizon Pest Control team can offer you reliable, safe, and effective pest control treatments. Give us a call to find out more.

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