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New Jersey

Manville is a relatively new borough in New Jersey and was incorporated in 1929. It gets its name from the Johns-Manville Corporation, which had a large facility in the town until the 1980s, producing insulation and roofing materials. The borough is bordered by rivers and, as such, sits on a floodplain, making the whole area prone to regular flooding. The floods in Manville that accompanied Hurricane Floyd in September 1999 and Hurricane Ida in 2021 caused extensive damage to many homes in the borough on both occasions.

The borough is relatively small, with only 10,953 residents as of the 2021 census in a 2.45-square-mile area.

Common Pests in Manville, NJ

Rural New Jersey is a haven for certain types of pests, from insects to small mammals. Here are a few of the most common.


Rats are a common problem all across the country, but in areas like Manville, NJ, that are susceptible to flooding, they can be a particular risk. When floods hit, their regular burrows are destroyed, and the rats seek refuge in homes and businesses. As well as carrying diseases, rats are particularly destructive and will damage walls, wires, and flooring and break into food packaging and trash bags.

Subterranean Termites

Although termites don’t bite, sting, or pose a particular health problem, they are a risk to the structural integrity of your home. They will devour any wood, which includes your furniture and supporting wood beams. So the quicker you have a termite infestation removed by a professional exterminator, the better.


At least six species of ants are known to be a pest problem in the Manville, NJ, area. Some of them, such as carpenter ants, may bite if threatened but aren’t especially dangerous. However, they will chew through the insulation on electrical cables and contaminate food. They may also damage your home when they nest. A large nest will certainly warrant calling in a pest control expert.

German Cockroaches

Like other species of cockroach, German cockroaches can be a real nuisance if they enter your home or business. When they enter, they have usually crawled through sewage and trash when crawling in through crevices such as leaky pipes and drains, so they carry diseases such as salmonella and gastroenteritis. Once in the home, they can breed rapidly, largely unnoticed, until you have a problem that’s tough to manage.

Pest Prevention

Providers of pest control and exterminator services like Viking Pest Control aren’t only there when you have a serious problem — we’re all about prevention, too. You can talk to us about reducing the risk of pest infestations if you have a specific concern, but here are a few general tips:

  • Keep all food in sealed containers. Open containers can attract pests that can smell things you can’t.
  • Place trash in sealed containers.
  • Always keep your kitchen clean, making certain to clear away any food waste.
  • Block any cracks and crevices that pests may use to enter.
  • Keep the damp away by keeping your home well-ventilated — warm, damp conditions attract some pests.
  • Use a good vacuum cleaner to clean all floors regularly.

Residential and Commercial Pest Control Services

Once you have a pest problem, whether in your residential property or business, you may be tempted to deal with it yourself. However, this is generally a bad idea as a professional exterminator is better equipped to deal with it. Exterminators like Viking Pest Control have access to products and skills that you don’t and have experience with pests that gives them insight into where they may be hiding unnoticed.

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Hire the Best Exterminator in Manville, NJ

Viking Pest Control has been helping to keep homes and businesses in Manville, NJ, pest-free for many years, and we are highly trusted by local residents who have used our services. We only use tested products suited to dealing with the problem at hand without causing unnecessary harm to other wildlife or the environment at large. So, if you’re worried about a pest problem, call us at 1-800-618-2847 or schedule a free, no-obligation estimate online.

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