Upper Saddle River,
Located in Bergen County, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey once was a rural farming town. Today, it is a thriving community made up of old and new homes, excellent school systems, and plenty of sports, entertainment, and recreation for the whole family. Unfortunately, this picture-perfect town is also susceptible to pest problems. Bats, squirrels, and other wildlife as well as insects and rodents find this suburban community appealing and do not hesitate to intrude. The good news is, family-owned, Viking Pest Control is nearby and ready to help property owners in Upper Saddle River. In fact, our local pest control company has your back when it comes to pests and has for 40 years. Founded in 1980, Viking is who New Jersey residents turn to for safe and effective pest control services.
Wondering How to Get Rid of Pests in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey?
Before DIYing your own pest control treatment, it is best to call a local exterminator who can put together a safe, effective treatment plan for you. At Viking, our pest management professionals are here to protect your property from a variety of pests, including
Contact us to get a free quote for pest control services in your area.
Get Rid of Squirrels and Other Wildlife
You enjoy watching squirrels scramble across the branches in your backyard or get a kick out of the cute family of raccoons that wander by. It is one thing to appreciate wildlife in their own environment, quite another to find your home has been targeted by them. Not only do these creatures make a mess with their droppings, urine, and nesting sites, but they also cause damage to structures. Wild animals are capable of chewing on wires, tearing up insulation, and contaminating homes and commercial spaces.
Worse, some wildlife in New Jersey carries with them pathogens that cause ill health and may have mites, ticks, and fleas aboard their bodies that could be transferred inside. If you are dealing with wildlife in your home or business, it is not a clever idea to attempt to remove critters on your own. When threatened or cornered, wildlife can be, well, wild.
Viking’s wildlife removal specialists are always ready to help property owners in Upper Saddle River get rid of squirrels in the attic and other wildlife that have invaded homes, businesses, and yards. Our extensive training and advanced equipment ensure that we safely and humanely remove wildlife from your property. We also have the products to safely clean up the germs and messes that they have left behind. And we do not stop there. We will look for what drew those creatures onto your property in the first place, identify how they got in, and make sure they cannot get back inside.
Bed Bug Extermination in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
Even here in Upper Saddle River, we must struggle with bed bugs. These elusive and tricky little hitchhiking creatures seem to show up wherever and whenever they please. All it takes to begin an infestation of bed bugs is for a few bed bugs or their eggs to hitch a ride home with you. It is that simple. Once inside your home, these creatures begin their ‘game’ of hide n’ seek – and they usually win! That is, without the help of a trained professional pest control company. If you are waking up with bed bug bites, have noticed bugs on your sheets or the mattress, or identified other signs of bed bugs, contact Viking Pest Control for effective bed bug control in Upper Saddle River. Our highly trained, QualityPro certified technicians will patiently and systematically eradicate these bugs delivering you from the stress and emotional upset that these biting bugs cause.
How to Tell If You Have Termites
Subterranean termites are another (often hidden) threat to homes and businesses in the Upper Saddle River. Sneaky insects, enter your home unnoticed and eat away at the support and structural beams and other building materials and items made of wood in your home without stopping. Sadly, this damage can continue for extended periods of time without being noticed. They are often only discovered after they have caused extensive and costly damages, or you happen to witness a termite swarm in your living room.
To identify termite infestations sooner than later, New Jersey residents should be on the lookout for:
- Swarms of ‘flying ants’ especially in the spring or on warm days after rain. These could be ants but could also be the termites that reproduce.
- Check your windowsills for shell casings or wings that have been discarded after the flight.
- Search along your foundation for ‘mud tubes’ that run from the ground up the side of the cement. Pay particular attention to areas of your foundation that are hidden by branches or bushes.
- Investigate basement and other areas periodically for wood that appears crushed or looks blistered.
If you notice the signs of termites or have seen termites on your property, give Viking a call. Our trained and certified pest control specialists will be able to tell you if termite damage is old or new if there are signs of current termite activity or identify what is causing the damage. Our NJ pest control pros are Authorized Operators of Termite Bait and Monitoring Systems. This ingenious technology offers bait that termites find irresistible. They carry it back to their colonies and share it with all their ‘friends,’ including the queen.
Although this bait is deadly to termites, it is harmless to pets and people. And, to install this effective termite control system, there is no drilling, trenching, or digging required. These discreet baiting stations that are strategically placed around your property are not even noticeable to your visiting friends and family members. It is the most effective and discreet method of termite control on the market today. When Viking is on the job, termites are not. Learn more about our termite control in Upper Saddle River.
How to Get Rid of Bats in the Attic
Bats are beneficial in the wild mostly because they eat insects. When they invade your Upper Saddle River home or business, they become dangerous. While not every bat carries rabies, it is important to note that these creatures are transmitters of rabies. Their droppings can also release fungus spores that are responsible for histoplasmosis, a potentially fatal respiratory disease in humans.
Removal of bats from your ‘belfry’ or other parts of your home or business is a job best left up to the pest control experts here at Viking. Our team will not only humanely remove bats from your property* and clean up the mess left behind, but they will also use Integrated Pest Management strategies to seal out these creatures and keep them out for good. For professional bat control and exclusion in Upper Saddle River and elsewhere in Bergen County, give us a call.
Bat exclusion provided by the wildlife control experts at Viking Pest can be performed April 1st – April 30th, and August 1st – October 15th. As stated by the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife, these dates are observed as “safe dates” to perform bat exclusion for nuisance wildlife, so bats are not harmed in the process of humane exclusion.