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Termites

Ants or Termites?

If you see winged, ant-like insects flying around your property, you need to know whether they are ants or subterranean termites.

If they are swarming termites, an established colony of these house damaging insects are looking for new nesting areas… and your home may be in danger.

If you suspect that these wood destroying insects are in your home, call us immediately.

Our trained staff will confirm identifications and recommend a treatment program (if necessary) to protect your home.

Termite

Waist:
Straight, thick and well rounded

Wings:
Extend far beyond the end of the body.

All four wings:
Equal size and shape

Antennae:
Straight and beaded

Winged Ant

 

Waist:
Very thin and pinched in, wasp-like

Wings:
Extend only slightly beyond the end of the body.

Fore wings:
longer than the hind wings

Antennae:
Elbowed

Bed Bugs

What are bed bugs?

Bed bugs are parasitic insects. Human blood is their preferred food, but they will also feed on rodents, bats, birds and pets, if humans aren’t available.

How do bed bugs grow and develop?

During its life cycle, a bed bug hatches from an egg into a nymph and molts (sheds its old skin) five times before becoming a full sized adult, about the size of an apple seed. Eggs are glued onto a surface by the adult female bed bug. All nymphal stages and adults require blood meals.

What do bed bugs look like?

Adult bed bugs are small, but visible to the naked eye. An adult bed bug is from 1/4 – 3/8 inches long and reddish brown. Bed bugs have an oval shape with a flattened body when unfed; their body becomes swollen after they have fed. The young nymph (immature) that has just hatched from the egg is less than 1/10 inches long and nearly colorless, but it becomes red after taking a blood meal. There are five nymphal stages, with each stage slightly larger than the preceding one. Nymphs typically are yellowish brown to reddish brown.

How do bed bugs move about?

Bed bugs cannot fly, but they can walk very fast. They are able to cling tightly to surfaces, and they can fit into very small cracks and crevices where they often hide during the day.

Where are bed bugs found?

Bed bugs can be found in places that are frequented or occupied by humans. Bed bugs are most commonly found in dwellings with a high rate of occupant turnover, such as hotels, hostels, dormitories, apartment complexes, movie theaters, and the like. Bed bugs also can infest private dwellings. Bed bugs can infest airplanes, ships, trains, and buses.

Where do bed bugs hide?

Bed bugs will hide in mattresses and box springs, bed frames, dressers, upholstered furniture and other furniture, cracks and crevices, electrical outlets, carpet tack strips, baseboards, window and door casings, drapery pleats, wall hangings, ceiling moldings, seams in wallpaper, etc. Bed bugs prefer to contact fabric, wood, and paper surfaces — all of which are common in human dwellings.

What are the tell-tale signs of bed bugs?

The most obvious signs of bed bugs are small black spots (feces) deposited in and near bed bug hiding places. Shed bed bug skins, egg shells and live bed bugs also may be found. Another sign is blood stains, which typically occur when a bed bug is squashed. Itchy red welts may be the result of bed bug bites, but other insects, arthropods and medical conditions can produce similar reactions. It is important to confirm whether the bites were caused by bed bugs by conducting a bed bug inspection.

When do bed bugs feed?

Bed bugs typically bite at night. However, they also can feed during the daytime.

What do bed bug bites look like?

Bed bug bite reactions vary from person to person. Humans often exhibit a range of reactions to the bed bugs injected saliva. Some people exhibit no reaction whatsoever and others experience a raised itchy red welt at the site of the bite. Bed bug bite reactions often appear as two or more bites in a row. They often occur on exposed areas of the body, such as the face, neck, arms and shoulders. Bed bug bites may resemble bite reactions caused by other insects and other medical conditions.

How do I treat bites?

Consult your physician. Anti-itching medications and antibiotic salves applied to the skin may be helpful.

Now Providing Bed Bug Dog Inspections

Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes: The World’s Deadliest Killers!!

Mosquitoes are responsible for killing 2 million people annually.
They spread diseases like Zika, West Nile, Yellow fever, Dengue fever, Chikungunya and encephalitis.
Mosquitoes are most active in our area May thru October. Once the temperature reaches 50 degrees at night mosquitoes become active and hunt for a blood meal. Their bites can ruin any outdoor activity and make your yard unusable.

GET YOUR YARD BACK!

Capitol Exterminating System has developed our “Barrier Treatment” program to help protect you and your family. This valuable program will greatly reduce the Adult population of mosquitoes in the treated area.

CALL NOW and GET YOUR YARD BACK. 888-243-6151

Tips you can do to reduce mosquitoes in your yard.
1). Clean gutter so water can flow thru.
2). Empty bird feeder that fill with rain water.
3). Empty water out of empty flower pots.
4). Empty water out of kiddie pools.
5). Holes and ditches should be filled in with soil.

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Middlesex County: Old Bridge, Spotswood, South River, Parlin, Sayreville, East Brunswick, New Brunswick, South Brunswick, North Brunswick, South Amboy, Monroe Twp., Milltown, Perth Amboy, Edison, Metuchen, Woodbridge, Cranbury, Iselin, Piscataway, South Plainfield, Carteret.

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Ocean County: Jackson, Brick, Point Pleasant.

Somerset County: Bound Brook, Rocky Hill, Belle Mead, Hillsborough, Bridgewater, Basking Ridge, Bernardsville.

Union County: Rahway, Clark, Plainfield, Linden, Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Cranford, Westfield.

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We’ve been a customer of Capitol for the entire 15 years living in this house. They offer preventive services – they come every three months, and have been totally effective against Termites that other in my neighborhood have had to deal with. They’re very neat workers and very knowledgeable in their trade.

Stacy J. Marlboro, NJ

My wife and I would like to thank you and your company for 20+ years of great service!

Rick L. Old Bridge, NJ