Types Of Pests To Be Careful Of In New Jersey

Do you have questions about pest infestation? We have the answers! Our pest library highlights some of the most common wildlife pests, insects, and rodents found in New Jersey. We offer useful information, including ways to identify pests, the problems they cause, and solutions to get rid of them.

If your property is infested or you simply want to prevent major hazards, we recommend reading this guide to familiarize yourself with common pests.

1. Crawling Insects

With summer comes the swarm of bugs and insects in New Jersey. Insects seem to multiply during summer because of active breeding. Some of the common crawling insects that you should be on the lookout for this summer are:

  • Earwigs
  • Ants
  • Clover mites
  • Ground beetles
  • Millipedes
  • Camel crickets
  • Silverfish
  • Spiders (not insects but active arachnids)

2. Ticks and Mosquitoes

We always warn our clients about biting pests because their threat is immense. Lyme disease, West Nile virus – there’s a never-ending list of tick-borne and mosquito-borne ailments in New Jersey. Unless your home or commercial property has been treated professionally for ticks and mosquitoes, you would want to be more careful while sitting in your backyard.

3. Stinging Pests

Stinging insects are active in spring, but their threat increases in late summer, e.g. wasps, bees, and hornets. Their nests are at the point of bursting due to breeding. They get more mouths to feed, and summer is the time when they’re more aggressive and agitated – your risk of sting is higher.

The active stinging insects are as follows:

  • Bumblebees
  • Yellowjackets
  • Baldfaced hornets
  • Cicada killers
  • Paper wasps
  • Carpenter bees
  • Honey bees
  • Digger bees

Other Pests to Lookout For in New Jersey

Here are more pests to be wary of in summers.

Spotted Lanternfly

This Asian plant hopper called spotted lanternfly was first found in New Jersey in 2018. It feeds on sap, bark, and leaves of over 70 tree and plant species such as tulip poplars, willows, ash, maples, and birch. If you’re fond of gardening, you need to protect your plants from this pest.

Acrobat Ants

This type of ant can hold its abdomen in an acrobatic display over its entire body. They range in color from black, brown, and light yellow. They can bite animals and people, but mostly they’re a nuisance-causing pest that can contaminate food and damage insulation leading to short circuits in the office or home.

Deer Ticks

Known as black-legged ticks, deer ticks have orange-black and oval-shaped bodies with black legs. They take a blood meal to grow in color and size. These ticks are dangerous because they carry diseases including Lyme disease. However, not all black-legged ticks are infected and disease-transmitting. Nonetheless, you should be careful.

Jumping Spiders

They aren’t dangerous but sure cause nuisance. Jumping spiders can also bite but on rare occasions only. Their venom isn’t strong enough to affect people, and mostly they jump away than attack.

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