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Action Termite and Pest Control, Serving NJ, NY and Philly
Action Termite and Pest Control, Serving NJ, NY and Philly


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More than 50% of the air you breathe inside your home rises directly from the crawl space.

High humidity in the soil and air releases destructive water vapor, which rises from the crawl space and into your entire home. Additionally, most crawl spaces have vents which allow outside air into the space. This air is damp and carries mold spores and musty odors, providing the perfect environment for insects and other pests, as well as wood rot.


Action Termite and Pest Control provides Crawl Space Encapsulation featuring WhiteCap. WhiteCap is a durable, professional grade crawl space liner that serves as a vapor barrier system with poly-cord reinforcement and an anti-microbial additive manufactured right into the material. WhiteCap encapsulates the crawl space, isolating the home from the damp earth to stop destructive moisture. It protects you from water intrusion, mold, rodents, insects, wood rot and musty odors . . . providing a safe, clean space for storage.

• Save 15% to 25% on your energy bills (gas and electric)
• Claim a crawl space encapsulation system for an energy credit
• When selling your home some of the appraisers who have [seen] the liner [in a home’s crawlspace], will give it a dollar value--a direct relation to the energy bill savings--and they’re giving $20 a square-foot value to it in some cases--which is a lot of money, considering it was just a dirt crawlspace.
• A 70% reduction in insects
• 25 year Warranty

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MYFOXNY.COM/AP -Twenty New Jersey residents have tested positive for a mosquito-borne virus that has spread through the Caribbean.

The state Health Department says the residents who came down with chikungunya had returned to New Jersey from the Caribbean. Chikungunya causes a high fever and severe pain in the joints. It is rarely fatal. There is no vaccine, and it mainly is treated with pain medication.

"The arrival of chikungunya virus, first in the tropical Americas and now in the United States, underscores the risks posed by this and other exotic pathogens," said Roger Nasci of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in a prepared statement.

Health officials urged residents to prevent mosquito bites but said there was no cause for alarm.

"There is no broad risk to the health of the general public," said Dr. Celeste Philip, a public health official with the Florida Department of Health.

Now that chikungunya is in the United States, CDC officials think it will behave like dengue virus, with imported cases causing occasional local transmissions but not widespread outbreaks.

“Treatments are hydration, keeping the fever down, treating vomiting that occurs, treating the headache and supporting the patient until the patient recovers,” said Dr. Len Horovitz, pulmonary specialist, Lenox Hill Hospital, NYC.

Meanwhile, the health department has found West Nile virus in mosquito pools in Atlantic, Bergen, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Passaic and Union counties.

West Nile symptoms include fever, muscle weakness, vomiting and dizziness.

So far, no one has tested positive. Two of 12 residents who tested positive for West Nile last summer died.

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New Vector Alert – Tick-Borne Disease Now in Ocean County, NJ 
Deadly Disease Carried by Ticks 
July 24, Toms River, New Jersey:  Action Termite and Pest Control ( is issuing a warning based on recent reports of a new vector alert of tick-borne disease now in Ocean County, NJ.  Babesiosis, a disease carried by the blacklegged tick better known as deer ticks, is spreading in Ocean County.  Many people will be familiar with deer ticks and Lyme Disease but this new disease is just as threating and even deadly to elderly citizens.
Anyone bitten by a tick is at risk and should seek medical attention if the flu like symptoms appear.  Fever, chills and body aches are some of the symptoms associated with Babesiosis.  The parasites associated with this disease will attack the victims red blood cells.  Anemia, organ failure and death may result.  Unlike Lyme Disease there is no rash associated with Babesiosis.
“There have been seven reported cases in Ocean County, six of which have been hospitalized and are expected to be fine . . . we take this risk very seriously” commented John Russell, President of Action Termite and Pest Control.  “While all people are at risk, elderly people with issues with their immune system can be at risk of death.”
The blacklegged tick (deer tick) is named for its dark legs, which are a contrast to its pale body.  Deer ticks feed on the blood of the white-tailed deer which are very common in Ocean County.  Deer ticks prefer to hide in tall grass and shrubs.  When in these areas wearing long sleeved shirts and pants tucked in to socks is recommended.  Additionally, wearing light colored clothing is harder to detect for deer ticks. 
“When you return to your home, make sure you inspect your clothing, skin and head for ticks”  continued John Russell.  “Be sure to wash clothes immediately after exposing yourself to areas that are tick friendly.”
Deer Tick Treatment Procedures:
This is done by treating the entire yard.  If ticks are inside the home a General C&C treatment to the entire home inside and out will eliminate the problem.

Deer Tick Treatment Preparation:
a. Prior to doing the yard treatment everything needs to be picked up off of the lawn.  Then the lawn needs to be cut the day before the treatment.  If rain is in the forecast for that day, we must reschedule the appointment.
b. The customer must stay off of lawn until it dries.
c. For year round control the yard should be treated 4 times per year.
d. If Raining Action will use Talstar Granular if it doesn’t rain & they use granular the customer must spray yard with water.  Before either treatment customers must cut their lawn.  
e. After treatment customers must stay off until lawn is dry. 

Guarantee:  60 Days for Interior Only

Blacklegged Tick or Deer Tick – from the National Pest Management Association (NPMA)

The blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis), also called a deer tick or Lyme tick, is named for its dark legs; the body is pale in color.   They live in grass and shrubs and adults feed primarily on the blood of white-tailed deer.  Blacklegged ticks live for two years and have three feeding stages: larva, nymph, and adult.  Tick eggs are laid in the spring and hatch as larvae in the summer. Larvae can feed on mice and other small animals including birds into the summer and early fall. When a young tick feeds on an infected animal, the tick may also take in bacteria into its body with the blood meal, and it can then remain infected for the rest of its life. After this initial feeding, the larvae become inactive as they molt into nymphs. The following spring, nymphs seek blood meals in order to fuel their development into adults. When the tick feeds again, it can transmit any bacteria it contains to its new host. Usually the new host is another small rodent, but sometimes it may be a human. Although adult ticks often feed on deer, these animals do not become infected. Deer are 
nevertheless important in transporting ticks and maintaining tick populations in most areas.  Visit the NPMA site at 

Action Termite and Pest Control is a Proud Member of the NPMA

About Action Termite and Pest Control:  Action Termite and Pest Control of New Jersey has been dedicated to delivering prompt and professional pest control services for over 40 years. Family owned for three generations and quality control oriented, Action is your true source for dependable pest control service. Action's technicians receive on-going training on Local, State, and National procedures and laws.   
For more information about Deer Tick Treatments call 800-920-0906, email or visit our website at

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New Jersey Cricket Control - Crickets are members of the order Orthoptera, which includes grasshoppers and roaches. Crickets can be distinguished from their near relatives, the grasshoppers, by the way the wings are carried. The cricket carries its wings folded around the body, whereas, the grasshoppers carry their wings tent like over the body.

The sounds produced by crickets are made by the males rubbing their wings together to attract females. The sounds are also used as danger signals or merely for the cricket to indicate its presence.

The House Cricket - This cricket was introduced into Canada and the United States in the 18th century. The house cricket is light yellowish-brown, with three darker brown bands on the head and long, thin antennae.

Since these crickets are fond of warmth, they are often present in the vicinity of the fireplace, kitchen, and basement. They conceal themselves in cracks and crevices, behind baseboards and may burrow into the mortar of walls. Bakeries, because of their warmth, are frequently overrun by house crickets. The cricket is also especially destructive to silk and woolens.

In warm weather, the House Cricket lives outdoors, especially in garbage dumps. With the coming of cold weather it enters homes. Crickets are omnivorous, feed readily on bread crumbs and are particularly attracted to liquids, especially beer and sweetened vinegar.
House crickets are nocturnal and usually make themselves evident at dusk when they begin to seek food in homes. Their constant chirping is what most people find annoying.

The Field Crickets - There are six defined species indigenous to North America. The field crickets are usually black in color and more robust than the house cricket. The rear wings are projected back beyond the front wings like pointed tails. When these crickets invade the home, they may attack textiles of cotton, linen, wool and silk.

cricket_camelCamel Crickets - These crickets often move inside dwellings during dry, hot weather, and have been observed feeding on clothes and lace curtains. Camel Crickets are nocturnal and will be observed by the homeowner in the evening when the lights are turned on in a dark room.

The name Camel Cricket is descriptive of these insects as when viewed from the side they have the humped-back appearance of a camel. Camel Crickets are fragile insects and their legs may easily break off when trying to capture them. They have well-developed legs and are excellent jumpers. Camel Crickets do not chirp.

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