In Chatham, Madison, and throughout Morris County, there are many bugs and wild animals that become pests for homeowners. They cause irritating and painful bites, spread illnesses, damage property, and more. That’s why it is important that every homeowner in Morris County invests in year-round pest control. Here are a few common pests no family should ever have to deal with.

Subterranean Termites

While you may have teenage kids that are eating you out of house and home, termites will do it quite literally. They come up from the ground to feed on the structure of a home. Over time, this can lead to significant and irreparable damage.


It might be fun to have squirrels burying their food in your yard or bounding along your fence but squirrels are no fun when they get inside a home. When those squirrels are playing in your yard, it is easy to forget that they are rodents. But, when they get into a home, they do many of the same things other rodents do. They chew up insulation, sheetrock, and wood. They leave droppings and urine everywhere. They carry in ticks, fleas, mites, and other parasites. And they bump and scrape inside walls.

Mice and Rats

Along with all of the problems listed for squirrels, mice and rats bring even more misery into a home by spreading harmful bacteria from trash cans to silverware drawers. Mice and rats are not content to stay within your attic spaces or wall voids. They’ll be chewing their way into food packages in pantries, food storage rooms, and inside your kitchen cabinets.


The growing threat of Lyme disease is driving more and more homeowners in Morris County to seriously consider tick reduction. While Lyme disease is curable in early onset, it can develop into an incurable disease with lifelong implications.

Carpenter Ants

While carpenter ants don’t eat wood, they can do a lot of damage when they chew tunnels and galleries inside wood to create their nests. If you’d rather not have to spend thousands on a new porch or deck, it is a good idea to make sure these insect pests don’t go untreated.

Stinging Pests

Wasps and bees are a constant issue for homeowners. When you have year-round pest control, you have ongoing removal of nests and much less chance of being stung.

Year-round pest control service isn’t just a quality of life upgrade, it is essential protection every New Jersey homeowner should have. Take back your home. Take back your yard. Reach out to ChemTec Pest Control and schedule a free inspection today.