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Extermination vs. Pest Control: What Is Best For My Monroe, NJ Home?

Posted by: Cooper Pest

What sounds more reputable to you? Pest control and extermination are both terms that seem interchangeable from the outside.

What is the difference between extermination and pest control?


When you hear the word “exterminator,” the first thing that comes to mind is a worker in a hazmat suit, using lethal chemical cocktails to destroy your infestation. This antiquated term is often akin to antiquated practices and materials.

Pest Control

As pest control practices evolve and technology advances, technicians and pest professionals are keeping up and staying ahead of the curve, changing their practices to fit the expanding industry. Pest control differs from extermination by using the least chemicals possible to control and eliminate your issues in the most ethical ways possible. Without harming your family, loved ones, pets, your lawn, landscaping, the outside and the inside of your home, pest control exceeds expectations when it comes to providing peace of mind.


Backed by science

Rick Cooper NJ Entomologist

Other pest control companies do not have a decorated entomologist on staff. Rick Cooper is an experienced entomologist that offers an expertise in insects, insect biology, behavior and control. He has become nationally recognized as an expert on bed bugs and bed bug management. He has been featured as an expert in various media outlets such as on the "Early Show," "Dateline," NBC's "Today Show." Additionally, New York Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, has appointed him to the NYC Bed Bug Advisory Board. His innovations and constant search for new opportunities has provided Cooper with the advanced expertise in family roots that no other company can match.


What makes Cooper Pest Solutions stand out from other pest control companies near Monroe, NJ?


Our Expertise

Cooper Pest Solutions has been a leader in the pest management industry for nearly 60 years. As the leading company for developing new pest treatment technology, Cooper is also the principal authority on bed bugs within the pest control industry. The bed bug specialists at Cooper actively train other pest management companies on how to deliver effective treatments, while also developing products for the treatment and prevention of bed bugs.

At Cooper Pest Solutions, we continue to develop innovative solutions for pest control. Our expert and nationally recognized staff entomologist, Richard Cooper, developed the Cooper Carpenter Ant System. This method of Carpenter Ant Control delivers bait right to the ants while our competitors rely on ants finding the bait in order for their system to be effective. It is this type of innovation that distinguishes Cooper from the competition.

Cooper is also committed to training excellence. The entire staff undergoes an intensive initial training program that is followed up by continuous ongoing training on a wide variety of pest control topics. All of our pest management professionals are registered and licensed with the NJ Department of Environmental Protection as well as the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

Environmental Stewardship

Cooper’s philosophy revolves around limiting the use of pesticides to those areas necessary to effectively prevent pest activity. By understanding pest physiology, biology and behavior, our pesticide applications can be targeted to control pests without broad-spectrum applications of pesticides.

Community Involvement


Cooper gives back to the community

Giving back to the community is one of our pillars of excellence. We pride ourselves in year-round community outreach through sponsorships, events, charitable giving, and volunteer opportunities. Our service begins with effective pest control solutions for your home and family and extends to supporting the events and groups that give peace mind to your community at large.

Little League Involvement

We sponsor several children’s little league teams throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania each year, giving them the chance to continue enjoying the sports and teambuilding that they are passionate about. Our donations help provide necessary funds that allow teams to maintain their fields, purchase equipment, and enjoy their season. Some of the teams we sponsor include: Monroe Little League, Pennsbury Little League, Nottingham Little League, Hamilton NJ Soccer, West Windsor Little League, CR-Newtown Little League, Levittown Youth Baseball, Montgomery Baseball, and the Robbinsville Little League.

New Jersey Little League Sponsorship


Charitable giving

Cooper Pest Solutions provides free year-long, home services for local charity silent auctions and giveaways every month. Providing free services for charities helps raise money for their causes and provides opportunities to those in need. These services prevent and control several insects native to the Monroe, NJ area such as ants, hornets, wasps, cockroaches, crickets, and more. To learn more about our home services click here. Some charities we have supported include EarthShare NJ, American Diabetes Association, The National Kidney Foundation, the National Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, and The Anchor House. If your charitable organization is interested in working with Cooper Pest Solutions, please contact Mark Vinch at 1-800-949-2667.


Taking The Bite Out Of The Holidays



Taking the Bite Out of the Holidays, which started in 2009, is a charitable program sponsored by Cooper Pest Solutions and BedBug Central that offers free bed bug services to those in need who are suffering from bed bug infestations and cannot afford the required treatment to better their living situation. Anyone in financial need may apply for the charitable program, including group homes, shelters, and nursing homes. This continues to be an annual tradition within the Cooper staff and family, all volunteer driven.


Family Owned Since 1955


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Cooper Pest Solutions began in 1955 and has thrived for two generations of family ownership and operations. Unlike other pest control companies in the Monroe, NJ area that may either be family owned or national companies (such as Cowley’s, Olympic, Terminix, and Orkin), we are run by two brothers: renowned entomologist Rick Cooper and highly awarded CEO Phil Cooper. A perfect mixture of innovative, applied science and entrepreneur prowess, Cooper Pest Solutions is built on family leadership, knowledge, and skill. To learn more about our history and family roots click here.


We strive for greatness in quality customer service and pest control efforts to all of our customers in Monroe, NJ, and state-wide. A leader in environmental stewardship, Cooper Pest Solutions is dedicated to providing the highest quality services to our customers with the smallest carbon footprint possible.

Additional accomplishments for WOW customer service have gained the attention of our communities with awards such as:

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                                      NJ BIZ Best Places to Work NJ 2017.jpgSmartCEO Family Business Award.png

And more! To see more about our accolades and accomplishments click here.


Our Commitment to Providing Wow Service

We pride ourselves on quality and efficiency for all pest treatments that we provide in Monroe, NJ. All of our staff go through extensive training to provide the WOW experience and the consistent service that our customers have come to expect. We stand by our services so all of our programs including our termite services have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. To learn more, please call us at 1-800-949-2667 or CLICK HERE to fill out our FREE estimate form.

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