Wildlife Control & Removal
Critter Control is here for you every step of the way in the wildlife removal process. From inspection to removal—and even exclusion and repair—we have the services you need to get rid of raccoons, rodents, and other nuisances fast. First, we identify the animal on the property, then use humane methods to remove the animal and secure weak points where more could enter. If damage has been done, we can make those repairs for a complete restoration. Contact a Critter Control office near you today.
Major Wildlife Removal Concerns in Atlantic City, New Jersey
Because it is a coastal area, Atlantic City’s wildlife not only includes the usual raccoons, rodents, and foxes but a large variety of birds as well. And, this Jersey shore is also a major tourist region with the boardwalk and Convention Center. This region also hosts 17 parks, consisting of camping and hiking. Regardless of the season, Atlantic City has its usual resident population and tourists and business people adding to the comings and goings and influencing the habits of local wildlife.
As Atlantic City loses habitat to residential and commercial areas, raccoons enter backyards and houses at night in search of food. Crawling into attics and chimneys, these smart and aggressive mammals can lead to a dangerous encounter with home residents.
Inspection: Because raccoons are known to carry rabies, we inspect for footprints and droppings in areas where the building has openings that would allow them entry.
Removal: We use humane traps to catch raccoons and look out for their cubs, especially in spring. We try to reunite raccoons with their offspring and siblings.
Repairs: Areas where raccoons have made their home must be disinfected and cleaned of droppings. We then repair entry areas and replace any damaged insulation.
Rat and Mice Control
The hotel and restaurant trade around Atlantic City creates an environment ripe for rats and mice to flourish. In addition, the region’s marshland contains tall grasses where these rodents love to breed.
But once the weather turns cooler in fall and winter, rodents turn toward residential homes where they can find shelter, food, and cozy breeding grounds. Unfortunately, they have large front teeth that chew on electrical wires and sheetrock, causing considerable damage. They can also spread diseases such as Hantavirus and Plague.
Inspection: During a rat and mice inspection, our specialist will look closely at your attic as well as the exterior surrounding your home. Common signs include droppings, rub marks, nesting materials, and chewed-up items.
Removal: Whether in your home or business, we employ a variety of rat and mice control techniques depending upon your specific situation.
Repairs: Once sanitizing infestation areas, sealing entry points such as foundation cracks, open chimneys, and unmeshed vents are the main priority.
Squirrels are rodents too, and as such, they can wreak havoc within your walls, attic, or crawl space. They are relatively unafraid of humans and have no qualms about setting up a nest in your home if it provides warmth, security, and food for them.
Some squirrels have not one but two breeding seasons: in January and late spring. And, they return to their same nest year after year.
Inspection: A squirrel inspection includes looking for nests, signs of chewing, nuts and empty shells, and nesting materials.
Removal: The most common methods used to remove squirrels are live trapping and one-way doors. If babies are found, they will be hand-removed and relocated with their mother.
Repairs: Most essential is sealing off any entry points to prevent them from re-entering your home. Repairs can also include trimming trees and branches close to your home.
Bats are plentiful in this region and play a positive role in the control of insects such as mosquitoes and flies. Bats are most prevalent in homes during the spring and summer seasons. During cooler weather, when bugs are less plentiful, they either hibernate or migrate to areas with more abundant insects.
Inspection: Bats look for dark, undisturbed places to roost, so an inspection will include the attic, where a specialist will look for guano, a strong ammonia smell, and small openings to the outside.
Removal: The most humane way to get rid of bats is to install a bat valve in tandem with sealing all entry points. June and July are maternity months for bats, and in New Jersey, bat exclusion is not permitted during this time.
Repairs: Repairs consist of disinfecting the area, removing all guano (bat feces), and sealing their entry points so they cannot return.
Although most people think chipmunks are adorable as they scamper and play. Like squirrels, these little one-pound creatures will enter attics and crawl spaces to hide their winter stockpiles of food. A single chipmunk can gather up to 165 acorns in a day. They give birth to two to eight young at a time. Inside the home is not a chipmunk’s first choice for a home, but they will travel in and out of your attic or crawl space as they store food for winter.
Inspection: Inspectors will check your premises for droppings and a stockpile of nuts.
Removal: Chipmunk removal consists mostly of wire mesh to prevent them from entering your home.
Repairs: Damage from chipmunks is minimal, and repairs usually include sealing all small openings that a chipmunk would be able to sneak through.
Well known for their strong odor, skunks frequently choose to live under structures such as your deck or shed. Aside from the danger of you or your dog getting sprayed, skunks are common carriers of rabies.
Inspection: Inspectors will look for a pungent odor, skunk feces, and the distinct footprints they leave in mud, dirt, and snow.
Removal: Skunks need to be removed by a professional to avoid getting sprayed or having their spray ruin deck furniture.
Repairs: We will get rid of any skunk odor and repair entry points.
New Jersey Fox Control
Foxes are clever and resourceful. To secure a meal, they will raid trash cans and find their way into yards. Foxes are naturally wary of people, but these animals are still predators. Pets, such as small dogs or cats, are the most likely victims of fox bites.
New Jersey is home to red and gray foxes. Both species transmit diseases, such as distemper and mange, to pets and other animals. Although a healthy fox will rarely attack a human, a rabid one may bite and infect people.
FAQ about Wildlife Control in South Jersey
What are some of the most common wildlife issues that homeowners face in Atlantic City?
Our most common wildlife problems in New Jersey are squirrels, raccoons, and bats in attics and crawl spaces.
How do the seasons affect wildlife activity in South Jersey?
We have very little animal movement in the winter. Baby animals are plentiful in spring and homeowners call us when they hear the squealing of newborn wildlife in their attic. All “critters” are active in summer, so naturally it's our busiest season. The second baby squirrel season of the year occurs in the fall, and and bats begin to hibernate for the winter.
What are some common signs of nuisance wildlife activity?
Noises in ceilings and walls.
Any prevention tips for residents in Atlantic City?
Have us “critter-proof” all roof-line access points; including screened louvers, all building vents, etc.
When should homeowners call Critter Control?
Immediately whenever a potential problem is first suspected.
How Professional Wildlife Control Services Can Help You
Dealing with wild animals can be tricky. There is no sure way to know if you have remedied the situation. In addition, many of these animals carry diseases that you would not want to expose yourself to. Hiring a professional is the best way to go:
- We know state and local laws on how and when to remove nuisance animals.
- We have the proper tools and training required to deal with all kinds of wildlife invasions.
- Each wildlife removal solution is tailored to your home or business needs.
Why Choose Critter Control
- Critter Control not only gets rid of whatever wildlife issue you’re experiencing but repairs the damage they caused and makes sure they have no way to re-enter your home.
- Critter Control uses human solutions when removing wildlife from your premises, even reuniting mothers and babies.
- Critter Control keeps you out of harm’s way.
Call (609) 348-6100 for a free estimate.
COMMON WILDLIFE ISSUES IN THIS LOCATION
- Animal Damage
- Animal Droppings
- Animal Noises
- Animal Odor Removal
- Animals on the Roof
- Animals Under Homes & Porches
- Bats in Basement
- Bats in Homes
- Bird Removal From Vents
- Chimney Caps and Screens Installed
- Chipmunk Removal
- Insulation Services
- Raccoon in Chimney
- Raccoon Trapping
- Rat Removal
- Rats in Walls & Attics
- Seal Animal Entry Points in Homes
- Skunk Control
- Skunk Trapping
- Snake Removal
- Squirrel Trapping
- Squirrels in Attics
- Squirrels in Homes
- House Finches
- Roof Rats
Serving the following locations:
By County: Atlantic County
Egg Harbor City
Egg Harbor Township
For Wildlife Control Near You, Call: (609) 348-6100