Camden, located in the Delaware Valley, is known for its thick pine forests—called the Pine Barrens. These Pine Barrens are home to many animals that find their way into local homes, such as raccoons, rats, mice, bats, skunks, squirrels, woodchucks, squirrels, and even snakes. Unfortunately, sometimes these animals make their home your home.
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 nuisance wildlife fast.
These masked home raiders are common in Camden, New Jersey. They are very smart, athletic, and mischievous mammals known to raid trash cans and steal pet food, and they love to make your home theirs. They can breach even tightly sealed structures due to the dexterity of their hands. Raccoons carry many diseases, including rabies, leptospirosis, and more. And, although cute, they are fierce.
Raccoons have a permanent mask and banded tail. They would be cute if they weren’t so destructive. They will do what they can to get into parts of your house they see fit to sleep and give birth to pups. If they must rip, tear, or break something to get to that spot, they will. Raccoons make lots of noises, like whimpers, growls, and screams. They leave feces and urine nearby their shelter.
Before trying to remove a raccoon from your home by yourself, remember they can carry diseases, and if threatened, they may bite. Calling nuisance wildlife animal control experts is recommended. Critter Control's three-step process works well for raccoon removal.
Squirrels are prevalent almost everywhere throughout the country, and Camden is no exception. While not harmful when in your trees, they can be quite destructive if they take up residence in your home.
They can squeeze through small holes or gaps and even chew their way in and set up nests in your attic or walls, where they can damage insulation, electrical wires, soffits, and more. They also leave behind feces that can transmit salmonella and leptospirosis.
Rat and Mice Pest Control
Rodents are among the dirtiest animals found in Camden and are prolific breeders. The Norway rat, roof rat, and house mouse are the most common home invaders. They live in walls, attics, and basements of homes, where they contaminate food and eat through walls and wires as they build pathways.
A small rodent problem can turn into an infestation quickly. Their droppings contain many diseases that can be transmitted to humans, so it is imperative to remove them as quickly as possible.
Bats are protected by law under the New Jersey Endangered and Nongame Species Act of 1973, which makes it illegal to harm, capture, or kill bats. If you have bats in your home or building, they must be abated by proper methods during seasonal safe dates by a wildlife specialist.
Usually, bats do not harm people and are beneficial to have around, as they eat harmful bugs such as mosquitoes, spiders, and flies. But, if they are living in your attic or shed, they need to be removed. It is unhealthy to inhale or come in contact with their feces because of fungal spores. Their feces also attract roaches.
Skunks are a common pest in South Jersey. These animals are known for foraging for food in trash bins and pet food bowls. They're also profound and efficient diggers, and can mutilate an entire yard in a single night searching for grubs. They're distinctive black and white fur, and their pungent odor that can linger for days, are unmistakeable.
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.
If you happen to cross paths with a skunk, do not try to scare it away. Please also remember that skunks can carry rabies
; therefore, it’s best to let a professional handle removal for you.