Middlesex County is filled with wildlife. We have over 1000 species in New Jersey. The more we develop the county, the fewer wildlife places to seek food, water, and shelter. Therefore, they search for new spaces, and unfortunately, they sometimes end up in your home or on your property. Raccoons, bats, rats, mice, squirrels, skunks, snakes, birds, and many other creatures can do a lot of damage to the interior and exterior of your house. They become nuisance wildlife if they damage your property or threaten you and your family in some way.
Fortunately, there are local wildlife control companies to call for help. At Critter Control, we remove the nuisance wildlife and repair damages they may have caused to your property. This saves you an extra visit from a repairman. Our process involves an inspection, removal, and repair of damages. Here are some examples of how the process works with the most common nuisance wildlife.
Raccoons in New Brunswick will take up residence in your attic, under your porch, or in your crawlspace. They eat through wires, insulation, pipes, and wood, including the ceiling. Raccoons leave fecal matter and urine in the same space where they live. It accumulates and creates an even greater hazard. Mold spores that grow on feces and urine are hazardous to you and your pet's health if inhaled. Raccoons carry diseases like rabies that can pass to your pets and possibly you if they get close enough to bite you. And they will bite you if they feel threatened.
Raccoons are known for dumpster diving, scattering feed and trash, digging holes in yards, raiding gardens, and even raiding chicken coops. We can get rid of your raccoon problem.
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.
In New Brunswick, we have water, fantastic food, and an abundance of rodents. We have at least eight species of rats and mice, including house mice, Norway rats, brown rats, sewer rats, and roof rats. These pests enter homes, especially in winter, looking for warmth, food, water, and shelter. Because mice can fit through a hole the size of a quarter and rats through a hole the size of a golf ball, it's not hard for them to find an entry point into your home. All rodents carry diseases, and when they leave their feces and urine all over your home, you are exposed to those diseases.
Rats and mice multiply quickly, producing multiple litters every year. It doesn't take long to have families of rodents living in your walls, ceiling, attics, or burrowed under your lawn. Whether it's a single rodent or an infestation, the problem must be controlled immediately.
Rat and Mice Pest Control
Like most areas in the United States, New Jersey has its share of rodent issues. Cities like New Brunswick offer a nice climate and plenty of habitats favorable to rats and mice. Please do not try to handle rodents, nor attempt to clean up after them yourself, as rodents in the area are known for spreading illnesses. Instead, call your New Jersey Critter Control office as soon as you notice any signs of a rodent infestation, and we will send one of our trained technicians to establish the best eradication program for you.
While there are nine species of bats in New Jersey, up to 15 species can be here at any time, like during migration. The bats that live in buildings, stadiums, and other man-made structures are attributed to two common species: the little brown bat and the big brown bat.
Bats are a protected species in New Jersey. They eat thousands of insects a night; some can eat their body weight in bugs. This is great for our ecosystem but not so great for your attic, barn, or shed. Here bats leave their poop, or guano, which can smell terrible and grow mold spores. If the spores are inhaled, you may develop respiratory issues.
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. 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.