Wildlife Control & Removal
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.
Common Wildlife Issues in New Brunswick, NJ
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.
In New Brunswick, we have tree squirrels. It's the eastern gray squirrel that you see in your yard and trees throughout the day. What you may not see are the many other locations they visit, like your attic, chimney, and crawlspace. These critters chew on electrical wires, shred insulation and drywall, and nest in chimneys. They can even weaken rafters due to their gnawing. The reason they gnaw is to keep their teeth filed down. If they don't do this, their teeth will continue to grow, causing them pain.
Squirrels will dig holes in your yard, raid your garden and bird feeders, tear bark from trees, and break siding and shingles as they scurry across your roof.
Each type of squirrel requires different capture and removal processes. Some require permits, while others can be trapped and relocated. This is one reason to let Critter Control help eliminate your squirrel problem. We start with an inspection.
Inspection: We investigate your entire home, yard, trees, wires, and other structures on your property for squirrel existence and damage. We know their tracks and the trails they leave, both of which we follow to locate nests. We assess damages throughout your property.
Removal: There are many methods to get rid of squirrels. A few examples include trapping, repellants, frightening devices, relocation, and translocation. We follow all New Jersey guidelines if permits or testing of the nuisance wildlife is required. We use live traps to get them out of your home safely.
Repairs: Repairing damages from squirrels can include fixing wires, wood, or anything that has been gnawed, cleaning nests from chimneys, and ensuring there are no fire hazards. We help install exclusion methods like fencing around crops or gardens. We can use repellant methods to deter squirrels from your yard, like taking down the bird feeders filled with foods squirrels love. We can also install tree and roof barriers.
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.
Inspection: Inspections are necessary because you learn the entry and exit points used by the raccoon to get into your home. Our experts can also identify feces, urine stains, nests, food and water sources, and the damage caused by raccoon activity.
Removal: We follow the guidelines set forth by the State and consult with the Department of Natural Resources for guidance when needed. Because raccoons are fur-bearing, we obtain permits when necessary. Otherwise, we use live trapping systems that are safe and humane to remove a raccoon.
Repairs: We clean and apply sanitization to the area. We install anything that is missing, like insulation discarded by the animal. We use pest control insulation for greater control. To exclude raccoons, wee close entry, and exit points with a foam sealant. We also teach you how to properly store pet food and garbage that is often attractive to raccoons. We may also install fencing around gardens to protect crops.
Bat Removal in New Brunswick
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.
Inspection: We investigate attics and outbuildings where bats typically live. We can identify bat feces and urine stains and locate food and water sources that attract bats. Our inspection helps us determine the best form of removal and specific repairs needed.
Removal: Bats cannot be harassed or removed during their maternity season, usually from late spring to early fall. When allowed, we use one-way doors that allow bats to fly out of your home but not fly back in. If the local fish and wildlife office wants to test the bat for rabies or other diseases, we can deliver it to them.
Repairs: Bat repairs typically include cleaning and applying sanitization to the area where they lived. We also implement methods that reduce the number of insects and bugs around your home. Also, we help you implement tips like turning off lights at night and removing water sources that may attract bats.
Rat and Mice Pest Control
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.
Inspection: We will complete a thorough investigation for those tiny entry points, nests, and food sources. We look for damages, like chewed wires, wood, and contaminated groceries.
Removal: Our inspection will determine how to humanely control the rodent population. We use specific bait to attract only rats or mice to the traps. Rat trapping and mice trapping typically takes between five to fourteen days. It might last longer depending on the population size and how long the rats have been in the building.
Repairs: We make it a priority first to clean all areas affected by rodents. Then, fix all the damage to wires, wood, insulation, siding, shingles, and cabinets. Finally, we make it impossible for rodents to enter your home in the future by sealing off all entry points, including those tiny holes we hardly notice.
North New Jersey has its fair share of skunks that can be found wandering neighborhoods at night. These animals can wreak havoc when they burrow for food or shelter, damaging yards, foundations and even plumbing. When threatened, they will release their pungent spray in defense and leave an unpleasant odor that can linger for days. If you happen to cross paths with one or more in your yard, please keep your distance as these animals have also tested positive for rabies in Middletown.
Inspection: Our wildlife specialist will inspect your property for the usual signs of skunks, including dug-up earth and established dens.
Removal: Never attempt to control a skunk yourself. In addition to getting sprayed, you may end up exposing yourself—and your pets—to diseases such as rabies as well as parasites, such as ticks, that cause diseases. Our specialist will capture and remove all skunks with a humane trap.
Repairs: We will assist you with repairing any property damage caused by the skunk, including removing any left-behind odor.
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 drippings 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.
Red and Gray Fox Control
The major conflicts between New Brunswick residents and foxes arise from the pests' foraging habits. A fox is a bold scavenger that has no problem searching yards for small animals, like rats, and raiding trash cans.
Northern 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.
A member of the dog family, they are more of a threat to small pets than to humans. They do pose health concerns. They are a major vector of rabies, carry parasites, and can transmit distemper.
Inspection: Inspectors will look for tracks or a den underneath a shed or porch.
Removal: Foxes are caught in a live trap and relocated along with their kits, if there are any.
Repairs: Foxes are not very destructive. Repairs will primarily consist of placing mesh in areas you want to exclude them from.
COMMON WILDLIFE ISSUES IN THIS LOCATION
- Animal Damage
- Animal Droppings
- Animal Noises
- Animal Odor Removal
- Animal Tracks in Yard
- Animals on the Roof
- Animals Under Homes & Porches
- Bats in Homes
- Bats in the Attic
- Carcass Removal from Homes
- Chimney Repairs
- Dead Animal Removal
- Humane Animal Trapping
- Mice in Walls & Attics
- Raccoon Trapping
- Raccoons in Attic
- Rats in Walls & Attics
- Seal Animal Entry Points in Homes
- Skunk Control
- Skunk Trapping
- Skunks Under Heating Units
- Squirrel Trapping
- Squirrels in Attics
- Squirrels in Homes
- Venomous Snake Removal
- Norway Rats
- Pack Rats
- Roof Rats
- Wild Hogs
Serving the following locations:
By County: Middlesex County
City of New Brunswick
For Wildlife Control Near You, Call: (732) 898-6858