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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.

Wildlife Problems in Newark, NJ

Newark is the most populated city in New Jersey, with over 300,00 people living in both urban and suburban neighborhoods. It is also one of the country’s major air, shipping, and rail hubs. Because many animals such as raccoons, woodchucks, and rodents have been forced out of their normal habitats, they are moving into urban and suburban neighborhoods, where they can find an abundance of food and a lack of predators.

Bat Removal

Bats like to roost in dark, undisturbed places like attics and wall spaces in homes. They find entry mostly through points near the roof, such as under eaves, soffits, or loose boards and uncovered vents, and can squeeze through openings as tiny as ⅜ of an inch.

Bats are a protected species by the New Jersey Endangered and Nongame Species Conservation Act. It is illegal to capture or kill bats. Aside from their scary reputation, bats are rarely rabid, but their feces do carry disease. All bats in New Jersey are insect eaters, and they can consume hundreds of insects in an hour.

Inspection: Guano droppings, smudges on walls, and an ammonia smell are what is looked for during an inspection.

Removal: The humane and legal method for removing bats is with the use of a one-way door that releases the bat back into the wild.

Repairs: While bats do not create much damage, the area will be disinfected and entry points sealed. That way, once they fly out, they cannot return.

Raccoon Removal

With the Passaic River on one side and the Newark Bay on the other side, raccoons have been a growing wildlife species in Newark. Unfortunately, the lack of green spaces for them to seek refuge in is few and far between, so they seek food and shelter in the attics and basements of homes and apartment buildings.

Inspection: A complete inspection of the home or building, including attics and basements, is called for and includes looking for breaches where raccoons can enter.

Removal: Humane traps are used to isolate and remove raccoons.

Repairs: Raccoons are mischievous and can cause significant damage if left unchecked. Repairs include sealing holes, replacing damaged insulation, and disinfecting the area.

Squirrel Removal

In urban areas such as Newark, where trees and other natural nesting habitats for squirrels are scarce, residential attics become their sought-after home. Unlike rodents, who run around at night, squirrels are active during the day. So if you hear running, squealing, and gnawing throughout the day, you probably have squirrels.Squirrelscan cause extensive damage to the attic and wall insulation, create a fire hazard from gnawing on wires, and bring parasites and diseases into your home.

Inspection: Signs of chewing, small openings to your attic, droppings, and nesting materials are some of the things our inspectors look for.

Removal: The most effective method for removing squirrels is a one-way door in tandem with sealing any openings so squirrels cannot return. When babies are present, they are removed and relocated with parents and siblings whenever possible.

Repairs: We disinfect the area, remove debris, and repair all holes.

Rat Pest Control in Newark

No urban area is rat and mouse-free, and Newark, New Jersey, is no exception. Unfortunately, they do not make good neighbors, bringing disease and causing damage. Effective rat pest control involves more than a few store bought rat traps. It is imperative to control the entire population because rats breed often. 

Inspection: Inspectors will fully inspect the inside and outside of your home for signs such as droppings, holes in walls, and breaches in your exterior where rats and mice squeeze in.

Removal: A rat trapping and baiting program works best for rodent control.

Repairs: Once removal is complete, damage made by the rats and mice will be repaired, and all entry points will be sealed to prevent re-entry. In addition, mesh will be installed on all vents.

Bird Control in New Jersey

In the urban area of Newark, New Jersey, starlings and pigeons are the most common nuisance birds found to breach homes.

Starlings and Sparrows

Starlings are one of the most invasive birds on the planet, and they love to make nests in open vents, attics, and eaves. Pigeons love to make their nests near humans as they know we are a good source of food scraps for them. Both birds have become a nuisance in urban areas because of the loss of trees as their preferred habitat.

These birds are notorious for creating a mess with their droppings. Their feces contain bacteria that cause diseases in humans, and they also carry parasites.

Pigeons are a protected species by the New Jersey State Fish and Game Code and are illegal to capture, injure, or kill.

Inspection: The inspection process will include looking in all vents, the attic, and in eaves for nests, droppings, and loose feathers.

Removal: Removing birds from your home or commercial building is highly individualized.

Repairs: Repairs primarily consist of disinfecting the area and sealing all openings so that future nests cannot be built.

Problems with Canada Geese

Protected by the Migratory Bird Act and regulated by the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, permits for goose control are required. These pests like to gather in Newark parks and yards but are unwelcome for several reasons. First, they feed on grass and have a negative impact on landscaping. The Canada goose also leaves unsightly and corrosive droppings behind. Finally, these birds will chase away anyone they see as a threat to their nests. The most effective Canada geese control is habitat modification. 

How Professional Wildlife Control Services Can Help You

  • While not all nuisance animals are dangerous, many carry diseases and parasites that would make it inadvisable to manage an infestation on one’s own.
  • Professional wildlife control specialists are knowledgeable in the laws and ordinances pertaining to the handling of wildlife in the area.
  • Professionals have the equipment and tools necessary to humanely get rid of critters and keep them from coming back.

Why Choose Critter Control

  • Critter Control is dedicated to the safe and humane removal of all nuisance animals from residential and commercial property.
  • Critter Control specializes in preventing future infestations as well as damage repair.
  • Certified by the National Wildlife Control Operators Association (NWCOA), Critter Control has the expertise to solve any animal nuisance problem.

Serving the following locations:

By County: Bergen County, Essex County, Hudson County, Hunterdon County, Morris County, Passaic County, Somerset County, Sussex County, Union County, Warren County

  • Allamuchy
  • Allendale
  • Alpine
  • Andover
  • Annandale
  • Augusta
  • Baptistown
  • Basking Ridge
  • Bayonne
  • Bedminster
  • Belle Mead
  • Belleville
  • Bergenfield
  • Berkeley Heights
  • Bernardsville
  • Blairstown
  • Blawenburg
  • Bloomfield
  • Bloomingdale
  • Bloomsbury
  • Bogota
  • Boonton
  • Borough of Alpine
  • Borough of East Rutherford
  • Borough of Flemington
  • Borough of Northvale
  • Borough of Ramsey
  • Borough of Somerville
  • Bound Brook
  • Branchville
  • Broadway
  • Brookside
  • Budd Lake
  • Butler
  • Buttzville
  • Caldwell
  • Califon
  • Carlstadt
  • Cedar Grove
  • Cedar Knolls
  • Changewater
  • Chatham
  • Chester
  • City of Elizabeth
  • City of Hackensack
  • City of Jersey City
  • City of Lambertville
  • City of Newark
  • City of Paterson
  • Clark
  • Cliffside Park
  • Clifton
  • Clinton
  • Closter
  • Columbia
  • Cranford
  • Cresskill
  • Delaware
  • Demarest
  • Denville
  • Dover
  • Dumont
  • East Hanover
  • East Orange
  • Edgewater
  • Elizabethport
  • Elmwood Park
  • Emerson
  • Englewood
  • Essex Fells
  • Fair Lawn
  • Fairfield
  • Fairview
  • Fanwood
  • Far Hills
  • Flagtown
  • Flanders
  • Florham Park
  • Fort Lee
  • Franklin
  • Franklin Lakes
  • Frenchtown
  • Garfield
  • Garwood
  • Gillette
  • Gladstone
  • Glen Gardner
  • Glen Ridge
  • Glen Rock
  • Glenwood
  • Green Village
  • Greendell
  • Haledon
  • Hamburg
  • Hampton
  • Harrington Park
  • Harrison
  • Hasbrouck Heights
  • Haskell
  • Haworth
  • Hawthorne
  • Hewitt
  • Hibernia
  • High Bridge
  • Highland Lakes
  • Hillsborough
  • Hillsdale
  • Hillside
  • Ho-Ho-Kus
  • Hoboken
  • Hopatcong
  • Ironia
  • Irvington
  • Kearny
  • Kenilworth
  • Kenvil
  • Kingston
  • Lafayette
  • Lake Hiawatha
  • Lake Hopatcong
  • Lambertville
  • Landing
  • Layton
  • Lebanon
  • Ledgewood
  • Leonia
  • Liberty Corner
  • Lincoln Park
  • Linden
  • Little Falls
  • Little York
  • Livingston
  • Lodi
  • Long Valley
  • Lyndhurst
  • Madison
  • Mahwah
  • Manville
  • Maplewood
  • Martinsville
  • Maywood
  • McAfee
  • Mendham
  • Middleville
  • Midland Park
  • Milford
  • Millington
  • Mine Hill
  • Montague
  • Montclair
  • Montvale
  • Montville
  • Moonachie
  • Morris Plains
  • Mount Arlington
  • Mount Freedom
  • Mountain Lakes
  • Mountainside
  • Neshanic Station
  • Netcong
  • New Milford
  • New Providence
  • New Vernon
  • Newfoundland
  • North Arlington
  • North Bergen
  • Northvale
  • Norwood
  • Nutley
  • Oak Ridge
  • Oakland
  • Ogdensburg
  • Oldwick
  • Oradell
  • Orange
  • Palisades Park
  • Paramus
  • Park Ridge
  • Parsippany
  • Passaic
  • Peapack
  • Pequannock
  • Pine Brook
  • Pittstown
  • Plainfield
  • Pluckemin
  • Pompton Lakes
  • Pompton Plains
  • Quakertown
  • Rahway
  • Raritan
  • Readington
  • Ridgefield
  • Ridgefield Park
  • Ridgewood
  • Ringoes
  • Ringwood
  • River Edge
  • Riverdale
  • Rochelle Park
  • Rockaway
  • Rocky Hill
  • Roseland
  • Roselle
  • Roselle Park
  • Rosemont
  • Rutherford
  • Saddle Brook
  • Saddle River
  • Schooleys Mountain
  • Scotch Plains
  • Secaucus
  • Sergeantsville
  • Short Hills
  • Skillman
  • Somerset
  • South Bound Brook
  • South Hackensack
  • South Orange
  • Sparta
  • Springfield
  • Stanhope
  • Stanton
  • Stillwater
  • Stirling
  • Stockholm
  • Stockton
  • Succasunna
  • Summit
  • Sussex
  • Swartswood
  • Teaneck
  • Tenafly
  • Teterboro
  • Three Bridges
  • Totowa
  • Towaco
  • Town of Belvidere
  • Town of Morristown
  • Town of Newton
  • Tranquility
  • Union
  • Union City
  • Vauxhall
  • Verona
  • Waldwick
  • Wallington
  • Wanaque
  • Watchung
  • Wayne
  • Weehawken
  • West Milford
  • West New York
  • West Orange
  • Westfield
  • Westwood
  • Wharton
  • Whippany
  • Whitehouse
  • Whitehouse Station
  • Wood-Ridge
  • Woodcliff Lake
  • Wyckoff
  • Zarephath
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