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Wildlife Removal Services

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.

Common Wildlife Issues in Toms River, NJ

The proximity to Toms River, Barnegat Bay, and the ocean makes it an ideal habitat for humans and other animals. Significant parts of the landscape are covered with pines, and it has a growing population of human inhabitants that share the area with summer tourists.

New Jersey is one of the most biodiverse states in the nation. With warm springs, hot summers, and mild winters, many species of wildlife call the Toms River area home.

New Jersey Squirrel Removal

Squirrels in attics are a common animal nuisance problem. The gray squirrel is the most prevalent species in New Jersey. While they can be entertaining when scurrying about outside, they are no fun to find in your attic or crawl space, where they have been known to make a mess and cause electrical fires. They are also carriers of ticks, mange mites, fleas, and internal parasites.

Inspection: An inspection could reveal chewed wires, holes in the house siding or soffits, insulation damage, droppings, and loose soft materials that could indicate a nest.

Removal: One-way doors are the most oft-used method for getting rid of squirrels. At the same time, all small openings to the attic must be sealed so they cannot re-enter.

Repairs: The most common repairs made include disinfecting, sealing entrances into the home, and cleaning up debris.

Bat Removal

The majority of bats in New Jersey are insectivores. They are considered a valuable species because of the number of insects they devour and rarely react negatively with humans.

The two species of bats most common in New Jersey are the big brown bats and little brown bats. In the wild, they will live in caves. But when living in a populated area such as Toms River, attics, chimneys, and soffits are cave-like enough to them.

Despite their benefits, the guano from bats is a potential danger for diseases such as Histoplasma fungus. Bats are a protected species in New Jersey, and it is illegal to capture or kill them.

Inspection: We will look for guano droppings, smudges on walls, and the smell of ammonia.

Removal: Using a one-way door is the legal and humane method for removing bats. That releases them back into the wild.

Raccoon Removal in Toms River

Although raccoons look adorable, they are clever, athletic, and mischievous. They are mainly active at night and breed in January or February, giving birth in spring.

Because of urban and suburban development, their natural habitats are shrinking. And they have been forced to find other spaces in which to build their dens, including attics, chimneys, and crawl spaces, making it necessary to call on professionals to remove them. They are quite large, between 10 and 25 pounds, so if you have a raccoon in your chimney or attic, you would hear them scratching around.

Inspection: An inspection will easily reveal if you have a raccoon, as they will create a bit of a mess with insulation and chew a hole through the roof for easy access.

Removal: Live trapping is the most humane method for capturing a raccoon. If legal, it will be relocated, and if there are babies, a wildlife rehabilitation center will be contacted.

Repairs: Insulation will be replaced, and the area will be disinfected. All potential entry points will be secured and sealed to prevent re-entry.

Rat Pest Control

Rats require water to thrive, so the Toms River area is a natural habitat for them, especially roof rats. Residents will find them coming into houses in the fall and winter as the weather turns cold. Unfortunately, rats are responsible for the spread of many diseases, primarily via contaminating food with their urine or feces.

Inspection: We will look for chewed wires, smudge marks along walls, and droppings.

Removal: Both mechanical and chemical methods can be used to get rid of rats and mice in your home or business.

Repairs: Once rats and mice are eradicated, the area will be disinfected, entry points sealed, and repairs made to any holes, chewed wires, or insulation.

Chipmunk Removal

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 den, but they will travel in and out of your attic or crawl space as they store food for winter.

Inspection: We 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.

Skunk Control

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: We start by investigating pungent odor, looking fr 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.

Fox Removal

Foxes, particularly the red fox and the gray fox, are denizens of the Toms River area. The red fox is particularly adept at living in close association with humans. Fox kits are born in early spring and won’t emerge from their den until they are about four or five weeks old.

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.

New Jersey Deer

White-tailed deer are a common sight in Toms River lawns. The pests' excessive grazing destroys gardens and wipes out native plants, affecting local ecosystems. In addition, these animals carry ticks that transmit Lyme disease. Large populations of deer also increase the risk of vehicle collisions.

Coyotes in Toms River

Coyote populations thrive in all parts of New Jersey. These animals are attracted to small game and enter private property to hunt, though unsecured trash and pet food also lure the pests into yards. Coyotes are susceptible to diseases like canine distemper, which is highly contagious and transmissible to pets.
 

How Professional Wildlife Control Services Can Help You

  • It is never a good idea to try to rid your home or business of wildlife on your own for safety reasons.
  • Professional wildlife control specialists are experienced in the tools and methods for humanely getting rid of foxes.
  • In addition to removing the fox, decontamination is also included in the services.

Why Choose Critter Control

  • Critter Control is certified to remove wild animals from your property and use proven methods to get the job done humanely and professionally.
  • Critter Control’s services not only include eradicating unwanted wildlife but remediating the situation for good by solving for any future problems, as well as repairing any damage done.
  • Critter Control is knowledgeable in the legalities of the Toms River region and carefully follows all laws and ordinances.

Serving the following locations:

By County: Ocean County 

  • Barnegat
  • Barnegat Light
  • Bay Head
  • Beach Haven
  • Beach Haven West
  • Beachwood
  • Cedar Glen Lakes
  • Forked River
  • Harvey Cedars
  • Holiday Heights
  • Island Heights
  • Lakehurst
  • Lakewood
  • Lavallette
  • Leisure Village
  • Manahawkin
  • Mantoloking
  • Mystic Island
  • New Egypt
  • North Beach Haven
  • Ocean Acres
  • Ocean Gate
  • Pine Beach
  • Pine Lake Park
  • Point Pleasant Beach
  • Point Pleasant
  • Seaside Heights
  • Seaside Park
  • Ship Bottom
  • South Toms River
  • Surf City
  • Toms River
  • Tuckerton
  • Waretown
For Wildlife Control Near You, Call: (732) 349-8100

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