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Wildlife Removal in New Jersey

Most wild animals just go about their business and never get into trouble with people. Many people, in fact, enjoy their interactions with wildlife. Seeing an animal in the woods can be entertaining, but it’s not so much fun to have them under your porch or digging up your yard.

We are largely to blame for this issue because urbanization is encroaching on wildlife’s habitat, increasing the likelihood of encounters with wild animals.

Then, if that is the case, when is a wild animal considered a nuisance? Because people react differently to wildlife, there is no universal answer.

For most people, “nuisance wildlife” refers to a destructive or dangerous animal. The animal could be causing damage to buildings, crops, pets, livestock, gardens, or public parks and you may need a trustworthy wildlife removal company.

Getting Rid of Wildlife in New Jersey?
Wildlife Removal in New Jersey

As for private properties, the nuisance may be much more apparent. Rats, mice, and squirrels frequently chew on electrical wires. Raccoons, bats, birds, opossums, and rats spread diseases humans can and do catch, including Histoplasmosis, Salmonella, and Leptospirosis.

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Types of Wildlife in New Jersey

New Jersey is home to one of the country’s most populous and progressive places, but it is also home to nuisance animals as in any other state. The following are the most common:

  • Bats

Bats are extremely high-risk disease vectors, as many of us learned during the coronavirus crisis. However, bats are also excellent biological pest control allies. During a successful hunting night, a swarm of bats can drastically reduce the local mosquito population.

Because many bat species are protected as endangered species, and a fine may be imposed if a bat is injured inside your home, it is best to hire a professional to remove the bat safely.

  • Raccoons

Raccoons are a major nuisance because they can change their diet in response to what is available nearby. While not particularly aggressive, they can and will attack if provoked. Pets such as dogs and cats can suffer serious injuries from a raccoon encounter.

Raccoon removal from your home can be difficult. If you live in a city, you’re probably not allowed to kill or relocate raccoons without a permit. Raccoons are highly social creatures with amazing memories.

Following raccoon removal, you must work to ensure that the infested area is no longer a safe haven for returning raccoons.

  • Mice & Rats

Mice and rats are the only animals that can legitimately hold the title of “nature’s perfect pest.” These rodents are almost universally present where people live. They cause property damage. They cause harm to businesses. They spoil food. They are responsible for the spread of diseases. They can even destroy your garden.

All of these factors combine to make a rat and mouse infestation a nightmare to deal with. If you have a rat/mouse infestation, don’t hesitate to call in a professional. These rodents are tenacious, and preventing re-infestation is critical for protecting your food, home, and health.

  • Squirrels

Yes, squirrels have a lot to love, and they can be cute and friendly little animals to see playing in your yard. That is, until a squirrel decides to hang out somewhere you don’t want them to. When this happens, you quickly realize that squirrels can be a nuisance.

Squirrels are technically rodents, like rats, which causes some serious issues. They have the potential to be disease vectors, particularly if they get inside a house.

If squirrels have gotten to the point where they threaten your garden or home, do not attempt to handle them yourself. They can deliver painful bites, just like rats and mice.

  • Flying Squirrels

You probably have fond memories of seeing them gliding from tree to tree if you have lived in a part of the country where you could see them. They are a creature that spreads joy wherever they go. They can, however, cause significant damage to your home if they gain access to your attic.

Although you can set flying squirrel traps, you probably won’t want to. After all, it’s delightful to see a flying squirrel outside your house. Instead of harming them, you want to shield your home from harm. A professional will know where to take the squirrel to keep it out of your house without hurting it.

  • Groundhogs

Groundhogs, as amusing as it may sound, are large burrowing squirrels. They are notoriously skittish creatures, so unlike tree squirrels, they are unlikely to infest a house and will avoid pets and people at all costs. Groundhogs pose a threat to your home not from within it but from underneath it.

Groundhogs can also seriously threaten yards, particularly if you have a garden. A fence at least a foot underground is required to keep groundhogs out of your garden.

Also, groundhogs are notoriously aggressive when cornered in the wild. A groundhog can and will bite you if you try to remove it from your property by hand. Getting in touch with a professional is your best bet.

  • Skunks

It’s difficult to imagine a skunk as anything other than a threat. However, skunks’ effectiveness has resulted in highly passive attitudes.

The key to avoiding skunks is literally to avoid skunks. Give it some room if you see one in your yard. It’s probably just passing through. And while it’s there, it may eat other, more dangerous pests. If a skunk does decide to enter your garage or shed, simply leaving the door open at night and closing it when they leave should be enough to keep them away.

  • Foxes

Keeping foxes out of your yard can be a real pain. They are astute creatures. Simple deterrents will not keep them away, and they will keep coming back if you have unsecured trash cans.

They are unlikely to spend enough time with you to spread a disease to you. Human attacks, while possible, are extremely rare. Your home is unlikely to be damaged. But that doesn’t mean you have to let a fox live with you. They are a bothersome neighbor who you should not be afraid to evict.

General Guidelines for Reducing Wildlife Conflicts

The following are general guidelines to assist landowners in repelling or preventing wild animal problems. The best way to reduce common wildlife issues is to eliminate access to food, water, and shelter, which are necessities for all animals.

  • Keep your trash in a secure container that animals cannot open.
  • Maintain adequate ventilation and drying in attics, basements, and crawl spaces.
  • Fix broken screens and install door sweeps on exterior doors.
  • Keep tree limbs 6 to 8 feet from the roofline and firewood at least 20 feet from the house.
  • Store birdseed in a secure location and hang your feeders where only birds can reach them.
  • Keep pet food and water bowls inside.

The Experts You Are Looking For – Titan Pest Services

If all else fails, the best course of action for dealing with an infestation is always to hire a reliable wildlife removal company.

We at Titan Pest Services offer pest control services for both homes and businesses. Some of our clients are single-family homes, residential apartment buildings, five-star hotels, sports arenas, airports, dining establishments, and other businesses.

If you have any inquiries or need assistance keeping your home pest-free, kindly get in touch with us!