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How We Solve Bergen County Wildlife Problems

It starts with your phone call. We answer our phones 24/7, and we will carefully listen to your wildlife problem. Every case is different, so we will ask appropriate questions to help us understand the situation better. Questions like, "do you hear the noises at night or during the daytime?" or "what type of roof do you have?" After we have a general idea of your situation, we can provide a ballpark price range, and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment to inspect your property.

INSPECTION: Once on site, we will perform a full inspection of your home and property. This allows us to use the correct strategy and traps. If the animals are in an attic, a full building inspection is crucial, including the following:

  • All ground-level areas, such as piper or A/C line entry & exit areas, A/C chase bottoms, ground-level vents, etc.
  • All mid-level areas, such as dryer vents, siding gaps, first floor eaves or dormers, etc.
  • We inspect the entire roof, including all plumbing stacks, ridge caps, vents, and other potential gaps or holes.
  • We also inspect inside your attic, to identify animals and damage they have caused.
  • If the animals are outside, we notice many subtle clues that will assist us in a successful strategy.

TRAPPING, EXCLUSION, REMOVAL: Once we understand what animal species we are dealing with, and the problem, we use the most effective means of removing the animals. We use dozens of different types of traps.

  • Trapping - If trapping the animal(s) in live cage traps, trap type, set, and location are crucial to success.
  • Exclusion - Oftentimes, we are able to simply set one-way doors or other exclusion devices that allow the animals inside a building to safely exit, but never get back inside.
  • Removal By Hand - Sometimes we actually remove animals by hand, or with special tools like snare poles.
  • The Law - In all cases, we obey state and local laws regarding wildlife, but aim to take the most humane approach.

ENTRY HOLE REPAIRS: Repairs are a crucial step in the wildlife removal process. In many cases, such as bat or rodent control, the job cannot be performed without detailed repairs, and in all cases, sealing the entry holes shut ensures that no future wildlife will ever enter your home.

  • 100% of the entry holes must be found, and sealed shut, or the job is not complete.
  • Our repairs are professional contractor grade, look good, and when applicable we use steel, which rodents such as rats or squirrels are unable to chew through.
  • We give a written guarantee on our repairs against any future animal entry.

ATTIC DECONTAMINATION SERVICES: It may be desirable to clean your attic after we've removed the animals. They can leave behind large amounts of droppings, urine, hair, oils, food, nesting material, and so on. These remnants can attract insects like cockroaches, and the scent left behind can encourage new animals to chew their way into your house. You might experience odor problems from the waste. It's possible that mold will grow on waste areas.

  • We remove or vacuum all droppings, or remove all the soiled insulation.
  • We fog the attic with a special enzyme-based cleaner that destroys any organic matter and deodorizes the space.
  • We repair damage, such as ductwork, electrical wires, pipes, insulation, and more.
The above are just a brief explanation of some of our methods. I haven't even addressed the hundreds of other potential cases that we deal with, from bat exclusions, to poison-free rodent control, to dead animal removal, bird roosting prevention, mole trapping in a yard, ground-based exclusion barriers around a shed, etc. etc. Just give us a call any time, and we can describe in detail how we will resolve your specific wildlife problem.

Things that go "bump" in the night are not fun. Especially when those "things" are actually critters! Squirrels and mice are notorious for making their way into your home to make a nest and stash their food. Bergen's County wildlife critter catching is our specialty. We answer our phones 24/7 to better service your nuisance wildlife problems. We proudly service the following cities: Glen Rock, Fairview, Fort Lee, Hackensack, Harrington Park, Hasbrouck Heights, Haworth borough, Hillsdale, Ho-Ho-Kus, Leonia, Little Ferry, Lodi, Lyndhurst, Cliffside Park, Englewood, Fair Lawn, and Garfield. We also service the following counties: Hudson County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Ocean County, and Passaic County.

Other Bergen County animal pest control topics:
Tips to Keep Bats Away
Information About Groundhogs
How to get Rid of a Snake
How to Kill a Squirrel
How to Properly Dispose of a Dead Animal Carcass
What is Wild Animal Eviction Fluid?

To learn more about our services, visit the Bergen County wildlife control home page.

This month's wildlife how-to article: How to inspect your house to find wild animal entry holes

How to inspect your house to find wild animal entry holes

If you have animals of any kind already inside your house it is critical as a starting point that you find out how they are getting in and out, to do this requires a slow, meticulous inspection of the whole of the outside of the house. All of the advice I have seen one doing this inspection says you really are going to need some help, some expert help because to actually find an then seal up those holes you need knowledge in the following areas, animal behavior, building architecture and you also need the proper tools which most people do not have.

It will not matter in the slightest how good you are at trapping animals, cleaning out the attic, animal exclusion or anything else unless your house is sealed so these animals cannot get through it again. You can see how vital this inspection is as a first step to any kind of animal control. The best time to do a thorough inspection of the outside of the house is during November so you can spot any potential issues well before spring comes because along with the spring comes the animals, and you can't really blame them as your house must look extremely inviting to the average critter, here is a place to have a warm dry nest, the food supply and water literally on tap, critter heaven in other words and as is always said prevention is better than cure.

Here are the minimum things you'll need to do a thorough inspection of the outside of the house:

1. a pair of binoculars to allow close inspection of the higher parts of the house without leaving the ground
2. a ladder, and someone to hold it, that can reach anything seen with the binoculars that you think requires a more thorough inspection
3. a flashlight so you can do an internal inspection in the dark, the easiest way to spot holes is to have someone in a room or an attic with a flashlight and someone outside reporting if any light escapes, if light can escape the critters can use that hole as a way in
4. if you plan on using a professional to seal up the holes is a good idea to take a photo of the whole to show the repair man exactly what you want repaired, these days with digital cameras on mobile phones that should be very easy.
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