Mastering Nuisance Wildlife Control: Techniques For Success Around Your New Jersey Property

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New Jersey residents are some of the most diverse in the United States; the state’s wildlife is also diverse. With pine and hardwood forests, coastal marine areas, and thousands of rivers and lakes, multiple habitats abound. Living within these varied ecosystems are over 1,000 different types of animal wildlife, any one of which could visit local properties, necessitating help from a qualified New Jersey wildlife control professional. 

Common Wildlife Intruders: Identifying The Culprits

Wildlife in its place is a beautiful thing to watch, but when animals start camping out on properties, they can become a real nuisance. New Jersey residents have several animals that often visit properties. Common wildlife intruders include:

  • Groundhogs
  • Bats
  • Raccoons
  • Skunks

Unwanted wildlife straying onto local properties can create multiple issues for homes and commercial properties. Property owners who wish to stop wildlife from troubling properties should rely on a reliable and trustworthy wildlife control company like Heritage Pest Control. 

Property Damage And Wildlife: Understand The Costly Consequences

Nuisance wildlife that gets comfortable on local properties can have costly consequences. Groundhogs are destructive pests that affect buildings from below. Their burrowing under foundations can affect the structural integrity of buildings. They also create holes in lawns, rip up plants, and chew on almost anything. Fixing groundhog damages can cost property owners dearly.

Another pest in the area that rules the skies is bats. These flying mammals typically get into the upper levels of buildings, particularly attics. Not only are bats known to carry rabies, but their excrement (guano) is a messy health hazard. Guano accumulating in buildings can cause mold, affecting the air quality inside properties. Bats are known carriers of rabies, and their guano (excrement) can cause folks to have exposure to mold and respiratory problems. Cleanup is hazardous (if not handled correctly), costly, and damaging to your structure.

Bats aren’t the only nuisance wildlife that can carry rabies onto properties; skunks and raccoons can, too. Skunks are among the most unpleasant visitors to local properties, primarily because of their stench. While their smell is terrible, their foraging for food and digging capabilities can cause costly damage to buildings, yards, and surrounding plants. Their counterparts, raccoons, are similarly destructive but add an additional threat with their climbing ability; they can cause extensive, costly damage to roofs and attics.

When wildlife gets up close and personal with your property, the consequences can be costly.  Property owners who wish to stop nature from frequenting their premises need Heritage Pest for wildlife removal in New Jersey.

Preventing Wildlife Encounters: Proactive Tips For Property Owners

Property owners who wish to reduce wildlife encounters must be proactive about prevention. Practicing some simple prevention techniques can deter wildlife from straying onto properties.

Six tips for preventing wildlife encounters include:

  • Fence off your yard.
  • Place screens over chimney openings and vents.
  • Put garbage in containers (metal cans are best) with tight-fitting lids.
  • Inspect and repair any holes or other roof damage.
  • Use wire mesh to block spaces under porches and decks.
  • Trim back tree branches that hang over buildings a minimum of eight feet.

You can’t predict when wildlife will stray onto properties. When and if nuisance wildlife does start visiting, it is essential to have a wildlife pest control company like Heritage Pest nearby. Our environmentally conscious company uses humane animal control solutions to solve wildlife issues.

Ready To Take Action? Contact Our Wildlife Control Experts Today!

Are you fed up with nuisance wildlife causing problems around your property? Call the wildlife control experts at Heritage Pest today. Our family-owned company has provided trusted, environmentally friendly pest and wildlife control services for over 30 years. Our technicians receive extensive pest and wildlife educational instruction to ensure your property receives efficient, effective pest control services that work. Limit your exposure to wildlife visits and damage by contacting Heritage Pest today.

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