If you are having a problem with wildlife in your Staten Island home, your best option is to hire a company that specializes in New Jersey wildlife removal only. This is a specialty business, and regular
pest control companies do not use the proper techniques to solve animal problems. I have spent many years reviewing Staten Island, and I recommend the following:
EG Wildlife Removal
Cell Phone: 862-377-6541
NOTE: If you have a dog or cat problem, call Staten County Animal Services: (718) 948-5623
EG Wildlife Removal specializes primarily in removing animals from attics of homes and buildings - this includes squirrels in attics, raccoons, and rats
or mice in homes. New Jersey also has a documented problem with
bats in buildings, and EG Wildlife Removal is specially trained in bat removal. They also perform general wildlife trapping services, such as the capture and removal of skunks or opossums on the
property. Call 862-377-6541
to discuss your critter problem and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment.
When hiring a company to solve your wild animal problem, you want these features:
- Specializes in wildlife removal, not pest control
- Fully New Jersey and Staten County licensed and insured
- Works 7 days per week (critters don't take weekends off)
- Performs full building inspections: enters and inspects attic
- Performs exclusion repairs, with guarantee against animal re-entry
- Offers cleanup of biohazardous wildlife waste
EG Wildlife Removal is a full-service Staten Island wildlife removal company. This is very different from a regular Staten Island pest control company. The pest control companies spray poison to kill insects. This is not at all
similar to wildlife removal. EG Wildlife Removal performs a full inspection of the home or property, and determines why the animal(s) are there, and if inside a building, how the animals got inside. All
animals (including rodents) are trapped and removed, or if possible, removed from the building using special exclusion devices. Once the animals are gone, preventative repairs are essential, and
cleanup is sometimes recommended.
Staten Island wildlife trapping - it's not as simple as it may seem. It's illegal in New Jersey to trap without a license. Trap type is very important and there are many different types, bait is somewhat relevant, trap placement
is vital, and there are dozens of small things that are very important to know.
Safety is a concern. Then once the animal is trapped, it must be removed and dealt with in the proper manner according to New Jersey law. We offer Staten Island raccoon removal. Read more about how to get rid of raccoons.
Animals in attics - this is our specialty at EG Wildlife Removal. Many types of animals like to live in attics. This includes squirrels, raccoons, rats, mice, bats, birds, and even possums. Critters like to go into attics for a safe place to live
and raise their young. Removing animals from attics is very complex work, partly because of the presence of baby animals. If you need Staten Island squirrel removal, we can remove all the squirrels from your attic, and seal out any future ones. Read more about how to get rid of squirrels.
Rodent control must be done in a very specific way. First off, the most important thing is that all the openings that rats and mice can use to enter a house be sealed. Then all the rodents must be physically trapped and removed.
Never, ever use poison! Most Staten Island exterminators will just use this lazy poison technique to kill rodents, and it causes more harm than good - dead stinky rats, and it doesn't solve the problem. Call us for correct Staten Island rat removal. Read more about how to get rid of rats.
Bat removal is a highly specialized task. New Jersey is known to have colonizing bats who often live in buildings. Bats love attics. If not removed, the colony can grow to a very large size over the years. The bat droppings are often corrosive and
cause health risks. The same goes for bird droppings on or in buildings. We perform Staten Island pigeon removal and bird control. But our specialty is Staten Island bat removal. We remove 100% of the bat colony and seal the building so that it's totally bat-proof. Read more about how to get rid of bats.
If you have animals inside a house, no job is complete without proper exclusion repairs. If you simply hire a Staten Island trapper who only removes the critters, then the problem will return. You need to hire a Staten Island wildlife control company that identifies 100% of the animal entry points
into your building, and seals them shut with professional repairs. In addition, in many cases animals have left waste or contamination behind, and you'll want a company that can provide professional cleaning services. EG Wildlife Removal does both.
The above are just some of the services offered by EG Wildlife Removal. We also trap and remove animals that destroy lawns, such as moles, or digging animals. Sometimes animals like opossums will live under buildings, steal pet food, raid garbage cans, etc.
Read about how to get rid of opossums
. Skunks commonly live under sheds or decks, and set up a den. We can trap and remove them without them spraying. Read about how to get rid of skunks
. EG Wildlife Removal
also provides dead animal removal in Staten Island. If you need help with any other wildlife conflict, from a fox, beaver, groundhog, or any other critter, we can solve it. We also do Staten Island snake removal - most of the snakes in New Jersey are not venomous, but
call us if you want safe removal, or read about how to get rid of snakes
in Staten Island. And remember, we are a private business, not Staten County Animal Control Services, so if you have a dog or cat problem, call the County at (718) 948-5623.
Staten County animal services does not handle any wildlife issues.
EG Wildlife Removal
Cell Phone: 862-377-6541
Staten Island Wildlife Tip #1:
What kind of bait is used for catching a raccoon - When it comes to the raccoon, you have as many choices for bait as there are isles in the grocery store. This animal is an omnivore and a scavenger. It will eat just about anything. That being said, when you use certain bait in a raccoon trap, you run the risk of luring in other animals like skunks, opossums, and feral (or domestic) cats. The last thing you want to do is explain to your neighbor why his or her cat is trapped in your yard. According to leading professionals, marshmallows are actually the best bait for a raccoon. These mammals are drawn to items that resemble eggs, and the marshmallow will provide a tasty treat not easily devoured in one bite. Though using good bait is helpful, this is only a small part of the successful trapping process. Even more important than bait is trap size, location, and set up. If you have a trap that is too far from the raccoon's path of travel or set up on uneven ground, you probably won't see a raccoon inside any time soon.
Staten Island Wildlife Tip #2:
What to do about a possum attack - the problem with possums - We all love a bit of nature and to be honest, most of us want to do our bit to give it a little helping hand from time to time. One of the easiest ways in which you can do this is by adding things to your yard that would encourage beautiful birds and other similar creatures in, such as feeders and bird baths, but the fact of the matter is, these "Bird" accessories could be attracting a whole lot more than what you first may have realized, and in some cases, could be discouraging the animals that you DO want from entering your property. If you were to place a camera around your yard, especially around the bird feeder and bird bath, you will soon see for yourself exactly what you are encouraging into your yard. You may find a skunk or two, and possibly a raccoon. One of the most prolific animals that you are likely to attract, however, is the possum, and as you can probably imagine, this creature will come with its fair share of difficulties. You would be forgiven for thinking that these odd looking animals have some sort of built in GPS tracking device that finds all the food scraps in your neighborhood within a ten mile radius - if there are scraps, these possums find them! The sun sets and out come these animals to play; usually wreaking havoc at the same time! Those feeders that you put out for the birds - they soon become a treat toy for the possums, and all of those nibbles that have fallen to the floor; they will also become a source of food. Of course, we are not saying that you should avoid helping out your local wildlife to avoid the problems that come with the possum; oh no! We are simply saying that perhaps it would be a better idea to reconsider the placement of such things to ensure that the problem in your yard doesn't soon turn out to be a problem within your home, which is where the real fun will surely begin!
New Jersey Wildlife Information:
New Jersey State bird: Eastern goldfinch
State mammal: Horse
tate fish: Brook trout
State insect: European honeybee
In the lovely state of New Jersey you'll find mountains, hardwood forests, pine forests, saltwater beaches and freshwater swamps. There are fields and plots of barren dust. New Jersey is one of the most bio-diverse places in the country. This variety means a fantastic selection of habitats for mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and birds. Over 1000 animal species live in New Jersey, not including humans.
The northwestern part of the state fits into the standard Northeast stereotype. It has hardwood forests and mountains much like Pennsylvania and New York. The northern part of the state is densely populated with people, and many of them make the commute to New York City for work. In this area, because of the habitat, black bears are frequent problem animals, raiding garbage cans at night. Some bears are daily visitors to neighborhood dumpsters and end up as a tourist attraction to distant observers. Coyotes are also found in this part of the state, but the wild canines are not as problematic as are bears in New Jersey.
The southern part of the state has a region known as the Pine Barrens. This landscape is full of thick pine forests and is sparsely populated by people. The Barrens have the usual host of skunks, raccoons, woodchucks, squirrels, and chipmunks, but they are also the home to the county's highest white-tailed deer population. The woods aren't just for the mammals. The Pine Barrens tree frog is a colorful amphibian that makes its home in the trees of New Jersey.
All those little creatures are great dinner ideas for the two largest snakes in the state, the black racer snake and the black rat snake. As you might expect, these large serpents look for rat-sized prey to make up their diets. Black racers and black rat snakes are not venomous. New Jersey only has two venomous snakes, the rattlesnake and the copperhead snake.
Birds are also numerous in the region. Bald eagles are slowly making a comeback, and the warmer weather is ideal for birds like robins, cardinals, sparrows, and geese. In fact, many migratory birds live in New Jersey but never have to migrate because of the mild temperatures. These birds tend to stay inland, leaving the coastal territories to seagulls and other crustacean-eating fowl.
You can always call EG Wildlife Removal, any time of day, at 862-377-6541, for a price quote for Staten Island wildlife control services. I am confident that this is the best choice amongst wildlife removal companies in Staten Island, NJ.