When nuisance wildlife invades human habitats, they pose a serious threat to human health and safety. Animal pests generally seek access to buildings in the fall to escape winter’s cold and raise spring litters. A danger to people and pets, nuisance animals carry rabies, spread diseases and transmit harmful parasites. They foul den sites, damage garden and landscape plants, dig up lawns, and will attack to protect their young,
Titan Environmental provides humane trapping of nuisance wildlife. Our experienced animal control technicians use their knowledge of animal behavior to determine the most effective locations for traps. After traps are set, our technician will return to check them ever 24 hours to prevent animal distress and promptly remove nuisance wildlife from your property. Trapped animals are humanely released on private property within the same county.
Common Nuisance Wildlife
The most common nuisance wildlife in New York and New Jersey are squirrels, raccoons, skunks and groundhogs.
Groundhogs, or woodchucks, burrow under decks and sheltered landscape areas, digging dens for winter hibernation and spring litters. Fierce defenders, they are brown with short, busy tails and weigh 4 to 10 pounds. Using their sharp talons to dig up the green vegetation and grubs on which they feed, groundhogs can destroy gardens and damage lawns.
Sporting a distinctive black and white face mask, raccoons may be gray or brown with a ringed tail and can grow to 20 pounds. These nocturnal \”masked bandits\” dig up lawns and gardens foraging for grubs, spread garbage as they root through dumpsters and trash cans, and may invade homes through pet doors to feed on kibble. Seeking winter shelter and a place to raise their young, raccoons often nest in chimneys, attics, crawl spaces and storage sheds where they can be quite destructive. Dangerous when threatened, raccoons carry rabies and spread canine distemper, roundworms, fleas, ticks and mites.
Distinguished by the broad white stripe that runs down their back to the tip of their plumed tail, skunks are black with short legs. The nauseous odor of their defensive spray makes these pests particularly unwelcome when they dig dens under porches or decks in close proximity to humans. Feeding on mice, baby rats, frogs and insects, skunks will tear up lawns and gardens searching for grubs in the fall. These nocturnal pests also carry rabies.
The 6 to 8-inch long, bushy-tailed Eastern Gray Squirrel and smaller, tailless, nocturnal Southern Flying Squirrel are common rodent pests in New York and New Jersey. Seeking winter shelter, squirrels frequently nest in attics and crawl spaces, squeezing through small cracks or gnawing through siding and shingles. Constant gnawing is required to maintain their continually-growing teeth, making squirrels highly destructive. They can start fires by gnawing through electrical wires. These pests foul insulation, carry rabies and bring ticks, fleas, mites and parasites into homes. They feed on nuts, seeds, bark, fungi, insects and flower bulbs and will destroy gardens to reach these treats.
Humane Trap And Release Pest Eradication
Our pest control technician return to check on your traps daily. We treat all wildlife humanely and once trapped, remove the animal and then according to regulation release the animal pest in the same county on private property solving your animal problem.