Old Bridge, NJ
EG Wildlife Removal
EG Wildlife Removal is a full-service wildlife control company serving Old Bridge NJ and the surrounding area. We specialize in urban and suburban wildlife damage
management for both residential and commercial customers. We are state licensed by the New Jersey Fish & Wildlife Commission. We handle nearly all aspects of wildlife
control, and resolve conflicts between people and wildlife in a humane and professional manner. For Old Bridge pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 732-508-3691 -
yes, we answer our phones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - and we will discuss your wildlife
problem and schedule an appointment to solve it. We look forward to hearing from you!
- Scratching Noises in Your Attic?
- Unwanted Wildlife on Property?
- Problem Bird or Bat Infestation?
- Digging Lawn or Under House?
- We Can Solve It!
Many of New Jersey's wild animals have learned to adapt and even thrive in our homes. For example some wildlife have found
that attics make great places to live. Other animals find refuge under homes or porches. Invariably,
these animals cause damage. Rodents, like squirrels and rats, love to chew on electrical wires once in an attic, and this causes a serious fire
hazard. Raccoons can cause serious contamination in an attic with their droppings and parasites. Same goes for bat or bird colonies. We specialize in solving New Jersey's
wildlife problems, from snake removal to large jobs like commercial bat control, we do it all.
|We do not handle dog or cat problems
. If you need assistance with a domestic animal, such as a dog or a cat, you need to call your local Middlesex county animal services
for assistance. They can help you out with issues such as stray dogs, stray cats, spay & neuter programs, vaccinations, licenses,
pet adoption, bite reports, deceased pets, lost pets, local animal complaints and to report neglected or abused animals. There is no free Old Bridge animal control for wildlife issues.
Middlesex County Animal Services or Humane Society: 732-780-3713
Old Bridge Wildlife Removal Tip: What should I do if I find a nest of rats in the attic? If you want my honest answer, the first thing you should if you find a nest of rats in the attic is to call in a professional like me. Why? Because I know what to do and have the right tools for the job, thatís why. When you hear that scuffling noise, or when you actually see a rat for yourself, you need to investigate right away. Don't leave the noise unattended. If you can hear it above you when you sleep in bed at night, thereís a good chance there are rats in the attic, and if you have one rat, thereís a good chance you also have a nest of babies. Once youíve established you have a rat(s), you then need to work out itís getting in your house - a good going-over of both the internal and external, using disable materials to fill the cracks and holes you see. Steel is a good material, one that rats wonít be able to chew through. You can also use sealants to block other holes that are possibly used for air flow. This will discourage the rodents. Once youíve gone through and successfully filled the holes, you then need to trap the rats and for this, snap-traps are best, killing the rodent instantly. Relocating a rat will generally end in death anyway - they rarely survive when taken away from their territory.
Old Bridge Animal News Clip: Rat Trapping: How to Trap a Rat - Live traps are a kind of traps that are considered to be most humane way of trapping rats. It works by simply baiting it with cheese or peanut butter or by provoking rat baits and then carefully releasing it outside. But for applying this trap, usage of gloves is necessary when this trap has to be used.Measures for suing rat traps:
- Donít touch pets, when handling the traps, including all other kind of traps.
- Animals should not be killed because they are also living things and such act is considered inhumane.
- Avoid handling dead rats with bare hands for preventing contact with harmful diseases like ectoparasites and other diseased animals.
Another top rule for using any rat trap is infact to use many traps simultaneously. We may also need more traps than we actually think is warranted when it comes to trap a rat. Infact, the expected population is bit larger than expected.But we have to make sure that we are actually trapping rats and not mice unknowingly. Because a typical or conventional mouse traps are used for trapping rats but sometimes due to its size it might end up harming the wildlife. We have to place rat traps in a very high-activity areas where we can find many rat colonies inside our homes or occupied area. Areas in which rats can be found are the dark corners of the house where light approach is less such as behind appliances or if they are small they might reside along the wires of the house. Bigger objects also tend to be a good place for their habitant. Since rats usually need to touch the surface as they move so while setting the trap one needs to keep this in mind. Placing rat traps about 15-20 feet apart. But the placement of trap should be touching a wall, since rats mostly like to run along walls or floors in order to avoid all kind of detections placed.
- 1. Usually rats prefer safe locations or one can say congested and dark places in the house, in order to avoid the traps. Such traps will end up providing a shelter to the wildlife as it show the potential of saving them from the untargeted children. Though victor type snap are good for this purpose but the problem with it is that they are too high so placing them in such corners would be difficult. If this is such a case, then we can get a cardboard box, then we have to cut holes in it and then we place it accordingly over the Victor Snap Trap. But however this method is not tamper resistant.
- 2. We have to position these rat traps in such a location where we can maximize the chances of rats in order to make them cross over the traps at the time when they naturally travel along their runways. If a rat traps are to be set parallel to the walls, then one should set them in pairs with triggers so that it can intercept rats from both direction.
- 3. We have to keep in mind that rats are often or generally shy of new objects and the pattern of placement to unset the traps in a newish location for a week can be helpful, in increasing the chance of catching the rat in less time and more efficiently.
- 4. If for example in commercial houses, a kind of crawling trash room; one may have a need to use like 2 or 3 dozen rat traps to catch the target.
- 5. If peanut butter like food items is placed to attract the rats, it can really help in catching these rats in homes, or in commercial areas or wherever these traps are set.
Disadvantages of Using these Rat Traps
- 1. If like a rat infestation is very large and severe in placing, trapping can be laborious and very time consuming.
- 2. These trapping rat programs are generally not as much cost effective as the rodent bait programs that are usually used, especially in order to control large size rats population.
- 3. Some of the rat traps like glue boards are not generally considered humane if its not used in a proper and mild manner.
When To Use Rat Traps
- Rat traps are better while catching them as poison can be lethal for pets or children in the area. Generally the usage of rat traps where rodent baits arenít allowed because of the possibility of food getting spoiled or contamination may occur.
- Using these rat traps is effective when rodents usually exhibit bait shyness.
- Using these rat traps when dead rodents mostly create odors.
After Trapping the Rat
- 1. Wearing gloves is the necessary precaution when disposing the rats. Checking the traps and replacing it on regular basis is very important in order to be more effective.
- 2. Using a household disinfectant can help if we are concerned with the health issues or threats by dead rodent.