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Wildlife Usual Suspects | New Jersey Wildlife Control

Filed under: New Jersey Wildlife removal,Wildlife Removal,Wildlife Removal Experts,Wildlife Removal New Jersey — Tags: — New Jersey Pest Control @ 2:25 pm November 1, 2017

Below are some of the most common wild animals that may try to gain access to homes in the coming months.

Bats – There are about 40 different bat species found in the Unites States, most of which are active during the warmer months and hibernate for the winter season. Bats commonly roost in attics, belfries and behind shutters or loose boards. Like other nuisance wildlife, bats can carry rabies and spread disease.

Opossums – The opossum is the only marsupial found in North America. Opossums occasionally den in attics and garages where they may make a messy nest. They are also known to bare their sharp teeth and hiss when threatened, and in rare cases may bite.

Raccoons – Raccoons are rarely seen during the day due to their nocturnal habits. They can cause significant damage to roofs and chimneys while searching for places to build their dens in preparation for the winter months. Raccoons are one of the major hosts of rabies in the United States.

Squirrels – During the colder months, squirrels are known for invading homes in search of a place to keep warm. Fortunately, squirrels rarely pose a threat to homeowners, but they can damage electrical wires and telephone lines outdoors.

Possums Have Hitched Rides On Subways For As Long As Subways Have Been Around | Wildlife Removal New Jersey

Filed under: Wildlife Removal,Wildlife Removal New Jersey — New Jersey Pest Control @ 5:06 pm February 15, 2017

Possums Have Hitched Rides On Subways For As Long As Subways Have Been Around | Wildlife Removal New Jersey

Anybody who has ever visited New York can tell you that you will certainly see something you have never seen before on, at least, a weekly basis. Not too long ago a few early-bird New Yorkers noticed they were sharing their subway with a furry possum. The possum had apparently boarded the train from its Coney Island Terminus.

Obviously, finding a possum on a subway train is a strange and unusual sight. One reason why this incident is so unique is because possums are typically tree-dwelling animals. They do not typically burrow into the ground unless they need a heated shelter. On the other hand, the possum is nomadic animal, so its preference for traveling through Brooklyn at high speeds is certainly understandable. The possum only got off of the subway after officials had been trying to coax it off for some time. Neither the transit authority nor the police department keeps records of such incidents, but both authorities say that this recent situation is unheard of.

Have you ever caught some wildlife hitching a ride with you while you were traveling?

What Can Groundhogs Do, Besides Predict The Weather? | New Jersey Wildlife Removal

Filed under: New Jersey Wildlife removal,Wildlife Removal — New Jersey Pest Control @ 3:34 pm February 7, 2017

What Can Groundhogs Do, Besides Predict The Weather? | New Jersey Wildlife Removal

Believe it or not, groundhogs are fascinating creatures. Their purported ability to predict future weather patterns seems dubious, but that does not mean that the groundhog does not possess any real abilities that are worth bragging about. Such impressive abilities include their intricate underground tunnel systems as well as their unique form of hibernation.

Groundhogs have complicated burrowing systems with tunnels, chambers, and several entrances. The main entrance to their underground world is usually located under a tree stump.

One of the most interesting aspects of a groundhog’s life is the way in which it hibernates during the late fall and winter months. Most hibernating animals only go through varying stages of hibernation, and most do not remain unconscious for the entire winter season. However, groundhogs do remain in a state of complete hibernation within their underground burrows for the entirety of the winter. The pulse of  a hibernating groundhog can go from one hundred beats a minute to only fifteen beats per minute, thus allowing its metabolism to slow for the long winter rest.

Have you ever spotted a entrance to a groundhog burrow at a tree stump?