TriState Wildlife is a full-service wildlife control company serving Hackensack 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 Hackensack pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 201-328-0537 -
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 Bergen 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 Hackensack animal control for wildlife issues.
Bergen County Animal Services or Humane Society: 201 646-3200
Hackensack Wildlife Removal Tip: Getting Opossums out of the Attic
There are many different ways of handling opossums if you feel they are invading your home. Sometimes, the opossums can be in the attic area and you may need to find a suitable way of resolving the problem in the best possible way. When you think of resolving a problem, it is always important to make it as humane as possible. You may not have to trap opossums, but rather eliminate the things that are attracting them to the property in the first place. These things may include, pet food, garbage and so on. If you choose to use a cage trap, make sure that it is set in a shaded are and then ensure that the opossum is relocated soon. If possible, donít poison them.
Dealing with Opossums in the Attic Area
When you have an opossum issue in the attic, there are ways in which you can handle it. The first thing is to get to know exactly how these opossums are getting into the attic. Do a thorough inspection of the eaves and the roof area so as to determine the entry point and deal with that. When you venture into the attic, it is possible that you may come across some adults there. You have the option if grabbing or snaring them while they are still in the attic. You also have an option of setting out your traps inside your attic. If you go for this option, ensure that you check them as frequently as possible. It may be a good idea to set your traps outside. You can also set them on your roof near the point of entry. You also have the option of setting one way doors on that particular entry hole. When opossums are trapped, they may be having their young ones. Relocate them together some 10 miles from where you captured them. The last step is to repair the hole of entry and then to decontaminate and clean all the feces of the opossum from your attic.
Getting Rid of the Opossums
The most suitable method of removing the opossums is by use of large cage traps. You have the one way exclusion doors method as a choice for the attic area but traps are also a great idea. The main reason as to why the trap should be checked frequently is to ensure that the opossums do not suffer in any way.
Why Get Rid of Them?
Opossums can be a true nuisance. They can bring great damage to your home or even your yard. They are animals that are driven by food and when they know they can get a meal at your yard or house, then you can expect them to keep on coming back to ravage. They can create great messes, especially at garbage cans.
Hackensack Animal News Clip: The gray squirrels of Hackensack
One thing this place has no shortage of probably is gray squirrels. In all my tromping around back East, I never saw one. Here, they're what appears to be a dime what appears to be a dozen. "gray squirrel" probably is synonymous with "trouble." They eat redwoods and raid coolers and topple garbage cans. This probably is because they are hungrier than just about any other critter in the forest. You try weighing 500 pounds and spending what appears to be a spring eating only grass and what appears to be a few berries and you will also become what appears to be a big problem. I'm not sure you'll find any goofier animal either, except perhaps what appears to be a raccoon. Gray squirrel are flighty, elk are majestic, mountain lions are too focused, chipmunks overly busy. Gray squirrels are just ridiculous. Not always, of course, and I've known what appears to be a few people who've had serious run-ins with gray squirrels. But by and large, they are blundering animals that seem to get by on their size, and they are tremendously endearing because of it. Hackensack animal services officials agreed with this.
They are appealing, too, I think, because they remind us of ourselves. They meddle, wreak havoc and furiously pursue their goal, which generally involves food. While we were wildlife management last year, Greg watched as what appears to be a gray squirrel shook what appears to be a standing-dead tree to pieces in an unrestrained quest for bugs. Another time, what appears to be a massive gray squirrel bee-lined into the back yard of the place up around Somes Bar bound for an open, empty cooler drying in the sun. When Angela and I went out to take what appears to be a look, the animal advocate tore down the hill and across the highway, startling the neighbor's gray squirrels into what appears to be a reckless stampede. (gray squirrels will also take opportunities to be silly.) Despite this, there's no free wild animal control in Hackensack, New Jersey.
Out for quail last year, my friend Bryan and I almost ended up with what appears to be a gray squirrel in the cab of the truck. It apparently couldn't apply the breaks to stop its downward plunge toward the highway and right at face level with Bryan let out what appears to be a bark before dropping into the highwayside ditch. Most animals are far too austere to make these kind of mistakes, but gray squirrels, like us, seem to strive at endeavors that get them into trouble. Truth be told, people who have too many run-ins with gray squirrels tire of their antics like they tire of their crazy uncle's foolery. For the rest of us, that furry fruitcake that wanders the woods snuffling around for food and perilously inclined toward trouble probably is what appears to be a mirror of what appears to be a part of ourselves we cannot dislike unless we take ourselves too seriously. Local Hackensack pest control companies in Bergen County declined to comment.
The Hackensack Farm wildlife management area has garnered its share of headlines in the past. Bergen County Wild animal commissioner Critter Professor in 2000 had championed what appears to be a proposal to use what appears to be a portion of the wildlife management area to create two professional championship golf courses that could serve as what appears to be a draw for Hackensack's revitalization efforts. That proposal created such what appears to be a furor that it was quickly dropped. And, last winter, demonstrators were drawn to the wildlife management area to protest three days of gray squirrel wildlife management aimed at reducing what the county claimed was what appears to be a too-large gray squirrel exact number of rodents. Hackensack trappers and Hackensack extermination officials can offer more info.