Although New Jersey isn't considered a rural state, residents who live in the counties of Monmouth, Ocean, Mercer and the surrounding area often find a variety of wildlife in their neighborhood on a regular basis. Some homeowners even put out feeding and watering areas for any wild animal that comes by to visit. While there's no doubt that some of these animals can be cute and fun to watch, there are very good reasons why you should have wildlife removed from your living space.
1. Venomous Bites
New Jersey is home to 22 species of snakes, and that includes the venomous timber rattlesnake and the northern copperhead. These snakes may be found in your yard or in your garage looking for a mouse dinner. Those bitten by either of these snakes face severe pain, a long recovery or even death.
2. Risk of Rabies
Raccoons visit your yard to dig through your trash or eat your dog's leftover food, and these masked bandits are considered to be the most prolific carrier of rabies. This disease can be directly transmitted to humans through a single bite, and death is certain without immediate care from a qualified physician.
3. Potential Harm to Family Pets
Your child's pet rabbit or your coop of chickens may smell extremely tempting to raccoons, coyotes and foxes, and each of these animals has been known to tear pens apart to get to the family pets. Dogs have also been badly injured or killed when confronting these wild animals.
4. Damage to Your Home
Squirrels look at your home as a potential safe nesting spot. They like to find a way into your attic in order to chew up your insulation for nesting material. They also tend to chew on your electrical wires, and that can lead to a serious fire.
5. Damage to Your Lawn
Your expensive landscaping doesn't stand a chance against the moles in this area. They are capable of destroying your yard by building connecting tunnels throughout your grounds.
Humane Relocation Available
If you have issues with these or any other wild creature, then don't hesitate to contact us here at A-Academy right away. We have over 40 years of experience serviing New Jersey, and we specialize in the humane relocation of wild animals. Give us a call, and we'll be happy to give you a free estimate.