Friday, February 24, 2012

Raccoon Removal NJ: Pest Control by the Season

It's the end of February and with the change of seasons comes the threat of reawakened animals seeking a place to start their new families.  Between March and May, raccoons start their house hunting.  Crawl spaces, rarely used sheds, attics and basements; these are all perfect places for female raccoon to keep their newborns safe from predators in a cool, dark corner.  What brings a raccoon to settle on your garage for shelter?  An environment safe from people and animals is priority.  If they can easily slink in and out of the space, are out of the elements and near a source of food, raccoon will happily call your rarely used space their home.  Enough about the behavior of the raccoon, though; how do you get rid of them?

NJ raccoon removal can be done the easy way, and of course the hard way.  In this case, the hard way is also the very dangerous way.  Some people may think it's cheap, entertaining and maybe even empowering to try trapping a raccoon on their own.  While some may be successful, consider your own safety.  Raccoon can carry a host of diseases and are known for being very protective of their young.  Capturing a raccoon on your own can expose you to nasty bites, scratches and a high-pitched screeching sound (it's something like a war-cry for the raccoon).  

Don't be a hero!  Let a professional North Jersey raccoon removal specialist deal with your pest problem.  Not only do they have training and expertise in handling wild animals like raccoon, but some (like Alco NJ Animals & Pest Control) use humane methods.  That means, although you don't want the raccoon family redecorating your shed, you want to ensure the family is moved into nature rather than killed.  While NJ raccoon removal experts like the staff at Alco can't promise you the raccoon will enjoy their tree in the forest as much as they enjoyed your attic, they can promise you humane, affordable and satisfying service.  That's the easy way!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Purple Squirrel & Squirrel Control in Morris County NJ

On a daily basis many of us would not be shocked, or even interested, in the usual gray-colored, bushy-tailed squirrels that scurry around trees and bushes.  However, squirrels with nutty colors have been popping up in the local area and drawing media attention. One lucky little critter dressed in purple made his Twitter and Facebook debut last week. A purple squirrel, found by a couple near their Jersey Shore home, made headlines in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  The purple squirrel easily gained over 3,000 Facebook fans and 350+ followers on Twitter on accounts set up for the new spotlight darling.

One fan even wrote on the wall of the purple squirrel, "I love you Purple Squirrel!"  For this squirrel, life is good and people love the purple squirrel.  Had the purple squirrel been a home intruder, however, the story may not have been so joyous.  In New Jersey alone, squirrels of gray and black have been known to find their way into attics and other neglected spaces inside of homes.  Squirrels are often seeking out a place to start families.  Just like people, squirrels prefer a settled in space to call their own rather than hop from place to place.  What squirrels want more than shelter is a source of food.  If you have a bird feeder or some blossoming fruit trees in your yard, you may be expecting the inevitable squirrel season quickly approaching.

You're in luck!  Squirrel Control in Morris County is a call or click away.  Fear not for the safety of the purple squirrel; a service like the one provided by Alco NJ Animal & Pest Control is cruelty-free, capturing and releasing squirrels through the use of one-way enclosures.  When the squirrels return to the nest they've created on your property they step into a one-way trap, unable to exit.  Morris County NJ Squirrel Control services provided by Alco NJ Animal & Pest Control are available at all hours of the day, reachable by phone at (973) 540-9944 and online at for same-day assistance.

Admire colorful squirrels from a distance, or on Facebook and Twitter.  Let Alco NJ Animal & Pest Control help you tend to your Morris County Squirrel Control problem.