Category Archives: Raccoons

What to Do When Raccoons Move Into Your Attic

What to Do When Raccoons Move Into Your Attic
What to Do When Raccoons Move Into Your Attic

Furry freeloaders living in your attic? When raccoons move in, rapid NJ raccoon removal is the first thing on your mind. However, this task must be handled carefully to avoid compounding your problems.

What to Do with Raccoons Living in Your Attic

January to September, it’s wise to assume the raccoon in your attic is a mother with babies. Luckily, these devoted, protective mothers will move their babies if given the chance. There are a few ways to accomplish this:

1. Wait.

Raccoon families typically only stay for short periods. Some will move babies to another site during the nesting season. Others will vacate when babies are fully independent at summer’s end.

2. Humane harassment.

A top carrier of rabies and often vicious when cornered, never attempt to physically remove raccoons on your own. Instead, make your home inhospitable. Inside or outside the den, place a bright light and a radio tuned in to a talk station for a few days/nights. Place a bag of used kitty litter outside as a scent deterrent. Avoid ‘one-way doors,’ which often leave babies trapped inside. Use a ‘newspaper test,’ taping 2-sheets of newspaper over the entrance to verify eviction.

3. Professional assistance.

Short on time/patience? Professional NJ raccoon removal can speed this process, safely and humanely extricating animals and disinfecting the site.

Need to give furry bandits the boot, fast? Contact Stern Environmental today. 

Get the Facts on Raccoons and Why They Love to Move Into Your Attic

Too Adaptable

Get the Facts on Raccoons and Why They Love to Move Into Your Attic
Get the Facts on Raccoons and Why They Love to Move Into Your Attic

For raccoons, survival is dependent on adaptability. Adaptability is a great skill for raccoons to have but it spells trouble for you. The same instincts that keep raccoons seeking shelter, feeding and surviving can drive them to invade your space. In New Jersey, the only thing that should be inhabiting your attic is keepsakes, mementos, and living space, not uninvited guests. Stern Environmental’s NJ pest control aims to keep out the stowaways.

What’s in Your Attic?

Raccoons seek shelter in dry and abandoned areas. When was the last time you checked your attic? Are there any dumpsters or scraps of food near or outside your home? Raccoons love to munch on human food. They’re omnivores and love fruits, vegetables and meat. If your home has a dry and warm attic that comes with questionably edible entrees within reach, it’s like an open invitational for a raccoon! Stop the raccoon invasion! Get some great advice from an NJ pest control professional today!

The Dexterity Paws

Do you think there’s no way a raccoon can get into your house? Think again. Raccoons are professionals at getting around obstacles. They’ve been known to open doors, bottles, lift latches and to the frustration of attic owners everywhere are great climbers. Beware of tipped trash cans, tell-tale paw prints, and ruined crop gardens. A raccoon may be raiding your property! Contact Stern Environmental right away!

Our One Way Tunnels Let Raccoons Out and Not Back Into Your Attic

Our One Way Tunnels Let Raccoons Out and Not Back Into Your Attic
Our One Way Tunnels Let Raccoons Out and Not Back Into Your Attic

Wondering what to do about raccoons in the attic? Send them packing with a one-way ticket! Our NJ pest control experts have devised a one-way tunnel for raccoons that they will use to go foraging—then find out they cannot re-enter the home.

Eviction tunnels solve your raccoon problem safely and humanely:

No trapping necessary so you can avoid contact, which can spread rabies and other illnesses.

Avoids euthanasia, assuming the raccoon takes the hint and goes away.

More effective by far compared to sprays, lights, music, or other DIY raccoon removal tactics.

How Do One-Way Raccoon Tunnels Work?

Our doors are made from strong metal that even a wily raccoon cannot bend or break. A NJ pest control technician will safely install the tunnel at the raccoon’s preferred entry and exit point.

A narrow, angled opening allows the raccoon to escape at night when it wants to search for food. Raccoons will push their way out of the door, but will not be able to enter from the other direction.

Beware of DIY Raccoon Tunnels

A one-way door should only be used after consulting with a professional wildlife removal specialist. Most importantly, we need to ensure there are no baby raccoons stuck inside the attic.

Leaving babies behind will lead to foul odors, especially if one dies in the nest. You also want professional cleaning to remove urine and feces, which may contain roundworm.

If getting rid of raccoons in the attic is your objective, nothing beats a one-way tunnel. Contact us for NJ pest control and raccoon removal by knowledgeable, experienced professionals!

What to Know About the Nesting Habits of Raccoons in New Jersey

What to Know About Nesting Raccoons.
What to Know About Nesting Raccoons.

The black-masked critters roaming your yard or nesting in your attic have definitely earned their description as “bandits”. Raccoons are a cute-looking species with their black and gray striped coat, bushy tail, and their distinctive face mask. However . . .

Raccoons and Your Property

First and foremost, never attempt to remove raccoons on your own. They are wild animals and will protect themselves the same as you would do if cornered. It’s best to contact a NJ pest control professional to evaluate the situation, provide options, and/or humanely remove the raccoons to a more suitable location.

Raccoons are usually most active at night but they have been seen out and about during the day. When nesting, they look for quiet, dark, and secure dens, which could be under the house, in the attic, or in a shed or garage.

They’ll eat anything available, including grubs, and for the most part only need access to water and a safe place to raise their young. Their babies aren’t mobile for at least eight weeks, so if raccoons have set up a nest anywhere on your property, chances are mom won’t be able to move her babies any time soon.

With an inspection by a NJ pest control specialist from Stern Environmental, we can address your situation safely, and that includes removing nuisance raccoons. Give us a call and schedule an appointment to put an end to your raccoon problem.

Raccoons – A Real Problem for New Jersey Residents

Raccoons - A Real Problem for New Jersey Residents
Raccoons – A Real Problem for New Jersey Residents

Raccoons are cute and fuzzy, and you can’t deny that they’re fun to watch. However, that fun disappears once they have invaded your home. These pests can do a lot of damage once they’re inside, and it’s even worse when you’re dealing with a whole family of them. It’s not safe for you to handle them yourself. You need the help of a professional NJ pest wildlife removal team to take care of them.

Removing Raccoons Yourself

Raccoons can become dangerous if they feel they’re being threatened. Trying to take care of them on your own is never a good idea. You may even have one in your home that has been infected with rabies. If you’re bitten, it puts you at risk. Also, home remedies for removing raccoons are usually useless. You don’t want to waste your money on something that isn’t going to work.

How NJ Pest Wildlife Removal Can Help

At Stern, we know the best ways to remove raccoons from people’s homes. We may be able to use our one-way tunnel system that allows them out, but doesn’t allow them back into your home. This is a humane method that is completely safe; both for us and for you.

Raccoons can be a real headache. If they’ve invaded your home, all you need is a phone call to the pros to remedy the situation. Contact us today to get immediate help!