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Groundhogs Were Getting Under the Shed in Trenton, NJ

This customer in Trenton, NJ had a big problem. A groundhog was moving across her yard, eating her vegetables, and then hiding underneath the shed! Fed up, the owner called Little Rascals and we were sent out.

We located the groundhogs burrow, installed a positive set over it, and temporarily enclosed the area off with hardware cloth. A positive set is a retrieval device that's comprised of a nose cone which is attached to a two-gaited, heavy-duty device. The nose cone safely guides the groundhog into the heavy-duty device. We call it a positive set, because we are positive that the groundhog will enter the device. Sure enough, it did and we transported the groundhog to a humane location.

To prevent any other nuisance wildlife from harboring underneath the shed, we installed Dig Defense®. Dig Defense® is a below-ground fence system that is 15 inches deep, 4 feet across, and prevents nuisance wildlife from digging and infiltrating underneath an area.

Flying Squirrels Chew Their Way Into Apartment in Pennington, NJ

A couple of flying squirrels had chewed through the bottom of the roof vent to gain access into this apartment in Pennington, NJ. As you can see from the pictures, the did quite the damage. First, we installed a one-way device over the access point (the roof vent), temporarily enclosed the area off with hardware cloth, and set up several baited devices. The one-way will allow the flying squirrels to safely leave the area but prevent them from getting back in the same way.

In a short amount of time, we successfully retrieved all the flying squirrels! We then removed our devices, installed sturdy metal flashing over the access point, and relocated the flying squirrels to a new, safer environment. 

Attic Fan Ruined by Raccoons in Cream Ridge, NJ

This customer in Cream Ridge, NJ, had a problem with a raccoon infesting his attic, so he contacted Little Rascals for help and we were sent out. When we arrived, the owner mentioned that the raccoon was able to gain access into the attic via the attic fan and that he had tried to exclude the area on his own, but it didn't work.

We removed the owners exclusion work and installed a temporary attic fan cover over the attic fan and attached a two-gaited, heavy-duty device to it. The raccoon will have no other way to exit the area, except through our device, which will safely retrieve it. We also installed several baited devices nearby. A short while later, we successfully & safely retrieved the raccoon and relocated it to a new, humane environment. 

In order to prevent any future infestations from raccoons, or any nuisance wildlife, we installed an attic fan cover. The attic fan cover is made out of heavy-duty 18 Gauge expanded Galvannealed steel mesh and will not only prevent raccoons from entering the home, but bats, birds, and squirrels too.

Protecting the Shed from Skunks in Manahawkin, NJ

Now that we successfully and safely retrieved all the skunks that were harboring underneath this homeowners shed and relocated them to a humane environment, we need to make sure that the skunks, and other nuisance wildlife, don't reinfest that area.

To do this, we dug a 12 inch deep trench and then installed hardware cloth. The hardware cloth is installed 12 inches deep and 12 inches out from the bottom of the shed. This creates a sturdy "L shaped" perimeter that will prevent skunks, and other nuisance wildlife, from digging and nesting underneath the shed.

Birds & Bats Getting Through the Fascia in Neshanic Station, NJ

This homeowner in Neshanic Station, NJ had a problem with both nuisance birds and bats roosting in her attic. How where they getting in exactly? The fascia board had rotted and was falling apart.

First, we safely removed all the bird nesting debris and the bat guano in the attic. Afterward, we disinfected the entire attic with a solution that targets bird mites. Bird mites are parasites that feed on the blood of birds. When birds leave their nests, the mites are left behind without a suitable host for their next blood meal. They will make their way into a home, and once inside they will take over, climbing all over your walls, ceilings, and beddings. To make matters worse, bird mites are tiny and semi-transparent, so they are extremely difficult to detect.  Bird mites are the main reason why extreme care is needed when removing a nest. The last thing you want to do is disrupt the mites that are crawling in and around the nesting material.

Lastly, to prevent any future wildlife intrusions, we installed sturdy, metal flashing over the entire fascia board.

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