Winter is here and so are wildlife animals in New Jersey!

It’s cooooold out there! We know this and so do wild animals. In many areas of New Jersey, wild animals including raccoons and squirrels are trying to get into your home to find shelter from the winter weather. What can you do to protect your property? Here are some helpful pest-proofing tips from the professionals of pest control in NJ.


  • To keep pests out of your home, eliminate possible areas of entry. This can be difficult, because pests like raccoons or skunks have the ability to make their own holes in the exterior of your property. To prevent this, close up any holes you can find and make sure you replace any weathered or worn boards or timbers.
  • Keep food under wraps. If you feed your pets outdoors, make sure that food is picked up after your pet is done eating. Make sure your trash can has a secure and tight fitting lid that is not easily lifted.
  • Never feed wild animals; leaving bird feeders out can attract squirrels and other wildlife.
  • Cut back tree branches and shrubs from the side of your home; these can act as a bridge for invading mice and rats as well as wildlife, insects and spiders in NJ.


Along with causing serious structural damage, wild animals like raccoons are known for spreading fleas and ticks in your home as well as serious diseases like rabies, roundworm, and leptospirosis. Not only do animals enter your home to find shelter, they may also be looking for a safe place to have their babies, so a small infestation may become a much larger one very quickly!


If you’re having trouble with wild animals inside your attic, basement or crawl space, the professionals at ChemTec Pest Control would like to help. We know the dangers these pests pose when they are in your home and near your family and we want to help protect you from these pests. Give us a call today for more information on our wildlife removal and animal control services in NJ to protect your home from these winter pest invaders.