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Critter Removal and Trapping

Our company is Elizabeth Wildlife Pest Control and we operate a professional wildlife removal company based out of Union County, New Jersey. We are not a critter exterminator company, or a pest control business - we offer humane critter trapping in all of Union County NJ.

Elizabeth Wildlife Pest Control is licensed and insured in the state of New Jersey. We service both residential and commercial projects throughout Union County NJ. Give us a call any time at 973-658-5655 and we will listen to you describe your wildlife problem, and schedule an appointment to solve your critter removal needs. We service the Cities of Elizabeth, Linden, Plainfield, Rahway, and Summit, the boroughs of Fanwood, Garwood, Kenilworth, Mountainside, New Providence, Roselle Park, and Roselle, and the townships of Berkeley Heights, Clark, Cranford, Hillside, Scotch Plains, Springfield, Union, Westfield and Winfield.

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Protecting Your Garden - critters can be troublesome to most homeowners. They leave holes in your ground that are unsightly, causing you to trip and fall. You’ve worked in your garden on weekends and some people work in it every day. I’m sure you don’t appreciate hogs destroying your hard work. The best thing you can do is to get them off your yard. There are repellants that are sold, but they may not work. Another option is to find a trap for them. To trap a ground hog you will need a cage filled with baits. The best foods to use as baits that are sure to attract them are lettuce, peas, peaches, string beans, and strawberries. It would be clever to strategically place them in the cage to attract them. It’s best to follow the guidelines in the instructions of the cage manufacturers to prevent incorrect placement.

Types of Cages
Some traps have one door while others have two doors. Using a one door trap, you will have to place the bait at the other end, near the trigger, and opposite the door of the trap. With a two door trap, the bait goes right where the trigger is located, in the center of the cage. With either trap you have to lure the critter to the cage. Next it requires placing the bait where they are living. Then create a short but effective path to the cage. If you want to put in less effort in capturing a hog, pick a strategic active location. Cages come in various sizes and structure and are easy to manage. Traps that are mostly used are one foot tall and two feet long in size. Most people choose the one door trap. These cage traps are normally successful in capturing critters. You should position the trap near where they live. These cages are normally sold at local home and garden stores. It shouldn’t cost too much. Prices can range from $20 and up, depending on the quality and preferences of the cage.

Choosing the Trap
The right size traps matter, so make sure you get one specific for critters. If the cage is too small, they won’t be able to enter. It would do you no good. These traps should be sturdy, that no matter how much the critter rattles and put up a fight in the cage, it won’t give them a chance to escape. Some traps have powered doors that push them in, quickly giving them no time to rethink their move. Some backyards have critters located in narrow areas. Traps can be made to fit these tighter spots. You may have to see where the critter is active and then decide which cage trap would best fit that location.