Raccoon Trapping and Removal
(procyon lotor)
The NJ State Certified Animal Control Officers at Garden State Wildlife and Animal Control provide raccoon trapping and raccoon removal in New
Jersey.  Raccoons can become destructive and damage buildings while gaining access to a residence by bending gutters, louvers or soffits.  If New
Jersey residents find raccoons in the attic, Garden State Wildlife Control will perform either a direct capture of the raccoons, or raccoon trapping;
whichever is most efficient.  Our New Jersey State Certified Animal Control Officers do not create wildlife orphans.  
We respond to resolve a situation, not to make a situation worse!  
Raccoons are considered a nuisance when foraging for food, typically
leftovers from garbage bags, cans and dumpsters.  Raccoons in an attic
or in a crawlspace can become a nuisance, especially when a litter of
young is present.  Raccoons may raid gardens, helping themselves to
fruits and vegetables.  Garden State Wildlife and Animal Control
performs raccoon trapping in all of  northern New Jersey.
Finally, raccoons can pose a health hazard.  
Raccoons are
the primary rabies vector species of
the eastern United States.  Although raccoons are
primarily nocturnal, a raccoon which is seen during
daylight isn't necessarily rabid.  A nesting mother
may venture out during daylight to forage for more
food for her young.  The feces which they leave in
yards, gardens and play areas is a nuisance and a
potential health hazard as it may host roundworm.
On your property or in your house, Garden State Wildlife and Animal Control performs raccoon trapping and raccoon removal in
New Jersey.  Our New Jersey State Certified Animal Control Officers will relocate nuisance raccoons in New Jersey using
humane methods, and according to the New Jersey Fish and Wildlife Wildlife Relocation Policy.  
After raccoons have been trapped and removed, Garden State Wildlife Control will perform necessary structural repairs and
install exclusions to prevent future access by nuisance raccoons, with repairs guaranteed for two years.   
As with all juvenile wildlife which is removed, every effort is made to keep the young with their mother.  In situations where
juveniles become orphaned, Garden State Wildlife Control transports wildlife to a New Jersey licensed veterinarian at Antler
Ridge Wildlife Sanctuary for treatment, supportive care and future release back to nature.
For raccoon trapping and raccoon removal in New Jersey,
call Garden State Wildlife Control at
(973) 896-8181
The above pictures illustrate how easily raccoons are able to climb into an attic
space.  This residence is located in Warren County, and the raccoon has established
a consistent route, which is evidenced in the smudge marks left from repeated
contact with the siding.
This little raccoon kit below was removed from a Parsippany, New Jersey attic crawl space.  The raccoon kit sustained multiple
lacerations secondary to the mother's efforts to protect her.  The mother escaped through the soffit (as pictured at the top of this
page) with her in it's mouth.  Dr. Karen Dashfield of Antler Ridge Wildlife Sanctuary administered 13 sutures and placed her in
an incubator.  Four weeks later, the results of the teamwork in the allied wildlife care network speaks for itself.  
Her name is "Peanut"!