Paterson NJ Wildlife Information

New Jersey Wildlife Commission: 609-292-6685

New Jersey Game WardenIf you have any questions about the wildlife of Paterson, you can contact the New Jersey Wildlife Commission, sometimes called the New Jersey Fish & Wildlife Agency. New Jersey game wardens address many wildlife management matters, from hunting licenses, to poaching, endangered species, and Paterson wildlife management. They deal with wild animals outside the range of a pest control company, such as cougars or bears. If you have a problem with nuisance wildlife in Paterson like squirrels, snakes, bats, or raccoons, the state agency is very unlikely to help. You need to hire a private company (here are their prices) such as EG Wildlife Removal at 862-377-6541.

I also have listed several sources for free Paterson wildlife help. One example, if you've found an injured animal or lost baby bird or other baby animal is the Paterson Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic: 973-425-1222 Or just read below for more info about the wild animals of Paterson.

Types of Wildlife and Animal Problems in Paterson, NJ

New Jersey State bird: Eastern goldfinch
State mammal: Horse
State fish: Brook trout
State insect: European honeybee

New Jersey has four very different habitat regions, making it one of the most bio-diverse states in the United States. The coastal area is loaded with beaches and almost has a completely different human culture than the rest of the state. Urban New Jersey is right across from New York City, and this is one of the most densely populated areas of the state. In contrast, the southern part of New Jersey is dominated by pine trees and thick forest, and it is sparsely populated with people compared to the rest of the state. Up in the northwest, hardwood forests and mountains start the transition into the type of vegetation seen in the rest of the Northeast.

The wide variety of habitats means a wide variety of animals. New Jersey has over 1000 different animal species. These animals find homes in pine forests, hardwood forests, freshwater and saltwater marshes, and beach ecosystems.

Of the 90 different mammal species in this state, the black bear is the largest. These predators are most commonly found in the northwest portion of the state but have been spotted in every county. The bears are particularly problematic because of how populated the northwest part of the state is with humans. As a rule, black bears mind their own business; however, in a state where people and garbage are plentiful, bears can become frequent visitors to local dumps or garbage cans. The second largest predator in this state is the coyote. These canines are scarce, and spend their time in the wilder region of New Jersey. The large predators in this state are not considered nuisance animals like the smaller mammals that like to run amok.

Hikers out looking for animals will find more white-tailed deer than in any other state in the country. In addition to the deer, squirrels, skunks, foxes, raccoons, beaver, and groundhogs are all common sightings when out in the woods. Mammals don't hold all the glory for wildlife spotters. New Jersey has hundreds of bird species, including a growing population of bald eagles.

With so much water in the state, it's no wonder there are over 300 species of fish, reptiles, and amphibians in both freshwater and saltwater regions. New Jersey has swordfish, sturgeon, copperhead snakes, rattlesnakes, snapping turtles, and a colorful frog known as the Pine Barrens tree frog.

If you need a professional wildlife trapper in Paterson, NJ call EG Wildlife Removal: 862-377-6541

Paterson Raccoons:

This masked animal is fairly common in Paterson, NJ. They frequently raid trash cans and steal pet food. They also often choose to live in the attic or chimney of your home. One of New Jersey's beautiful animals, but often a nuisance. We offer Paterson raccoon removal.

Paterson Squirrels:

Squirrels are often a pest in Paterson. They love to live in an attic, and will chew on wood or electrical wires. They are agile creatures, and live throughout the state of New Jersey. Call EG Wildlife Removal if you need squirrel removal in Paterson.

Paterson Opossum:

You may spot this animal in Paterson at night time, perhaps rooting through your garbage. This opportunistic animal will take your pet's food or live under your porch. The possum is a great New Jersey survivor, and not all that ugly.

Paterson Snakes:

There are many species of snakes in Paterson, but few are venomous. If you need help identifying snakes of New Jersey, browse this site or give us a call at 862-377-6541. We at EG Wildlife Removal can provide Paterson snake control any time you need us.

Paterson Rat Control:

The Norway Rat, Roof Rat, and House Mouse inhabit most areas of North America that people inhabit, including most New Jersey cities. They contaminate food and love to live in the walls or attic of a home. EG Wildlife Removal can get rid of them once and for all.

Paterson Bats:

Bats are special animals, and found throughout New Jersey. They are good creatures and eat a lot of insects, but if you have an infestation of bats in your home or building, you can give us a call for professional Paterson bat removal and control.


To report a dead animal on the road, an injured bird, a lost baby squirrel, a dangerous bear, or anything like that, call animal services at (973) 881-3640

If they can't help, call the New Jersey Wildlife Commission at (973) 881-3640. You can also call your local sheriff department at (973) 881-3640 - they often deal with public wildlife issues.

We are experts with all kinds of NJ wildlife and are familiar with the wild animals native to Paterson. If you need Paterson pigeon control, geese or other bird removal, we can help. We are experts with skunks and skunk problems, digging animals such as moles, armadillos, & groundhogs, and we offer New Jersey beaver control and removal. EG Wildlife Removal also provides dead animal removal services. 862-377-6541

At EG Wildlife Control & Repairs, our varied experience and continuing education provides us with a solid base of biological and wildlife damage control knowledge. Education of our clients is an important component as well, and we take extra care to ensure that our clients are aware of their nuisance animal's biology and behaviors. We are staffed with skilled carpenters who perform essential repair work to your structure, sealing it against future animal invasion. We service all of Passaic County, including Bloomingdale, Clifton, Haledon, Hawthorne, Little Falls, Great Notch, Singac, North Haledon, Passaic city, Paterson, Pompton Lakes, Prospect Park, Ringwood, Totowa, Wanaque, Haskell, Wayne township, Packanack Lake, Pines Lake, Preakness, West Milford township, Hewitt, Macopin, Newfoundland, Oak Ridge, Woodland Park, and surrounding towns.

Paterson Wildlife Tip
Clearing Away The Rodent Poop After An Invasion - Anyone who has had an invasion of rodents in their home is, no doubt, full of horror stories about the amount of damage they can do to the infrastructure of the property and the terrible mess they leave behind. It is probably true to say that we all love to watch rodents playing in our yard, their natural curiosity and adventurous spirit makes them fascinating to watch. However, should they take up residence in your home you will want, no doubt, to get rid of them as quickly as possible, and, having done so, will then be left with the unenviable task of cleaning up the rodent poop and urine.

Unfortunately, for homeowners these particular rodents tend to take a 'scatter approach' with both their rodent poop and their urine. You will find, most likely, traces of it in the farthest corners of your attic. It may be necessary to remove all the insulating materials from your attic and to have the whole area deep cleaned. Whilst neither the feces nor the urine pose any real threat to humans it is wise, whilst cleaning, to wear protective clothing, gloves and a mask in order to protect yourself from any fumes.
Paterson, NJ Wildlife News Clip:
Wildlife - Nature in the City of Paterson

It's a dream that can improve the quality of life in Paterson and even help the city's bottom line. For Laguna Honda, ecological restoration might be the key to solving the problems of neglect on its land and creating a healing space for patients. New Jersey has an abundance of wildlife, and Paterson is no exception.

For the city as a whole, healthy wetlands and chorus frogs could bring back the sound of indigenous wildness, while also providing a more long-term, robust answer to the mosquito question. Although several species of wildlife roam Paterson, only a few, such as raccoons and squirrels, are considered pest wildlife.

And restored native grasslands could give us vistas that are green for most of the year and that bloom all summer long, sending legions of native butterflies into our neighborhoods. Remember to treat the wild animals of Patterson, New Jersey, with respect.

"I'm hoping that we've gone through our main bottleneck where we've lost everything we're going to lose," says Squirrel and Snake Man, "that now we're coming through to the other side, into a place where there's a lot of possibility." "If it's not going to happen here in Passaic County," adds The Opossum Guy, "where's it going to happen?" New Jersey has many reptiles, and it's important to be able to identify Paterson snake species and mammals.

Critter Problem at Your House? Hire EG Wildlife Removal
Wildlife removal is not a free service.

Paterson Wildlife ControlIf you have a Paterson wildlife problem and need help, call EG Wildlife Removal at 862-377-6541. They provide professional wildlife control for both residential & commercial customers in the city of Paterson. They offer custom Paterson wildlife control solutions for almost any type of wildlife problem, whether it be the noises of squirrels running through the attic, a colony of bats living in a building, or the destructive behavior of a raccoon, they have the experience and the tools to quickly and professionally solve your wild animal problem in Passaic County in New Jersey. Check their prices, and for a consultation, give them a call at 862-377-6541

We also service the towns of Ramsey, Waldwick, Paramus, Pompton Lakes, Hasbrouck Heights, and rodent removal in Hillsdale, Ridgewood, Demarest, Clifton, Passaic Park, Closter, Bloomingdale and also animal control in Fair Lawn, Oakland, and rat control in Ringwood, Hackensack, Hawthorne, Mahwah, Westwood, Saddle Brook, Lyndhurst, Allendale, Fort Lee and pest control in Englewood, Haworth, Dumont, Wallington, and wildlife trapping in Glen Rock NJ, Ho Ho Kus, Fairview, Newfoundland, Garfield, Franklin Lakes, Washington Township and wild animal services in Ridgefield Park, Edgewater, Cliffside Park, Ridgefield, Rutherford, Leonia, Tenafly, West Paterson, and animal capture in Palisades Park, Woodcliff Lake, Wyckoff and wildlife management in New Milford, and snake removal in Bergenfield, Teaneck, Midland Park, Jefferson Township, Bogota, North Haledon, West Milford, Fairfield, Elmwood Park, Lodi.

You're still reading this page? We do not operate Paterson wildlife rescue, or a Paterson zoo or nature center, or Paterson wildlife sanctuary or refuge for volunteers. We are a privately owned nuisance wildlife removal service company. If you need a pro in Paterson to solve your problem for you, call EG Wildlife Removal: 862-377-6541 and they can help you with your Paterson wildlife problem.

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