Experiencing a Nuisance Wildlife Problem? We are the experts in animal control.

Our Team

We are a team of experienced Wildlife Professionals ready to solve your nuiscience animal problem

Stephen J. Toth
Chief Wildlife Biologist/Principal Operating Officer

Steve has been a professional wildlife biologist for over forty years specializing in the field of wildlife damage control both in the public and private sectors. He’s a New Jersey Certified Animal Control Officer and has served as an instructor in the New Jersey Health Department's ACO program at Kean University as well as the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Conservation Officer Training Academy.


In addition to his undergraduate degree in biology, Steve received a Master’s degree in management from Rutgers University. He has published numerous articles on wildlife control and client service in both technical journals and the popular media including The Journal of Wildlife Management, Wildlife Control Technology, New Jersey Outdoors, and Field and Stream.

Steve and his family reside in Metuchen, New Jersey where he serves on the town Environmental Commission


Joseph M. Penkala
Wildlife Biologist

Joe has been a professional wildlife biologist for over thirty five years. During that period he worked for the New Jersey Division of Fish, Game and Wildlife conducting research and management activities concerning waterfowl, upland wildlife, and white tailed deer. He has a B.S. Degree in Wildlife and Aquatic biology and a M.S. Degree in Wildlife Management. In addition to his career with the Department of Fish, Game and Wildlife, Joe has published numerous technical papers and popular articles dealing with a wide variety of wildlife and natural resource related topics. Joe resides in Newton, New Jersey.


Joel Penkala
Wildlife Biologist

Joel Penkala graduated from Rutgers University as a double major in Biology and Natural Resource Management, where he received the departmental award for excellence in Natural Resource Management for his accomplishments as an undergrad. After graduation he worked with the Ruffed Grouse Society a not for profit conservation organization, where he served as the Regional Director for the Mid-Atlantic region. He has volunteered time for the Division of Fish and Wildlife and is a member of several outdoor organizations. Joel Resides in Sandyston, NJ


Mark Chicketano
Wildlife Biologist

Mark graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree from Cook College, Rutgers University in 1982. He then joined the Division of Fish and Wildlife in 1983, as a New Jersey State Conservation Officer. Mark worked primarily in the marine region of the Bureau of Law Enforcement until his promotion to Chief of the Bureau in 2011 where he served in that capacity until his retirement in December of 2015. 

Mark is a lifelong resident of New Jersey and having worked as a public servant for so many years, he has developed a unique understanding that the challenges of wildlife control and management pose to the residents of the State."


Pete Barbato
Wildlife Technician

Pete is a graduate of St. John's University and Wagner College with degrees in Business Management (B.S. and MBA). With over 27 years’ experience with Verizon Communications in various aspects of Telecommunications, Property Management and Real Estate departments. Pete is also a Licensed NY State Home Inspector and Termite Inspector. As a certified member of InterNACHI (International Association of Certified Home Inspectors) Pete has successfully completed certifications in Wood-Destroying Organism Inspections and Home Exterior Inspections including various roof, deck and crawlspace inspections. Pete also holds a New York Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator License


Vincent Biondo Jr.
Wildlife Technician

Vincent obtained a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University, including a concentration in wildlife science. Previous to joining Animal Damage Control, Vincent was employed by the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife. He is a career wildlife control professional. He possesses years of experience observing and handling all types of wildlife as well as solving human-wildlife related issues. Vincent resides in S. Brunswick NJ


Mike Schneider
Wildlife Technician

Mike, a New Jersey native, has a diverse background in wildlife management and law enforcement that spans throughout the country.
He has worked for Montana’s Dept. of Fish and Wildlife as a fisheries specialist, Florida’s Nature Conservancy and New Jersey’s Div. of Fish and Game as a wildlife technician. A twenty-five year career in law enforcement in central Jersey offered Mike the opportunity to serve the public on and off duty. He has devoted ten years of volunteer service as Environmental Commissioner in his community.
Additionally, Mike is an accomplished mountaineering guide and nature photographer and his experience has given him a first-hand understanding of nature, wildlife and habitat. Mike resides in Bound Brook NJ


Ed Sosienski
Wildlife Technician

Ed is our Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Permit #33484). With a degree in Animal Science from Delaware Valley College In Doylestown Pa and an over 30 year career in Biology and customer service, Ed comes uniquely qualified to serve the needs of both residential and corporate clients. Ed and his wife reside in Sellersville PA where they are active in their local community.

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