Farmington Valley, CT
Farmington Valley Animal Control
Farmington Valley Animal Control is a full-service wildlife control company serving Farmington Valley CT and the surrounding area. We specialize in urban and suburban wildlife damage
management for both residential and commercial customers. We are state licensed by the Connecticut Fish & Wildlife Commission. We handle nearly all aspects of wildlife
control, and resolve conflicts between people and wildlife in a humane and professional manner. For Farmington Valley pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 860-266-1720 -
yes, we answer our phones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - and we will discuss your wildlife
problem and schedule an appointment to solve it. We look forward to hearing from you!
- Scratching Noises in Your Attic?
- Unwanted Wildlife on Property?
- Problem Bird or Bat Infestation?
- Digging Lawn or Under House?
- We Can Solve It!
Many of Connecticut's wild animals have learned to adapt and even thrive in our homes. For example some wildlife have found
that attics make great places to live. Other animals find refuge under homes or porches. Invariably,
these animals cause damage. Rodents, like squirrels and rats, love to chew on electrical wires once in an attic, and this causes a serious fire
hazard. Raccoons can cause serious contamination in an attic with their droppings and parasites. Same goes for bat or bird colonies. We specialize in solving Connecticut's
wildlife problems, from snake removal to large jobs like commercial bat control, we do it all.
|We do not handle dog or cat problems
. If you need assistance with a domestic animal, such as a dog or a cat, you need to call your local Hartford county animal services
for assistance. They can help you out with issues such as stray dogs, stray cats, spay & neuter programs, vaccinations, licenses,
pet adoption, bite reports, deceased pets, lost pets, local animal complaints and to report neglected or abused animals. There is no free Farmington Valley animal control for wildlife issues.
Hartford County Animal Services or Humane Society: (860) 569-0722
Farmington Valley Wildlife Removal Tip: Is it legal for me to trap a bat? There are always legalities to take into consideration when looking at the removal of any wild animal from your home. It is actually illegal in some states to catch, trap, release or kill / maim certain wild animals, and these are obviously things to look up and research before you attempt any evictions. This is especially the case with bats - some species' numbers are declining rapidly and are protected by the state. Not only that, trapping isn't exactly the best way to deal with these creatures. It's not like you can just go and grab them, they'll fly away. Plus there's likely to be many of them. How long do you think it would take to try and catch / trap all of them? Add to that the fact that the bats will just fly right back home and right back into your attic again when you're done and what do you have? The worlds most exhausting cycle. It would be like trying to empty the ocean with a tea cup. Now add to that those laws we discussed. It is ILLEGAL to trap, catch or poison / kill bats in the state of Florida. The only legal way to deal with the problem is with bat exclusion - creating a one-way door that enables the bat to fly out but doesn't let it fly back in again. After a while, all bats would then be evicted from the home, and it would then be time to fill or seal any crevices, cracks or holes to ensure the invasion couldn't possibly return. Not only is that the only legal way to deal with bats in your home, it's the only way that works too. To ensure the job is done properly, don't even think about trying to trap bats. Instead, give the professionals a call, for advice even if you don't then use their services.
Farmington Valley Animal News Clip: Family digs up gray rodent to aid investigation
Farmington Valley - Under a bright blue sky Saturday, Critter Catcher Chris and his wife and kids buried Shelby in a casket made for a baby. "I want people to know she was part of our family," Critter Catcher Chris said about their rodent of more than 11 years. "It was so brutal. So unnecessary." It was awful enough to have to find their rodent and two others dead on nearby property. Awful enough to have to bury her. But on Wednesday afternoon, Critter Catcher Chris dug up the carcass of their gray rodent at the request of police so it could undergo a formal examination called a necropsy - an autopsy on an animal to determine its cause of death. Critter Catcher Chris said he was willing to dig up the grave of his gray rodent to try to move forward what he calls a stalled investigation into the deaths of his and two other families' rodents. Read on for more information about animal control in Farmington Valley, Connecticut.
The three rodents were found trapped to death about 1,000 feet from his house on S. Seymour Road nearly two weeks ago, township police announced. "I'm angry," Critter Catcher Chris announced. "I want action by the (township) police, and I want action by the (Hartford County) prosecutor. We're wondering if someone has screwed up this case. Why wasn't this done previously?" "The police call me to ask if they can get my animal's body back, and my rodent has been cremated," said Jason Boyce, whose rodent went missing early this year. "They had my rodent - (Hartford County) Animal Control took him after he was found." Despite this there is no free Farmington Valley animal services for wildlife in Hartford County.
The carcass of the third rodent - Lexie, owned by another neighborhood resident, Becca Shimmy - was cremated, too. "I'm fed up with it," Zimmy said Wednesday night. "We've been waiting for two weeks, and there's been no arrest. We want to be supportive of the investigation, and we understand a veterinarian has already looked at the rodents. So we really want to know what's going on." Said Critter Catcher Chris: "They told us that they were going to take these rodents as evidence. We thought they were taking them to (Connecticut State University). But now we're finding out there are no reports at MSU and that it didn't happen." Most Farmington Valley pest control companies that we interviewed found this interesting.