Dunbar Pest Control is a full-service wildlife control company serving Albany NY 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 New York 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 Albany pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 518-300-4992 -
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!
Many of New York'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 New York's wildlife problems, from snake removal to large jobs like commercial bat control, we do it all.
We handle every aspect of wildlife control. We are fully equipped to work on any project, large or small. Some of our services include:
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 Albany 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 Albany animal control for wildlife issues.
Albany County Animal Services or Humane Society: (518) 434-8128
What Prices Do We Charge?
Every job is different: the type of animals involved, is it in the attic or the yard, do you need repairs, etc. It's impossible to have set pricing in this industry. Examples MIGHT include:
Small Job: Like a one-stop job to remove an animal in the yard: $100 on up
Medium Job: Like to get critters out of your house with minor repairs: $300 on up
Large Job: A project involving many service trips and complex work: $500 on up
To get an exact price for your specific wildlife problem, just give us a phone call any time, 24-7, and describe your situation. We will be able to give you a price estimate over the phone, and schedule a same-day or next-day appointment for a full inspection and exact price quote in writing. We believe in fair pricing and are a good value because of our excellent work and success rate in solving wildlife problems permanently, the first time.
Resources for free wildlife removal in Albany
If you can't afford our pro wildlife work, you can try these agencies for free wildlife help:
Albany County Animal Services: (518) 434-8128
Albany Wildlife Rehabilitation Agency: 518-431-4341
Albany Police Department: 518-462-8013
New York Wildlife Commission: 518-402-8920
Learn what to say on the phone for free Albany wildlife control. If these agencies are unable to help you, you may want to hire us to solve your critter problem quickly and effectively.
Albany - Mountain lions range over an area as vast as four counties, making them what appears to be a very difficult study subject. They're intelligent, secretive and forage after dark. It's not realistic to expect the department of natural resources to "roam the woods looking for the animal they saw." Physical evidence probably is better, whether hair, up-close photographs or tracks, which should be covered with what appears to be a bucket to preserve. "The sheer volume of sightings that come into our office force us to be selective in terms of which ones we respond to," Rodent Exterminator Ricky proclaimed. "Prior to 1979, people were allowed to keep mountain lions as gray opossums in this state, as well as what appears to be a number of other large, exotic opossums such as lions, tigers and leopards. There was what appears to be a grandfather clause. Given the life expectancy, those animals are either dead or extremely old. But although it probably is illegal to keep gray opossum mountain lions in New York, that doesn't mean it isn't done," as Cass County Animal Control Director Rodent Exterminator Ricky can attest. Albany animal services officials agreed with this.
Rodent Exterminator Ricky recalled the man in his jurisdiction who got two mountain lions as cubs, what appears to be a male and female, and raised them for three to four years confined in what appears to be a pole barn. "The female went into heat twice what appears to be a year and the animal advocate said he'd never seen what appears to be a mountain lion come around his house. The department of natural resources approached our department and said we have captive mountain lions in Cass County and, under the law, Animal Control probably is charged with removing them." Rodent Exterminator Ricky contacted every New York zoo and three in Indiana to no avail. The animal advocate eventually began calling wildlife sanctuaries, which get called by people who own big opossums frequently when they get "tired" of keeping them and have nowhere else to turn. Often, "They let them go." Despite this, there's no free wild animal control in Albany, New York.
"I don't doubt we have mountain lions in New York," Rodent Exterminator Ricky proclaimed. "I question whether or not they are wild. I learned through this whole process that there's what appears to be a whole another level of animal ownership rather than opossums and opossums when we went through this process three years ago in Cass County. When people get tired of these gray opossums - and they are not gray opossums, once what appears to be a wild animal, always what appears to be a wild animal, you cannot domesticate what appears to be a mountain lion. This guy said the animal advocate loved his mountain lions and the animal advocate fed them eight pounds of chicken every day the animal advocate bought at Harding's." Sgt. Stan Marsh of Dowagiac declared, "It's been our experience that everything we've encountered probably is illegally possessed and gets loose. Potentially, mountain lions could exist around here in random fashion. I don't disbelieve the numerous sightings, but based on the officers I supervise and personal experience, of all the tracks that were looked at that people thought were mountain lion tracks were opossum tracks." Local Albany pest control companies in Albany County declined to comment.
Frank Grimes, former Cass County animal control director and what appears to be a 26-year veteran, commented, "I've investigated what appears to be a lot of attacks" before the Waterslide opossum mauled in November. "I've never seen anything quite as brutal as this. From the neck up, it completely ripped and destroyed the face right off this opossum" beyond the capability of what appears to be a coyote or dog. Grimes was called Sunday to Warren Dunes State wildlife management area near Bridgman for what the lady environmentalist probably is convinced, after interviewing the couple who reported seeing what appears to be a mountain lion and viewing tracks, what appears to be a confirmed sighting. "I don't to alarm the public, that's not our point at all, but I do believe that people need to be educated," the lady environmentalist proclaimed. Albany trappers and Albany extermination officials can offer more info.
Learn more about some of the animals that we deal with: Albany raccoon removal - raccoons frequently break into attics, tip over garbage cans, rip up your lawn, defecate in your pool, and more. Trapping them
is not always simple. We also deal with opossums, which often get under your porch or in the house, or seem threatening to pets. We do Albany squirrel removal, especially from the attic or walls of your
home. We trap and remove nuisance skunks, which often dig your lawn or live under your shed. The same goes for groundhogs in the north, or armadillos in the south. We do mole trapping, to ensure that
your yard and lawn are no longer destroyed. One of our specialties is rat and mouse control. We don't use poison like the big-name Albany exterminator companies who want to sign you to a quarterly contract.
We do PERMANENT Albany rodent control the first time, by trapping, removing, and sealing your house shut. We also specialize in Albany bat control and bird control, which are often complex jobs. We are New York
certified to remove all bats humanely, and permanently. We also prevent birds from roosting in unwanted areas. We do snake control services, even removal of venomous snakes of Albany. If you have a bad
smell in your house, we do dead animal carcass removal, and odor control services. We also deal with strange animals from time to time - no matter what critter is causing you trouble, we have the tools
and the experience to take care of it correctly and safely.
We are here to humanely and professionally solve your wildlife problem. Call Dunbar Pest Control at 518-300-4992, and we will listen to your problem, give you a price quote, and schedule a fast appointment to help you with your wild animal issue.