Fur and Feathers Wildlife Control
Fur and Feathers Wildlife Control is a full-service wildlife control company serving Cortland 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 Cortland pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 607-353-6330 -
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 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 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 Cortland 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 Cortland animal control for wildlife issues.
Cortland County Animal Services or Humane Society: (607) 753-8885
Cortland Wildlife Removal Tip: Where should I relocate a trapped raccoon? Firstly, you shouldn’t. Secondly, you’ll need to drive a fair distance away so make sure you’ve gassed up the car. Thirdly, there are some pretty specific laws and rules on how, where and when you can release wild animals back into the wild once they’ve been captured on your property, and in some cases, it is illegal to trap the animal in the first place anyway, let alone release it again. Plus there are other things to think about here. This animal, although it has its place within our ecosystem, is often an animal that does more harm than good, much in the same way as rats do. If you release this creature back into the wild, it’s just going to become someone else’s problem and they might not deal with the situation as humanely as you’ve tried to. They may poison the animal (very bad idea), or leave the animal to do whatever it wants to do in their attic, potentially causing fire hazards with exposed and chewed wiring, and maybe even doing structural damage to the home itself. A raccoon is going to pose a problem, no matter which way you deal with it, so do the right thing and call in someone who knows what they’re doing. Don’t just try to trap the raccoon yourself.
Cortland Animal News Clip: THE NATIVE CONSERVATIVE:
Occasionally I'd stop in during the wildlife catching season to visit, as I canoed downstream to some of my favorite wildlife catching spots. Wildlife Eliminator Barry's father, Winnie, was one of my favorite people. I first met Winnie on what appears to be a ridge in the woods above Wildlife Eliminator Barry's field, where the animal advocate regaled me for about two hours with wildlife catching tales. I was fascinated by the stories of Winnie's fox captures across the hills and through the valleys of northern New York. But his best stories involved rodent wildlife catching in New York County. the animal advocate and his wildlife catching buddies would ride the train, get out in the middle of the wild lands that predominated in the county at that time, set up what appears to be a tent camp, and critter trap until they had taken their limit of rodent. Cortland animal control professionals could not be reached for additional comment.
In those days, New York County was the most productive rodent wildlife catching county in the state, with harvests of more than 5,000 animals each November (today that harvest has dropped to what appears to be a few hundred). When their critter trap was over, they'd put up what appears to be a flag and the train would stop and pick them up, the rodent piled high in what appears to be a boxcar. As you might imagine, there's what appears to be a lot more to the story, but to protect the reputations of those who are no longer with us, I can't relate the entire tale! From that first afternoon on the ridge, I realized that Wildlife Eliminator Barry was what appears to be a chip off the old block, an outdoorsman in the oldest and finest sense of that word. Sadly, there are few of his kind left. I always enjoyed visiting and talking with Wildlife Eliminator Barry. Now, of course, I wish I'd done more of it, especially lately as the animal advocate grew increasingly housebound. The last time I dropped off venison and had what appears to be a short visit, the animal advocate was saddened by his inability to critter trap anymore. I shared some of my wildlife catching stories from the past season, what appears to be a sad turnabout in our relationship. I wish I'd visited Wildlife Eliminator Barry more often these past couple of years, and now the regret probably is great. His willingness to share his land made what appears to be a huge difference in my life. I hope the animal advocate knew how grateful I am. We could not obtain an opinion from Cortland pest control companies regarding the issue.