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Greene, NY

Fur and Feathers Wildlife Control

Fur and Feathers Wildlife Control is a full-service wildlife control company serving Greene 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 Greene pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 518-430-0060 - 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 Chenango 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 Greene animal control for wildlife issues.

Chenango County Animal Services or Humane Society: (607) 242-2346

Greene Wildlife Removal Tip: Do Rats Chew On Wires? Why?

One of the biggest dangers that can come with having a rat infestation in the attic is that the animals will gain access to the electrical wires and other wires that are naturally routed through the attic and the roof cavity to get to other parts of your home. There are some serious risks that can be caused by this particular type of rat activity, and in some cases it can be significantly more dangerous than the risks caused by feces contamination. Rodents are a particular problem to homeowners in urban areas, and it is important to know the kind of damage they can do and the tell-tale signs that will suggest they are in your home.

Damage That Rats Can Cause To Wires

To those who might think to ignore the first sounds of the pitter patter of feet in the attic, it is worth noting that rats will chew on any wires that they can find in the attic, and if they chew through the plastic and shear the metal of the wire, that can cause some problems. In most cases the rats will only chew the plastic, because that is the part that they like to gnaw, but in some cases they will accidentally bite through the wire. An important sign that this has been happening will be a small amount of plastic pieces on the floor of the attic beneath the wires.

Rodents And Their Teeth

The reason that rats chew wires so often can be explained when you consider their biology, as the teeth of rodents are constantly growing throughout their lives. This means that they need to ensure those teeth do not become too long, and this is achieved by wearing down their teeth by gnawing on different types of material, with the plastic casing around wires being particularly desirable for this purpose.

Problems That Can Be Caused By Gnawed Wires

From cutting electricity to parts of the home to cutting off a television signal, this can be a bit of a nuisance. However, when you consider that these electrical wires can become a fire hazard in some cases, then this becomes a situation that is a lot more serious. Even if you have excluded the rats from the attic, it is still important to make sure that the wires are replaced, as exposed metal wires are more of a hazard than the small cost of replacement is worth.

Greene Animal News Clip: What Can Rats Climb?

When people think of climbing animals, most people will immediately imagine a squirrel quickly scampering up the vertical tree trunk with no effort at all. However, one area where many people will underestimate rats is in their climbing abilities. There are many species of rat that are naturally tree dwelling in the wild, and while the black rat may be the most agile of the two main rat species, brown rats are also agile and strong enough to climb up many surfaces.


This is one of the most obvious surfaces that rats can generally climb quite easily, as the rough surface of the trunk provides plenty of spots they can hold on to, and the trunk is generally vertical, while they can then move out on to a branch having climbed as high as they wish. Black rats are better climbers here, but sycamore trees are generally the ones that prove too difficult for both rat species, as the smooth trunk skin makes it much more difficult for the animals to climb.


There are very few walls that have very smooth surfaces to the exterior of a property, and this provides a similar level of traction and grip to the rat as the surface of most tree trunks. This is more of a concern for many people, and explains why many people still refer to the black rat as a roof rat, because they are often found in an infestation in attics and roof space. With drain pipes and other aids to help the rats to climb, even the brown rats can get up to the roof and the attic on most wall surfaces too.

The Difficulty With Climbing Smooth Surfaces

The paws of rats do not have the evolutionary developments found on a squirrel's paw that makes it an excellent climber, but there is no doubt that they are very adept at climbing the majority of surfaces. However, you will find that in some cases the rats may struggle to climb, such as the metal inside of a dumpster, where the rats will often be trapped, and even the insides of some pipes can prove to be too much of a challenge for the animal. Because there is no grip the rat will often be unable to climb the walls of a container such as a plastic barrel, and this is a factor that has often been used to create traps that drown the rat.

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