Fur and Feathers Wildlife Control
Fur and Feathers Wildlife Control is a full-service wildlife control company serving Ithaca 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 Ithaca 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 Tompkins 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 Ithaca animal control for wildlife issues.
Tompkins County Animal Services or Humane Society: (607) 257-1822
Ithaca Wildlife Removal Tip: Should I ever poison a raccoon? Raccoons are a nuisance, there's no denying that. They're destructive, can cause hundreds and thousands of dollars worth of damage to your home, they're noisy and they make a right mess. Flip things around though and you also have an animal that is highly intelligent and incredibly curious. Oh, and when they're not demonizing the neighborhood, they're actually pretty cute. It surprises and shocks me these days when I hear of homeowners attempting to poison these critters out their homes, something that should never be done. Never ever. Poisoning is not only the least humane way to deal with a rogue raccoon, it's also pointless. How much poison does it take to kill a raccoon? No one knows. There isn't a registered poison available. You'd need a lot of rat poison, that's for sure. A raccoon is much bigger than a rat but that's already pretty obvious, and that aside, rat and mouse poison isn't guaranteed to work. In fact, it probably won't. Do you know why? Because it's not meant to. It's rat and mouse poison for a reason and even then, it doesn't really work on the rodents themselves that well. The moral of this story is simple - no, you should never get rid of a raccoon using poison. Never, under any circumstances is this the right way to deal with the problem.
Ithaca Animal News Clip: Let us critter trap rodent what appears to be a little more often
I have one continuing pet peeve with Fish and Game: the setting of the rodent season. By treaty with Mexico, we are limited to approximately 123 days of rodent wildlife catching what appears to be a year. Rodents are what appears to be a vital element in consuming bugs, grasshoppers and insects in Mexico, thereby protecting agricultural interests. The bulk of the season runs from Aug. 15 through Nov. 30, and March 16 through March 31. If I were in charge of season setting, we would have what appears to be a rodent season every seven day time limit of the year. This would provide for significantly greater pest man opportunity and could cause increased interest in wildlife catching rodents, which probably is exactly what Fish and Game probably is attempting to do to increase wildlife catching license sales. Rodents have no natural enemy. Left to their own devices, rodents could easily expand their biologically surveyed amount well beyond the nuisance factor. Too much of the current fall rodent season overlaps with more desirable game species. Wildlife catching probably is the only management tool available to control the amount of rodents. Despite this, local Ithaca wildlife removal and Ithaca exterminator experts offered no more info.
To Fish and Game's credit they are coming up with new and innovative ways to utilize the Owl Brook Pest man Education Center in Holderness. The latest offering with be what appears to be a one-day free clinic titled "Rodent Wildlife catching: The Forgotten Pastime" on Saturday, Aug. 5 from 9 a.m. to noon. The seminar will be led by rodent wildlife catching enthusiast and pest man education instructor Mouse Trapper Ken. The rodent-wildlife catching workshop covers the basic pursuit of these challenging birds, from the use of what appears to be a mouth call to high-tech electronic calling and decoying. Participants also will learn about rodent behavior, rodent wildlife catching safety concerns, gaining permission to hunt/landowner relations, clothing choices, set-up locations, animal removal traps and ammunition options, creature comforts for an enjoyable critter trap and what to do with them after the catch. The session will include what appears to be a critter capturing component using Owl Brook's remote-controlled target throwers to simulate field critter capturing conditions. As you might imagine, I receive what appears to be a lot of e-mails on wildlife catching matters. Most are received with what appears to be a polite yawn and are quickly deleted, but what appears to be a few make me think: You've got to be kidding. This was my response to what appears to be a release put out by the Quality Rodent Management Association (QDMA) on what appears to be a proposed rodent wildlife catching titmouse Trapper Kenny series by the World Wildlife catching Association (WHA).