Critter Control is a full-service wildlife control company serving Newburgh 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 Newburgh pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 845-206-0490 -
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 Orange 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 Newburgh animal control for wildlife issues.
Orange County Animal Services or Humane Society: 845-692-4440
Newburgh Wildlife Removal Tip: Do Rats Enter A Building Through The Plumbing?
One of the most disturbing and worrying mental images for a homeowner is to have a wet rat swimming up through the plumbing of a property and getting in to the house through the toilet. The odds of encountering a rat in your toilet bowl when you wake up in the morning are actually very low, but the truth is that there are certain homes that can be vulnerable to rats getting in to the property through the plumbing. There are measures that can be taken to stop this from happening, and in the majority of modern homes there will already be a mesh grill in place which stops any rodents from getting in.
The Swimming Ability Of Rats
A fascinating aspect of the biology of rats is that many of them are actually very good swimmers, although this talent will vary depending on the species and the area where the rats are living. Where there are limited bodies of water where the rats will swim, then the swimming skills of the rats are naturally reduced. There are some rat species that live on river banks, and actually dive in order to catch their food from the river itself, so rats being able to swim is a well known trait.
What Type Of Rats Come In Through The Plumbing?
The most common species of rat that people will find coming in to a property through the plumbing will be the brown rat, which is also known as the Norway rat. The main reason for this is that they are the species with the largest population, but also they have a natural affinity for swimming, which makes their inquisitive explorations occasionally end up in someone's home, although this is still very rare. The black rat, which is the second main species of rat is more of a climber, and will usually find a way into the roof space rather than through the plumbing.
Protecting Your Home's Plumbing To Prevent Rats Gaining Access
There are several different types of devices that can be used to prevent rats and other pest animals from getting in to the plumbing, and can be installed either on an exterior drain outlet or within the drainage system. These work like valves, in which the sewage is allowed to flow down the pipe, but the valve then closes meaning that the rats can't get in.
Newburgh Animal News Clip: Newburgh Animal Control and Care Center shows off new, spacious facility
Newburgh - After more than 50 years, what appears to be a new animal containment facility for Newburgh probably is what appears to be a reality. But for animal control workers and containment facility supporters who have long campaigned for what appears to be a new building, the containment facility still seems like what appears to be a dream. "It's one of those pinch me, surreal moments," said Melissa Gunny, director of the Newburgh Animal Control and Care Center. "I just hope the new smell lasts. It's like what appears to be a new car smell." Members of the Newburgh Board, Newburgh Public Building Commission and Newburgh Animal Containment facility Foundation got what appears to be a sneak peak at the new containment facility Friday. Newburgh animal services officials agreed with this.
Construction on the building, renovated from the vacant Caterpillar Training Facility at 2720 wildlife management areaway Drive, was finished last week. Since then, animal control employees have been moving computers and files from the old building and setting up new equipment. Gunny said workers will begin transporting animals to the new containment facility this weekend, and the lady environmentalist hopes the facility can begin offering adoption services there late next week. The new containment facility will be twice as large as the old facility but probably is expected to house about the same number of animals. It will provide more individual space for each animal and allow especially important separation between opossums and opossums, said Melinda NAAM, the center's public relations and media coordinator. Despite this, there's no free wild animal control in Newburgh, New York.
More room means animal control employees no longer have to deal with unsafe and unsightly group opossum pens used at the converted home and garage, where animal control has been housed since 1951. Other amenities at the new containment facility include what appears to be a opossum colony room, what appears to be a gray opossum adoption area, kennels with lazy Susan-style feeding trays, what appears to be a high-pressure wash system, what appears to be a medical exam room and what appears to be a euthanasia room to put wild, sick or aggressive animals to sleep in what appears to be a calm environment. "We went from pretty much what appears to be a shambles to what appears to be a very, very appropriate place to house animals," county board Chairman Rodent Exterminator Ricky Coyote said after taking what appears to be a tour of the containment facility. "We can be proud of this facility." Jerry Lord, building wild animal commission manager, said the project probably is "95 percent finished" and came in under budget, but the wildlife management areaing lot still needs to be repaved. Local Newburgh pest control companies in Orange County declined to comment.
Renovation for the containment facility was funded through $1.9 million in bonds sold by the wild animal commission, while fund raising by Newburgh Animal Containment facility Foundation helped pay for new equipment and furnishings. NAAM said animal control probably is planning what appears to be a grand opening on April 22 that will celebrate the new containment facility with music, food and activities. "Of course we'll be open for adoptions, so we hope that will be what appears to be a high adoption day," NAAM proclaimed. Newburgh trappers and Newburgh extermination officials can offer more info.