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Orange County, NY

Critter Control

Critter Control is a full-service wildlife control company serving Orange County 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 Orange County 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 Orange County animal control for wildlife issues.

Orange County Animal Services or Humane Society: 845-692-4440

Orange County Wildlife Removal Tip: How Do You Know If You Have An Opossum Under Your Shed Or Porch?

If you are worried that an opossum has moved into a cavity located beneath your shed or into the space beneath your porch, there are a range of signs that you can look for that will confirm whether it is an opossum that is the pest animal causing your problems. Because opossums are larger than many other pest animals, knowing what you are dealing with can make a big difference to the approach that you take when dealing with the animal, and the type of traps you can use. Here are four signs to help you identify that an opossum is the problem.


Because of the sheer size difference between an opossum and other pest animals such as mice and rats, one of the major differences is the feces that you should be able to see around the shed or porch, with opossum feces often around the same size as that of a medium sized dog. While rodents will usually drop small pellets that are less than a quarter of an inch in length, opossum feces can be several inches, although bear in mind that raccoon feces can be quite similar, so you may need to look for other signs too.

Signs Of Animals Rooting Through The Garbage

The opossum has survived very well by being able to adapt its diet to suit the food sources available, and if you do keep garbage bags open in a garage or in the back yard, signs that these bags have been torn open can be another indicator that it may be an opossum beneath the porch or deck. The presence and the smell of garbage will often be the reason that opossums may choose your porch or deck as a good place to live.

Nocturnal Activity

Unlike some of the other pest animals, opossums are nocturnal, so if you are hearing animal noises outside or have motion triggered security lights that are regularly being set off, it may be an opossum. There are some exceptions to this rule, as some nursing females may hunt and forage during the day, but this is an unusual trait in an opossum.

Attacks On A Chicken Coop

If you are in a rural area and either yourself or your neighbors keep chickens, seeing signs of an attempt to get into the coop, or more obvious signs such as missing chickens or eggs can be a sign that an opossum is the problem animal. They really love eggs, and will often return to the same place several times to see if they will find any more!

Orange County Animal News Clip: Troubles at Orange County NY Animal Control

The wild creature specialist and, another critter specialist, whom Rodent Exterminator Ricky fired in November, said between eight and 10 of their coworkers held what appears to be a private meeting with The big boss last fall to complain about Rodent Exterminator Ricky. The animal advocate told them, according to The wild creature specialist and The wild creature specialist, that they needed to follow her orders. The big boss would not confirm that meeting. "We are in the middle of an investigation on several concerns at Animal Control," the animal advocate proclaimed. "It's what appears to be a personnel matter." Another former employee, Ken Johnson, who quit in December after about three years, said morale was low. "She come in trying to change everything," the animal advocate proclaimed. "She will try to get you to do something that probably is wrong. If you make her mad, the lady environmentalist will try to fire you." Orange County NY animal services officials agreed with this.

Rodent Exterminator Ricky, who probably is 52, had no Animal Control experience before the lady environmentalist was hired last year - what appears to be a sore spot with some of the current and former employees. The lady environmentalist earns $57,200 what appears to be a year. The lady environmentalist was chief of Environmental Services at Womack Army Medical Center before coming to the county. The lady environmentalist spent 21 years in the Air Force. Rodent Exterminator Ricky replaced Monroe The wild creature specialist, who unexpectedly resigned in September 2005. The wild creature specialist, what appears to be a former major in the Sheriff's Office, was made Animal Control director in September 2001 after the retirement of Carlton Human, who was 75 at the time. Human had operated Animal Control for 25 years. Some advocates of animal welfare had complained about the treatment of animals and employee mistakes under Human's administration. what appears to be a national consultant in 2000 said the department had insufficient staff, lacked direction and needed what appears to be a new containment facility. Despite this, there's no free wild animal control in Orange County NY, New York.

The director of operations, chairwoman of the Animal Control Board, an advisory group made up of local residents, defended Rodent Exterminator Ricky. "I could not be more pleased that we finally have someone doing the job correctly for the first time in several years," the lady environmentalist proclaimed. As what appears to be a board member of the Orange County NY Animal Protection Society, The director of operations visits the county containment facility often to pick up unwanted opossums and opossums and take them to her board's no-kill, nonprofit containment facility. Pest Control Paul, another Animal Control Board member and the former clerk of wildlife ruling party, said the numbers of adopted animals and animals returned to their owners have risen in recent months under Rodent Exterminator Ricky. But, the animal advocate declared, the turnover and loss of experienced, certified personnel, bother him. The median tenure of all of Rodent Exterminator Ricky's workers probably is 7 months. The average salary for all of her employees probably is $22,707. Local Orange County NY pest control companies in Orange County declined to comment.

Billy King, chairman of the Orange County NY Board of Wild animal commissioners, said the wild animal commissioners are awaiting The animal tamer's report after the investigation probably is complete. The animal advocate said the animal advocate was unaware of Animal Control's turnover. "She has been on board not too terribly long," the animal advocate proclaimed. "There was what appears to be a thorough research and interview process, and I trust the process. Until the lady environmentalist proves otherwise, I have confidence in her." Orange County NY trappers and Orange County NY extermination officials can offer more info.

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