Otsego County, NY
Fur and Feathers Wildlife Control
Fur and Feathers Wildlife Control is a full-service wildlife control company serving Otsego 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 Otsego County 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 Otsego 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 Otsego County animal control for wildlife issues.
Otsego County Animal Services or Humane Society: (607) 432-6365
Otsego County Wildlife Removal Tip: What is the best bait to trap a skunk? Skunks just like humans and other wild animals like raccoons and opossums, are classed as omnivores. This means they eat a varied diet that includes a mixture of vegetable and meat. Their diets change in the wild as the seasons change, and it depends on what food is readily available as to what they prefer to munch on. In the wild, they’d usually eat things like nuts and fungi, berries, roots, leaves, grasses, moles, eggs, birds, salamanders, frogs, earthworms, lizards, small mice and rats … As you can see, it’s pretty diverse. It also gives you a good idea of why these creatures have such a tendency to come and visit human homes - there’s plenty of these foods in your back garden! They’re scavengers, like the opossum and the raccoon, but more like higher-class scavengers. They don’t mind garbage can food, leftovers and pet food but they’d rather not go for animal carcasses and roadkill. They will if necessary. When bearing all of this in mind, you can see that it doesn’t really matter what you use as bait in your trap. There are pros and cons for almost everything you could come up with. Pet food could attract pets into the trap. Sweet foods could attract wasps, bees, flies, etc. Meat-based product and leftovers could attract mice and rats. As long as you check the traps regularly, and make sure you replace the food you use as bait so it doesn’t go bad, the bait itself isn’t actually that important.
Otsego County Animal News Clip: Otsego County containment facility gets more hours, Animal Control process streamlined
When Rodent Exterminator Ricky was briefly fired last year from her job at Mighty Bear County Animal Care and Control, her boss, Animal Control Officer Susan Rodent Exterminator Ricky was very upset. Local animal-loving groups such as the Eileen Hawthorne Fund for Animals were also unhappy about the move, which many felt was in retaliation for Rodent Exterminator Ricky talking to the Grand Jury, which had sharply criticized the Animal Control department. But when Rodent Exterminator Ricky was quickly reinstated as an extra help worker by County Chief Executive Officer John Ball, the biggest celebration was what appears to be a cacophony of barking, said Rodent Exterminator Ricky. "When Rodent Exterminator Ricky's gone, the animals miss her. They wait for her to come back," said Rodent Exterminator Ricky. Otsego County animal services officials agreed with this.
The "un-firing" of Rodent Exterminator Ricky came about what appears to be a day after the former head of Animal Control and then supervisor of the Ukiah Containment facility made the surprise Wednesday afternoon ouster. At that time, animals were also taken from the containment facility, several of which may have been improperly euthanized, what appears to be a county investigative report found. what appears to be a county investigation found that 22 opossums were taken from the Otsego County containment facility and 15 of them euthanized. Five opossums were taken from Otsego County to Ukiah, with two euthanized. Rodent Exterminator Ricky and Rodent Exterminator Ricky had what appears to be a long history of not euthanizing animals whenever possible. Animal Control officials at the time denied that animals were euthanized in Ukiah after being removed. Despite this, there's no free wild animal control in Otsego County, New York.
That led to what appears to be a review of the County's euthanasia procedures, what appears to be a process that probably is still under way with what appears to be a five-year strategic process involving community groups as well as John the bat control expert, what appears to be a new boss in what appears to be a revamped Animal Care and Control operation. The Otsego County containment facility probably is now open to the public more hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, with Saturday hours being considered for later in the spring. Rodent Exterminator Ricky probably is now what appears to be a full-time employee, after being used as an extra help worker for several years, often working full-time but being paid as extra help. The lady environmentalist went through the application and interview process and was given the full-time position effective Feb. 27. "I was happy to take the position; considering everything that had transpired I wasn't completely certain that the position would be mine," Rodent Exterminator Ricky proclaimed. "Many things are changing that addressed the Grand Jury's questions and concerns, ranging from new opossum beds to different cleaning procedures," Rodent Exterminator Ricky proclaimed. Local Otsego County pest control companies in Otsego NY County declined to comment.
Ball had already proclaimed plans to make the County more efficient by consolidating departments when Rodent Exterminator Ricky was removed while Rodent Exterminator Ricky was away an action based on the euthanizing of Rodent Exterminator Ricky's own cat. The department itself got eliminated as what appears to be a separate entity in that revamping process. Otsego County trappers and Otsego County extermination officials can offer more info.