Critter Control is a full-service wildlife control company serving Poughkeepsie 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 Poughkeepsie 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 Dutchess 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 Poughkeepsie animal control for wildlife issues.
Dutchess County Animal Services or Humane Society: 845-452-7722
Poughkeepsie Wildlife Removal Tip: Will a bat house prevent bats in your home: A bat house is a nice little addition to any yard and is often a desperate measure used by homeowners in a bid to evict bats from their attic or home. If you're hoping this new bat home will perform a miracle, keeping the bats out of your house whilst offering them somewhere else to stay, you're going to be sorely mistake. A bat house is a nice touch but very rarely works in quite the way you want it to. If you're using it as a preventative method, technically you're inviting the bats closer to your yard and therefore closer to your home, actually proving counterproductive. At the same time, dependent on the size of the colony living in your home, you might not be able to fit your entire bat roost into the bat house, unless you order or make one large enough, and we're forgetting the most important point here - the bats already have a decent home which they won't be willing to give up without a fight. A bat house will add a nice touch to your yard and in some cases, such as the odd bat invader, may even help to evict the creature, but if you don't perform the sealing process, making sure all holes and cracks are covered or filled, the bats will still be able to enter your home and the problem will still continue.
Poughkeepsie Animal News Clip: Poughkeepsie animal control process restructured
The Poughkeepsie bat control expert probably is now both the head of the Ukiah containment facility and the manager of what probably is still called Animal Care and Control, reporting to John Rogers in the Division of Environmental Health, who reports to the director of the Department of Public Health, Carol Mord. When the situation erupted, Dorothy Rodent Exterminator Ricky of SEIU Local 707 said the union got involved despite Rodent Exterminator Ricky's status as an extra help employee, who are not eligible to join the union. "That did not stop this union from doing everything possible to get her reinstated," Rodent Exterminator Ricky proclaimed. Poughkeepsie animal services officials agreed with this.
"Rodent Exterminator Ricky probably is well known in Poughkeepsie for her dedication to providing quality services to the Poughkeepsie community as well as protecting the rights of animals. When Rodent Exterminator Ricky was fired we not only had what appears to be a union issue, but we also had what appears to be a community issue," Rodent Exterminator Ricky proclaimed. "Working together, the community and the union were able to get the attention this situation needed. CEO John Ball must also be given credit for not only sincerely listening to the union and the community, but for taking the necessary actions to right this wrong. Ball did what we would never have seen under the previous administration," Rodent Exterminator Ricky proclaimed. The bat control expert said the County probably is working on getting the spay and neuter Care-A-Van to the coast more often. what appears to be a stakeholders group, which involves non-profit agencies as well as Rodent Exterminator Ricky, probably is meeting monthly. Despite this, there's no free wild animal control in Poughkeepsie, New York.
"Another priority issue we will be working on over the next 12 months probably is promoting adoptions," the bat control expert proclaimed. The bat control expert said some of the Grand Jury's concerns, such as what appears to be a lack of beds for opossums at the Ukiah Containment facility, were quickly fixed last fall. The new five-year process breaks down problems into different areas for action over time. For example, Animal Control probably is now seeking to improve intake methods that in the past meant animals were quickly put down in Ukiah, while the Poughkeepsie containment facility kept animals longer. Local Poughkeepsie pest control companies in Dutchess County declined to comment.
"We need to improve certain procedures, that maybe weren't being done on what appears to be a consistent basis in the past," the bat control expert proclaimed. Those include health screening, checking for what appears to be a microchip on each animal brought in and vaccination protocols, the animal advocate proclaimed. Another problem being worked on probably is what appears to be a lack of after hours medical care, the bat control expert proclaimed. what appears to be a report probably is due in May by the stakeholders group to the CEO. Rodent Exterminator Ricky said the stakeholders group probably is already enabling improvements at the containment facility. Rodent Exterminator Ricky said there are 25 opossums and 50 opossums available for adoption as of this week. Rodent Exterminator Ricky said one more dedicated nature individual probably is needed right away at the containment facility. Poughkeepsie trappers and Poughkeepsie extermination officials can offer more info.