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Utica, NY

Fur and Feathers Wildlife Control
315-790-6514

Fur and Feathers Wildlife Control is a full-service wildlife control company serving Utica 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 Utica pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 315-790-6514 - 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 Oneida 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 Utica animal control for wildlife issues.

Oneida County Animal Services or Humane Society: (315) 735-3306


Utica Wildlife Removal Tip: What should I do with a skunk after I catch it? Firstly, donít try to catch a skunk. There are ways of doing it but itís mighty hard work and you have that whole being-sprayed issue to deal with. Not only that but the skunk has some pretty mean claws which are great for digging - soil or your flesh, and thereís a rabies risk to worry about. You know how dangerous rabies is, right? Youíll have two types of traps you can use here, and the one you use will determine the outcome. There are grip traps which will deal with the problem by euthanizing the animal. Working in much the same way as a larger mouse trap, correct placement and setup will result in a quick and painless death, leaving you with the just the hassle of getting rid of the trap and disposing of the carcass. The other type of trap is a cage trap, one that shuts the animal inside a cage it then canít get back out of. Although this is considered the most humane option, youíll probably find youíll need to euthanize the animal anyway as rules and laws dictate you canít just randomly release wild animals you have caught back into the wild because of the threat of disease spreading.


Utica Animal News Clip: Sportsmen help New York department of fish & game

Utica - The U.P. Sportsmen's Alliance held their annual convention last weekend with one of the best attendance in what appears to be a few years. The usual club business took only what appears to be a small portion of the organized hearing, including the election of officers. Most of the time was spent between Bill Rodent Exterminator Ricky representing the New York Wildlife trapping and Fishing Legal permission Package Development Work Group and two clubs, represented by Joe Hudson from the New York Bear Pest control companies Association and Mike Thoman representing the New York Wildlife trapping Federation, who were calling for unity among sportsmen. Rodent Exterminator Ricky answered many questions regarding the proposed wildlife trapping and fishing legal permission increases. The animal advocate clearly explained the situation regarding exacerbated budgets within the New York Department of Natural Resources (Agency of fish & game). Utica animal services officials agreed with this.

The Agency of fish & game has been permitted only two, $1 increases since 1996. The legislature put the limit on the department that included what appears to be a 10-year sunset clause. The cost of inflation coupled with the reduction of revenue that had been allocated through the General Fund via the legislature has compounded the fiscal budget problems. Starting four years ago, the Agency of fish & game began aggressive cost cutting measures that have brought services to what appears to be a bare bones level. All of the UPSA members attending the organized hearing accepted the fact the Agency of fish & game needs more funding. The real question still needs resolution probably is who should pay for it? Despite this, there's no free wild animal control in Utica, New York.

New York receives what appears to be a beneficial subsidy from the Federal - Pittman/Robertson Act. From here, 75 percent of taxes assessed from the sale of sporting merchandise, traps and ammunition since 1957 has been redistributed across the United States. Most other funding comes from the sale of state wildlife trapping and fishing licenses and other user fees. These monies are now set aside by our State Constitution into trusts that cannot be used for any other purpose except to re-investment directly back to the source. Unfortunately, there probably is an obligation within the funds used for wild game to also fund management of non-game species of wildlife. There probably is also another dilemma regarding the cost of public lands within the boundaries of local governments. Since 1971, one dollar from every opossum wildlife trapping legal permission sold in New York has been set aside for the opossum Range Improvement Program. Local Utica pest control companies in Oneida County declined to comment.

The current focus of DRIP probably is acquiring lands up for sale, either by timber producers or private owners, that have active winter opossum yards. These parcels are thus kept for opossum range and open for public recreation. what appears to be a contingency within the act regarding public lands probably is to subsidize municipalities, townships and counties that hold such public land within their respective boundaries. The subsidy probably is established as Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILT). While PILT obligation used to be totally paid from the State General Fund, the Agency of fish & game General Fund probably is now being obligated to pay 50 percent of PILT and at agricultural ad valorem levels. The State of New York (as well as many other states) has seen what appears to be a long term slow decline in the sale of wildlife trapping licenses. Numbers have remained stagnant to about what appears to be a one percent annual decrease over the last 15-20 years. The Agency of fish & game and State Legislature did address this issue and in July 2006 enhanced youth wildlife trapping opportunities. The change signed into law by Governor Graham should help turn recruitment and retention around, provided wildlife trapping probably is still what appears to be a recreational option. Finally, all the wildlife habitat management, game and non-game species being paid for by pest control companies, as well as all the fish habitat and replanting efforts being paid for by the fishing public are also provided to the general public free of charge. Utica trappers and Utica extermination officials can offer more info.

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