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We are a professional wildlife removal company servicing Albany, in operation for 5 years. We love solving wildlife problems! We pride ourselves on our quality work and exceptional customer service.:

  • Over five years of wildlife control experience.
  • Fully trained on latest wildlife control techniques and tools.
  • Fully licensed by the New York Wildlife Commission.
  • Have property liability insurance.
  • Extensive experience with professional home repairs.
  • Trained in attic cleanup and decontamination.
  • We give a written work estimate and written guarantee of work.
  • We treat wildlife in a respectful and humane manner.
  • We are available 24/7 via cell phone.
  • We schedule fast appointments, and arrive on time.
  • We treat our customers the way we'd like to be treated.

We a complete job, from start to finish. We remove wildlife humanely and effectively, using the proper traps, tools, and techniques for each unique animal and situation. When we encounter animals inside a house, we inspect every part of the house, from ground level to every part of the roof, to identify all the areas of entry, and all vulnerable areas, and we perform professional repairs, with guarantee, to seal entry holes shut. We inspect inside the attic to find any damage or biohazard, and provide full cleaning services. We offer attic decontamination, poison-free and permanent rodent control, bat colony exclusion, bird prevention, snake removal, dead animal removal and odor control, and more.

Everyone knows New York is famous for its rats! However, rats aren't the only wildlife that troubles some of our Albany residents. Raccoons, squirrels, and bats are other culprites of invading and infesting homes. If you're finding yourself battling any of New York's wildlife, you are not alone! Our team specializes in trapping and removing wildlife. We answer our phones 24 hours a day 7 days a week to service your Albany wildlife needs. We service the following cities: Watervliet, Berne, Bethlehem, Coeymans, Green Island, Guilderland, Knox, New Scotland, Rensselaerville, Westerlo, Altamont, Green Island, Menands, Ravena, Voorheesville, Schenectady, Troy, Cohoes, and Colonie. We also service the following counties: Schenectady County, Saratoga County, Rensselaer County, Columbia County, Greene County, and Schoharie County.

NOTE: We are not the Albany County Animal Control Services. We do provide wildlife removal in Albany County New York, but we are a private company. Please do not call us regarding any matters that should be directed to the free county animal services. They deal with dog and cat issues, and select issues such as an animal on the street, etc. Below is the TIP OF THE MONTH regarding local Albany County animal services related matters:

How to remove a wild animal in the chimney

It is early spring and you start hearing noises in your chimney, is either way too early or wait too late for it to be Santa so what could it be, odds-on it is some kind of animal taking up residence. Some animals prefer chimneys to attics and roof spaces but others are quite happy in either place.

Birds taking up residence in your chimney has to be top of the list, they love to nest in chimneys because the structure offers serious protection from predators, most birds that nest in chimneys build the nest on top of the smoke shelf, you can have multiple birds nests inside the flue at the same time, the nests restrict the flow of flue gases and are a serious fire hazard will stop the easiest way to keep birds out of your chimney is to put a heavy-duty stainless steel chimney cover on top of the chimney. Once the birds are nesting is actually illegal to try and remove them, you'll have to wait until the chicks leave the nest before driving the parents out as well.

The next most popular animal on the list of chimney dwellers is bats. Bats are a major carrier of rabies in the United States so if you have bats in your chimney then the best thing you can do for yourself is call a professional removal company. Keeping bats that you chimney can be very difficult as the smallest species can crawl through a half inch opening.

The third most popular inhabitant of your chimney will be squirrels. For some reason every now and again a squirrel will build a nest inside the chimney, these nests can get up to 15 feet long and take hours to remove, so it is best to get them removed before the squirrel has had time to do some serious construction work. The best way to keep squirrels out of the chimney is again using a heavy steel chimney cover.

Raccoons are the last major inhabitant of chimneys, every professional says they hate dealing with raccoons in chimneys because invariably a raccoon in a chimney is an aggressive raccoon, also raccoons can carry rabies and roundworms. The professionals also recommend using only heavy duty stainless steel chimney covers to keep raccoons out, they all say raccoons are quite capable of tearing up aluminium and black steel covers so don't waste your money on these.

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