FAQs: Learn More About Fur & Feathers Wildlife Control

At Fur & Feathers Wildlife Control, we are frequently asked the following questions and have compiled a convenient list of answers. Please review our list of FAQs and learn more about our quality animal removal, cleanup, and barrier installation services. Contact us if you have any further questions or would like to schedule an appointment. We can be reached toll-free at: (866) 442-9360.

Is There a Charge for Fur & Feathers to Come to My Location?

1) Is there a charge for Fur & Feathers Wildlife Control to come to my location? Yes. We are a private company and we do charge a reasonable standard service fee to arrive on-site to inspect the premises, offer consultation, and provide recommendations to resolve your situation. We will work closely with you to develop the best solution for the situation and we will provide you with an estimate for anticipated charges for services provided.

2) What should I do if there is an animal loose in my house? Fur & Feathers Wildlife Control provides emergency services 24/7, including after normal business hours and on holidays. We consider the presence of an animal running loose in your living space or your business an emergency. We will assist you at any time. However, please note that there is a higher service fee for emergency service. In most cases, a regularly scheduled appointment on the next business day is appropriate.

Is Fur & Feathers Licensed and Insured?

3) Is Fur & Feathers Wildlife Control Licensed and Insured? Yes. Fur & Feathers Wildlife Control is fully licensed to operate within all of our service areas. We are licensed by the Pennsylvania Game Commission, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), and the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife to execute wildlife removal, relocation, and damage control activities and are licensed and certified to perform a range of additional animal control services throughout the Northeast. For your protection and peace of mind, we carry a one million dollar liability insurance policy. All are available for your review, upon request.

4) Is a permit required for me to capture wildlife in NY, NJ, and PA? Yes and No. In the states of New York and Pennsylvania, a permit is required to first be obtained by the New York State DEC and the PA State Game Commission, respectively. All attempts to capture wildlife without the proper permit will subject you to fines and other penalties. In New Jersey, no permit is required to capture wildlife. HOWEVER, please note that in all states, certain species are protected by state and/or federal law and NO trapping of these species is permissible, under penalty of law. Fur & Feathers Wildlife Control will properly identify the species of wildlife that is causing problems for you, advise you of your options, and will ensure that control efforts done on your behalf are legal.

How Can I Obtain a Depredation Permit in PA, NY, and NJ?

5) How can I obtain a Depredation Permit? What is the cost? Fur & Feathers Wildlife Control is a Wildlife Damage Control Agent. We can issue a permit if we witness evidence of damage and loss. All of the following agents and agencies can also issue depredation permits: biologists, enforcement officers, and similar staff from the NYSDEC, PA Game Commission, and NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife. Depredation permits are issued at no charge for qualified PA, NJ, and NY residents and property owners.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issues permits for federally protected species. These applications require an application that describes the problem, records of your previous ongoing non-lethal control efforts and justification for the request, as well as an application fee. Please note that all migratory birds (including waterfowl, songbirds, woodpeckers, gulls, etc.) enjoy protection under the Migratory Bird Act of 1918 and require a federal depredation permit for lethal control efforts. Fur & Feathers Wildlife Control will assist you with your application and provide justification for further control methods if warranted.

6) What do you do with the animals that you capture? The animals that we capture are handled in the best manner to protect both the animal and our staff members from unnecessary harm and stress. We follow all applicable state and federal regulations regarding captured wildlife. When applicable and appropriate, our goal is to return candidate species to an appropriate rural wilderness environment. Species that are prohibited from being relocated will be humanely euthanized according to industry standards and will be disposed of according to all applicable guidelines and in accordance with the law.

7) Am I allowed to use poisons and pesticides to control wildlife in PA, NY, and NJ? No. There are no pesticides currently registered as acceptable for use on any species of wildlife under the jurisdiction of the PA Game Commission, NY State DEC, and the NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife. It is a violation of state law to poison any wildlife for any reason. Pesticides are not an acceptable means of wildlife control. Offenders face imprisonment, fines, or both. Further, the usage of any chemical or pesticide in a manner inconsistent with its labeling is a violation of federal law.

*The NY, NJ, and PA Departments of Agriculture classify some rodent and bird species as pests. Pesticides may be used for the control and management of these pest species ONLY.