Jack Ryan's Wildlife Removal Service
418 Lower Creek Road, Ithaca, New York 14850
Hours: 24/7
Regular Hours: (607) 220-7253

Night / Evening Service: (607) 280-6628
Over 20+ Years' Experience
Wildlife Control Agent
Wildlife Rehabilitator
Licensed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Fish & Wildlife

With over 20 years' experience in wildlife control and rehabilitation, Jack Ryan's Wildlife Removal Service is dedicated to working toward the best possible outcome for both the customer and the unwelcome, injured, or sick animal. In addition to live trapping both indoors and outdoors, we also remove and dispose of animal carcasses found on private property.
Jack Ryan's Wildlife Removal Service is available to respond to calls seven days a week, at any time of day or night. Fast, reliable service can make all the difference for an animal in distress, as well as for the customer anxious to have their wildlife problem resolved quickly and professionally.
Services provided include:

  • Live trapping, removal, and release of wild animals, including squirrels, chipmunks, opossums, bats (except bat colonies), skunks, raccoons, groundhogs, and more
  • Animal carcass removal and disposal up to and including deer
  • Humane euthanasia, if required
  • Skunk odor mitigation

Some Facts Everyone Should Know

New York State law regulates trapping and removal of wildlife.

For example, state law prohibits transporting wildlife without a license. It is also against the law to release wildlife on someone else's property without their permission. Wildlife removed from a nuisance situation can only be transported off the property by someone who has a New York State trapping license, a wildlife rehabilitator, or a wildlife control agent. Once a trap is set, the property owner is prohibited from moving it or releasing any animal on that property without the agent's permission.

Live trapping on private property requires the cooperation of the property owner.

State law requires that traps be checked at least every 24 hours, and that results be reported to the wildlife control agent on a daily basis. Trapped animals can die if they are not removed in a timely manner. (We can provide this daily service for an additional charge if the property owner is unable to check traps.)

We do everything possible to avoid separating a nursing female from its young.

Some people assume that a raccoon seen feeding in broad daylight is sick, and may be rabid. But during spring months, once female raccoons give birth, they must consume four to five times their normal diet just to feed their young. As a result, they spend much of the day feeding, and often appear under bird feeders and on porches where food is left out for pets.


Regular Hours: (607) 220-7253

Night / Evening Service: (607) 280-6628

—   Jack Ryan
"The Skunk Whisperer"