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New York Directory Of Nuisance Wildlife Control Professionals

Glens Falls, NY

Critter Control
518-730-1490

Critter Control is a full-service wildlife control company serving Glens Falls 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 Glens Falls pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 518-730-1490 - 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 Warren 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 Glens Falls animal control for wildlife issues.

Warren County Animal Services or Humane Society: 518-798-3500


Glens Falls Wildlife Removal Tip: Understanding Snake Venom and How It Works

The main reason most people are afraid of snakes, is venom. The very concept of snakes fills our minds with fear, which is why everyone needs to learn about snake venom and how exactly it works. Most snakes are actually non-venomous. Snake venom is an extremely complicated subject, as the venom fluctuates from one species to another. Extensive study on this subject has now increased our detailed understanding of its constituents and how they will work.

Snake Venom and Its Injection

The venom is a result of a mixture of a number of proteins, enzymes and other chemicals working in different amounts, most of them with toxic and lethal properties. The venom is stored in a separate gland, similar to a salivary gland. There is a duct in the snake's body that carries the poison from the gland to the fang. When the snake bites, its jaw closes and the muscles that surround the gland, contract. This causes the venom to be ejected into the fangs. Some snakes also spit venom at their target, though mostly it is a defensive reaction.

How Does it Work?

Different kinds of toxins have different reactions, depending also on the prey. Normally, like any other protein, venom can be broken down in the digestive system. But, if the venom enters the bloodstream through some other source, like a snake bite, the toxin cannot be broken down and it gradually affects the organs- either through necrosis or hemorrhage. The venom primarily works by breaking down cells and tissues, which leads to paralysis even death of the snake bite victim.

Broadly, venom can be divided into three categories- neurotoxins, hemotoxins and cytotoxins. Hemotoxic venom affects the heart and the cardiovascular system. It mainly attacks the blood circulation system, which disrupts the normal blood coagulation process. Destruction of red cells and inability of blood clotting causes internal hemorrhage. Neurotoxic venom causes problem for the nervous system and brain. It disrupts the normal chemical signal between the neurons which thereby blocks the essential nervous activities. This leads to paralysis in many cases or the nervous system gets overloaded and collapses. These toxins act very fast and cause almost immediate death. Cytotoxic venom only affects the place that was bitten; its action is localized. This toxin, the most primitive kind of venom, actually helps to partially digest the prey even before it is eaten. It causes death of almost all or most of the tissues of a particular organ.

Medicinal Qualities

However, these deadly poisons can also be turned into useful medicines. By studying snake venoms, it has been possible to create anti-venoms. The structures of these toxins have also helped the research for newer medicines to fight many human diseases, like Alzheimer's, cancer or heart disorders. For example, hemotoxins' properties have been used for creating high blood pressure medicines and neurotoxins' properties have been used to treat many brain diseases as well as stroke.

So, this deadly and fascinating object called venom after all has some benefits as well!


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