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Gloversville, NY

Critter Control
518-730-1490

Critter Control is a full-service wildlife control company serving Gloversville 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 Gloversville 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 Fulton 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 Gloversville animal control for wildlife issues.

Fulton County Animal Services or Humane Society: (518) 457-3502


Gloversville Wildlife Removal Tip: The Pigmy Rattlesnake: Appearance, Biology, Life Cycle, Habitat, Diet, Behavior

Biology

These snakes are also named as Sistrurus militaries, and they are venomous snakes that are commonly found in the southeastern continental of United States. Few other names given to pigmy rattlesnakes are small rattlesnakes, dwarf rattlesnake, southern rattlesnake, bastard rattlesnake, grey rattlesnake, groundwater, pigmey ground rattlesnake, spotted rattlesnake and spotted rattler. They are well known as subspecies of a pit viper. Note that like most other pitvipers, the pigmy rattlesnakes also produce venom, but it is not much strong. Experts reveal that the pit refers to the specialized organ present in the head of the snake and it is skilled enough to detect the heat generated by the human body. Pigmy rattlesnakes are usually found to be smaller in size; even the adults also gain maximum length of half a meter only. the male, as well as female pigmy rattlesnakes, can have the same length. These species usually have a greyish blue color with black and red markings on the side and top portion of the body. The end portion of the tail used to be yellowish in color, and the head can be of silver or black shade.

Habitat

The pigmy rattlesnakes are commonly found in the southeastern part of the United States. Note that pigmy rattlesnakes can be easily observed in the Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Most of these creatures can be found in the woodland ecosystems and hardwood hammocks. The pigmy rattlesnakes prefer to live in the wooded areas that are close to the rivers, lakes and other water bodies in the area.

Behavior

Same as most other pit vipers, the pigmy rattlesnakes are also considered as nocturnal creatures; hence, you will not be able to find them during dark hours. When threatened, these snakes prefer to shake their tails and try to use their venom to target the predators and preys as well. Most people find it difficult to recognize the color and size of these snakes, and they often end up stepping on these creatures. The threatened rattlesnake can also become excessively angry or aggressive toward humans. If anyone gets bitten by pigmy rattlesnake, it is important to seek immediate medical treatment. Generally, the venom of pigmy causes internal bleeding in the targeted victim. Studies reveal that in the day hours, these snakes spend most of their time on rocks where they can take direct sunlight whereas night hours are used for food search. These snakes also hibernate in the winter season and prefer to use cozy and warm burrows for that purpose. If you live in pigmy snake affected areas, it is better not to disturb these creatures and maintain great distance from them.

Diet

The common diet of pigmy rattlesnakes uses to be meat and to avail this they usually target toads, frogs, lizards and many other small snakes. These snakes even try to target insects too and other reptiles as well.


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