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Kingston, NY

Critter Control

Critter Control is a full-service wildlife control company serving Kingston 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 Kingston pest control of wildlife, just give us a call at 845-206-0490 - 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 Ulster 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 Kingston animal control for wildlife issues.

Ulster County Animal Services or Humane Society: (845) 331-1671

Kingston Wildlife Removal Tip: What is an armadillo's natural diet? How does it get its food?

In the entire world, there are over two hundred different kind of armadillos, nine of them residing in the continental United States. Normally with members of the animal kingdom, especially those that have such a variety of species and sub-species, the diet of each kind may vary widely, depending on what is available in the area that the species resides in. However, with armadillos, there are very few differences between the different species in terms of diet, as many are considered insectivores.

As an insectivore, the armadillo's diet is about ninety percent made up of animal matter; this can include both insects and other invertebrates, and is often what an armadillo is looking to uproot when digging in the sand or grass of its natural habitat. However, while these animals might prefer insects for their meals, their habitat might not always cooperate with their plans, making their diets slightly more varied. This is also a great part of keeping an armadillo as a pet, as well, since their diets can be easily taken care of in the wild, or in the grocery store. in domesticated situations, the armadillo's diet can be supplemented by about ten percent non-animal matter, such as fungi, tubers, fruits and seeds. In the wild, though, this diet can also be supplemented by amphibians, small reptiles, bird eggs, and even baby mammals; sometimes, the armadillo will be seen feeding on dead animals- however, scientists often theorize that they are instead feeding on the maggots inside of the dead animal.

Armadillos are notoriously known for having bad eyesight; however, to make up for it, they have a ridiculously sensitive sense of smell. This super-sonic sense of smell means that the armadillo can locate insects from a depth of roughly eight meters of soil. After they have found their prey, the armadillo uses a combination of its abnormally strong legs, as well as their sharp claws, to dig through the soil or sand. These burrows can be roughly eight feet wide, and down to fifteen feet deep, and are most times only large enough for one armadillo to fit at a time. Often, these animals will tear through the soil with their sharp claws, before sucking up the insects with their sticky tongue, like that of an anteater.

Unlike most animals in the wild, the armadillo typically does not eat small or medium-sized animals, instead preferring to subsist on a tasty diet of insects. While this might seem odd to many animals in the wild, for the armadillo it is just another interesting fact to bring to the table about one of the quirkiest creatures on earth.

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