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Rotterdam, NY

Critter Control

Critter Control is a full-service wildlife control company serving Rotterdam 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 Rotterdam 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 Schenectady 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 Rotterdam animal control for wildlife issues.

Schenectady County Animal Services or Humane Society: (518) 355-7331

Rotterdam Wildlife Removal Tip: The Yellow Rat Snake: Appearance, Biology, Life Cycle, Habitat, Diet, Behavior


Same as a black rat snake, these yellow rat snakes are considered the largest snakes in the northern part of America. They usually grow up to a maximum length of 7 feet, and you may even find some of these snakes up to 10 feet in length. Most of these snakes are found to be greenish in color with a slight touch of yellow and orange as well. Some dark stripes keep on running along its body, and they change as per the region of the snake wherever it lives. The appearance of young snakes uses to be different as compared to the appearance of adult snakes. Experts reveal that they are non-venomous kind of snakes and they reproduce in the form of eggs that later turn out to be young babies.


Right after mating, the snake eggs get internally fertilized. Note that these snakes breed only once in a year and the mortality rate of is not so high. The diet patterns of young babies are also different as compared to the adult ones. The young babies also grow up to maturity state and then start mating to give birth to young babies. The cycle of reproduction keeps on going for years.


The yellow rat snakes are commonly observed in the northern hemisphere, and the habitat usually includes the area near water, swamps, woodlands, floodplains and the thick forests as well. Other than these wild areas; yellow rat snakes also prefer to seek shelter in abandoned buildings and farmhouses as well.


The actual behaviour of these creatures usually depends upon the area where they live. Few of these creatures are more aggressive, and others prefer to stay calm. Same as the black rat snakes, the yellow ones are also considered as good swimmers. This ability of these large snakes helps them to hunt up to a larger area without getting restricted due to watery conditions. Other than swimming, these reptiles are also good on climbing; they often love to hang on the high trees such as Cypress oak. Experts say that these creatures have a hyperactive lifestyle, but they are rarely active in day hours. There are very few conditions when you may find them engaged in hunting at daytime. Yellow rat snakes are skilled hunters, and they leave their pray only after killing it. As these creatures own variety of diet patterns, they are not observed to eat their young ones. When these snakes feel threatened, they simply they to obtain a curved shape and appear like branches of the tree.


These creatures keep on eating a variety of things; if we talk about the young ones, they prefer to attack small animals including lizards whereas the younger ones in general target rodents such as mice, rats, squirrels, chicks and bird eggs as well. They can attack your garden and yard area as well to eat some rodents and may even create nests in the basement or attic.

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