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Hartford Wildlife Control Info

If you need a professional wildlife trapper in Hartford, CT call Farmington Valley Animal Control: (860)-735-6037

Connecticut State bird: American robin
State mammal: Sperm whale
State fish: American shad
State insect: European mantis

Connecticut has no direct ocean coast, despite people in the state having easy access to the Atlantic Ocean. Instead, the region is heavily forested with broad-leaved trees and a spattering of coniferous woodlands. The state is relatively small when compared to the others in the nation, but it does have a hilly, mountainous region in the northwest. The climate consists of warm summers and cold winters, with the humidity and moisture content tempered by the Atlantic Ocean. While there is no direct coastline for the ocean, the state sits on the waters of Long Island Sound and Block Island Sound.

The wildlife in Connecticut is consistent with many of the regions in the Northeast. Black bears are the largest, potentially carnivorous animals in the state, though the bears tend to busy themselves with raiding bird feeders, eating berries, or digging for insects. Black bears can become troublesome, especially near campsites or in areas where people aren’t able to secure food or trash. Aside from the black bears, coyotes lead the predator list in Connecticut. There are no breeding populations of wolves or mountain lions, though both of those large predators were in the area centuries ago.

The large grazing animals have remained, and Connecticut has moose and deer, but no elk. The state is also home to lemmings, a tiny creature made notorious for trips to the ocean where it drowns itself. This myth about the little animal is not accurate; lemmings will migrate and sometimes attempt to cross water where some drown from the stresses of swimming, but they don’t cast themselves into water for no reason. The Connecticut lemming, however, does not leave the state, and does not participate in what people dubbed “mass suicides”.

Other creatures thriving in the forested region are raccoons, skunks, porcupines, gophers, woodchucks, rabbits, bats, foxes, minks, opossums, rats, otters, beavers, and weasels. All of these animals have grown bold from living next to mankind for years, and any one of them can be a potential pest animal.

Because Connecticut does sit on the water, it also has a variety of marine animals. Harbor seals and manatees are common in the waters around the state. Lizards, salamanders, and lungless salamanders are also frequent sights. A lungless salamander takes in oxygen through its skin rather than through traditional lungs. 
  Hartford Raccoons: This masked animal is fairly common in Hartford, CT. They frequently raid trash cans and steal pet food. They also often choose to live in the attic or chimney of your home. One of Connecticut's beautiful animals, but often a nuisance. We offer Hartford raccoon removal.
  Hartford Squirrels: Squirrels are often a pest in Hartford. They love to live in an attic, and will chew on wood or electrical wires. They are agile creatures, and live throughout the state of Connecticut. Call Farmington Valley Animal Control if you need squirrel removal in Hartford.
  Hartford Opossum: You may spot this animal in Hartford at night time, perhaps rooting through your garbage. This opportunistic animal will take your pet's food or live under your porch. The possum is a great Connecticut survivor, and not all that ugly.
  Hartford Snakes: There are many species of snakes in Hartford, but few are venomous. If you need help identifying snakes of Connecticut, browse this site or give us a call at (860)-735-6037. We at Farmington Valley Animal Control can provide Hartford snake control any time you need us.
  Hartford Rat Control: The Norway Rat, Roof Rat, and House Mouse inhabit most areas of North America that people inhabit, including most Connecticut cities. They contaminate food and love to live in the walls or attic of a home. Farmington Valley Animal Control can get rid of them once and for all.
  Hartford Bats: Bats are special animals, and found throughout Connecticut. They are good creatures and eat a lot of insects, but if you have an infestation of bats in your home or building, you can give us a call for professional Hartford bat removal and control.
We are experts with all kinds of CT wildlife. If you need Hartford pigeon control, geese or other bird removal, we can help. We are experts with skunks and skunk problems, digging animals such as moles, armadillos, & groundhogs, and we offer Connecticut beaver control and removal. Farmington Valley Animal Control also provides dead animal removal services. (860)-735-6037

Specializing in bird and bat removal, but also removal of damaging and nuisance squirrels, flying squirrels, raccoons, moles, skunks, snakes, opossums along with damage repair and prevention. We are available for the smallest of jobs to the largest, offering the best service at competitive rates. Our main area of operation for most nuisance animal work is the Hartford area. including the farmington Valley Region and the towns of Granby, Simsbury, Canton, Bloomfield and Avon, but we service the entire state of Connecticut for Birds and Bats.

 


Hartford Wildlife Tip
What To Do About Rodent & Home Prevention - If you love watching rodents in your garden, as many of us do, you are no doubt intrigued by their inquisitive and adventurous nature. It is this nature that makes rodents a threat to your home. Rodents live in colonies and once they find a warm, safe place to raise their families they will pass the news along. Rodents also have teeth that never stop growing – they must chew and gnaw almost constantly to keep them at a manageable level. Any rodent that notices a tiny hole or gap in the structure of your home will not be able to resist the temptation to investigate.

Any homeowner is probably aware of the amount of damage rodents can cause to a home, to the structure, the wiring and cabling. In order to prevent rodents gaining access to your home it is essential that you are sure all of the holes, gaps, spaces, nooks and crannies are correctly repaired and sealed. If you have any work carried out on your home you must ensure that the workers finish correctly and leave no possible spaces for rodents to find their way in. If your property has a large rodent population in the vicinity, you may find it beneficial to set and monitor traps around the outside of your home. 
Hartford, CT Wildlife News Clip:
Pests: Unique Methods for Rat Control in Connecticut

Hartford has a rat problem. It got to be such a widespread problem that the city asked insurance companies if they would pay for a Norway rat eradication program, said City Council President Katie Smith, whose district includes the Highwood and Battle Creek areas. They declined. The Hartford County Pest Control board could not be reached for comment.

In 1999, Hartford County CT animal services approved bowhunting around teh city. The program recently was expanded to include Battle Creek Park and Fish Creek Park in Maplewood. Most local owners of pest control companies in Hartford, Connecticut weren't sure what to make of all this.

The bowhunters killed about 75 Norway rat last winter, but The mouse and rat trapper said that it would take 15 years at that rate to get the population down to where it needs to be. Hartford pest control is an important part of the local economy, but only a few Connecticut companies deal with wild animals.

 


Hartford is the capital of Connecticut. It is located in the center of the state, along the Connecticut River and there are about 125,000 people who live within the city. It was originally founded by Dutch fur traders from New Netherland back in 1623. It was also the hometown of Harriet Beecher Stowe who wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin and whose sister had a large influence on the fight for women's rights. Today, there are many distinct neighborhoods that make up the city. Downtown is the thriving business district and the home of the University of Connecticut School of Business. Asylum Hill neighborhood also has many corporations, South End has Little Italy, West End has the home of Mark Twain, Sheldon/Charter Oak is to the south where the river is, and North End not as established as the rest of the city. There are still many development projects that the city is undergoing, such as Adriaen's Landing, a new convention center, and the Hartford 21, which will eventually be New England's tallest residential tower. These developments will add to the many cultural centers, parks, Universities, plazas, museums, and art centers that are already located throughout the city. We also service the towns of Glastonbury, Granby, Ashford, and snake removal in East Haddam, Coventry, Ellington, South Windsor, and animal capture in Plymouth, Willington, Cromwell and also animal control in Barkhamsted, Canton, Columbia, East Granby, and animal exterminating in Burlington, East Hampton, West Hartford, New Hartford, Bristol, Thomaston and pest control in Mansfield, Newington, East Hartford, Haddam, Farmington, Hartland, Southington, Bloomfield, Manchester and wild animal services in Rocky Hill, Avon, Middlefield, Colchester, Plainville, Simsbury, and extermination services in Wethersfield, Berlin, Windsor, New Britain and wildlife management in Lebanon, Tolland, Hebron, Union, Andover, Bolton, and rodent removal in Vernon, Stafford, Portland, Marlborough.
 
You're still reading this page? We do not operate Hartford wildlife rescue, but are a privately owned nuisance wildlife removal service company. If you need a pro in Hartford to solve your problem for you, call Farmington Valley Animal Control: (860)-735-6037 and they can help you with your Hartford wildlife problem.
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