DO YOU HAVE A SNAKE CONCERN?
The primary complaints revolve around ophidiophobia, the fear of snakes, which many people have. All fears aside, snakes can pose a potential danger; most people can’t tell the difference between a poisonous and non-poisonous snake. It is best to be cautious around all snakes. Snakes inhabit many ecological niches and often reside around man-made structures for warmth. They’ll get into pools, screened porches, and oftentimes, the home itself. Snakes don’t need much space to enter a home, which can make snake exclusion installation essential.
HOW DO WE GET RID OF SNAKES?
If you’ve got a snake on your property, you might just want to leave it alone. It’ll be on its way. Should you see a snake regularly, then you’ll want to have it removed. If you’ve got a snake inside your house and you are unsure of the species, don’t try to catch it – most cases of snake bite occur when a person is trying to kill or catch a snake. The safest method of removal is to contact a qualified professional to take care of the snake problem. Our wildlife control specialists are trained to humanely catch and remove troublesome snakes from homes and properties.
WHY SHOULD I ADDRESS THE PROBLEM?
Snakes carry diseases. There are roughly 40,000 reported snake bites per year, 8,000 of which are venomous. Snakes can get through the tiniest crevices and like to take up shelter in walls, where they can also die, which can be very difficult to remove. Furthermore, snakes feed on rodents and insects, usually where there are snakes, there are rodents and insect in droves. Finding snakeskin in your home is a telltale sign of a snake present in your home.
WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON DISEASES SPREAD BY SNAKES?
Diseases that can be passed to humans include salmonellosis, botulism, leptospirosis, and campylobacteriosis.
WHAT CAN I DO TO PREVENT SNAKES?
- Get your home inspected by a licensed wildlife specialist
- Seal entry points (be sure that all wildlife is gone)
- Get professional-grade repairs done
- Install screens
- Snake exclusion
DO SNAKES HAVE PREDITORS?
According to the experts at National Geographic and our wildlife technicians, snakes have many enemies if you can believe it. Enemies like large birds, wild boars, a mongoose, raccoons, foxes, coyotes and even other snakes are a few of the dangers snakes fall prey to.
A lot of people find it surprising that even the largest and the scariest of snakes can be afraid. While they are young they are easy prey to many birds and mammals but when they are older and larger they have humans to fear.
Humans hunt snakes for various reasons. Many different breeds of snakes are captured and shipped to other countries to be sold in pet shops. Which also explains why the python epidemic in Florida is so big. Venomous snakes are used for making anti-venom, which is made from their venom and is used to save the life of a snakebite victim. Snakeskin is used for making many things including shoes, purses, and belts. And, unfortunately, many people often kill snakes out of fear.
One of the biggest threats to the snake population, the same as with many other animals, is the destruction of their habitats by humans. Their homes are being destroyed to make room for ranches, farms, and highways.
Snakes have many ways of protecting themselves. Their coloring alone is great camouflage and some snakes can burrow down under sand or leaves for extra coverage. Some huff, puff and hiss loudly or shake their rattle tail to scare off a possible predator while others will flop over and hang their tongue out and play dead! Venomous snakes will try to escape or frighten off a hunter before ever trying to bite them.
WHAT IS A SNAKE SURVEY?
We offer a Snake Survey to homes and businesses for a fee of $125. With the survey, we will send a Wildlife Expert to thoroughly inspect inside the dwelling, outside around the property and look for evidence of the presence of snakes and rodents. We look for rodents because they are a favorite meal for snakes and if you have rodents, more than likely you have snakes as well.
WHAT IS THE FEE FOR SNAKE REMOVAL?
The fees associated with Snake Removal varies. If the snake is venomous, the typical removal fee is $100