Snake removal in Arlington is our specialty. Our technicians are trained to not only locate a snake, but also the entry point to your home. Once a snake enters your home, they have many places to hide such as under furniture, in closets, and any tiny nook or cranny they can curl up in.
Have you found a snake skin in your attic or somewhere on your property? Snakes look for quiet, out of the way places to shed. Why? Because while a snake is shedding its skin, it is extremely vulnerable to predators. Once the skin has been shed, the snake will then hunt for its primary food source.
A snake's two most important needs are food and shelter. If your home, especially your attic can provide both, you may very well end up with a snake problem. Basically, if you have a rodent problem, you will eventually have a snake problem!
How can you tell if a snake is venomous?
The most accurate way that a person can identify whether a snake is venomous or not is to look at its eyes. All venomous snakes have cat like pupils like the photo on the left, while nonvenomous snakes have solid, round eyes like the photo on the right.
But we understand if you don't want to get this close!
THE FOUR VENOMOUS SNAKES
FOUND IN THE UNITED STATES!
Why are these snakes called cottonmouths?
When these snakes open their jaws wide, you can see a patch of white in their throat that almost looks like a wad of cotton. This is actually how snakes warn off predators. Opening their mouths makes them more visible due to this bright white patch!
Cottonmouths are the independent, loner type. If you see a lot of snake grouped together, then more than likely they are not cottonmouths.bly not a cottonmouth.
These snakes are often referred to as water moccasins, and tend to be found near a water source such as ponds, lakes or streams. They prey on fish, frogs, rodents, small birds, and other small mammals. If you live near water, you should definitely be careful where you step!
If you have ever watched a western, you have probably seen a rattlesnake. These snakes are very easy to identify because of the rattles on their tail. This rattle can be terrifying to hear, but it can be very useful in warning anyone away. This rattle has kept a lot of snakes from being stepped on, and a lot of people from being bitten!
Did you know that a rattlesnake's rattle is made up of keratin? This is the same material that makes up your fingernails! This rattle will grow longer every time the snake sheds its skin. Some folks believe you can tell the age of the rattlesnake by counting the rings on the rattle, but that's not completely accurate. These snakes don't shed every year, so at best this method would be just an estimate.
If you can see the "Hershey Kisses" on the body of a copperhead, don't assume these snakes are sweet! These beautifully marked snakes range in color from bright orange to coppery brown, silver, pink, and also peach with darker "Hershey Kiss" markings. The top of a copperhead's is the color of - you guessed it - copper! But you won't find a Hershey Kiss on this snake's head.
Copperheads like to hide under dead leaves, bushes and other debris. These lovely snakes are non-aggressive, and prefer to lie motionless until any predators have passed by. But if they have been stepped on or otherwise provoked, these snakes will strike to defend themselves.
Many snake bites have been reported from this sweetheart of a snake, but fortunately the venom of a copperhead is relatively weak and rarely fatal. Younger copperheads are marked like adults, but their markings are lighter. If you look closely, you can also see a bright yellow tip on a baby copperhead's tail.
Coral snakes are such showoffs! Their flashy combination of red, yellow, and black bands stands out in any surroundings! Always remember this advice when it comes to coral snakes:
If red touches yellow, you’re a dead fellow.
If red touches black, you’re okay Jack.
In nature, brightly colored animals, reptiles, flowers and even bugs can be considered poisonous or venomous. The coral snake is named for its
bright colors which are the same as some species of coral.
This snake is a member of the cobra family, and you won't often find one above ground. Coral snakes prefer to spend their lives underground in burrows, and will rarely climb a tree or bush.
Apex Wildlife Control Snake Removal Process!
Perform an onsite evaluation of the residential or commercial property involved
Determine the species of snake
Locate all the points of entry (If applicable)
Assess any potential locations for snake breeding or habitation
Seal up any areas where snakes are able to breach
Provide a standard one year warranty on exclusion/repair work performed
During our consultation we will report back to the homeowner or business owner with our findings.
During this consultation, we will discuss what it will take to
completely seal the property and begin the trapping process.
This trapping process begins right after we perform the consultation with our client.
Do snake repellents actually work?
Well, yes and no.
Snake repellent will repel snakes, but if used incorrectly you just might run the snake right up into your own home! Snake repellent only repels the snake into a different direction, but it will not make the snake leave your property. Plus, many applications are necessary for this repellent to be effective.
When our clients call about a snake in the house or on their property, our first priority is to locate the snake and remove it. We will then advise our clients on how to make their home less "snake-friendly". This can involve cutting your bushes and trees back, ridding your property of debris such as bricks, wood or even tires, and also making sure you do not have a rodent problem.
Did you know that snakes are exceptional climbers? They are not at all limited to just the openings in a home’s foundation to access the inside a house. They have the ability to climb high to access attic openings. They do this by climbing bushes, trees, and using tree limbs that overlap a home to access a home’s roof. They will also utilize mortar lines between bricks and gutter spouts to move up the side of a home.
Whether you love or hate snakes, these fellows are necessary to a healthy ecosystem. But that doesn't mean you need them slithering around inside your home!
If you need snake removal, call Apex today! Our skilled technicians will locate and remove snakes from your property so you can rest easy again!
If you need snake removal in Arlington, contact us today.