There's no summer like a Midsouth summer, and that's the kind of heat and humidity that brings snakes out. If you have found snakes in your yard, or even a snake skin in your attic, give us a call today. Our technicians are skilled at trapping and removing snakes from both residential and commercial properties.
We have all the information about venomous and non-venomous snakes. What's the difference between poisonous and venomous? Well, poisonous refers to something that you would eat that would poison you, such as a mushroom. Venomous refers to something that can inject venom, such as a snake!
How can I tell if a snake is venomous?
The best way to tell if a snake is venomous or not is to look at its eyes. All venomous snakes have cat like elliptical pupils while nonvenomous snakes have solid, round eyes.
But we understand if you don't feel the need to get that close to a snake to check out its eyes! Leave that to the experts!
The four venomous snakes that can be found in the United States
How did the cottonmouth get its name? Well, when a cottonmouth opens its mouth wide, you can see a large patch of white in its throat that looks like a wad of cotton. However, most people don't want to get that close.
Most adult cottonmouths will reach anywhere from 30 to 48 inches in
total length. The cottonmouth is heavy bodied with a pattern of light brown
and dark brown bands which contain many dark spots and speckles. This
pattern will get darker with age so adults may become almost black. The color of a cottonmouth is much lighter than an adult, and the babies are born with a bright yellow tail tip.
Cottonmouths can be found during the day or night, but they will usually only come out at night during the hotter months. Cottonmouths like to rest on logs, rocks, or branches at the water's
edge but seldom climb high in trees.
The rattlesnake is probably one of the best known snakes in the United States. Anyone who has ever watched a western has probably seen a rattlesnake or two. The sound of a rattlesnake's rattle can be terrifying! However, this rattle can protect intruders from being bitten, and it will also protect the snake from being stepped on. Sort of an early warning system, if you will.
Now about this rattle. Rattlesnakes have either a rattle
or a partial rattle made of interlocking rings, or segments of keratin,
the same material our fingernails are made of. Did you know that a rattlesnake's rattle will grow longer every time a snake sheds its skin? You can estimate the age of a rattlesnake by the length of his rattle, but its just an estimate.
The color of a copperhead is a mix of coppery tones with darker brown “Hershey Kiss” marks on its body. Copperheads like to hide in leaves, under rocks or any type of debris it can find. These are not aggressive snakes, but they will bite to defend themselves. A copperhead will strike and back away, allowing the venom to take effect. Once the victim has been bitten, the copperhead will actually track its prey. Smaller prey is usually held in the snake's mouth until it dies. Copperheads are the social butterflies of the snake world. These snakes will hibernate in communal dens with other copperheads, as well as other species of snakes, such as timber rattlesnakes and black rat snakes. Copperheads seem to be homebodies who will return to the same den year after year.
The coral snake has a very flashy and colorful look. This snake is decorated with a combination of red, yellow, and black stripes. When it comes to venomous snakes, a good rhyme to useis, “If red touches yellow, you’re a dead fellow. If red touches black, you’re okay Jack”.
Its actually pretty difficult to find a coral snake. For being so colorful, these snakes like to spend a lot of time underground. Coral snakes don't normally climb trees or shrubs, and they don't spend a lot of time above ground. The best time to find a coral snake is
in the spring and fall.
However, if you do come across a coral snake, keep your distance. If this snake lifts and curls its tail, you can expect it to strike at any moment!
HOW WE DEAL WITH SNAKES!
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 any areas where snakes are able to breach
Provide a standard one year warranty on exclusion/repair work performed
OUR SNAKE INSPECTION
During this consultation, we will discuss with the homeowner what it will take to
completely seal the property and begin the trapping process.
Our trapping process begins right after we perform this inspection!
And What About Snake Repellents?
Snake repellents do work, but you should remember that while a snake may be repelled, you have to be careful what direction the snake will go. Used incorrectly, you just might repel a snake right into your house!
When people call us about a snake in the house, our first priority is to find the snake, capture it and remove it from your property. Our technicians have access to a variety of tools and methods. Sometimes he will use powder to track a snake's location, or he may use glue boards with a snake attractant such as mouse urine to entice the snake. And of course, our technicians will look under furniture, behind doors and even check your yard during our snake inspections.
Once we have captured your problem snake, we will discuss preventative measures to make your home less "snake-friendly" in the future!
Ever heard of a snake fence?
This is one of our little specialties that we can use to keep snakes from your home and property. A snake fence can keep snakes out of your yard and give you peace of mind. However, a snake fence can be rather expensive. But if you live in an area that is infested with snakes and are serious about making your home snake-proof, this would be the way to go.
There are several types of snake fencing. Some are not highly visible which can pose a tripping hazard for visitors, especially anyone with poor vision or balance. Other types of snake fencing are very visible, but could cause a visual problem if you have HOA restrictions.
So if you have a slithery little visitor that you need removed from your home or yard, give us a call. We specialize in commercial and residential snake trapping and removal. For your snake problems, give us a call today!
If you need snake removal in Bartlett, contact us today.