Snake Removal In Collierville TN

Snake removal in Collierville can be a challenge. We are trained to find them, the entry point, and repair the entry points. Snakes can often be difficult to find once they enter a home but rest assured we can get rid of them.

If you find a snake skin in the attic or need an expert snake removal done, we are the right people to call. We are familiar with snake fences and snake prevention. Sometimes you will need to do more than just find a snake; you may have to clear up some brush, remove a wood pile, or repair holes in your foundation.

Two of the primary needs of snakes are food and shelter. If your attic can provide both, you may very well end up with a snake problem on your hands one day. Let us help you eliminate worry and get rid of your snake problem for good.

The most accurate way that a person can identify whether a snake is venomous or not is to look at its eyes. That is, if you’re able to get close enough to see them. All poisonous snakes have cat like elliptical pupils while nonpoisonous snakes have solid, round eyes.

The four venomous snakes  that can be found in the United States

Cottonmouths have elliptical pupils and range in color from green to black. These snakes are typically loners, therefore if you see many snakes gathered together it’s probably not a cottonmouth.

Cottonmouths are venomous, semi-aquatic snakes often referred to as water moccasins.  They have large, triangular heads with a dark line through the eye, elliptical pupils, and large jowls due to venom glands.

Their coloration is highly variable: they can be beautifully marked with dark cross bands on a brown and yellow ground color or completely brown or black. Older adults are often dark and solid-colored whereas the juveniles are brightly patterned with a sulphur yellow tail tip that they wiggle to attract prey. The belly typically has dark and brownish-yellow blotches with the underside of the tail being black.

A rattlesnake is very easy to identify because of the rattles on their tail. If you’re not able to hear the rattler, they also have elliptical eyes and a triangular head.

Rattlesnakes are known for their relatively heavy bodies and diamond-shaped heads. They are considered to be the newest or most recently evolved snakes in the world. 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.

When vibrated, the rattle creates a hissing sound that warns off potential predators. It is an extremely effective and highly evolved predator-avoidance system. Another rattlesnake characteristic is the "pit" on each side of the head, which is a heat-sensitive organ for locating prey.

  • Copperheads range in color from bright orange to coppery brown, silver, pink, and also peach.  If you look closely, you can see the unusual "Hershey Kiss" markings on this snake.
  • The copperhead is a rather heavy-bodied snake with an average adult length between 2 and 3 feet. It has a light brown, coppery or tan (sometimes grayish or pinkish tan) background color. The head is somewhat triangular, quite distinct from the neck, and tan or copper in color, with a thin, dark line running from the eye to the rear of the jaw. The pupils are vertical and elliptical, and there is a heat sensory pit between the eye and nostril. The top of the head does not have a pattern.

  • The belly is usually whitish or yellowish white, sometimes mottled or stippled with brown or gray, with a series of dark brown or black spots or smudges along the sides. The dorsal scales are keeled, and the scales beneath the tail are usually undivided, except at the tip. The body is relatively stout and slightly triangular in cross section. Hinged, recurved, hollow fangs are present in the front of the upper jaw.

The best way to distinguish a coral snake from other snakes is by its coloring. A coral snake  has a combination of red, yellow, and black. A good rhyme to use is, “if red touches yellow, you’re a dead fellow,  if red touches black, you’re okay Jack”.

Coral snakes are rarely seen in most areas where they occur, probably because they are highly secretive and spend most of their time underground. They typically do not climb trees or shrubs and spend only limited time crawling above ground. Most sightings of coral snakes are in the spring and fall. When threatened, coral snakes often elevate and curl the tip of their tail. They are noted for preying primarily on other snakes and lizards, which they kill by injecting with venom. 

At Apex Wildlife Control,

we have a six step process we use to ensure that each client has an amazing experience with our service.

This process involves:

  1. Performing an onsite evaluation of the residential or commercial property involved
  2. Determine the species of snake
  3. Locate all the points of entry (If applicable)
  4. Assess any potential locations for snake breeding or habitation
  5. Sealing any areas where snakes are able to breach
  6. 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 with them what it will take to completely seal the property

to assure no future occurrence and begin the trapping process.

Our trapping process begins right after we perform the consultation with our client.

Do snake repellents actually work?

The answer is yes, but not in the way you might think and if you have a snake problem in the house you may want to avoid repellents.

When people call us about a snake in the house our first goal is to find it and remove it. We can use a variety of methods to do that. We might use powder to track it’s location, we might employ glue boards with an attractant to catch the snake, and of course we’ll look for it in the usual hiding places.

Some snake repellents on the market do not work on all snakes. Also, a repellent is just that, it might repel the snake but that does not mean it will just leave. Once we capture the snake we can start thinking about preventative measures to ensure snakes cannot find their way back in.

To get rid of snakes from a house we attempt all that can be done. Number one, find and remove the snake if at all possible. Number two, find any potential entry points and seal them. Finally, we make a final inspection to make sure that the problem is solved.

To get rid of snakes from a yard we can install a snake fence to help keep them out. This is not often done due to the high cost but if you're serious about keeping them out, this is one way to do it. There are various types of snake fencing, some are not highly visible which can pose a tripping hazard for people while others are very visible and might be a visual problem if you have HOA restrictions.

If you need snake removal in Collierville, contact us today.

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