If you have a snake in your home or on your property and you're unsure if it is venomous or non-venomous, keep your distance and call Apex!
If you have found a snake skin in your attic or just need an expert snake removal done, we can help! Our technicians are skilled at trapping and removing snakes. To make your home a bit less "snake-friendly, you may have to clear up some brush, remove a wood pile, or repair holes in your foundation. All of these situations can attract snakes and their food sources such as rats!
Snakes will always follow their food sources. Most snakes will eat rats, mice, lizards, frogs, and other small creatures. If you have a rodent problem, then you will eventually have a snake problem. At Apex, we can remove both snakes and their food sources, and you can rest easy again!
Is that snake venomous?
The best way to tell whether a snake is venomous or not is to look at its eyes, not that you would want to get that close! Venomous snakes have cat like elliptical pupils, and non-venomous snakes have solid, round eyes.
Venomous vs Poisonous: Poisonous refers to something that will poison you if you eat it, such as mushrooms. Venomous refers to something that can inject venom, such as snakes.
The four venomous snakes that can be found in the United States
Cottonmouth or Water Moccasin?
They are actually the same snake. Cottonmouths are venomous, semi-aquatic snakes that are often referred to as water moccasins. These thick-bodied snakes can be brownish-black to a lighter brown and yellow color. Basically, the older the snake, the darker the color.
Why are these snakes called Cottonmouths?
When they open their mouths wide, you can see a white patch in their throat that resembles cotton. However, its best not to get so close to a cottonmouth just to look in its throat. Any time you see a snake, keep your distance and call the professionals at Apex for snake removal today!
Rattlesnakes are probably one of the most easily recognized snakes in the world. If you have ever watched a western, you have more than likely seen a rattlesnake or two. These snakes are not only highly venomous, but they also sound scary!
Did you know that a rattlesnake's rattle grows longer every time the snake sheds its skin? Some people believe you can tell the age of a rattlesnake by the length of its rattle, but that's just not true. Rattlesnakes don't shed their skin on an annual basis, so their rattles wouldn't count as the age of the snake.
What do snakes have to do with chocolate? Not much, unless you're talking about Copperheads.
A copperhead is easily recognizable by the dark brown "Hershey Kisses" on its body. But don't make the mistake of thinking this snake is sweet. Copperheads like to hide in bushes, leaves and under any type of debris it can find. These are very solitary snakes, so if you find one then you probably won't find any more nearby.
Copperheads will follow their food source, which consists of rats, mice, frogs, eggs and smaller animals. So if you have a rodent problem, eventually you will have a snake problem. At Apex Wildlife Control, our technicians are skilled at removing snakes and their food sources from your home and property.
Coral snakes are the flashy personalities of the snake kingdom. A coral snake has a combination of red, yellow, and black. A good rhyme to useis, “If red touches yellow, you’re a dead fellow. If red touches black, you’re okay Jack”.
Although coral snakes can be found in Tennessee, you do have to actually go looking for them. These snakes will typically spend most of their lives underground. The best time to catch a glimpse of these guys is in the spring or the fall.sightings of coral snakes are
in the spring and fall. But if you see them lift and curl the end of their tail, keep back. This is a sign that they are annoyed and may strike.
HOW WE REMOVE SNAKES AT APEX
Performing 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
Sealing any areas where snakes are able to breach
Provide a standard one year warranty on exclusion/repair work performed
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 the consultation with our client.
Do snake repellents actually work?
Well, yes and no.
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. And if used incorrectly, you just might repel the snake in the wrong direction and right into your house.
At Apex Wildlife Control, our trained technicians are skilled at locating, removing and relocating snakes. We use several forms of snake traps, including glue boards and snake fences. Our technicians can also catch and remove snakes on site, plus we offer home and property snake inspections for your peace of mind.
If you have a snake infestation, we would recommend a monthly snake trapping service. We also offer exclusion of your home, during which we would seal all possible and probable entry points that snakes would use to enter your home.
We can also install a snake fence to keep snakes from entering your yard. 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. Some types of snake fencing are not highly visible which can pose a tripping hazard for people. Other types, although very visible, can be a visual problem if you have HOA restrictions.
If you have a slithery little friend or friends that you need removed from your home or property, give Apex a call today! We are here to help!
If you need snake removal in Collierville, contact us today.