Indiana Jones wasn't the first person to be afraid of snakes, and he certainly won't be the last. Most people feel the same way when confronted with a slithery snake. Whether in your home, your yard or even...yes, even in your vehicle, snakes can strike fear in the hearts of anyone who isn't prepared for them.
Snakes are looking for two things in life. Food and shelter. They will follow their food source which consists of rats, mice, frogs, small birds and other mammals. And your attic, crawl space and even debris in your yard can provide shelter for these fellows. If you have a rodent problem, you will eventually have a snake problem.
At Apex Wildlife Control, our technicians are skilled at removing snakes and their food sources from your property. Call us today!
Venomous or Poisonous?
Poisonous refers to anything you can eat that would poison you, such as mushrooms. Venomous refers to anything that can inject you with venom, such as snakes.
How can you tell if a snake is venomous? 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
How did Cottonmouths get their name?
If you ever see a cottonmouth open its mouth, you will see a large patch of white in its throat, rather like a big cotton ball. Believe it or not, when a cottonmouth opens its mouth and flashes this inner
white lining, its not intended as an aggressive action. It simply makes the
cottonmouth more visible!
Cottonmouths are loners. These snakes will rarely be found together as they are not social. Cottonmouths primarily feed on fish and frogs. Can you imagine how different the ecosystem would be without cottonmouths and other rodent eating snakes? We would be overrun with fish, frogs and rats!
Urban legend has it that cottonmouths will chase you, but that's just not true. These are placid snakes that would just as soon be left alone. Unless you torment or accidentally step on a cottonmouth, you probably won't get bitten.
What do John Wayne, Roy Rogers and Gene Autry have in common? They all probably came into contact with a rattlesnake.
Rattlesnakes are probably one of the most easily recognizable snakes in the United States. With that scary rattle noise, these snakes can easily let you know when they are around.
Did you know that a rattlesnake's rattle gets longer every time they shed their skin? These rattles are made of rings of keratin, the same material that makes up your fingernails. Some folks believe that you can tell the age of a rattlesnake by counting the rings on their rattle, but that's just not true. Because these are not annual events, one cannot estimate the age of the
snake by counting the rattles.
The easiest way to identify a copperhead is to look for the dark brown "Hershey Kisses" on its body. But don't make the mistake of thinking this snake is sweet!
The copperhead is a rather heavy-bodied snake with an average adult length between 2 and 3 feet. Copperheads get their name from the copper color on the top of their head. These snakes are loners, so if you find several together then you probably don't have copperheads.
Like most snakes, copperheads will follow their food source. If you have a rodent problem, eventually you will have a snake problem. At Apex Wildlife Control, our technicians are skilled at catching and removing venomous and non-venomous snakes in the Cordova area.
So if you have a "Hershey Kisses" snake you need removed, call us today! We will be happy to help!
Coral snakes are some of the most colorful snakes in the United States! These snakes are decorated with a flashy combination of red, yellow, and black stripes. A good rhyme to useis, “If red touches yellow, you’re a dead fellow. If red touches black, you’re okay Jack”. Catchy, isn't it?
Coral snakes can grow anywhere from 3 to 5 feet long. These snakes are rarely seen above ground, though. Coral snakes like to live underground in burrows, and rarely climb trees or shrubs. The best time to find a coral snake is in spring or fall. But if you do come across a coral snake, watch out for the lifting and curling of its tail. This is a sign that this snake is ready to strike!
OUR SIX STEP PROCESS!
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 inspection, 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 complete the inspection!
So do snake repellents actually work?
Well, yes and no.
Snake repellents WILL repel snakes, but it won't make snakes leave your property. And if a snake repellent is used incorrectly, it just might drive snakes right into your house!
The thing about snake repellents is that although they will repel the snake away from the area that is sprayed, this will not necessarily cause the snake to leave your property. Usually, a snake will need to be captured and removed for the problem to be solved.
When clients call us about a snake in the house, our first priority is to locate the snake, capture and remove it. Our technicians have a variety of tools and methods to choose from. He may use powder to track the snake's location, or he might employ glue boards with snake lure to catch the snake. And of course he will look for it in the usual hiding places!
And what about snake fences?
As a last resort, some people finally have a snake fence installed. Snake fence installation can be rather expensive, but if you're serious about keeping them out, this is one way to do it. Snake fences are most often used in areas of extreme snake infestation. There are various types of snake fencing to choose from. Some snake fences are not very visible which can pose a tripping hazard for anyone with poor vision or balance. Other snake fences are very visible, but may cause a visual problem if you have HOA restrictions.
So if you have a snake problem in your home or on your property, give us a call. At Apex Wildlife Control, our skilled technicians are trained to carefully trap and relocate those snakes. Call us today! We are here to help!
If you need snake removal in Cordova, contact us today.