Snake removal in Eads 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 born alive with a bright yellowish to yellowish green tail
tip. The yellow tail tip is used as a lure for frogs, lizards and other prey items. This
brightly colored tail tip fades to black as the snake ages. The color of cottonmouths is a
yellowish olive to black with about 13 black cross bands that are wide on the sides and narrow as
they approach the backbone. Some of the cross bands may be broken, not meeting at the backbone.
The outer edges of the bands are usually black. Cross bands get darker as they approach the tail.
Older adults may be a uniformed dark color, usually black, without a definite pattern.
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 ambush predators; they wait motionless until their prey (small mammals, birds, and other reptiles) move close enough to strike.
During the winter, rattlesnakes enter a state called brumation. Similar to hibernation in mammals, when a reptile brumates it becomes lethargic and slow, sometimes not moving at all for the duration of cold weather.
Because rattlesnakes are ectotherms (meaning they do not regulate their body temperature metabolically like mammals do), they are often observed basking in the sun to warm themselves during cooler weather.
Copperheads are rather heavy-bodied snakes with an average adult length between 2 and 3 feet. 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 useis, “if red touches yellow, you’re a dead fellow, if red touches black, you’re okay Jack”.
Coral snakes are carnivorous and mostly eat lizards, frogs and other
reptiles. They will also occasionally feed on smaller snakes. Coral
snakes are able to consume many types of food due to their being able to
open their jaws very widely. Before swallowing their prey whole, coral
snakes will paralyze it with the venom in their fangs. When they capture
larger prey, coral snakes will eat it and find a quiet resting place
during the slow digestion process, allowing them to go weeks without
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:
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 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.
So if you have a slithery little visitor that you would like to get rid of, call us today! At Apex Wildlife Control, our skilled technicians are trained in the safest methods of removing and relocating snakes from your property. Call us today! We are here to help!
If you need snake removal in Eads TN, call us today.