Snake removal in Germantown 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 primarily feed on fish and frogs, however they also play a
pivotal role in controlling rodent populations. Without cottonmouths and other rodent eating
snakes there would be a drastic increase in crop/food damage and diseases spread by rodents. While cottonmouths are venomous they are placid snakes that only bite if
stepped on or otherwise threatened. If you see a cottonmouth, leave it alone and rest assured it
will do its best to avoid you.
The name "cottonmouth" refers to the manner in which the cottonmouth
notifies other animals including humans of its presence. Opening of the mouth and flashing the
inner white lining is not an aggressive action, it simply makes the cottonmouth more visible.
Despite common folklore, cottonmouths do not chase after people.
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.
When it comes to rattle size, new rattle segments are added each time they shed their skin.
Because these are not annual events, one cannot estimate the age of the
snake by counting the rattles. Rattlesnakes also have the second set of infrared-sensitive eyes on the
face in the form of two forward-facing pits that focus infrared images
in the same manner as a pinhole camera, as well as the long, folding
fangs used to inject venom into prey or potential predators.
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.
Copperheads feed on small mammals, frogs, lizards, birds, and even
insects (cicadas). Copperheads are venomous. They will strike and inject
venom into prey, either holding until venom takes effect or releasing
and tracking the dying animal by following an odor trail. Copperheads
mate in spring and give birth to 7-8 live young in
the early fall.
The main defense of Copperheads is to remain hidden. They blend in
nicely with dead leaves on the forest floor. Copperheads are normally
non-aggressive, and prefer to lie motionless until a threat has passed.
However, when provoked they will vibrate their tail and strike. The bite
is painful, but doesn’t typically cause a life-threatening injury.
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 spend the majority of their lives buried beneath the ground
or hidden in leaf litter of rain forest floors, coming to the surface
only when it rains or during mating season. New world coral snakes span
the southern region of the United States, found in southern coastal
plains from North Carolina to Louisiana, and all of Florida. They are
commonly found in pine and scrub oak sand hill habitats, but are
sometimes also found in hardwood areas and pine flat woods that
experience seasonal flooding.
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.
Snakes are very common in the Germantown area, especially during the summer months. So if you have a slithery little visitor that you would like removed, call us today! At Apex Wildlife Control, our technicians are skilled at catching and releasing your problem snake into a reserve over twenty miles away from your home, never to bother you again. Call us today! We are here to help!
If you need snake removal in Germantown, contact us today.