Snake removal in Germantown can be a difficult job for many people. However, our technicians are skilled at locating and trapping snakes. Snakes can often be difficult to find once they enter a home, not to mention a little scary when you see one in your living room!
If you find a snake skin in the attic or need an expert snake removal done, call us today. Our technicians can show you how to make your home and property less snake-friendly. You may have to clear up some brush, remove a wood pile, or possibly repair holes in your foundation.
A snake is usually looking for two things; food and shelter. An attic or crawl space will usually provide both of these, so chances are you just may have a snake living with you. Let us help you make your home snake-free. We are here to help!
The best way to tell if a snake is venomous or not is to look at its eyes. All poisonous snakes have cat like elliptical pupils while nonpoisonous snakes have solid, round eyes.
However, most people don't want to get this close!
The four venomous snakes that can be found in the United States
The cottonmouth (also known as a water moccasin) is a highly venomous pit viper that spends most of its life near water.
The cottonmouth can choose to mate at any time throughout the entire year, but breeding takes place in April and May. Males will also fight each other for
access to females, however cottonmouths can also be monogamous.
Cottonmouths have large jowls due to the size of their venom glands, and average between 2 to 4 feet in length. They also have a thin neck which makes them stand out since many snake species have no distinctive neck at all. These snakes have vertical, “cat-eye” pupils, and dark stripes which extend out from each nostril.
If you have ever watched a western, you probably have seen a rattlesnake. Rattlesnakes are easy to identify because of one very well known attribute; the rattles on their tail! If you have ever heard the sound of a rattler, you know how terrifying that sound can be!
Did you know that the rattle becomes longer every time a rattlesnake sheds its skin? That's right, rattle segments are added every time they shed. Since this doesn't happen yearly, you can't really estimate the age of a snake by counting the rattles. Best advice is to avoid a rattlesnake at all costs. But if you think you may have one on your property, call us today!
Its hard to associate a snake with chocolate, but that's what you get with a copperhead. Look closely at this photo. Do you see the "Hershey Kisses" on the snake? But watch out, that doesn't mean they're sweet!
Although Copperheads are not aggressive, they are definitely venomous. They're main defense is to remain hidden. With their bland coloring, these snakes can blend in perfectly with dead leaves and other debris.
Like many snakes, copperheads like to hide and lie motionless until a threat has passed. But watch where you step, because when provoked they will strike to defend themselves. Although painful, the bite from a copperhead is usually not life threatening.
Coral Snakes are the most flamboyant of all the venomous snakes in this area. These snakes boast a colorful combination of red, yellow, and black colors. A good rhyme to useis, “if red touches yellow, you’re a dead fellow, if red touches black, you’re okay Jack”.
Coral snakes like to hide, too. With their bright colors, they try to spend the majority of their lives in dens, only coming to the surface during mating season. These colorful fellows are found mostly in the south, and especially in Florida. However, they can be found in Tennessee as well. So if you come across one of these guys, keep your distance and call Apex!
OUR SIX STEP PROCESS!
Perform 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.
We will then discuss 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?
Well, yes and no.
When you spray a snake repellent, it will indeed repel the snake. However, you should be careful how and where you spray. You just might repel the snake back into your home! Snake repellent will repel a snake, but it won't make it leave your property. Also, you may need to reapply the snake repellent several times, especially after a rain.
When we receive calls from clients about snakes in their homes, our first priority is to locate the snake and remove it. Our technicians have a variety of methods to work with. He may use powder to track the snake's location, or glue boards with an attractant to catch the snake. And of course he will look for it in the usual hiding places.
Once we capture the snake we can start thinking about preventative measures to ensure snakes cannot find their way back in.
In addition to traps and glue boards, we can also install a snake fence. If you live in an area that is infested with snakes, this may be a good choice for you.
Snake fences can be expensive, but if you're serious about keeping them out, this is one way to do it. There are various types of snake fencing which our technician can explain. Some are not highly visible which can pose a tripping hazard for people, especially those with vision or balance issues. Other snake fences are very visible, but may cause a visual problem if you have HOA restrictions.
So if you need snake trapping and removal in Germantown, give us a call today! Our technicians will be happy to locate and remove snakes from your home, and create a happy, snake-free environment for you!
If you need snake removal in Germantown, contact us today.