Snake Removal In Memphis TN

Snake removal in Memphis 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.  Regardless, medical treatment should be immediately sought if bitten by a copperhead or any venomous snake.

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 use is, “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 feeding again.

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:

  1. Performing an onsite evaluation of the residential or commercial property involved
  2. Determine the species of snake
  3. Locate all the points of entry (If applicable)
  4. Assess any potential locations for snake breeding or habitation
  5. Sealing any areas where snakes are able to breach
  6. 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.

If you need snake removal in Memphis, contact us today.

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