Snake Removal In Memphis

Are you experiencing problems with snakes getting in the house or yard and live in the Memphis,TN area? Are you looking for snake removal in Memphis?

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.

Professional Snake Removal & Control

It’s very common to begin seeing snakes as the temperatures begin to increase. During the Spring and Summer, our company receives quite a large call volume directly due to snakes. Apex Wildlife Control is equipped to handle all of your snake related problems. We are the professionals to call if you need any of the following:

  • Snake Removal
  • Snake Control
  • Getting rid of snakes from inside the house
  • Professionally installing snake traps
  • Utilizing snake repellents
  • Habitat Modifications

How To Identify Venomous vs. Non Venomous Snakes

Pilot Black or Black Rat Snake (Elaphe obsoleta)

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 poisonous snakes  that can be found in the United States are:

  • Cottonmouth – 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.
  • Rattlesnake – a rattle snake is very easy to identify because of the rattles on their tail. If you’re not able to see the rattler they also have elliptical eyes and a triangular head.
  • Copperhead – these snakes range in color from bright orange to coppery brown, silver, pink, and also peach. They also have elliptical eyes.
  • Coral Snake – one 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 ok Jack”.

Our Snake Removal Process

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. We typically trap for up to 14 days.  For those clients who have us perform the exclusion on their property, our traps remain onsite until all work has been completed and inspected.

So if you have snake problems in your lawn and are in need of a snake removal expert, give us a call today. You’ll be glad you did!

Snake Repellents

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 keep snakes out we will look for various points of entry and seal them. Snakes can climb brick walls as well as vinyl siding to gain access to the roof. Often they are in search of a food source. If you have a mouse problem, you might find a snake in search of a meal.

This why we perform an inspection in the first place. We need to not only find the snake but seal the house to prevent another snake from getting in. On a brick house we might seal the brick vents, and the ridge cap. We’ll pay special attention to everything to make sure we do a good job and give you peace of mind but please be aware that sometimes we not ever see the snake again.

What Is The Best Way To Get Rid of Snakes

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 and we’ll be happy to help!

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