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Snake Removal In Eads TN

Snake Trapping In Eads TN - Snake Removal

“There’s a snake in our yard!”

Sometimes snakes will cross your property, and  since there are 32 species of snakes native to Tennessee, eventually you will have this situation.  Snakes will always follow their food source, such as rats, mice, lizards, frogs, etc.  Keeping your property free of rats or mice will help snakes from lingering.

But if you have a rodent problem, you will not only attract snakes, but also other wildlife such as raccoons, opossums and even skunks.  When a snake finds nothing to eat in your yard, he will simply cross your property and keep looking for food down the street until he finds it.  But once a snake finds a good source of tasty rats, he won’t be in any hurry to go!

Snake Trapping In Eads TN - Venomous VS Non-Venomous

There are certain ways to tell if a snake is venomous or non-venomous. 

A venomous snake will have a triangular head, a more pointed snout, and slit pupils like the eyes of a cat. 

A non-venomous snake will have a rounded heat, a blunt snout, and round pupils.

Keep in mind that a snake, dangerous or not, is not out to harm you. Even venomous snakes pose no danger if you leave them alone and keep an eye on your pets.

Snake Removal In Eads TN - Baby Copperheads

October and November is baby copperhead season.  Baby copperheads are small, blend very well into fallen foliage and they like to hang out in damp places like firewood, piles of leaves, and even flowerpots.

Baby copperheads are easily recognizable by the bright yellow or green tips on their tails. These snakes will have this mark for the first year of their lives. Their coloring is typically light brown or reddish, and some younger snakes can look dark gray. The babies are seven to eight inches long, and can be mistaken for non venomous water snakes, rat snakes and corn snakes until you look closely at the tail.

Snake Trapping In Eads TN - There's A Snake In My House!

Every so often, a snake may take a wrong turn in his search for food and shelter.  Unfortunately, snakes cannot make a distinction between an old garden shed or your home.  Shelter is shelter, and food is food.  Since snakes cannot chew or claw their way into an area, they take advantage of cracks or gaps in your home.  Depending on their size, snakes may even be able to slither under gaps in doors.

 If you have found a snake skin in your home, do not be alarmed.  Because snakes are extremely vulnerable to predators while shedding their skin, they will look for a quiet place where they feel safe.  Once they shed their skin, they will move on if there is no food source available to them.

The Four Venomous Snakes In West Tennessee

THE COTTONMOUTH

Also called water moccasins, these are short, thick-bodied snakes with bands of brown and darker brown, and are usually found near a water source.  The most well known method of recognizing a cottonmouth is by the cotton-white interior of its mouth.  But not too many people would get that close!

THE COPPERHEAD

The Copperhead has dark brown “Hershey Kiss” markings over a lighter brown background.  These also look like hourglass or dumbells depending on the angle. The Copperhead is named for it’s reddish head.  This is the most likely of these snakes to bite, although their venom is the most mild.

THE RATTLESNAKE

If you’ve ever seen a Western, then you are familiar with the frightening sound of an upset rattlesnake.  The rattle is composed of a series of interlocking scales, which the snake adds to each time it molts.  These snakes can only strike from a coiled position, but just one direct hit is all it takes to make a believer out of you.

THE CORAL SNAKE

Fortunately, we don’t see many coral snakes around the Memphis area.  Scarlet King Snakes can be mistaken for coral snakes, but the way to tell for sure is by the nose.  If the nose is black, its a deadly Coral Snake.  Just remember:  “If Red Touches Yellow, You’re A Dead Fellow.  If Red Touches Black, You’re Okay, Jack.”

We also perform wildlife trapping in Eads TN for rats, mice, squirrels, skunks, 

moles, opossums, raccoons,  armadillos, and much more. 

So if you have some little visitors you need evicted from your home or property, 

give Apex Wildlife Control a call today. 

We are happy to help!

THE FOUR VENOMOUS SNAKES IN WEST TENNESSEE

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