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Snake Removal In West Memphis AR

Snake Trapping In West Memphis AR - Snake Removal

“There’s a snake in our yard!” That phone call really gets our attention!

There are 39 species of snakes native to Arkansas, so eventually you will probably see one of them in your yard.  Snakes always follow their food source, such as rats, mice, lizards, frogs, etc.  If you have a rodent problem on your property, sooner or later you will have a snake problem.

However, if your yard is neat, with trees trimmed and bushes cut back with no signs of vermin, the snake you see is very likely searching for a food source.  If he finds nothing in your yard, he will simply move across your property and keep on going.  After all, searching a property is how snakes look for food.  

 

Snake Trapping In West Memphis AR- Venomous VS Non-Venomous

There are definite 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 West Memphis AR - Baby Copperheads

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

Baby Copperheads are easy to recognize by the bright yellow or green tip on their tails. These babies will have this mark for the first year of their lives. Their coloring is typically light brown or reddish, and some younger snakes can even look dark gray. Baby Copperheads 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 West Memphis AR - There's A Snake In My House!

Snakes will wander into homes in search of prey and nesting sites, or find themselves inside purely by accident. Because snakes cannot chew or dig, home entry has to be through small holes and cracks. Depending on their size, snakes may even be able to slither under gaps in doors.

Remember, snakes do not usually live in colonies, so what you see is probably a solitary snake. Just because you see one, there is no need to panic and think that your house is infested with snakes.  If you find a snake skin in your home, do not be alarmed.  Snakes are extremely vulnerable to predators while shedding their skin, and will look for a quiet place where they feel safe.  Once they shed their skin, they will move on.

Four Venomous Snakes In West Memphis AR

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 its 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 West Memphis area.  Scarlet King Snakes can be mistaken for coral snakes, but the way to tell for certain is the nose.  If the nose is black, it’s 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 West Memphis AR 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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