PURCOR Pest Solutions can help protect your home and your family with our snake removal services.
Although most of us are daunted by the idea of a snake encounter, the majority of snakes found in urban or suburban neighborhoods are more startling than actual threats. Still, it is always best to consult a professional if there is a snake on your property.
Are all snakes dangerous?
While not all snakes are venomous, you should consider them dangerous and not approach or touch them. They are wild animals, and will not hesitate to defend themselves if they feel threatened. When they feel startled or hungry, snakes will strike at people or pets, inflicting painful bites that often require medical attention.
Some snakes, however, are more dangerous than others. In addition to their already sharp teeth, venomous snakes have large, hollow fangs that inject venom into mice, voles, and other small prey. Unfortunately, venomous snakes will unleash these fangs on any perceived threats—including you and your loved ones.
If you stumble upon a snake on your property, understanding how to identify venomous and non-venomous snakes is crucial knowledge in case one bites you. Do not approach a snake to identify it; contact PURCOR for assistance immediately.
Non-Venomous vs. Venomous Snakes
Common non-venomous snakes in the United States include rat snakes and garter snakes. They have narrow-shaped heads, and round pupils, and feed on insects, small rodents, and eggs.
Venomous snakes like copperheads, cottonmouths, rattlesnakes, or coral snakes have triangle-shaped heads and more elliptical-shaped pupils.
Where do snakes live?
Snakes prefer dark areas near damp zones and thrive on thick vegetation where it is easy for them to hide and hunt. If you live in an area where snakes are native, and your home is adjacent to hearty vegetation, these scaly critters may be attracted to your property.
Around homes, snakes prefer dark hiding spots like woodpiles, sheds, debris, or basements. Snakes may enter a yard or a home seeking food or looking for a safe shelter to digest their meal or hibernate during the winter.
Solve Your Snake Issue with PURCOR
If you suspect you have a venomous snake in your yard or inside your home, we encourage you to reach out to us immediately. Though snakes typically only attack when cornered, a venomous bite can be lethal.
At PURCOR Pest Solutions, we approach snakes with an Integrated Pest Management strategy, including trapping, removal, and exclusion. If you have a snake in your yard or your home, PURCOR can help you solve the problem in the safest and most humane way possible.
Steps to Take After Snake Removal
Once PURCOR’s wildlife specialists remove the snake, they will also make recommendations to prevent future snake issues. To make your yard less hospitable and prevent them from entering your home, we offer preventive services, such as our lawn care services.
Our team can clean up any debris or clutter that might serve as excellent hiding spots and cut back excessive growth in bushes or brush near your house. We can also seal gaps where snakes may have access below your house or your deck.
Dealing with snakes in your home? They may be drawn to other pests living indoors, such as rodents. Talk to our rodent control specialists; we can inspect your home for rodent issues and recommend how to keep mice and rats away.
Request a Free Snake Removal Estimate from PURCOR
While snakes play a vital role in the ecosystem, they can pose a threat to the health and safety of you and your loved ones if they venture too close to your home. When you find yourself with a snake issue, contact PURCOR Pest Solutions. Find your nearest PURCOR team and discover how we can help today!
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