When you think about pest control, snakes may not immediately come to mind. But wherever there is a rodent or insect infestation, there may also be a snake problem. Our area is home to many snake species, the most common of which are black snakes, garden snakes, copperheads and even rattlesnakes. Snakes tend to stay out of the way of people, but can strike when provoked or if they sense danger. Unfortunately, the snakes most often seen in our area – copperheads – are venomous and are known to bite people. Baby copperhead snakes can be especially dangerous to young children, who sometimes play with the snakes without realizing the danger.
Signs of a Snake Problem
If you see snakes or their skins indoors or around your property, you might have a snake problem. Snakes can shed up to eight times per year, depending on their age and the climate. Snakes are found indoors and outside, and will usually go wherever they find a food source.
Identifying a snake’s species by sight can be difficult and may require getting dangerously close. The shape of a snake’s head or pupils can be misleading and hard to judge from a distance. For example, some black snakes change the shape of their heads to a diamond shape to look more formidable when they feel threatened. Many snakes change colors and patterns as they age, and can resemble other species in their youth.
Get Rid of Snakes
If you find a snake in or around your home or business do not try to handle it or kill it. Instead, call a professional. Connor’s safely removes snakes and prevents future snake problems through common-sense strategies. This begins with eliminating the rodents or insects that snakes like to eat. We also use exclusion techniques to block snake entry points – gaps as small as a dime – to make it harder for snakes to come and go. Our trained technicians can also install safe, mechanical repellants around your building to keep snakes away.