When you think about pest control, snakes may not immediately come to mind. But, wherever you find rodents or insects, you might also find snakes.

The DC region is home to many snake species, including black snakes, garden snakes, copperheads, and even rattlesnakes. Though they prefer to stay out of the way of people, snakes can strike when provoked or if they sense danger. Copperheads, our region’s most frequently seen snakes, are venomous and can be especially dangerous to young children playing outside.

Signs of a snake problem

The most tell-tale sign of a snake problem is shed skin. Snakes shed up to eight times per year, depending on the climate and the age of the snake. Snakes can be found either inside or outside, and like most other pests, they will go wherever they can find a food source.

How do you 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, give Connor’s a call. We safely remove snakes and prevent future snake problems through common-sense strategies, beginning with eliminating the rodents or insects that snakes like to eat.

We also use exclusion techniques to block entry points for snakes—which can be as small as a dime—to make it more difficult for snakes to come and go. Our trained technicians can also install safe, mechanical repellants around your building to keep snakes away.

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