Snake Removal, Habits, Risks
Snake removal calls come all hours of the day and night for us. Snake removal jobs generally can’t wait and require us to respond immediately. Our customers will find snakes in their homes, garages, yards, and even attics and crawl spaces. At times it requires us to go into very tight spaces to track them down. Therefore, snake removals can be a challenge.
Of the forty-one species of snakes found in Georgia, only six are venomous; the Copperhead, Cottonmouth, Timber Rattlesnake, Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake, Pigmy Rattlesnake, and the Eastern Coral Snake. All 35 species of non-venomous snakes are protected in Georgia. Some snakes may enter your home or other structure looking for a food source such as rodents. Homes and buildings can be made inaccessible to snakes by blocking off access points such as holes and cracks. Keeping your home and buildings free of rodents will minimize a snake’s desire to enter the structure. Altering ideal snake habitat outside your home, such as removing wood and debris piles away from the foundation, keeping tall grass and weeds cut low, and keeping leaves and other materials picked up, is one of the best ways to keep snakes from coming too close to your home. With so many different types of snakes common in Georgia, knowing which ones are venomous is important when attempting to look for and remove one that has invaded your property. Always err on the side of caution and contact a licensed professional if you are unsure of the type of snake and whether that snake is venomous.