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They are elongated, legless, reptilian carnivores. They are cold-blooded and lay their eggs on land and their bodies are covered with scales. Snakes, probably one of the most feared and misunderstood creatures on the planet. Snakes are rather shy creatures who will choose isolation and slithering away. This does not, however, make them angels and friendly creatures. On the contrary, they are still some of the deadliest creatures. They span from constrictors to venomous and deadly. Snakes can live both on land and water, with many sea snake species known. There are many reasons to fear snakes. They are a predatory species which will eat our pets and even kill us if we’re not careful. Recently constrictors have been found having eaten people. Terrifying, right? Now imagine having any of these in your home. They are just one of the worst things to imagine. Don’t fret though. This is why snake removal is here. To do all the nasty so you don’t have to. Nuisance Wildlife Rangers have been at this for the longest time and there is no one better to trust for your snake removal needs.
Why Are Snakes Feared?
You may find that someone who has never seen a snake will be terrified of one at the thought of it. Research done has shown that people are more likely to point pout snakes from a pile of other harmless items. This fear of snakes has been found out to be an evolutionary creation rather than a creation of culture. This is to say that humans have had a fear of snakes for the most part, through the evolution process. Humans who could identify snakes had a high chance of survival and propagating their genes. There is good enough reason for this fear. Snakes as earlier stated are an apex predatory species equipped exceptionally with both skill and venom. The venom part is the main reason why a snake bite is one of the most feared bites from over the animal kingdom. You will likely much rather a lion bit you than you would a snake. I know I’m right about that much.
How Should I Handle A Snake Bite?
This is an important question to which most people need an answer. First, forget any of that stuff you see on tv where someone tries to remove the venom with their mouth. The best thing to do is call emergency medical services. If you can get to the hospital easily, have someone drive you so you don’t risk passing out in the vehicle and causing an accident. Try to keep your wound below your heart if applicable. Avoid using caffeine or any drugs that accelerate the body’s uptake of venom. This will only complicate matters for you. Avoid aggressing the snake that has bit you any further and just marks its color so it may help you during treatment. Remaining calm is also important so that you are able to handle the problem effectively. Venomous snake bites are usually accompanied by a sharp pain in the area of the bite. One may also experience general weakness and nausea. A non-venomous snake bite usually just itches in the area of the snake bite.
Are Mothballs Snake Repellent?
This is a common misunderstanding. Mothballs don’t really work for snakes. They may work for a few other animals but definitely not snakes. Trials done by many experts have shown that results of trying to deter snakes with mothballs have been quite unsuccessful. Many companies have advertised their mothballs are the right fix for snakes but this is just a waste of time. Mothballs also have this against them, they contain harmful chemicals that may affect the health of your children or your family members. It is unwise to use mothballs randomly. The wiser thing to do other than losing your money to these scammers is to call an expert who is able to advise you well on how to go about effectively repelling snakes or do a snake removal exercise for you.
What Are Some Snake Removal Methods?
Fortunately, for the experienced technician and those daring enough to try and remove snakes for themselves, there are a number of methods to use to remove snakes. Trapping. It is used to capture an existing snake in buildings where there is a snake-proof fence. The snake tries to slither up walls and when doing so falls and gets trapped. This should only be done when there is a certain snake problem. Another method to remove snakes is to do a snake relocation. This involves removing a snake from the eco-system of your compound to another different part. This is sometimes not an advisable thing to do especially because the snake may try to make its way back and possibly die e.g. by being hit by a car. You may also introduce new diseases to a snake population in a different part.
Interesting Facts About Snakes.
Snakes are carnivores. This means they do not have any other diet other than one consisting of meat. Snakes have a special jaw that allows them to swallow prey that is many times larger than they are. Some snakes hunt and kill their prey using venom. These include black mambas and cobras. Others such as pythons constrict their prey. This is a process of crushing their prey by coiling themselves around the prey until it dies. Snakes don’t have eyelids. They also cannot chew their food so they swallow it. Most snakes are very passive creatures and only attack humans when they feel sufficiently threatened. Snakes have inner ears and no outer ears. They move about by feeling the existing vibrations in the ground. Snakes used in shows do not usually respond to sound but to movements.
Humane Snake Removal
Humane snake removal employs all techniques that ensure that the snake does not come to harm and does not treat the snake in any demeaning way. This approach to handling snakes is usually aimed at preserving life. Snakes and other animals are protected by the government against killing so it is important to understand snakes while handling them. While there is a lot to be done along the lines of educating the public on handling snakes with care, it is important that one let a wildlife professional be the one to handle a snake problem. This ensures that neither the snake nor the person involved comes to harm. Experts are usually equipped with the best and most effective ways to handle snakes. Additionally, they have got quite a body of experience, unlike DIY rookies.
Most Common Snakes In The United States
There are about three thousand snake species out there. However, some of the most common species to watch out for include: Diamond bucks, rattlesnakes, copperheads, cottonmouths and coral snakes. These are the ones you should keep on your watch out list. This I mostly because they are venomous. It is important t look up the images of these snakes in case you get bit by one. Additionally, if you are invaded by any of these snakes you might want to know very well which snake you are dealing with. This will save you from engaging with a snake that could potentially kill you. The Burmese python is another one snake you should keep in mind. Their numbers have recently skyrocketed but from the wrong treatment. This is because their owners have been unable to keep them and thus released them. They pose a threat to our pets and are generally not pleasant to encounter.
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Well, the best thing you would ever do when dealing with snakes that you’re relatively unsure of is to leave the snake alone and walk away. This is because you will likely aggress the snake, make it feel cornered and this is how most snake-human encounters end badly. Let it always be your first instinct to leave a snake alone in case you are encroaching on its space or call an expert in case the snake has come to your space. People may also misidentify snakes. A snake you think is harmless could actually be very very venomous. Snakes will rarely ever bite and will avoid people at all costs but in the case that they are handled, they will not hesitate to inject venom inside you. If you are caught up in a tense moment where any movement will get you bit, try slowly advancing away from the snake and if you are bitten, call emergency services. Do not try to aggravate the snake beyond that point
How To Keeps Snakes Away
The best way to deal with snakes is to in all cases ensure that you don’t have to deal with them in the first place. This can be done in many ways. The first is to ensure that you never have any clutter lying around tour compound. Clutter is to mean a pile-up of items or things that you don’t really need or use and haven’t decided what to do with them. A stack of grass can fit into this category. Ensure your compound is well maintained at all times and does not have any cluttering items. Snakes will nest here as it is an unused spot. If you live in an area with a snake problem, it is wise to always have regular inspections to ensure that your property is safe. Experts usually know where the right places to check for snakes are. Avoid traveling during summers to places with poisonous snakes. Snakes are usually more active during summer. For this reason, you may consider choosing an alternative time to travel that do not increase your chances of encountering a poisonous snake. Ensure there are no holes in your house or yard. Snakes can hide in small holes then come out to strike at peculiar times. Make sure you properly seal said holes.
Snake Prey Contributions
You know the little mouse and the rat? These among others are considered a delicacy by snakes. Snakes will move into your compound because of food. If you are able to control the snake’s food, then you are able to keep snakes away from your home. If for example, you have a rat or any other pestilence problem, call an expert to take care of this problem for you and have in consequence control your snake population. While snakes may help reduce say a mouse population in your compound, they may also become an even more dangerous problem for most of the reasons we have discussed above. It is therefore important to generally have a controlled wildlife population in your compound. This will ensure you have less to worry about in most ways.
Snakes In The Eco-System
Most people think of snakes in a very negative manner. Heck, our religions are etched with ideas that snakes are the causes of suffering and so on. This makes us miss out on appreciating the role that snakes have in our eco-system. Snakes are very beneficial creatures in the system. They are an apex predator for most little rodents that if left to breed out of control will outrun us and make our lives very difficult. Snakes prevent these and other species from becoming an existential threat t us. This also favors the prey species in this way, when it reduces their population, there are more resources to go around and this allows the prey species to produce better and stronger species due to little competition. Out of control animals populations also adversely affects the environment with little food for not just one species but many. This is where cross-species conflicts increase. Predators such as snakes also keep their prey species active and alert thus they are able to fend for themselves.
Snakes are animals that should be left alone. They are anti-social with humans for the most part. This means that it is up to us to ensure we respect their nature. However, if snakes come around your property you shouldn’t wait in fear for the possible worst to happen. This is where snake removal becomes of great importance. Fortunately, there are expert companies out there but there is no better company to rely on that one that you are certain has got your back. This is why Nuisance Wildlife is here. To ensure that snakes do not become a threat to your way of life. Call us now and experience impressive response, competence in duty and reliability.
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About the Animal
Many people are afraid of snakes. Fear is part of our genes, and it helped our ancestors survive these dangerous animals out in the wild. Even today, the fear can keep you safe from venomous snakes.
Of course, not all snakes are venomous. In fact, there are far more nonvenomous snakes. Yet it’s difficult for most people to tell them apart, so it’s safer to be afraid and take precautions.
That’s because snake venom is deadly. It leads to amputations and death. If you aren’t careful, snakes can also hurt your pets.
Traps are one of the best ways of catching and removing a snake. It’s great because it keeps you safe, and it doesn’t require much effort once the traps are set.
There are many effective snake traps on the market, like glue traps. Yet the best ones are also the most humane because they let you remove the snake without having to kill the animal.
Unfortunately, snake traps aren’t ideal in the event of an emergency.
Physically Removing Snakes
Many professionals physically remove a snake. This is the fastest way of removing these reptiles, as it’s direct and to the point. Yet this method is also the most dangerous, as it exposes you to the snake, giving the animal the chance to bite you.
That is why you should never attempt this yourself. This type of removal should be left to experts, like those at Nuisance Wildlife Rangers.
It requires many years of training to safely handle a snake, and even then many professionals use snake hooks or snake tongs as safety measures.
With this approach, the expert will grab the snake and place them in a sack. They’ll then relocate the snake far away from your home and release it back into the wild.
You should call Nuisance Wildlife Rangers if you ever need a snake removed quickly. We service Southern Florida, so give us a call.
The best way of staying safe from snakes is to avoid them in the first place. That’s why prevention is so important, and it’s the reason prevention is a core part of our services at Nuisance Wildlife Rangers.
Install Snake Fences
Regular fences are great at keeping out most wildlife, but they often fall short when it comes to snakes. These slim creatures can make their way through the tiny gaps that often appear in ordinary fences.
Snake fences remedy this by being completely snake-proof. They’re designed to be impenetrable for even the smallest of animals, making them a wonderful way of preventing snakes.
To be effective, however, these fences need to go a few inches underground. This prevents snakes from simply burrowing under the fence to get into your yard.
Your home is full of small gaps that snakes can use to get in. Some are there by design, like the slit between your door and the floor. Others happen because of damage, like holes in your walls.
To prevent snakes from fitting through these, you should inspect your home and seal as many of these as you can find. There are also many contraptions you can find on the market that will help you accomplish this.
Snakes use tall grass as a hiding spot, which makes them more comfortable when entering your home since they can quickly get back to safety.
If you regularly cut the grass and other plants around your home, you can remove their hiding spots and make it riskier for them to enter your home. This scares many snakes, so they won’t even try to enter your home.
Debris acts similarly to grass. It’s a suitable place for snakes and other animals to hide in as they slowly make their way into your home. That’s why you should take the time to remove any debris out in your yard.
Debris also invites rodents and other pests into your home. Since these animals are a snake’s natural prey, it draws those reptiles in as a consequence.
You’ll find a lot of snake repellents sold on the market. You can buy sprays, mothballs, predator urine, and plenty of others that promise to remove snakes.
Unfortunately, these methods aren’t effective. They’re generally a waste of time and money, and you’ll be better off calling professional snake removers like Nuisance Wildlife Rangers instead.
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Whether you’ve occasionally spotted snakes in your garden or are dealing with an emergency, Nuisance Wildlife Rangers is here to help. We have five years of experience removing wildlife from people’s homes, so we’ll be able to keep you and your family safe from these reptiles. We service many cities in Southern Florida, so give us a call to schedule our services.
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Snake repellents like snake-a-way is very much like weed killer but its for preventing snakes from entering your yard. Its a very pungent smell that detours the snakes. Its not a long term solution but if you spray it around your home its more of a preventive strategy that will minimize the snake population around your home.
Sticky traps are great if you actually have snakes in your home. Just like catching mice you lay down the sticky traps and when a snake slithers over the sticky trap it gets stuck to the trap. This is more used for a few snakes but once again nothing for long term snake prevention.
Tongs are another direct method for getting rid of snakes, just like you have seen on many nature shows like the Discovery Channel you grab the snake directly with the tongues and put the snake in a cotton sack cloth very much like a pillow case but please dont use a pillow case as the fangs will go through the pillow case.
The best solution for getting rid of snakes and also a long term solution is to hire a wildlife control company to monitor your home on a monthly basis. This is so important because a wildlife company is skilled in snake removal services and snake control services in your area. They have handled 1,000s of snake removal jobs and can get rid of snakes in your attic, or snakes in your home.
Nuisance Wildlife Rangers are certified wildlife specialists trained in the art of snake removal. You need a snake removal expert to safely, and effectively remove the snakes from your home and decontaminate and sanitize the area to prevent further infestations. We close up all entry and exits that the snakes took to enter your home, this is called exclusion repair. Give us a call for a free snake removal inspection and free estimate. You are just one phone call away from getting rid of your snake problem today.
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How to Get Snakes Out of Your Home
Snakes can be a big problem for homeowners. Generally, they are not dangerous, but they can be. It’s always possible that an aggressive snake or a venomous species will find its way to your property. For this reason, removing snakes from your home is essential for the safety of your family.
This is another reason why we highly recommend calling a professional to do this work. At Nuisance Wildlife Rangers, we are snake removal experts. Our team has years of hands-on experience handling hundreds of snake species. We know what to look for – we know which snakes are dangerous and how to safely remove them.
However, if you want to try removing snakes for yourself, we have some recommendations. Just remember to use extreme caution and never handle a live snake unless you know the proper techniques.
Keep Snakes Away with Prevention
It’s easier said than done, but the best way to remove snakes from your house is to prevent them from ever entering. Snakes come in all sizes, and some of them can be quite small. For that reason, it’s critical that you seal up any small gaps around your home that might allow easy entry.
Most snakes cannot climb, so focus your efforts on ground-level entry points first. Use metal mesh with holes no larger than 1/2 inch to seal off any larger gaps. For smaller gaps, you can use spray foam or water-based caulking.
We also suggest making sure that exterior doors and garage doors around your home are effectively sealed. You can easily install door jambs with rubber seals, or install some weather stripping.
Remove the Snake’s Food Source
At Nuisance Wildlife Rangers, one of the main reasons we get snake removal calls is because homes are actually infested with other small animals. What we mean is that snake removal is a sign of another problem with small rodents or insects – these creatures are common snake food sources.
Preventing mice, rats, amphibians, and bugs from setting up shop in your home is key to prevent snakes from entering. If you remove the things attracting the snakes, then they will likely leave on their own.
Best Way to Trap a Snake
There are two main types of consumer snake traps: glue traps and funnel traps.
Snake glue traps are actually one of the best DIY snake trapping methods. These are not the same glue traps used for rodents or bugs. Snake glue traps are actually quite humane – the snake will stick to the glue, but you can easily free the snake in a safe location by pouring vegetable oil over the glue.
Snake funnel traps are a bit less effective but they still work well. The concept is like most other animal traps – the snake goes in and cannot get back out. If you choose this route, make sure you buy a high-quality trap that the snake cannot easily escape from.
How To Get Rid Of Snakes in The Attic
Nuisance Wildlife Rangers have had lots of hands-on (well, gloved hands-on) experience in getting rid of snakes from human homes. We’ve dealt with venomous and non-venomous species alike, and have learned all the dos and don’t s on the topic of snake removal. And that’s precisely what we’re going to be sharing with you in this article.
Today, we’re going to take you through your options if you’re dealing with snakes in your attic. Why the attic? Well, the fact is, a lot of wild animals are attracted to the attic area of a house, since most people use this as a storage space. This means there are usually a lot of boxes and things that make it easier for snakes to hide up there, and also offer comfy nesting space. Another attraction point with attics is that the residents will spend less time in the attic than they do in other areas of the house, which will further reduce the chances of detection.
Wear protection when you go up there.
Even a keen eye can deceive you, and so, it can be quite a hassle telling whether a snake is venomous or not. And since it’s impossible to get a guarantee before going in, we think it’s better to be safe, rather than sorry. In order to do that, you want to put on several layers of protection, in case you do find a snake or family of snakes.
You particularly want to protect your arms and legs. We recommend wearing long sleeves and long pants, as well as thick rubber gloves (to withstand a snake’s bite), and rubber boots, in case the serpent lunges at you. Now, snakes are generally less aggressive than we believe them to be, though they’re still quite likely to attack if you step on them, or if they feel threatened. So make sure you wear adequate protection.
We suggest investing in a live trap (or set of live traps, if dealing with more snakes). These are cages that will securely trap the snake, without actually harming them, and can then be used to relocate the serpent to an area where it won’t be able to bother you.
Be careful, do not attempt to handle the snake directly with your hands, particularly if you don’t have any experience doing this.
Figure out where they’re coming through.
Another important step of the process consists of inspecting the interior and exterior of your attic, and locating the entry point. You will then want to fix this promptly, using caulk, wire mesh, or other such resistant materials.
There’s little use in simply trapping the snake without fixing the hole they came through, since the problem will keep repeating itself.
Take preventive measures.
Try to figure out what’s attracting the snakes to begin with. Clean your attic regularly and try to keep it as tidy as possible. Remember, the fewer boxes, the fewer spaces snakes (or other wild intruders) have to hide in.
Call a wildlife removal professional.
As we mentioned, we’re often called to homes with a snake problem, and honestly, we think it’s best this way. If you don’t have prior experience handling snakes, it can be easy to get scared and make a wrong move, thus inciting an attack.
A qualified wildlife removal professional in your area knows how to handle the serpents safely and efficiently, without risking their life, and without harming the snake. So really, for everyone’s sake, you’d be better off calling a wildlife removal professional to get rid of the snakes in your attic.
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