Asheville Snake Removal
Animal Pros ~ 828-552-4027
Snake removal should only be attempted by professionals because snake identification can be difficult and dangerous. Non-poisonous snakes may seem harmless, but all snakes can be contaminated with salmonella and excrete foul bacteria. If you spot a snake in your home, business or property call a professional right away. Common snake complaints we receive include:
- Snakes in the yard.
- Snake in the pool.
- Snake in the lanai.
- Venomous snake in the yard.
- Snake in my home.
- Poisonous snakes around my home.
- North Carolina Snake Identification
North Carolina Snake Regulations
In North Carolina, it is illegal to kill, harm, remove from the wild, or possess snakes taken from the wild, without proper permits, including native and non native species. Do not try to kill, handle, or catch snakes. Do not release captive snakes into the wild. Always contact a professional for immediate snake identification, snake removal, snake control, or contact a ER if you have been bitten by a snake.
Snakes In Your Home, Asheville
The presence of snake activity in your home can seem like a nightmare for any homeowner. Thoughts of snakes slithering around a home can be very unsettling. First of all, Snakes are excellent climbers. Snakes will not be confined to low foundation openings, but can and will take advantage of trees, bushes, and limbs overlapping your roof line, use mortar lines in between brick to move up your home, and gutter spouts to climb higher to access attic openings. Snakes often will enter homes high and low if there are openings, to seek out a food source. By food source, usually mice, rats, birds, and squirrels. Body oils that rub off a animals fur that are using your home as shelter, is all a snake needs to follow scent markings, attractants, and trails, right to the same exact opening the animal has been. Once the snake is inside the home, it will follow those same trails through insulation in attics, walls, or even into the lanai to search out the food source. Have you ever seen a mouse run across a floor? If your one of the homeowners who have came home to a snake in your floor, this is how that happens. Contact our Snake Removal Specialists at Animal Pros in Asheville for further information on snake control for your home.
Snakes In Your Yard
Seeing Snakes in your yard may not be a need of panic. Best thing to do is leave the snake alone as it is just passing by. Snakes are put here for a reason and they do their fair share of controlling rodent populations. But if the snake does come up around the home, gets too close to children or pets removal may be necessary. Evaluate what is exactly the cause. Are there bird nests in the shrubs and trees around your home? Is there debris and shelter, or over growth of vegetation creating a suitable habitat? Is there a rodent problem in your attic or crawlspace? Is there building and construction happening close by? These are all reasons why snakes might inhibit your property, and take up refuge. To see the various types of snakes in Asheville, see our snake identification page.
Snake Control Asheville
If you are in need of Snake Control in Asheville area wide, then you should contact us today. A Snake Search is performed identifying the presence of Snakes, Snake Skins, Snake Droppings, the food source the Snakes are after, and openings the Snakes may be using to gain access into your home. Contact our Snake Removal and Control Specialists today for all questions and confers of snake problems in North Carolina, and Asheville area wide.
Asheville Snakes in Attic
Snake activity in North Carolina, or Asheville area wide occurs year round. But with North Carolina having relatively warm weather, you can have snake activity nearly year round. Snakes can be diurnal and seen mostly during the day as temperatures warm, but snakes can be nocturnal, especially when temperatures are conducive, or moving in and out of a home. We have commonly entered attics with multiple live snakes, removed them, searched for more, only to return the next day to find more live snakes. Mating Season of snakes vary by species, and can occur April – October, and by area.
Why Are Snakes Around My Home?
Snake calls that pour in on a daily basis, indicate a Rattlesnake or Cottonmouth, when in 99.9% of the cases it is a non venomous snake. Did you know that most non venomous snakes will rattle their tail or whip it back and fourth as a defense mechanism, making a rattle noise. Any snake can be aggressive, and snakes should all be treated with respect. If you are unsure, treat it as a venomous snake and keep your distance. Snakes will frequent residential areas in search of food sources like, frogs, toads, fish, chipmunks, mice, rats, birds, squirrels, and even bats, especially if you have any of these living in your home.
Understanding Snake Problems
Snakes are incredibly good at finding a food source. If you have ever seen a snake flickering its tongue, it is tasting the air. Once a snake brings his tongue back into its mouth, scent particles in the air are pushed up to a organ on the roof of the mouth, letting that snake know if its prey, or to be afraid. The Vomeronasal organ or Jacobson’s organ is used in snakes to pick up scent marking of prey. It is these same scent marking leading a snake directly to the opening of a home a rodent may be using, turning a rat problem to a rat and snake problem.
Asheville Snake Trapping
There are a number of Snake Traps on the market, and very few that are effective. The best way to remove a snake, is to have a professional remove it as soon as it is seen. Having a professional search for a snake that was seen last week is like searching for a needle in a haystack. We do offer Snake Trapping in certain situations if necessary and trap placement and what is put in the trap is key. Contact us today for help with Snake Trapping in Asheville area wide.
How To Get Rid Of Snakes:
It is very important to remember when a snake is found in or around a home, to stay away from the snake. Unless it is 100% identified as non venomous, treat it as it is venomous. Do not try to remove it, kill it, or harass it. Call a professional at Animal Pros. We can assist with snake help, snake identification, snake removal, and even phone support making you aware of some of the underlying issues that may be happening for example:
- Is there a Rodent, Squirrel, or Bird Problem in or around your home?
- Is there openings around your foundation or roofline?
- Do Tree’s overlap your roof?
- Are you noticing frequent snake sightings?
- Have you found snake skins, snake droppings, or areas where snakes are often found?
- Is there yard debris, or a abundance of over growth?
The answers to many of these problems will be addressed and evaluated by our Animal Pros snake specialists, as we can provide a long lasting permanent solution.
Snake Repellents are more often ineffective by itself. There are several different snake repellents on the market, and few can be effective only in addition to other Snake Control options. Separating Facts from Myths is crucial. Fact, Moth Balls are ineffective. Not only do Moth Balls not work, they are bad for the environment. Snake Repellents come in spray, liquid, and powder form. For a Snake Repellent to be effective, debris or shelter for snakes must be removed or habitat modified. The food source snakes are after must be eliminated. Openings in or around your home must be secured. The other factors that can effect longevity of Snake Repellents can be weather. How much rain does the area receive, is it the rain or flooding season, does the area hold a lot of moisture. There are several safety precautions when using Snake Repellents, so the best thing to do is contact one of our professionals for further assistance.