Animal Pros ~ 901-443-1283
Animal Pros is your best solution for snake removal in greater Memphis, Tennessee, as we specialize in snake control, trapping, prevention, and offer Emergency Response when seconds count. Tennessee is home to 32 species of native snakes, and most of the species are found in the Memphis area. Of the 4 venomous snakes in Tennessee, 4 can be found in the greater Memphis Metro, Shelby County, Fayette County, Hardeman County, Madison County, Haywood County, Decatur County, Carroll County, Chester County, Benton County, Humphreys County, Mcnair County, Hardin County, Tipton County, Wayne County, Lauderdale County, and Henderson County areas. For questions or help with Snake identification, please use this page as a reference or text 24/7 (615)-613-5992 for identification. For Snake Removal in Memphis area wide, or in West Tennessee, please call us immediately. Common snake complaints we receive include:
- Snakes in the yard.
- Snake in the pool.
- Snake on the porch.
- Venomous snake in the yard.
- Snake in my home.
- Poisonous snakes around my home.
- Rattlesnake in my yard.
- Pigmy Rattlesnake in my yard.
- Copperhead in my yard.
- Water Moccasin in my yard.
- Tennessee Snake Identification
- Snakes In Your Home, Memphis
The presence of snake activity in your Memphis or Germantown home can seem like a nightmare for any homeowner. Thoughts of snakes slithering around a home or in a lanai 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 Memphis for further information on snake control for your home.
Snakes In Your Yard
Seeing a snake in your yard in the Memphis area may not be a need to panic, unless the snake is venomous. 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 Memphis, see our snake identification page.
Snake Control Memphis
If you are in need of Snake Control in Memphis and Germantown area wide, then you should contact us today. We commonly remove snakes from Memphis, Germantown, Cordova, Bartlett, Arlington, Lakeland, Collierville, Rossville, Macon, Somerville, Atoka, Drummonds, Brownsville, Jackson, and Savannah, Tennessee. We perform a snake search, 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 concerns of snake problems in Tennessee, and Memphis area wide.
We handle Snake Removal to greater Memphis, Tennessee.
We also service the following counties: Shelby County, Fayette County, Hardeman County, Madison County, Haywood County, Decatur County, Carroll County, Chester County, Benton County, Humphreys County, Mcnair County, Hardin County, Tipton County, Wayne County, Lauderdale County,and Henderson County Tennessee.
And also service the following cities outside of Memphis:
Memphis cities that we service include: Memphis, Germantown, Cordova, Bartlett, Arlington, Lakeland, Collierville, Rossville, Macon, Somerville, Atoka, Drummonds, Brownsville, Jackson, and Savannah, Tennessee.
In Mississippi the cities we service include: Southaven, Olive Branch, Tunica, Hernando, Holly Springs, Oxford, and Tupelo, Mississippi.
Mississippi Counties: Desoto County, Tunica County, Tate County, Marshall County, Panola County, Lafayette County, Benton County, Tippah County, Union County, Alcorn County, Prentiss County, and Lee County, Mississippi.
In Arkansas the cities we service include: Jonesboro, Forrest City, Trumann, Wynne, Pine Bluff, Searcy, and Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Arkansas Counties: Saint Francis County, Crittenden County, Lee County, Phillips County, Cross County, Poisett County, and Craighead County, Arkansas.
Snakes In The Attic
Snake activity in Tennessee, or Memphis area wide occurs year round, But with West Tennessee having relatively warm weather, you can have snake activity even in cooler weather. 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 Copperhead, 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.
Snake 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 Memphis area wide.
Tennessee Snake Regulations
In Tennessee, 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.
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.