Snake Removal & Control
Animal Pros ~ 800-668-9074
Animal Pros is your best solution for snake removal and control services in the Central and Southeastern United States. Snakes can commonly be found around homes and in yards, and some of the snakes can be venomous. Animal Pros offers a free 24-hour snake identification nationwide hotline. For questions or help with identification, please use this page as a reference or text 24/7 (615)-613-5992 for nationwide identification help.
Animal Pros snake removal services include:
- A thorough search of your yard, property, home, attic, and crawlspace.
- Removal of more than one snake, with no extra charge.
- Locating openings snakes are or can be using.
- Search for snake skins or sheds, droppings, and the food source that is attracting snakes.
- Assessment of habitat, vegetation, and yard debris.
- Effective snake control solutions.
- For a guide to snake identification go HERE
Snakes In Your Home
The presence of snake activity in or around your home can seem like a nightmare for any homeowner. Thoughts of snakes slithering around can be very unsettling. First of all, Snakes are excellent at climbing. 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. They 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 they are inside the home, it will follow those same trails through insulation in attics, walls, or even into the crawlspace 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 specialists at Animal Pros for further information on snake control for your home.
Snakes In Your Yard
Seeing snakes in your yard may not be a need to panic. After all, snakes can be beneficial to have around. 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 it 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, see our snake identification page.
If you are in need of snake control and removal, then you should contact us today. A snake search is performed identifying the presence of snakes, skins, droppings, the food source the snakes are after, and openings thy 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 you may be encountering..
We handle snake removal to Tennessee, Kentucky, South Carolina, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, Virginia, and Arkansas.
Snakes in the Attic
Snake activity really starts occurring in early March through early November. Most bites occur late March – October depending on your geographical area. But with some areas having seasonally warmer climates, you can have activity nearly year round. Snakes can be diurnal and seen mostly during the day as temperatures warm, but snakes can be nocturnal, moving at night time, 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 – September, and by geographical area.
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 should all be treated with respect. If you are unsure, treat it as if it is 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 or around your home.
Understanding Snake Problems
Snakes are incredibly good at finding a food source. If you have ever seen one flickering its tongue, it is tasting the air. Once they bring their 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 to pick up scent marking of prey. It is these same scent marking leading them directly to the opening of a home a rodent may be using, turning a mice problem to a mice and snake problem.
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 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.
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 it. Unless it is 100% identified as a non-venomous snake, 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, identification, 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 roof line?
- Do Tree’s overlap your roof?
- Are you noticing frequent snake sightings?
- Have you found skins, droppings, or areas where 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 specialists, as we can provide a long lasting permanent solution.
As a defense mechanism, the rat snakes will rattle their tail, or vibrate it fast enough to produce a rattle sound, even though it is not a rattlesnake. They can grow very large, as we have found them up to 9′ ft in length. They are found throughout the entire Central and South Eastern United States.
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 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 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.
In most states, it is illegal to kill, harm, remove from the wild, or possess snakes taken from the wild, without proper permits. Do not try to kill, handle, or catch a snake. Do not release captive snakes into the wild. Always contact a professional for immediate identification, snake removal, control, or contact a ER if you have been bitten by a snake. There is no need to bring the snake to the ER if venomous, as all venomous snakes in North America are pit vipers, aside from the venomous coral snake.