Snake Removal & Prevention
Snake removal and prevention can be a complex job but that makes sense because snakes and people have a complex relationship. Some people like snakes but most would still not want to find an uninvited snake in or around their home. At Priority Pest Services, we do not offer snake removal services but we do offer a snake repellent service using a product called Snake Away. The best way to ease your concerns that a snake may have taken up residence in your yard or home is routine inspections.
Snakes are reptiles, so they have no internal thermostat to keep their body temperatures stable. As a result, they use movement, external heating and cooling sources like warm rocks in the sun or cozy spaces under the house to help maintain body heat in cooler temperatures, or water or shade to stay cool on warmer days. This often sends them looking for just the right spot – your home!
When they make their way into your yard or home, it could be an indication that they have found a cozy spot or a food source nearby. Do you have a snake in the yard or house? If you do, the snake could be attracted by another pest encroaching on your home. The best way to find a pest control is routine home inspections. Contact Priority Pest Services to schedule a free home inspection!
Snake Removal Helps Keep Your Family Safe
Around southeast Virginia and in our Hampton Roads area, there are numerous non-poisonous snakes that can be beneficial in the wild. They eat bugs and mice and other small vermin and are actually excellent, natural rodent control. This may be all well and good to some people until a snake is seen curled up under their back porch, or even boldly sunning on their deck.
We know that the presence of a snake in the yard or home is unacceptable to most homeowners. The danger of a snake quickly multiplies if the snake is poisonous, or if there are children, elderly, or pets that might come into contact with the snake.
Snake Removal Can Be A Dangerous Job
Snake removal can be a dangerous job and the last thing you want to do is get bitten by a snake, regardless of whether it is poisonous or not. The poisonous varieties in and around our local area, the surrounding area and certain areas in Virginia are the Eastern Cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus piscivorus), the Northern Copperhead (Agkistrodon contrortrix mokasen), and the Timber Rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus). The Eastern Cottonmouth, so-called for the white lining in their mouth, are North America’s only venomous water snake.
Fortunately, in our southeast Virginia area, there are not as many poisonous snakes as in some other areas of the United States. Regardless, even a bite from a non-poisonous snake can cause serious harm, or even death. It is highly suggested to seek immediate professional medical attention if bitten by either a poisonous or non-poisonous snake.
Snake Removal Should Be Performed Only By Professionals
At Priority Pest Services, we do not offer snake removal services. If you have an existing snake in your yard or home, it is best to contact a snake removal professional first. After the snake has been removed, our home inspection will help reveal any situations that need to be addressed to help protect your home from snakes and other pests in the future. If instead you don’t think you have a snake in-residence and we find one during our inspection, we will direct you to contact a snake removal service. Regardless, we want to make sure you keep snakes out of your yard and home, so we do offer snake deterrent treatment services.
When snakes encroach upon your yard and home, what do you do? Leave snake removal to the professionals! Once the snake has been removed, to help deter them from wanting to return to your home, Priority Pest Services can treat your yard with a barrier of snake deterrent. Call us at (757) 204-4523 today to schedule a free home inspection!