YES! We handle snakes too! We have two common recommendations for handling your snake issues.
Snake Repellent - The scent of our snake repellent works by temporarily disrupting a snake's sensory receptors known as the Jacobson's Organ (auxiliary olfactory sense organ). This disorientation causes the snake to slither away unharmed, in search of fresh air. The only drawback to a snake repellent is that is can not be used where small children or pets may be able to ingest it.
Snake Trapping - We have custom made "boxes" that are made to house extra large sticky traps so once a snake has entered it, he can not go left or right to avoid the trap. Although snakes can recoil, they can not slither backwards. They box directs them onto the trap. Once they get on the sticky trap they must continue on forward getting their entire body caught on the trap. When we come to your home, you let us know where you have been seeing snakes and we will also take a look around for snake holes. As a team we will come up with the best positions to capture your snakes. We can come out and check the trap or you can easily check the trap from a safe distance. Every snake trapping program is tailored to fit the specific situation.
- There are only six venous snakes found in Florida. Only four are found in our area; Eastern Diamondback Rattle Snake, Water Moccasin, Pygmy Rattler and the Coral Snake.
- Recently there has been an outbreak of large constrictors coming from the Everglades. Mostly, they have made off with small pets, not humans.
- A venomous snake is most dangerous if surprised or provoked. Many venomous snakes of Florida give a warning (such as the rattle of a rattlesnake) or other signs like posturing before striking, however, this is not always the case. Snakes must be within striking range in order to cause a solid bite. This varies by snake but can be up to half the snake's body length.
- Most venomous snake bites fall under accident categories and occur from people stepping on or near them or while doing yard work (as evidenced by the high number of hand and arm bites).
- People are often bitten when trying to kill or handle a snake. As a general rule, snakes are just as frightened of you as you are of them. Often they move as quickly as possible in the other direction. Snakes cause no property damage, but seeing a snake or its shed (skin) may frighten some people.
- Snakes are seen more often in the spring or fall as they search for food or move to and from a hibernation area. Snakes are frequently associated with small mammal habitat because rodents are a primary food source. For this reason snakes are considered beneficial to man.
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