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Snake Removal and Trapping

Home to many snake species, Florida contains only a few that are harmful to humans. While there are a few key tells to know if a snake is venomous or not, ensure to play it safe and call our expert team to remove any snakes in or around your property. Be on the lookout for their shed skin or any falling items when entering an unoccupied space like garages or storage sheds.

Emergency Snake Removal

We offer emergency snake removal throughout southern Florida.  We understand the urgency of this situation and will help you to trap and remove them from your home.

These are potentially venomous animals. Don’t let yourself or family get injured. We will safely remove them from your home. Also, we will find the areas that they have been entering the home and seal those up.

A common reaction to a snake, regardless whether it be in your home or on your property, is to kill it whether or not it poses a risk or not. However, many in the local area are harmless and even the dangerous ones would rather flee than fight. They are also very beneficial to the ecology.

Snake Trapping

There are a number of DIY snake traps on the market but few of them are effective. The best way to ensure that you quickly, safely, and efficiently remove snakes is to call in a professional. We understand the best way to handle them so that they do not become a potential danger. We are able to distinguish between venomous and non-venomous species and will adjust our trapping methods.

Once we have safely removed the problem snake we will work with the homeowner to help exclude them from returning. This is done in a number of ways. We will look to control the food source. This can be from pet food left outside to insect problems in the home. If there is no food, they will move on. One other way is by den site identification. We will inspect the home and grounds searching for any possible dens.

Sealing up the home from any possible wildlife entry points will also control them from entering into the home. These remarkable reptiles are able to enter the home through very small openings. We will seal those points. One last method is to suggest habitat modification. Loose stone or rock walls are a perfect hiding and nesting area. Any debris or long grassy weeds are great cover. We will suggest ideas you can make to your home to deter snakes from entering.

Snake in the House and Garage

The best way to remove one from the house is to call in a professional. We will safely trap and remove it with as little stress as possible. We will then do an inspection of the home to find the entry points. Then we will do exclusion work to seal up those areas. You should always check to make sure all doors and windows are shut as they are very good climbers and can access the interior of your home in a variety of ways.

Snakes are a very common call in the Port St. Lucie area. Most often they enter homes and garages looking for a food source. If you have one in your garage or home you should contact a professional wildlife removal expert for solutions. Remember, simply removing the it may not solve the problem. The food source must also be removed. This could be rats, mice or other small animals. It could also be pet food left out.

Some interesting Snake Facts:

They are reptiles and belong to the same group of animals as lizards, turtles and crocodiles. Reptiles have dry scales that shed periodically. Unlike mammals and birds, reptiles cannot generate body heat and depend on outside sources to raise their body temperature. This trait makes them wait out long periods of extensive cold and hot conditions that we experience in Florida.

They differ from other reptiles by having no legs, ears, or eyelids, and by possessing only one functional lung. The most notable characteristic of one is its extremely long, slender body. Their body allows them to effortlessly climb, swim, and slip into the smallest spaces including your home and basement areas of your house. Although they lack ears and cannot technically hear, they do have the ability to detect low frequency vibrations from the air and ground. Instead of eyelids, they have a clear scale covering for each eye. The shedding of this scale causes the eye to cloud over for a few days, which led to the myth that they go blind during certain times of the year in Florida.

  • There are over 2700 different breeds in the world
  • Less than one-third of the 2,700 species of snakes are classified as venomous, and fewer than 300 species of them may be fatal to humans. In fact, more than twice as many people in the United States are killed annually by bees, wasps, and scorpions than by snakes.
  • They are one of the most feared animals in the world.
  • In the United States There are over 25 different species of Rattlesnakes.
  • They are one of the only animals in the United States that helps control the US rodent population.

Snake FAQs

Can I die from a snake bite?

Yes, If bitten by a venomous one. Immediate medical attention should be obtained. An Anti-venom can be administered by hospitals and emergency care centers. It is important to keep the affected bitten extremity below the heart. Most bites occur on these hands from people trying to capture them.

How do I get rid of snakes in my house?

The key to getting them out of your home is sealing up all the entry points and eliminating the major food sources. This includes rats, mice, spiders, crickets and other insects that inhabit your home. This should be done by a professional as you never want to seal one up inside your home.

Do mothballs actually get rid of snakes?

Mothballs are commonly thought to repel snakes, however they have little to no effect on snakes. The best way to remove snakes from your property is to remove any food sources for the snakes. A professional can suggest proper treatment to repel snakes.