Snakes in your home, garden or rock piles? Those slithering serpents are probably harmless. Critter Control can help you deal with snakes in a humane and rational way. If you see a snake and are concerned, call Critter Control at 800 CRITTER and our trained technicians can oftentimes catch the snake if it is still there.

Snake Removal

Even though most species of snakes are not venomous, all snakes have the capacity to harm both humans and domestic animals. They strike when cornered, which makes attempts to trap them dangerous. Critter Control wildlife specialists can safely and humanely remove problematic snakes from properties. Our professionals are trained, equipped, and ready to keep members of the public safe by eliminating problematic snakes.

Snake Damage

Most snakes are relatively harmless and actually flee from human interaction. When cornered, snakes hiss, coil, and either strike or bluff at offending parties. Though this can be frightening to experience, especially for young children and curious pets, no harm is typically caused. Nonvenomous snake bites are painful, but leave no lasting effects. In areas where venomous snakes live, approaching the reptiles is much more dangerous. Their bites can prove deadly if not treated immediately and properly.

Keeping Snakes Out

Various methods of exclusion help reduce the possibility of encountering snakes in residential areas. Seal any holes on the exterior of buildings large enough for snakes to get through. Cut back tall grasses and weeds and keep wood piles far enough away from homes to eliminate hiding places. In addition, property owners can make modifications to eliminate prey species such as rodents that attract snakes to the area.

Health Concerns from Snakes

Of the six venomous snakes found in North Carolina, the eastern diamondback rattlesnake and coral snake are the most dangerous with strong venom capable of being fatal. The copperhead, cottonmouth (water moccasin), pigmy rattlesnake, and canebrake rattlesnake are all venomous as well with hemotoxins that can destroy red blood cells, disrupt blood clotting, cause internal bleeding and tissue damage. Sometimes fatal, these hemotoxins are very painful and can cause permanent damage including the loss of limbs.

Snake Facts

There are over 37 different species of common snakes of North Carolina, a state that offers both mountain regions and coastal plains, perfect spots for many reptilian species. When you add over seventeen river systems and plenty of crop growing and vegetation, you have yourself a snake-playground with plenty of places to hide, find prey and camouflage themselves. Out of those 37 species, only six are consider venomous or harmful to humans, although some of them are often confused with snakes that are not venomous and vice versa.

Get Rid of Snakes

We can help you get rid of snake problems.  Call us today: (336) 895-1993 in Winston-Salem & (336) 603-8944 in Greensboro.

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