wildlife control in Cartersville, GA

Snake Removal Company

People are afraid of a lot of things, clowns, heights, enclosed spaces, and the list goes on. One type of animal that is commonly feared by people is snakes. Snakes can fit into small spaces and they can pose a real threat to children and pets. If you know or believe that there are snakes living in your yard or around your home, you should give our snake removal experts a call.

How Will You Know If There Are Snakes Around Your Home?

Snakes are animals that are not necessarily going to leave signs around the home and yard that they have made their home there. You are likely going to know because you spot one slithering through the grass or in your woodpile. Many times, they blend into their surroundings and they are hard to see. If you see one and want professional snake control solutions, give us a call.

Types Of Snakes Found In theCartersville, GA area:

Snakes are an important part of an ecosystem because of their important role as rodent predators. There are 41+ confirmed species of snakes that call the state of Flordia, Tennessee, and Georgia home. Most of the species living in the south are going to be non-venomous and harmless, 35 to be exact. Some of the most common, non-venomous snakes you will encounter include the black rat snake, eastern king, eastern garter, corn snake, southern ringneck, and a corn snake.

Regardless of being venomous or not, snakes vary greatly in size and color. They can range in length from 6 inches to up to 8 feet, depending on the species of snake. They can be a variety of colors as well and can have different patterns, banding, belly colors, and markings.
Aside from these harmless snakes, there are also venomous snakes that can pose a real danger. These snakes will fall into two different categories:

  • Crotalidae– These types of snakes are more commonly referred to as pit vipers. Pit vipers  include the Diamondback, Canebrake, Pigmy Rattlesnake, Cottonmouth (also known as the Water Moccasin), and the Copperhead.
  • Elapidae– These snakes are those that belong to the Cobra family. The Coral Snakes is the only known species of this family of snakes to live near the Cartersville, GA area.

The Most Common Venomous Snake In the Cartersville, GA area

Although there are a few species of venomous snakes, the most common one that people encounter is the copperhead snake. There are two varieties of this snake found throughout the south, the Southern and Northern copperhead.

The copperhead snake is known to be a snake that is not very long and has a chunky body. They are colored with brown swirls all over their bodies. The heads of copperhead snakes are spear-shaped and the same brown color that is found on their bodies.

These snakes are not known to pack a lethal bite (when it comes to an adult person), but it is going to be very painful nonetheless and require a trip to the hospital. Their bite can be deadly if they bite a child or the family pet.

The Dangers Posed By Snakes Around Your Home

Our snake removal technicians can help you rid your property of these reptiles. There can be a number of different dangers that these animals can pose to your property and your family.

  • First and foremost, they can be scary. For someone with a fear of snakes, even your common garter snake can be incredibly frightening. No one wants to have to worry about having the wits scared out of them while they are enjoying a meal out on the back deck, especially someone with a fear of snakes. You also don't want to have to worry about letting the kids and the family dog play in the yard.
  • It is possible for them to get into the house. Their small size and body shape make it possible for them to fit through a lot of different nooks and crannies in order to get into the house.
  • Getting bit by a snake can be a traumatizing experience, even if it is a non-venomous snake. They all have fangs, even if they are not venomous. Any snake bite is going to require a doctor's attention. You do not want the wound to get infected and it can be very painful as well.
  • They may cause death to other animals in your yard. Snakes are proficient hunters and they are able to hunt a wide range of prey including rodents, birds, and other small animals. Things like bird feeders can actually attract snakes if they realize that they will be able to feed on the birds at the bird feeder. Our experts can help to make sure that you are free from these animals so that you can watch the birds, chipmunks, and squirrels frolic through your yard.
  • They can be venomous. Although most of the native species in Georgia are harmless, you do not want to take a chance. Children and pets can be in serious danger if they are bitten by a venomous snake.

Our snake removal experts can help you to make sure that your yard is the perfect place for you and the family. We want to carry the stress of making sure your yard is snake free so that you can enjoy your property without having to worry. Give us a call so we can remove any unwanted guests or to come and make sure that there are no unwanted guests in your yard.