The sight of a snake in the house or even the yard may cause extreme fear for some people. For others, it’s just a note of concern. Either way, a snake should be removed. If it can, it will move away on its own, but if it is trapped inside with no way out, you should call for our professional snake removal services.
Snake removal does not mean killing the animal. Whether it is venomous or not, a snake can be handled and removed humanely. Our wildlife removal trappers are recognized by the state for removing all types of wildlife safely and efficiently. If you see a snake in your yard, it may just go its own way, but if you believe it is venomous, you should call us immediately.
Florida Snake Facts
Snakes in southwest Florida are more active from February through May. We have 50 species of snakes in Florida but only six species are venomous. The most commonly found snakes in southwest Florida are:
- The Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake a large, venomous snake that is rarely seen
- The Dusky Pygmy Rattlesnake small but aggressive is not life-threatening venomous but bites need immediate medical attention
- The Water Moccasin or Eastern Cottonmouth is venomous, but eats rodents, insects and other pests and helps balance ecosystems
- Florida Banded Watersnake a non-venomous snake found near ponds and lakes
- Garter or garden snakes are non-venomous and most often found in, yes, gardens
If you are wondering what type of snake you have in your house, the venomous ones have triangular-shaped heads, elliptical pupils and a pit between the nostril and eye. Non-venomous snakes have narrow heads and no pit.
Removing Snakes From Your Home
If you see a snake in your house or even if you think you have a snake living in your basement, it’s better to have our experts remove it.
If you find shed skin, it may mean the snake has been living there for some time. We track the animal, bait it and trap it. We will inspect your home for the point of entry of the snake. It is most often a door left open but could be another place.
If we find damage or openings we cover or repair them so you have peace of mind that new snakes will not enter your home. They can fit through very small cracks or holes and usually enter at ground level.
If you find a snake inside, stay calm, avoid disturbing it, and call us.
If possible, you can herd it outside with a broom handle. If not, you may try to trap the snake in a corner, so it doesn’t hide before we get there. If it looks large and venomous, just stay away.
If the snake got away and you don’t know where it went, consider that they like warmth and darkness. This is could be in the back of a clothes closet, under a pile of bags or newspapers in the basement or inside a cupboard. Stay away from those areas until we get there.
What To Do If You Find A Snake In Your Home
Whatever type of snake you find indoors, it is an uninvited guest and should be removed by a professional.
Along with checking the access, we will also check for signs of the snake’s food such as mice or rats living inside your home. These will attract snakes to find a way inside.
Snakes can be benign or dangerous, and it’s not your job to figure out which one is living with you. We will take care of everything, so you can rest assured your home is free of snakes of every kind.
Let World Class Wildlife Services take care of the problem and give you the peace of mind that all is taken care of correctly.