There are about 2,700 known species of snake and over 50 species that live in Florida. All snakes are carnivores. They are excellent hunters although they have poor eyesight and limited hearing ability. They primarily use their sense of smell to make their way around. Like some lizards, snakes' tongues help them find and identify scents such as prey. Unlike lizards, they do not possess legs, eyelids, or external ears. Instead they have special overlapping scales on their bellies which assist them in moving. These work very well and one can find snakes up in trees, moving rapidly along the ground, or even swimming. Snakes can also be found underground. Snakes are most often spotted in people's yards, but sometimes snakes can be found in a home or office (more often when weather turns colder). Snakes are beneficial to the environment; eating insects, rodents, and other small prey, and so should not be killed just because you happen to find one. However do keep in mind they can be dangerous, some even poisonous, so it would be better to let one of our professionals handle them. Our workers are highly trained in capturing snakes without injury to them or anyone else.
Do you have a snake problem?
Signs of a possible snake problem:
- If you see any snakes go under your home or office, slither up a water drain spout, go under a garage door, or climb a tree near your home or office, you may have a snake problem. Snakes can enter your residence or business through a crack in the building's foundation, ending up in a room inside, or up in the attic. Our technicians can inspect your home or office for possible snake access points.
- Seeing a snake in a nearby retention pond, roadside ditch, or even your pool should also be cause for concern. Our professionals can positively identify whether these water snakes are poisonous Water Moccasins, Cotton Mouth Rattlesnakes, or non-venomous, beneficial snakes.
Our snake removal services:
- Trapping snakes is the most effective way to remove them. Snakes are cold-blooded and will probably stay in your home or office, if that shelter is warm in the winter and cool in the summer, and there is plenty of food available to them. Depending on the situation, our professionals may use a snake trap, or may be able to catch the snake with snake tongs. As a result of either method, our technician will trap the snake (or snakes) and make sure they are relocated to an area far enough from your home or business that they will not come back.
- After snakes are removed, appropriate repair and intrusion prevention services are recommended. Animal Removal Jacksonville & Northeast Florida can inspect your home or business to determine possible points of entry, and repair gaps or holes, and close off possible entry ways into your residence or office. We can provide an estimate to assess the required repair and intrusion prevention efforts.
Time it takes to remove your wildlife problem:
Each wildlife case is different, being only a single snake needing capture or a nest of them. Our professionals are usually able to trap snakes in a timely manner, but also might be able to solve the problem on the first night. There are multiple considerations that can effect how long it takes to trap the snakes. Animal Removal Jacksonville & Northeast Florida is devoted to resolving your problem in the best way possible.