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Our snake removal experts and wildlife biologists here at Virginia Snake Removal are prepared to handle any snake problem you may have. Wildlife management programs for snakes often include trapping and removal of snakes, snake deterrents, and removal and eradication of food source(s). Our snake removal specialists are prepared to hand-remove, deter, and/or trap snakes on your property.
Applications of commercial-grade deterrents may be utilized to help prevent snakes from accessing particular areas and to deter general populations of snakes. We also will aggressively work on eliminating food sources from your home or property. Additionally, we will make suggestions or recommendations to improve your property to remove debris or potential hiding areas for snakes and/or their food source(s).
VIRGINIA SNAKE REMOVAL SERVICES
We remove all types of snakes, venomous and non-venomous. Snakes can become extremely aggressive if they feel threatened by humans. Gravid (pregnant) females are particularly aggressive since they are protecting their unborn young, and if you see a hatchling then you can be certain other hatchlings are in the area.
Trying to remove a snake yourself usually just angers the animal and provokes strikes. Removing a wild animal is not worth your life, please do not try this yourself, and leave it for professionals.
Most snakes will not bite unless provoked, that is why it’s extremely important to leave snake removal to professionals. Trying to remove a snake yourself can result in death or at the very least a painful bite that may require medical treatment. And even with medical treatment some of the effects of snake bites can be long-lasting.
VIRGINIA SNAKE BLOG
Read more about snake identification, tips to keep snakes away and what to do in case of emergency in our snake blog
Copperhead Snake Facts – Habitat, Identifying
Copperhead snake facts: Copperheads are among the most common venomous snakes in America. Here's everything you need to know about Copperheads Copperhead snakes are among the most common snakes in North America. They're also the most likely to bite, despite the fact that their venom is weak and bites are rarely harmful to people. An estimated 2,920 people are bitten by copperheads annually in the United States. The incidence of bites by these venomous snakes is 16.4 per million population per year. However, the case-fatality rate is exceedingly low, at about 0.01%. Copperheads, like rattlesnakes and water moccasins, are pit vipers. Pit vipers feature heat-sensory pits between the eye and nostril on either side of the head, which can detect minute temperature variations and allow the snakes to strike the source of heat, which is often possible prey. The behavior of copperheads is remarkably similar to that of most other pit vipers. COPPERHEAD IDENTIFICATION Copperheads are medium-sized snakes that range in length from 2 to 3 feet (0.6 to 0.9 meters). Female copperheads are longer than males, according to the Smithsonian National Zoological [...]
There’s A Snake in the Pool!
It is a nice day to go swimming, it’s hot, the sun is shining. You got the grill going, and you want to try out your new swimsuit. And suddenly you found a snake in your pool. Now your refreshing dip is ruined until it is gone. But what if there is more? What is it doing in there? How do you remove it? And most importantly, how do you make sure that this doesn’t happen again. Why Is It in There? - Water Helps Snakes Shed Their Skin Shedding isn’t as easy of a task as one would think, and snakes would like some help making shedding easier. A simple soak in water can moisten the dead skin making shedding easier as it sheds in one go rather than in disjointed pieces. Due to this, a pool is a great place to go and shed their skin. However, their eyesight isn’t that great, and they can misjudge how deep the pool is. And gets trapped as a result, unless there are stairs [...]
Snake Safety Tips for Virginia in the Spring
As the weather warms up in the spring, snakes will emerge from their winter hibernation (properly known as brumation) to bask in the sun. Before you head outside for yard work, or on that hiking trail, there are some important Snake Safety Tips for Virginia in the Spring. Snakes may be found in Virginia in 32 different species. Only three of them are poisonous, and they're known as pit vipers because of the pit between their nose and eyes. Cottonmouth, Copperhead, and Timber Rattlesnake are the most common pit vipers found in Virginia. Only the Copperhead and the Timber Rattlesnake can be found in Southwest Virginia. Cottonmouths (sometimes known as water moccasins) can be found predominantly in southeastern Virginia. Most human-snake contact in Virginia is not dangerous since most snakes are non-venomous. However, if you are bitten by a poisonous snake, the consequences can be severe, therefore knowing the difference between venomous and non-venomous snakes is critical. Take into account the following information. Snake Safety Tips 1. If you come across a snake, the best course of action is to let it alone. Hundreds [...]