Emergency Snake Removal
We offer emergency snake removal throughout Sumter. We understand that this is an urgent matter and that you need immediate help with this situation.
Do not attempt to remove these creatures from your home yourself. They are potentially venomous and pose a threat to the safety of you and your family. Prevent injuries by calling us. Our experts will safely remove them from your home and locate the entry point. We will seal any openings to prevent more from coming in.
Many types of snakes are beneficial to the environment and are harmless. For the most part they would rather get away from you than strike. It is common for people to kill them even though they do not pose a risk. As professionals, we are knowledgeable in all varieties of snakes and we are prepared to remove them in the safest way possible.
While there are DIY snake trapping options, very few of them actually work. Handling this yourself also puts you in danger depending on the type of snake you have on your property. Calling a professional will ensure your safety and offer a quick and efficient result. We can quickly determine if the snake is venomous or non-venomous and use the best trapping method possible.
We will not stop there. After the snake is gone we will locate how it got into your home and begin the exclusion process. Preventing more snakes from getting in is an important step that is often overlooked by the DIY homeowner. We start by locating the food source. This can be pet food left outside or insects. We will also look for dens on the property by inspecting in and around the home.
Sealing up the home at all possible entry points for wildlife will keep them from coming back into your home. They don’t need a very large opening to gain entry so this process can be difficult if you don’t know what to look for. Our team members are experts and will make sure to cover every possible area. Habitat modification is also a commonly used method for keeping snakes away from your home. This may involve removing debris or long grassy weeds from your yard or removing loose stone or rock walls that make for great resting areas for snakes near the home.
Snake in the House and Garage
Calling in a professional is, without a doubt, the best way to remove a snake from your home. Allowing us to take care of it removes stress from you and the snake. We will remove it safely and follow up by inspecting your home. Entry points will be sealed and exclusion will be completed. You can do your part by making sure you are not making it easy for snakes to get in. Remembering to close all doors and windows is a great place to start. These slithery reptiles are great climbers and they will use open windows and doors to get in.
Snakes are a very common call in the Sumter area of South Carolina. Snakes that enter garages or homes are usually just looking for food. If you have a snake in your garage or home you might also have a rat, mice or another small animal. Pet food is also a common invitation for snakes. Contacting a professional wildlife expert is the very best way to deal with this problem.
Some interesting Snake Facts:
They are reptiles and belong to the same group of animals as lizards, turtles and crocodiles. Reptiles have dry scales that shed periodically. Unlike mammals and birds, reptiles cannot generate body heat and depend on outside sources to raise their body temperature. This trait makes them wait out long periods of extensive cold and hot conditions that we experience in the Sumter areas or South Carolina.
They differ from other reptiles by having no legs, ears, or eyelids, and by possessing only one functional lung. The most notable characteristic of one is its extremely long, slender body. Their body allows them to effortlessly climb, swim, and slip into the smallest spaces including your home and basement areas of your house. Although they lack ears and cannot technically hear, they do have the ability to detect low frequency vibrations from the air and ground. Instead of eyelids, they have a clear scale covering for each eye. The shedding of this scale causes the eye to cloud over for a few days, which led to the myth that they go blind during certain times of the year in Sumter.
- There are over 2700 different breeds in the world
- Less than one-third of the 2,700 species of snakes are classified as venomous, and fewer than 300 species of them may be fatal to humans. In fact, more than twice as many people in the United States are killed annually by bees, wasps, and scorpions than by snakes.
- They are one of the most feared animals in the world.
- In the United States There are over 25 different species of Rattlesnakes.
- They are one of the only animals in the United States that helps control the US rodent population.
Can I die from a Bite?
Yes, If bitten by a venomous one. Immediate medical attention should be obtained. An Anti-venom can be administered by hospitals and emergency care centers. It is important to keep the affected bitten extremity below the heart. Most bites occur on these hands from people trying to capture them.
How do I get Rid of Snakes in my home?
The key to getting them out of your home is sealing up all the entry points and eliminating the major food sources. This includes rats, mice, spiders, crickets and other insects that inhabit your home. This should be done by a professional as you never want to seal one up inside your home.
Do mothballs get rid of snakes?
Mothballs are commonly thought to repel snakes. They actually have little to no effect on snakes. The best way to remove snakes from your property is to remove any food sources for the snakes. A professional can suggest proper treatment to repel snakes.