Animal Control Solutions provides snake removal, snake control, and snake pest control in Alexandria, VA.
Snakes can adapt to human environments easily and usually by choice. This adaption is due to the abundance of food, shelter and the lack of predators. Urban landscapes provide the ideal food supply, such as: rodents, amphibians, insects, and birds that snakes will favor. Once a snake has found a prevalent food source it will look for a loafing area that is relatively close to that source. Their loafing area can be found in debris piles, log stacks, mulch beds, ground cover plants, and water gardens. Gaps and holes in structures offer a great cover for snakes to loaf in as well. Snakes create more of a mental scare to people, but in reality they are doing more good than harm. Snakes are one of Mother Nature’s ways of controlling small animal populations.
Snakes are typically found in structures due to an abundance of small rodents and or insects. Snakes will use their tongue as a guide by tasting the area that a rodent has been and follow it. Open doors, foundation vents, and HVAC lines are your typical entry points. Most of the snakes that we have removed from structures entered through open doors or the worn weather strip at the bottom of a door.
There are 30 species of snakes in Virginia. Of these 30 snakes, 27 of them are harmless and 3 are pit vipers. They range in size from four inches to over six feet long. They use a variety of habitats, such as: water, trees, the ground, or below the ground surface. The most common harmless snakes found around homes and buildings are water snakes, garter snakes, racers, and rat snakes. The pit vipers that might be found around structures are the timber rattlesnake, cottonmouth, and northern copperhead.
In the event that a snake or snakes have entered your home or building we can physically remove them by hand or we can set traps in the area that the snake has been seen. The snakes will be transported off site and disposed of according to AVMA guidelines and Virginia law.
If you need snake control, snake removal, to get rid of a snake, or to get rid of a snake infestation in Alexandria, VA. Animal Control Solutions is here to help you. Please Contact Us for water snake removal, garter snake removal, black snake removal, rat snake removal, corn snake removal, rattlesnake removal, or copperhead snake removal.
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PO Box 21208 Roanoke, VA 24018
Toll-Free: 1-855-WILDPRO (945-3776)