How to Identify Snakes in the Triangle
Most snake species are not considered to be threatened or endangered, but they are important to their local ecosystems, and should not be killed without reason. Only 12 snake species found in the United States are on the Endangered Species List. Since some snakes are venomous and most species are feared by people, there is little provision for their protection, except in national parks and preserves. Of the 116 species of snakes found in the U.S., only 19 are dangerous, including 15 rattlesnakes, two moccasins and coral snakes. Each species poses its own removal challenge, and in most cases, it is best to contact or hire a trained professional to handle any issues that involve snakes.
Snakes can be found living under almost all types of shelter, although they are well-known for living in trees, on land, underground, and in the water. Many snakes can be found living in buildings due to their lessening natural habitats. The species that live in colder places will hibernate and return with the warmer weather and climates. It is common for snakes to settle in basements, gardens or any part of a yard that provides some type of concealment. The only time snakes will strike at humans is when they feel threatened, however it is not recommended to approach a snake if you encounter one near your property.
Depending on where you live or work, can determine the origin and potential number of snakes living around your area. Areas near wetlands, ponds, and lakes tend to draw large numbers of snakes, creating heavy infestations, and sometimes poisonous snake species. In these cases, it is best to contact a qualified professional for control and removal of the species. Critter Control of the Triangle has well-trained professionals who can assess the potential problem and take necessary steps in humanely removing them from your property.
Venomous Snake Removal
It is natural for people to assume that all snakes are dangerous, especially when dealing with snake problems in or around building and residencies. In reality, majority of the snake problems reported by people are initiated by non-venomous snakes, as less than 15% of all snakes are venomous. Water Moccasins or Cottonmouths, Copperheads, and Rattlesnakes are three of the most common venomous snakes in North Carolina. For proper handling and removal of venomous and non-venomous snakes, contact Critter Control of the Triangle at (919) 382-0651.
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