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Snake Removal

Snakes are one of the most-feared creatures but wrongfully so. Of the 125 snake species present in the United States, only about 20 are venomous. Non-venomous snakes like rat snakes, water snakes, and garter snakes are not only harmless but also beneficial to the ecosystem as they help keep the rodent population in check.

However, when it comes to snakes, some common problems that arise include:

  • Being afraid because you saw a snake on your property but you don’t know where it is again.
  • Fear that a snake in your yard might be venomous. If you’re unsure about a snake species, it’s best to involve a wildlife professional company like Wildlife X Team Oklahoma City.
  • Snake living under crawl spaces like under the porch, deck, or shed.
  • Snake found inside your house or in the attic.
  • A high snake population density in your vicinity and you wish to reduce it.

Methods of Snake Removal

Before handling a snake, you have to first identify its species to be sure it’s nonvenomous. If it’s a venomous snake or you’re unsure, contact a snake removal professional service like Wildlife X Team Oklahoma City.

Here are the common methods of snake removal.

Removal by Hand

Nonvenomous snakes can easily be picked up and placed in a snake bag. However, make sure to wear your gloves to avoid the spread of germs. If it’s a venomous snake, then a pair of snake tongs or hooks should be used to pick up the snake before putting it in a bag. The snake can then be relocated.

Snake Traps

Traps are not generally preferred but sometimes, finding a hidden snake inside your house or property may prove unsuccessful. Multiple traps can be set at strategic locations to improve the chances of capturing the snake. Once the snake is caught, it can be relocated to the wild.

Snake Repellents – – NOT EFFECTIVE

You’ve probably seen many products marketed as “100% Effective Snake Repellent”. The simple truth is that they are all bogus. The reason some products get good online reviews is that snake sightings are rare. If you see a snake in your yard, it’s most likely just passing along. So, in such instances, the snake just moved on naturally and the repellent did not send it away.

Conclusion

To keep snakes away from your yard, you have to ensure that you keep a clean surrounding by clearing all debris and potential hiding spots. Also, you have to eliminate all food sources and keep the rodent population in check. If you have a snake infestation problem and live in the Oklahoma City area, Wildlife X Team Oklahoma City can help you deal with it today.

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