Forty-four different species of snakes call Florida home, but only six of them are venomous. Four of these venomous species are found south of the Gainesville area. Although the encounters people have with snakes in residential areas are usually with a nonvenomous species, you don’t ever want to try and handle, harass, or kill a snake on your own. Not only do snakes play a significant role in our ecosystem as a natural form of pest control, you could increase your chances of being bitten if you don’t know how to handle a snake properly. If you are having issues with snakes, it’s best to call a professional to have them safely removed from your property to avoid harming them or yourself.
Familiarizing yourself with different species of snakes can help you to determine which snakes may pose a threat, what food sources are attracting them to your yard, and what solutions you can take to prevent snake encounters. Make sure to address your yard and home by:
- Keeping your grass mowed
- Trimming back branches and shrubs that are growing close to your house
- Removing piles of brush, debris, or wood
- Sealing any holes in the walls or gaps under doors
- Covering roof vents and plumbing vent stacks
- Getting rid of pet doors
- Checking for rodents
Need Help Getting Rid of Snakes?
Give Critter Control of Gainesville a call at 352-372-3922 or contact us on the web. We are fully licensed and trained to identify and safely remove snakes from your home. Our technicians will give you a free estimate, locate the problem, find a solution, and help with keeping your home protected!