Be Cautious of Snakes
Although snakes are beneficial for getting rid of other pests on your property such as rodents and insects, they can also cause harm to your family and pets. Most snakes do not pose a significant threat to humans, but you still want to be cautious especially when you don’t know which snakes are venomous and which ones are not.
How Can You Tell If a Snake Is Venomous?
Without the proper knowledge, it’s hard for people to tell venomous snakes from their non-venomous counterparts. Venomous snakes common in Waco are:
- Copperheads have reddish-brown or chestnut bands on a lighter colored body.
- Cottonmouths are also known as water moccasins and are dark brown, dark green, or solid black with wide dark bands.
- Rattlesnakes have different colors and patterns, but you identify them by the rattle on their tail.
Although a bite from a venomous snake is rarely fatal, homeowners should never attempt to handle snakes on their own because being bitten can still produce symptoms such as allergic reactions or infections.
How Can You Keep Snakes Off of Your Property?
Keeping snakes off of your property means removing factors that make your property appealing to them. This includes removing potential sources of food and hiding spots such as tall vegetation and debris piles.
Have a Problem with Snakes?
Please entrust Critter Control of Waco at 469-805-6267 for our knowledge and proper handling of removing these reptiles from your property. Contact us today for a free home inspection from one of our trained professionals to help keep your family and pets safe from potential danger.