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If I get a snakebite from a venomous snake should I suck the venom out?
No, absolutely not. Snakebites from venomous snakes should be treated by a local hospital with antivenom. If you attempt to suck out the venom you are subjecting another part of your body to the venom. Again, do not suck out the venom and seek immediate medical attention by a facility that is experienced in snakebites.
How many venomous snakes are there in Florida?
There are 6 species of venomous snakes in Florida. The Pygmy Rattlesnake, Cottonmouth or Water Moccasin, Coral snake, and Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake are found throughout Florida. The Southern Cottonmouth and the Timber Rattlesnake are found primarily in north Florida.
How many types of snakes are there in Florida?
There are 45 species of snakes that live in Florida, not including exotic species that have been introduced by pets being released.
I saw a snake swimming in my pond. Was it a Water Moccasin?
Water Moccasins or Cottonmouths can be found in ponds, streams, springs, rivers, lakes, marshes, swamps, reservoirs, canals, retention pools and roadside ditches. Water snakes are also common in these areas and can be easily misidentified as a Water Moccasin. Call a wildlife biologist at Reliable Animal Removal Inc. to help identify if the snake is dangerous and if it needs to be removed.
I have a snake in my house. How did it get into my home?
A snake can get into a house through many different entry points. Water spouts that are not properly sealed, open garage doors and garage doors that are not properly sealed are just a few of the common entry points for a snake. Blind snakes will get into a house through cracks in the foundation. Call a professional at Reliable Animal Removal Inc. to give a full inspection and find out where the snake is getting into your home.
If the snake is non-venomous will it still bite?
Depending on what species of non-venomous snake, most will bite to defend themselves if they feel threatened. Never handle a snake even if it is non-venomous. With a non-venomous snakebite you still have to worry about bacterial infections.
How do I tell the difference between a venomous snake and a non-venomous snake?
Always leave identifying snakes to an experienced professional. Water Moccasins can be misidentified as a non-venomous water snake and Pigmy Rattlesnakes can be misidentified as juvenile Black Racer snakes. There are great tools on the internet that can help in identifying snakes, but it is always best to leave identifying and handling snakes to a professional at Reliable Animal Removal Inc.
How far away can a snake be to bite me?
A snake can strike half the distance of its body. So if a snake is 4ft long then it can strike its victim from 2ft away.
If I leave the snake alone will it just go away?
It depends on the species of snake and why it is there in the first place. If there is an abundant food source and/or a great place for shelter then the snake will probably stay. Call Reliable Animal Removal Inc. for information on snake control.
A snake had babies under my house. Will the baby snakes leave when they get big enough?
This depends on the species of snake. Most snakes abandon their eggs once they are laid. Once the snake eggs hatch they will seek out a source of food. If there is a sufficient food source for the snakes, then they could stay. Call Reliable Animal Removal Inc. for information on snake control.
Why is snake removal important if they are under my home?
Most snakebites occur from the snake being harassed or stepped on. If a snake is living under a home and a resident steps on the snake then the snake will probably bite. If a dog or cat harasses the snake then the snake will defend itself. The professionals at Reliable Animal Removal Inc. can help in identifying if the snake is venomous and needs to be removed.
Is snake removal necessary?
Snakes can be very dangerous. When a snake enters a home or threatens the safety of a pet or human then snake removal is necessary. Snakes are beneficial to the environment and should not be killed at random. There are techniques that can trap the snake without harming it. When snake removal is necessary it should be left up to the professionals at Reliable Animal Removal Inc.
How do I get rid of snakes?
Yes. Squirrels are commonly found in attics. An attic is an ideal shelter for a squirrel. The noises in the attic could also be from rats, mice, opossums, raccoons, flying squirrels, large lizards, birds, or bats.
Can a snake have rabies?
No. The danger in snakebites is from venom and bacterial infections.
How many babies will a snake have?
Most snakes lay eggs. The amount of young produced depends on the species. The range could be from one egg to over one hundred eggs.
I hear noises in my attic. Could it be a snake?
Some snakes, like a Rat Snake, can climb trees and get into an attic. A snake in an attic is possible, but there are more likely intruders that would make those noises. The noises in the attic could also be from rats, mice, raccoons, opossum, gray squirrels, flying squirrels, large lizards, birds, or bats.
I saw a snake go underneath my house. Should I have the snake removed?
Yes. Snakes will bite if they are stepped on. If a snake comes out from under your home to bask in the sun and you step on it the snake will defend itself. If you have pets they usually try to chase down snakes and catch them. If the snake is venomous then you and your pet are at risk of a potentially fatal situation. If a snake enters underneath your home then it needs to be removed.
What kind of bait can I use to attract snakes?
There is no manmade bait that will attract snakes. Snake trapping involves technique and can be dangerous. Trapping snakes should be left up to the trained professionals at Reliable Animal Removal Inc.
Something made a big hole in my air conditioning duct work. Was it a snake?
No. Snakes will take residence in existing holes dug by other animals. Snakes are also cold blooded and would not be attracted to the cool conditions of the air conditioning. Raccoons, opossum, rats and squirrels are notorious for digging holes in a/c duct work. Let a professional at Reliable Animal Removal Inc. perform an inspection and determine what animal did the damage.
How long will it take to trap a snake?
Each snake trapping session is different. Reliable Animal Removal Inc. usually traps snake for two weeks, but may have the problem solved in the first night. There are multiple factors that take place in snake removal to determine how long it will take to trap the snake.
If catch the snake myself will you take it away for me?
Yes. It is not recommended to trap a snake if you are not trained. Snake trapping can be very dangerous. If you have a snake trapped then call Reliable Animal Removal Inc. for different options in removing the snake.
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