Snake Control & Removal Austin TX
Snake Removal Austin Texas
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SNAKE CONTROL AUSTIN
Snake boots do not play around with a dead snake, they have been known to bite and inject venom because of muscle contractions. Snakes like tall grass. Be careful when stepping over fallen logs and rock outcroppings and take care along creek banks and underbrush. Animal burrows make excellent habitats for snakes-don't reach in without first checking Snake calls that pour in daily, indicate a Rattlesnake or Copperhead when in 99.9% of the cases it is a non-venomous snake. Did you know that most non-venomous snakes will rattle their tail or whip it back and forth as a defense mechanism, making a rattle noise? Any snake can be aggressive, and should all be treated with respect. If you are unsure, treat it as a venomous snake and keep your distance. Snakes will frequent residential areas in search of food sources like frogs, toads, fish, mice, rats, birds, squirrels, and even bats, especially if you have any of these living in your home.
Understanding Snake Problems Snakes are superb at finding a food source. If you have ever seen one flickering its tongue, it is tasting the air. Once they bring their tongue back into their mouth, scent particles in the air are pushed up to an organ on the roof of the mouth, letting that snake know if it's prey, or to be afraid. The Vomeronasal organ or Jacobson’s organ is used to pick up scent markings of prey. It is these same scent marking leading them directly to the opening of a home a rodent may be using, turning a mouse problem into a mouse and snake problem.
Austin Texas Snake TrappingThere are a number of Snake Traps on the market, and very few are effective. The best way to remove a snake is to have a professional remove it as soon as it is seen. Having a professional search for a snake that was seen last week is like searching for a needle in a haystack. We do offer trapping in certain situations if necessary and trap placement and what is put in the trap is key. Contact us today for help with Snake Trapping in Austin, TX.
How To Get Rid Of Snakes Austin TX: It is very important to remember when a snake is found in or around a home, to stay away from it. Unless it is 100% identified as non-venomous, treat it as if it is venomous. Do not try to remove it, kill it, or harass it. Call a professional at Centex. We can assist with snake help, identification, removal, and even phone support making you aware of some of the underlying issues that may be happening, for example: Is there a Rodent, Squirrel, or Bird Problem in or around your home? Are there openings around your foundation or roofline? Do trees overlap your roof? Are you noticing frequent snake sightings? Have you found skins, droppings, or areas where are often found? Is there yard debris, or an abundance of overgrowth? Centex will address and evaluate the answers to them, so we can provide a long-lasting permanent solution. As a defense mechanism, the grey rat snake will rattle its tail, or vibrate it fast enough to produce a rattling sound, even though not a rattlesnake. They can grow very large, as we have found them up to 9′ ft. We find them throughout the entire State of Texas
Snake Repellents Austin TXSnake control Austin TX Snake Repellents are more often ineffective by themselves. There are several different snake repellents on the market, and few can be effective only besides other control options. Separating Facts from Myths is crucial. Fact, Moth Balls are ineffective. Not only do Moth Balls not work, but they are also bad for the environment. Snake Repellents come in spray, liquid, and powder forms. For a Snake Repellent to be effective, debris or shelter for snakes must be removed or habitat modified. The food source must be eliminated. Openings in or around your home must be secured. The other factor that can affect the longevity of Snake Repellents can be the weather. How much rain does the area receive, is it the rain or flooding season, does the area hold a lot of moisture? There are several safety precautions when using Snake Repellents, so the best thing to do is contact one of our professionals for further assistance.
There are 10 species of rattlesnakes in Texas. The Western diamondback (Crotalus atrox), has brown, diamond-shaped markings along the middle of the back and alternating black and white rings on the tail. Averages 3 1/2 to 4-1/2 feet in length, and can reach seven feet. This is the most common and widespread venomous snake in Texas, found in all but the easternmost part of the state. Timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) also known as Canebreak rattlesnake is a large, heavy-bodied snake averaging 4-1/2 feet. Brown or tan with wide, dark crossbands. The tail is entirely black. Found in the eastern third of the state in wooded areas in wet bottomlands. A mottled Rock rattlesnake (Crotalus lepidus) is light cream or pink background with widely spaced, dark crossbands and mottled areas between the crossbands. Small and slender with an average length of about two feet. Found in the mountainous areas of West Texas. Banded Rock rattlesnake (C.l. klauberi) Similar to the mottled rock rattlesnake, but darker greenish-gray in color. Found only in the extreme western tip of Texas. Blacktail rattlesnake (Crotalus molossus) is gray to olive green with dark blotches along the back and a black tail. Averaging a length of 3-1/2 feet, it is found from Central Texas throughout most of West Texas in bushes and on rocky ledges.
Mojave rattlesnake (Crotalus scutulatus) is similar to the western diamondback in markings, but smaller and more slender and found only in extreme West Texas. A prairie rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis viridis) is a slender rattler that is greenish or grayish, with rounded blotches down the middle of its back. The average length is about three feet and is found in the grassy plains of the western third of the state. Western massasauga (Sistrurus catenatus tergeminus), light gray, with brown oval blotches along the middle of the back and smaller blotches along each side. They are two feet in length and found through the middle of the state in grasslands, marshy and swampy areas.Desert massasauga (S.c. edwardsii), lighter in color than the western massasauga, smaller and more slender. Found in the Trans-Pecos, western Panhandle and the lower Rio Grande Valley. CopperheadsThere are three subspecies of copperheads in Texas; Southern copperhead (A.c. contortrix), 20-30 inches long and found in the eastern one-third of the state; Broadbanded copperhead (A.c. laticinctus), about two feet long, widely scattered in central and western Texas; and the Trans-Pecos copperhead (A.c. pictigaster), 20-30 inches and found near springs in the southern part of the Trans-Pecos. The bite of a copperhead is seldom fatal because of its short fangs (1.2 to 7.2 mm in length) and a small amount of venom.
Cottonmouth Snake Cottonmouth snake (A.p. Luecostoma)Cottonmouths Removal Austin TXAlso known as 'water moccasins', we find only one recognized subspecies in Texas; Western cottonmouth (A.p. leucotome). They are the world's only semi-aquatic vipers. Cottonmouths can be dark brown, olive brown, olive green, or almost solid black. They are marked with wide, dark bands, which are more distinct in some individuals than in others. Juvenile snakes are more brilliantly marked. The cottonmouth gets its name from the white tissue inside its mouth, which it displays when threatened. This heavy-bodied snake, which averages about 3-1/2 feet in length, is found over the eastern half of the state in swamps and sluggish waterways, coastal marshes, rivers, ponds, and streams.
Coral Snake Removal Austin TXCoral SnakeCoral snakes, which are venomous, do not have cat’s-eye pupils. They are the only venomous snake in Texas that is brightly colored with red, yellow, and black bands completely encircling the body. Because harmless Texas scarlet snakes and Louisiana and Mexican milk snakes share red, black, and yellow coloration patterns, it is important to notice the order of the colored bands. A good memory-jogging device to learn is "Red next to black-friend of Jack; red next to yellow will kill a fellow." Finally, with scarlet and milk snakes, the bands do not completely encircle the body but stop at ground level, with under-bellies being uniform in color. Texas coral snakes are extremely shy and non-aggressive. Although their mouths are smaller than most venomous snakes, they can still inflict a serious bite if handled. Coral snakes eat mostly other snakes and small reptiles and are members of the same family of snakes as the cobras of India.