Georgia definitely does not have a snake shortage! Snake removal calls are some of the most common calls we at Jason’s Wildlife Removal receive, depending on the time of the year. There are 46 species of snakes in the great state of Georgia. Of the 46 species of snakes, only 6 of them are considered venomous. The six venomous species in Georgia are the Pigmy Rattlesnake, Timber Rattlesnake, Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake, Cottonmouth, Copperhead, and Eastern Coral Snake. In the occurrence of a venomous (or unknown) snake bite, try to identify and/or take a picture of the snake involved and seek medical care immediately.
In general, snakes and people can coexist with very few problems. Snakes are extremely important for our ecosystem. They play a large role in rodent control, for one instance. However, just like other types of important wildlife, we want to keep them at arm’s length. Many times, snakes will venture too close to our living quarters for most people to be comfortable. Over the years, we have seen snakes get into attics, cars, garages, fireplaces, bedrooms, closets, bathrooms, etc. Most anyone would agree that these places are best when kept snake free!
One service that we offer is on-site snake removal. If you see a snake in or around your home, try not to lose sight of it at all! Call us as soon as possible, and we will make it a priority to drop what we are doing and come immediately, if possible. Staying still in the presence of danger is part of a snake’s defense mechanism, so they normally will not move as long as they can see you. We have found, through our experience, that if you walk away from a snake, even momentarily, the snake will quickly slither away and hide. It is very hard to catch and remove a snake that you cannot find.
Whether you are having snake issues or just want to be proactive in preventing future snake problems, we at Jason’s Wildlife Removal can help you out. One option that we offer is year-round snake prevention services. This involves an inspection, snake habitat removal, and snake-proofing your home, followed by quarterly snake repellent applications. We use different types of repellents depending on the circumstances and time of year. In general, snake repellents do not guarantee that a snake will not cross your property, but the idea with the repellent is to make the snakes as uncomfortable as possible. This way, the snakes keep moving and don’t nest in your yard or under your porch.
If you are staring down a snake in your bathroom closet or just concerned about snakes getting too close to your comfort zone, call us today. We would love to help you solve your snake problem! The experts with Jason’s Wildlife Removal are individually licensed through the Georgia Department of Natural Resources as Nuisance Wildlife Control Operators. Professionals like us are trained to safely and humanely remove the snakes and leave your home and property safer than ever. Every job is different, so call us today, and we can come up with a plan for you!