We Will Make the Snakes Slither Away and Keep Them From Coming Back In!
Snakes are generally shy animals who want nothing to do with people. They can be beneficial because they eat mice, slugs, grubs, insects, and other pests and they can be food for other wildlife such as hawks. Although most species of snakes in North America are harmless, there are some venomous species that can pose risks to people and pets. The National Pesticide Information Center collected the resources below to help you find ways to keep snakes away without posing unnecessary risks to you, your family, pets, or the environment.
WHAT WE DO FOR YOU
STEP 1 – Inspect your home to identify all existing and potential snake entry points.
STEP 2 – Develop an eviction and snake-proofing (exclusion) plan and present you with our written proposal.
STEP 3 – Begin eviction process and permanently snake-proof your home.
Snake Safety Concerns
Unless you are well trained and very familiar with all our native and non-native snakes we strongly advise you to leave them alone. While the vast majority of snakes encountered anywhere will be harmless there is a small chance it isn’t. All snakes will bite if harassed. It is also important to note that the most common snake calls we receive are for escaped or abandoned exotics or snakes that arrive in trucks from the southern states.
Common Venomous Snakes In North Carolina:
- Timber Rattlesnake
- Pygmy Rattlesnake
- Cottonmouth moccasin
To Do and Not To Do!
- If you or someone else is bitten by a snake that you think could be venomous, contact American Association of Poison Control (1-800-222-1222) or your health care provider as soon as possible. It may not be necessary to identify the snake.
- If your pet is bitten and is experiencing pain, redness, swelling, or bruising, take your pet to your veterinarian right away. If your pet is not showing any of these signs, consider calling your veterinarian or the National Animal Poison Control Center at 1-800-426-4435 for advice.
What NOT TO DO if Bitten by a Snake
- Do not pick up the snake or try to trap it (this may put you or someone else at risk for a bite).
- Do not apply a tourniquet.
- Do not slash the wound with a knife.
- Do not suck out the venom.
- Do not apply ice or immerse the wound in water.
- Do not drink alcohol as a pain killer.
- Do not drink caffeinated beverages.
Because some snakes can be dangerous, don’t handle any snake if you are not absolutely sure what type it is. If you don’t know what type of snake you are dealing with, treat the snake as if it might be venomous. Don’t handle it and keep children and pets away. Snakes are most likely to bite when harassed. Consider taking a photograph of the snake if possible to aid in identification. There are many resources available to help you identify a snake, including your local cooperative extension office, and North Carolina wildlife control agent, Kenny Mullis. You can also look up the snake in a field guide, or search the internet for information However, the safest and surest way to ensure you and your loved ones are safe and secure is to call Mullis Brother Services and let the professional pest control company handle the problem. Phone: (704) 349-2891
If you have questions about controlling snakes, or any wildlife animals in the Charlotte area, just call “Mullis Brothers Services Phone: (704) 349-2891
We provide fast, easy answers to the removing critters from your attics and crawlspaces. With years of experience and training, we are ready to help make your property safe and prevent damage.