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Fox Pest Control’s Syracuse Snake Removal Service

Snakes are absolutely terrifying. Who expects to find snakes in their yard — or worse, in their house? Hopefully, you don’t have to deal with this. If you do, don’t try to handle the situation yourself. You probably already know that snakes can be dangerous, so why risk it? Leave snake removal to the professionals. Fox is here to help!

Signs of a Snake Problem

You might already know for sure that you have a snake problem. But here are a couple of the most common signs of snake problem in Syracuse. 

Droppings and Shed Skins

Snake droppings are whitish-gray and appear in piles, like a dog or cat’s droppings, but not as smelly. Snakes also shed their skin while they’re still growing, and they don’t mind where they leave them.

Nests

Snakes will soften the soil in their nest area and make piles of vegetation, like grass, to insulate themselves from the cold.

Foul Smell

Many snakes have a distinct, bad odor that you can detect if they are living in a crawl space, in the kitchen, or other confined area.

What You Need to Know About Snakes

  • Most of the snakes you find in your garden aren’t dangerous. Garter snakes, sometimes called garden snakes, like to live a wide variety of habitats. 
  • Often times, they settle in the grass or soil outside your house. 
  • Garter snakes: Can bite, but their venom is not toxic to humans, are 2-3 feet, have white, red, or yellow stripes running down the length of the back
  • Cottonmouth snake: very dangerous, aggressive, blocky triangular head, bites can lead to amputation or death
  • Timber Rattlesnake: very dangerous, venom can destroy flesh, head is yellow, gray or tan, wide, flat head
  • Black Diamond Rattlesnake: very dangerous, triangular head, dark diamond shaped patterns on back, black and white lines above rattle
  • If you or a loved one finds any of these snakes, stay away! Snakes move quickly and can bite before you have time to back away. If bitten, head to the emergency room immediately. 

Helpful Snake Prevention Tips:

  • Repel snakes with strong smells like vinegar, ammonia or bleach
  • Never mix ammonia and bleach, as it will start a chemical fire.
  • Put hair from your hairbrush around your garden. Snakes don’t like humans, so this will encourage them to stay away.

How Do I Get Rid Of Snakes?

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Think you have a snake problem? Call Fox Pest Control for a free snake control quote.

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Your inspector will conduct a thorough inspection of your home and property in order to provide a customized snake treatment plan that will be most effective for your situation.

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Our Wildlife & Exclusion experts will perform all agreed upon services.

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Snake Control FAQ

How do I tell the difference between a venomous and non-venomous snake?

North American venomous snakeshave: 

Cat-like eyes with slits
Colorful pattern (though not always) 
Heat-sensing pits near the nose and eyes
Broad, triangular head
Loud rattle (rattlesnakes only)

What is the difference between a coral snake and a King snake?

King snakes are usually not poisonous, and coral snakes are very poisonous. The rule of thumb to differentiate a king snake from a coral snake is this rhyme: “Red and black, friend of Jack. Red and yellow kill a fellow.” 

King snake. Black stripes next to their red stripes. 
Coral snake: red stripes next to their yellow stripes.

Is it true that snakes dislocate their jaw?

Actually, this isn’t completely true. Snakes simply enlarge their jaws using strips of cartilage that allows their jaws to widen without actually dislocating or disconnecting the jaw.

Which North American snake is the most dangerous?

Cottonmouth snake.
This snake has a type of venom called a cytotoxin, which means the poison actually destroys tissue. Bites from this snake can lead to limb amputation or even death.

Timber Rattlesnake
This snake has venom that can also destroy flesh, just like cottonmouth snake venom. It’s also capable of delivering a huge amount of venom in a single strike. However, this snake tends to stay hidden and gives plenty of warning before it bites.

Black Diamond Rattlesnake
This snake’s venom attacks the nervous system with neurotoxins.

What are a snake’s scales made of?

Snake scales are made of keratin, which is similar to what fingernails and hair are made of.

Are snakes slimy?

Frogs and salamanders secrete slime on their skin to help keep them moist and  to ward off predators. Snakes, however, don’t produce slime. But their scales do reflect light in a way that makes them look slimy, so it’s an easy mistake to make. 

Do snakes shed their skin in one piece?

Yes, during a process called ecdysis, snakes shed their entire outer layer of skin all at once. After a new layer of scales are formed under the surface, the snake produces fluid to separate the old layer from the new layer. When the snake is ready to shed its old scales, it absorbs the fluid again and peels off the outer layer.

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