Physical Characteristics: Snakes vary greatly in size and color depending on species and geographical location, but all are elongated, legless reptiles that use muscles to maneuver effectively on the ground, into trees, shrubs and through-out their environment. Snakes are cold-blooded which is why they sun during the warmer months and hibernate during the colder ones. While some snakes are venomous, many snakes in the US are not.
Diet: By controlling the rodent population, snakes are very important to our ecosystem. Snakes eat frogs, salamanders, insects, worms, small rodents and birds.
Breeding: Most species of snake commonly found in our area, lay their eggs which hatch primarily during the spring months, the quantity of eggs greatly vary depending on species.
Habitat: Cold-Climate snakes like the ones found in our region enter into hibernation during the late fall through early spring months. A snake hibernation den can range from 10 to hundreds of various species snake together in one den. Their hunting habits can cause them to enter homes, yards, businesses, playgrounds, outdoor structures seeking warm areas during the colder months.
Inspections: The first thing to do in wildlife control is a proper inspection. Cavanaugh’s will determine the severity of a snake problem. The tell-tale signs of snakes on your property are left behind skin shedding, slither trails left in sandy areas or a snake nest.
Trapping: There are various ways to remove snakes from your property. One of our qualified pest control technicians should be called to determine if your snake is venomous, how many snakes are possibly in the area and how to properly remove the snake(s) from your property.