Precautions and Responses
How to Avoid
Learn to recognize the snake species that are likely to be in the area. Please do not kill a snake – even a venomous one. Snakes serve a valuable function in the environment. The majority of bites result from people taking unnecessary or foolish risks with venomous snakes. Understanding what snakes look for in suitable habitat can help you know when to be wary. Understanding their behavior will help you know what to do if you encounter one. Snakes like tall grass.
- Keep the lawn around your home trimmed low.
- Remove any brush, wood, rock or debris piles from around the residence – they make great hiding places for snakes and their prey – rodents.
- Always wear shoes while outside and never put your hands where you cannot see them.
- Be careful when stepping over fallen logs and rock outcroppings.
- Take care along creek banks and underbrush.
Snakes do not prey on humans and they will not chase you, in fact they usually retreat or escape if given the opportunity. The danger comes when they are either surprised or cornered. Do not play around with a dead snake, they have been known to bite and envenomate. Get a good field guide and keep it handy especially in the field. Source
Houston Snake Calls Can Be Amusing
I received a call this morning from a woman named Michelle. She needed a Houston Snake Removal service in her back yard and was calling to find out information regarding the services we provide. After talking with her and getting more information about where the snake was, she informed me that someone had came and out snake poison around her yard and asked if that would kill a snake…My answer was no and she did not like that at all. I told her that we can go do a snake inspection of her yard to make sure there are no snakes and to check the are around her house to make sure there were no entry points for snakes to go in her house. She asked about what preventatives we have to prevent snakes from coming in. I told her that we can do snake traps, snake repellent spray or granules, and we can seal her house; if it was necessary; so snakes and other small wildlife, such as rodents, couldn’t get into her house.
After talking with her twice, she decided to think about it and call me back….not the way I wanted to schedule a call. But after an hour she called back and actually scheduled for a technician to go out and do an inspection. To say the least I was surprised, she was very short when I was talking to her and acted like she didn’t wasn’t to hear anything I was saying. But it is all in a days work!