Snake removal Valley Village CA

Snakes are among the most dangerous house guests you can come across, which is why you want to call in professional snake removal right away. At Animoval a Humane Wildlife Solution, we focus on humane snake removal and exclusion. This means we safely rid your property of the snake, without bringing any harm to the serpent. So let’s talk a bit about snakes in general, and how we get rid of them.

Snakes 101

There are roughly 50 different species of snake spread out across the United States, 21 of which are classified as venomous. Among these, several types of rattlesnakes, one cottonmouth, and two copperheads. Since there are so many different species of snake, we won’t go into too many specifics about the serpent. We all know what a snake looks like, and in this particular case, we recommend staying as far away from a snake as possible.

Since you can’t possibly know if the snake you see in your garden is venomous or not, we recommend calling Animoval a Humane Wildlife Solution as swiftly as possible. Let us dispose of the serpent, while you, your family, and your pets remain safe. 

One other thing worth keeping in mind about venomous snakes is that many of them won’t lash out and bite unless they feel provoked or cornered. In other words, if you leave the snake alone and keep a safe distance, it will probably do the same. In spite of what most people think, most snakes aren’t aggressive by nature, and they won’t come for you out of the blue. 

Another thing you ought to remember is that even non-venomous snakes can pose a threat. Although their bites can’t introduce venom inside your system, which is a good thing, they can still be extremely painful and expose you to various diseases. 

Snake Removal

In order to safely remove the snake from your property, we’ll first run a brief assessment of the situation. This will allow us to ascertain whether or not the snake is alone, or with a nest of babies. We’ll also be able to identify the particular species of snake and tailor our approach accordingly. 

We will then proceed to lure the snake out from its hiding place (shed, under porch, basement – all common snake shelter areas of your home). We’ll do this wearing adequate protection and taking all appropriate safety measures. We’ll lead the snake into a secure trap, most likely a cage, which we’ll then use to transport the snake to a safe location. Don’t worry, we won’t just release it the next yard over, so it can slither its way back. In fact, snake disposal is heavily influenced by local regulations, which is another reason to leave snake removal up to the professionals. 

Lastly, we will identify the snake’s entry point and seal it, as well as clean up and repair any damage caused by the intrusive serpent. We’ll advise you on what attracted the snake to your property, to begin with, and what you can do in the future to prevent such invasions. 

Snake Damage

When it comes to your property, the number one issue you’re likely to encounter with a snake is clogged drain pipes and plumbing. If you suspect a snake is causing the clog, we heartily suggest calling a professional wildlife removal service, as the snake may be dangerous.

But the biggest threat isn’t to your property, but to your family and pets. Both venomous and non-venomous snakes can bite, and these bites can range from very painful to downright lethal. So when you suspect a snake, keep your distance and call Animoval a Humane Wildlife Solution

How to Trap A Snake

People tend to have an (understandable) terror of snakes, particularly when they see one crawling about on their property. Whether the snake is venomous or not is, it seems, of secondary importance, since even a non-venomous snake can administer a pretty vicious and painful bite, and expose you to a wide range of unpleasant diseases. So in this article, we’ll look at what you can do to trap a snake on your property humanely.

What is humane snake removal?

As the name suggests, humane removal methods mean moving away from traditional, lethal entrapment methods, and using ones that will merely guarantee the safe removal of the snake from your property.

Such methods usually refer to live trapping, which we’ll talk about in the lines below.

How you can live trap a snake

Live traps are basically these cages with one or two doors, activated by pressure plates. Usually, a live trap will use some form of bait, just like a regular trap, to lure the serpent inside. Once the serpent is safely within the trap, it will activate the pressure plate, thus causing the doors to drop, locking it inside. 

Naturally, every live trap will be a little different, and so you always want to follow the instructions the trap came with. However, whichever trap you choose, we suggest checking on it frequently, so that way, when the snake is finally captured, it won’t have to spend a long time scared and without water or nourishment. 

Where should you put a live trap?

You might be able to recognize a snake’s normal path in your yard, and so, it might be best to place the live trap along the snake’s natural path, if possible. Alternatively, you could inspect your yard or fence for the snake’s entry point, and place your trap nearby, thus increasing your chances of catching the snake.

Use a minnow trap.

A minnow trap is an efficient type of live trap that basically consists of a wire mesh device with inverted entry points. These allow the snake to get in (usually lured by bait, again, such as eggs), but not to get out. A minnow trap can then allow you to transport the snake to a safe location where it won’t be able to bother anyone.

Call a professional snake removal company.

As above, make sure you opt for a kill-free option, like Animoval a Humane Wildlife Solution. These are experts who will use harmless trapping techniques to rid your property of snakes, which is what we want, ultimately.

If you’re not very confident of your snake trapping skills, then calling a professional wildlife removal company might be the ideal option for you. Not only will they come with a lot more experience in the field than you, but they’ll also guarantee results. What’s more, a wildlife removal professional will also be able to advise you on prevention techniques, such as fencing, to make sure you don’t get the same problem in the future.

Whatever you do, ensure safety.

When attempting to trap a snake yourself, always make sure you wear adequate protective gear, such as thick rubber boots, gloves, long pants, and sleeves, to minimize the risk of a snake bite. 

Be careful where you step, as most snake bites occur after stepping on one.

Whatever you do, keep your pets and children away. Because of their natural curiosity, they may make the snake feel harassed or cornered, which can make it lunge in an attack (endangering the life of your beloved pets or your family).

Lastly, do your research. The more you know about the snake you’re dealing with, the smoother the removal process!

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