Many species of snakes across the state of South Carolina often times come into conflict with humans. You might encounter both venomous and non-venomous snakes in South Carolina neighborhoods. Snake removal and snake control is one of our most common calls we receive during the Summer. As temperatures rise, cold blooded animals become much more active. Most of our snake calls come from people who’ve had a good scare and would like to see their legless neighbors find a new home.
Snakes are specialized animals that play an important role in our environment. Most snakes are non-venomous and help control the populations of insects and rodents. Like other reptiles, snakes regulate their body temperature by climatic conditions. Because snakes cannot tolerate extreme cold, they will normally hibernate during the winter months. Snakes usually emerge from their dens around the time of March. Snakes are most active during early morning hours, late evening hours and at night.
Snake Control of South Carolina
One of the absolute best ways to keep snakes from returning to your property is to remove their shelter. If you modify their habitat, they have no safe and comfortable places that they can rest. If you eliminate rock piles, tall grass, brush piles, etc., you will cause the snakes to have to find a more suitable place to make a habitat. Lumber, woodpiles and other debris around your home should be at least 18 inches off the ground to discourage the snakes.
Another way to limit snake populations is to limit their food supply. If you keep insect and rodent populations to minimum with proactive control measures, snakes will find your property unappealing and will seek prey elsewhere. Sometimes the presence of rodents or insects, or cool, damp, dark areas of houses, barns and other buildings are what is attracting the snake. It is important that all points of entry be sealed to prevent snakes from entering houses or other buildings. Snakes in and around your home be removed immediately.
If you suspect you may have a snake in or around your home, you should call AAAC Wildlife Removal of South Carolina’s snake removal specialist without delay. Our snake removal professionals are experts in removing nuisance snakes. They have the necessary training and skills to remedy the problem as safely and humanely as possible. We are also trained to complete the necessary habitat modifications and exclusion techniques needed to maintain snake control and prevent them from making a home of your house and/or yard.