Snake Removal in San Diego

Snakes aren’t all bad....except when they’re venomous. The danger posed by snakes can either be mild (raise your blood pressure) or as serious as death or loss of limbs. A non-venomous snake bite will only wound, but a venomous snake may kill. If you aren’t sure what kind of snake you’re dealing with, you need to give us a call right now!

Western Diamond back in a bucket caught in the San Diego Coastal Cities
Pacific Coast Rattlesnake found in a customer's front yard near the coast

More often than not, the only harm a snake can do is to frighten people. They’re much more likely to find a small crack to crawl away to than to bite you, though it can happen if they are cornered or if you try to grab them. Thanklly, the worst that can happen from a non-venomous snake bite is a painful puncture wound.

Other than that, they don’t create much of a mess and there’s no risk of infestation.

Venomous Snakes

Rattlesnakes and cottonmouths (water moccasins) are by far the most common snakes that people worry about. And for good reason. One bite from a rattlesnake or cottonmouth can have serious consequences. Although in this day and age it is relatively rare to die from a snake bite from any kind of snake, getting bit by a venomous snake often leads to severe pain and disfigurement, as well as a hefty hospital bill going up to $100,000 dollars.

Coral snakes and copperheads are also venomous snakes. Copperheads are not as deadly as rattlesnakes, but their venom can still do considerable harm. Coral snakes are shy snakes and not as likely to get agitated and strike. Copperheads are pit vipers, and are naturally much more likely to strike at you. For this reason, coral snakes do not create quite the same level of fear as rattlesnakes do. Quite a beautiful snake with its bright colors, the coral snake is often seen in flower gardens.

Western diamondback rattlesnake
Western diamondback rattlesnake

Another Problem Altogether: Rodents

Apart from being creepy, the thing you should really wonder about is what attracted them to your home, yard or shed in the first place.

They may be looking for shelter to hibernate, though it’s very likely they were attracted to a food source. That could mean you have a rodent problem. They’ll hunt for them in barns, food storage areas and barns, and then hide out in dark and damp corners, holes, nooks and cracks as they digest.

Making the Environment Unattractive for Snakes

To eliminate potential food sources, take steps to control rodent and insect populations, such as maintaining clean living spaces and storing food in rodent-proof containers. In areas with high native snake populations, snake-proof fences may be erected to keep the slithery pests away from children in play areas. If enclosing entire yards with snake-proof fencing is outside of your budget, our Monthly Snake Deterrent Service may just do the trick.

Speckled rattlesnake
Speckled rattlesnake

Live Catching and Removal

If you discover a snake on your property, contact an animal control specialist. Don’t assume that you can safely kill a snake on your own. Live catching and removing a snake is often a much more effective solution, since snakes play an important role in the ecosystem. Most snakes are also protected from indiscriminate killing in California.

At AAAC Wildlife Removal, we can guarantee that our professionals will not only thoroughly resolve the problems generated by snakes, but they will do so in the most humane way possible.

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Ron & Patti Chavez

We are passionate about helping our friends, neighbors, and customers manage their wildlife issues, and keep their homes safe and secure. If you’re struggling with an uninvited guest in your house or yard, give us a call!

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