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From black racers and corn snakes to pine snakes and those with rattles, Georgia is home to over 40 species of snakes, and a recent study showed that there are roughly 15 of these slithering serpents per square mile. When it comes to your home or business in the Atlanta area, this means it is highly likely that you'll encounter a snake at some point, and it's important to know how to handle the situation when you do.
Why Are Snakes Attracted to Certain Areas?
For the most part, snakes are driven by their appetites and will bed down wherever an abundant source of food is available. They love to feast on rodents, and the Georgia landscape provides them with plenty of field mice, roof rats and Norway rats to keep them happy. In fact, if you see a snake, you more than likely have a healthy population of rodents nearby.
What Problems Do They Cause?
In reality, snakes are a crucial part of the ecosystem, and they play an important role in the regulation of rodents and various insects. However, issues arise when they decide to make your home or property their home. The cozy insulation in attics, walls and crawl spaces is very attractive to this species, especially during the cooler months when they need a place to hibernate. In addition to insulation issues, the presence of snakes in or around your property can simply be unnerving.
Is It Venomous?
Since snakes come in a variety of colors and sizes, it can be hard to properly identify them. Fortunately, only six of Georgia's native snakes are venomous, and they include the Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake, Timber Rattlesnake, and Pigmy Rattlesnake as well as water moccasins, coral snakes and copperheads. However, you are more likely to see a garter, ribbon or rat snake. These species are commonly found near gardens, mulch beds and human structures.
What Should I Do if I See One?
Due to the similar markings and characteristics of venomous and nonvenomous snakes, handling any of these creatures is best left to pest professionals who are trained in safe wildlife removal. If you see one, the best course of action is to back away slowly and give the snake room to leave. If you suspect it may be venomous, call a pest control company immediately. Serving the homes and businesses of Georgia for over a decade, Skyline Pest Solutions has the proper equipment to rid your property of snakes as well as the expertise to find and block their entry points to prevent any future problems. For a free quote on wildlife removal services, contact Skyline Pest Solutions today.