Although common garden snakes in Florida are non-venomous and help to keep rodents and other invasive pests away from your home, the sight of a snake on your property can be terrifying. With more than 50 different native species of snake in the state, it can be hard to identify whether it’s friend or foe as it quickly slithers across your yard. If you’re worried that you may have a venomous snake on your property, Critter Control® of Orlando can help.
Identifying Dangerous Snakes
Thick humidity and a high heat index make the Sunshine State an ideal home for cold-blooded, carnivorous reptiles. Out of the many snakes that call Florida home, there are four types and six species of venomous snakes in the state.
- Cottonmouth-Also known as a water moccasin, cottonmouths are aggressive snakes usually found in swamps.
- Rattlesnakes- Species include diamondback, timber, and pygmy rattlesnakes — which cause the most venomous bites in Florida because their small size attracts children to pick them up.
- Southern copperhead- found in the northern forests of Florida, Southern copperheads are limited to the panhandle region of the state.
- Eastern coral snake– Florida’s deadliest venomous snake, the Eastern coral’s colorful banding inspired the cautionary rhyme “red touch yellow, kill a fellow.”
Rely on Expert Removal
Because snakes are aggressive and often rest in hard to reach places, their removal requires proper equipment and expertise. Never attempt to capture a snake on your own. Venomous or non-venomous, a snake will strike and sink its sharp fangs into whomever it deems a threat. Keep your distance and contact professional pest removal services to handle your snake problem.
The technicians at Critter Control® of Orlando are fully licensed animal control professionals with years of experience in snake removal. If you have an unwanted snake on your property or in your house, contact the experts at Critter Control® of Orlando. Call 407-295-7194 today to schedule a free consultation.