Wildlife Experts provide snake removal and snake control and other nuisance wildlife services throughout Harris County Texas.
In Houston the mere mention of the word 'snake' evokes an emotional response. It may be wonder, exhilaration, shock or even fear. Many of these responses occur because snakes appear and behave unlike any other animal we know in Houston, TX. Others are deeply rooted in tales and myths that give snakes extraordinary powers and abilities. Regardless of their source, misconceptions about snakes have made them among the most persecuted of all animals in Houston, Texas. In Texas a common reaction to a snake is to kill it whether or not it poses a danger. However, the fact is that most snakes in the local area are harmless and even the dangerous ones would rather flee than fight. Once we begin to learn about snakes, we can replace our misconceptions with facts and our fears with curiosity, and we can begin to appreciate the important role they have in our Houston environment.
Snakes are reptiles and belong to the same group of animals as lizards, turtles and crocodiles. Reptiles have dry scales that shed periodically. Unlike mammals and birds, reptiles cannot generate body heat and depend on outside sources to raise their body temperature. This trait makes them wait out long periods of extensive cold and hot conditions that we experience in the Houston area of TX, a habit that contributes to their secretive nature.
Snakes differ from other reptiles by having no legs, ears, or eyelids, and by possessing only one functional lung. The most notable characteristic of a snake is its extremely long, slender body. A snake's body allows it to effortlessly climb, swim, and slip into the smallest spaces including your home and basement areas of your house. Although snakes lack ears and cannot technically hear, they do have the ability to detect low frequency vibrations from the air and ground. Instead of eyelids, snakes have a clear scale covering for each eye. The shedding of this scale causes the eye to cloud over for a few days, which led to the myth that snakes go blind during certain times of the year in Houston.
Some Common Questions we get regarding snakes in the Houston Area of Texas:
Q: Can I die from a snake Bite? (A) Of course you can, you can die from a bee sting too. Everyone’s body reacts differently to snake bites, so medical attention should be sought immediately when bitten by a snake. Medical attention should be sought immediately.
Q: How do I get Rid of Snakes in my Houston house? (A) The key to getting rid of snakes from your Houston home is sealing up all the entry points and eliminating the major food sources including but not limited to mice, spiders, crickets and other insects that inhabit your home, this should be done by a professional as you never want to seal a snake up inside your home. this could lead to the snake making a appearance at the most inopportune time in your living space. sealing up your home should only be done by a professional.
Q: What are some of the common venomous snakes in the Houston area of Texas? A: If you live in Houston, there are four types of venomous snakes. These are the Texas Coral Snake, Western Diamondback Rattlesnake, Southern Copperhead, and the Western Cottonmouth.
Some interesting Snake Facts about Snakes in the World:
- There are over 2700 different breeds of Snakes in the world
- Less than one-third of the 2,700 species of snakes are classified as poisonous, and fewer than 300 species of snakes may be fatal to humans. In fact, more than twice as many people in the United States are killed annually by bees, wasps, and scorpions than by snakes.
- Snakes are one of the most persecuted animals in the world.
- In the United States There are over 25 different species of Rattlesnakes.
- Snakes are one of the only animals in the United States that helps control the US rodent population.
Some of the common things we find are: Snakes in the attic, snakes in the basement, snakes in the kitchen, snakes in the house, snakes in the walls, snakes in the ceiling, snakes in the shed, snakes in the garage, snakes in the yard, snakes in the woodpile and all other nusiance snake problems found throughout all of Texas including such cities as: Beard, Bellville, Bleiblerville, Brazos Country, Buckhorn, Burleigh, Cat Spring, Cochran, Frydek, Undustry, Kenney, Millheim, nelsonville, New Ulm, Peters, Raccoon Bend, San Felipe, Sealy, Shelby, and Wallis.
Some snakes we find are: copperheads, Rattle Snakes, Black Snakes, Rat Snakes, Ring Snakes and all other Garden type of snakes.