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Types of Snakes in Alabama and How You Can Avoid Them

What are snakes?

Snakes are long, limbless reptiles that are also known as serpents. They are exothermic animals, which means they radiate heat. They are found all over the world in jungles, deserts, swamps, and grasslands. The most common types of snakes in Alabama include Northern Red-bellied Snake, Eastern Garter Snake, Rough Earth Snake, Western Smooth Earth Snake, Plain-bellied Water Snake, and Southern Water-Snake. Depending upon the time of the year, they are both nocturnal and diurnal. 

Are snakes dangerous?

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There are 43 types of Snakes in Alabama. While most snakes found in Alabama are harmless, a few of them are venomous. If you encounter a snake use extreme caution even if you’re trying to kill it, as they can bite you while trying to defend themselves. Copperhead, Cottonmouth, Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake, Timber Rattlesnake, Pigmy Rattlesnake, and the Eastern Coral Snake found in Alabama are highly venomous. 

Why do I have a snake problem?

Alabama is a biologically diverse region, and it has dozens of snake species throughout. There are some factors that could be the reason you have a snake problem. For instance, large numbers of rodents and birds, tall and unmaintained grass, cool and damp places, manure near your home, sources of water, and pet food could be attracting snakes to your property. 

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Where will I find snakes?

Snakes in Alabama are primarily located in coastal plains and red hills. They can usually be found in areas of tall grass, weeds, and vegetation. If they are lurking in your home, they are likely hiding where it is dark and cold. They can also be found near firewood, pet food, and manure. 

How do I get rid of snakes?

At NatureWise Pest Control, we specialize in the removal of snakes from the property. We understand the dangers posed by them. Therefore, we act quickly and efficiently when you tell us you have seen a snake in your home. Snakes can be terrifying, especially if you have children or pets in your home. At NatureWise Pest Control, we use modern tools and effective techniques to strategically lure snakes out of your homes and offices. We also use sprays and solutions to prevent them from coming back in the future. 

How can I prevent snakes in the future?

Snakes find their way into private properties while hunting for food, and since rats and rodents are their preferred meal, keeping them away is the best way to prevent snakes from entering your property. In addition, you should get rid of dark places that may serve as shelters for snakes. If you think any snakes could be hiding in your yard, you can smoke them out to remove them. Natural substances such as sulfur, clove oil, cinnamon oil, and vinegar work wonders against snakes and prevent them from entering your property.