Snakes are absolutely terrifying. Who expects to find snakes in their yard — or worse, in their house? Hopefully, you don’t have to deal with this. If you do, don’t try to handle the situation yourself. You probably already know that snakes can be dangerous, so why risk it? Leave snake removal to the professionals. Fox is here to help!
You might already know for sure that you have a snake problem. But here are a couple of the most common signs of snake problem in McAllen.
Snake droppings are whitish-gray and appear in piles, like a dog or cat’s droppings, but not as smelly. Snakes also shed their skin while they’re still growing, and they don’t mind where they leave them.
Snakes will soften the soil in their nest area and make piles of vegetation, like grass, to insulate themselves from the cold.
Many snakes have a distinct, bad odor that you can detect if they are living in a crawl space, in the kitchen, or other confined area.
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North American venomous snakeshave:
Cat-like eyes with slits
Colorful pattern (though not always)
Heat-sensing pits near the nose and eyes
Broad, triangular head
Loud rattle (rattlesnakes only)
King snakes are usually not poisonous, and coral snakes are very poisonous. The rule of thumb to differentiate a king snake from a coral snake is this rhyme: “Red and black, friend of Jack. Red and yellow kill a fellow.”
King snake. Black stripes next to their red stripes.
Coral snake: red stripes next to their yellow stripes.
Actually, this isn’t completely true. Snakes simply enlarge their jaws using strips of cartilage that allows their jaws to widen without actually dislocating or disconnecting the jaw.
This snake has a type of venom called a cytotoxin, which means the poison actually destroys tissue. Bites from this snake can lead to limb amputation or even death.
This snake has venom that can also destroy flesh, just like cottonmouth snake venom. It’s also capable of delivering a huge amount of venom in a single strike. However, this snake tends to stay hidden and gives plenty of warning before it bites.
Black Diamond Rattlesnake
This snake’s venom attacks the nervous system with neurotoxins.
Snake scales are made of keratin, which is similar to what fingernails and hair are made of.
Frogs and salamanders secrete slime on their skin to help keep them moist and to ward off predators. Snakes, however, don’t produce slime. But their scales do reflect light in a way that makes them look slimy, so it’s an easy mistake to make.
Yes, during a process called ecdysis, snakes shed their entire outer layer of skin all at once. After a new layer of scales are formed under the surface, the snake produces fluid to separate the old layer from the new layer. When the snake is ready to shed its old scales, it absorbs the fluid again and peels off the outer layer.
If a Fox Pest Control customer has an infestation of covered pests between regularly scheduled Home Protection Plan treatments, we will come back and perform targeted treatments to get rid of the pest at no charge. If Fox Pest Control cannot resolve the problem after three such targeted treatments, we will cheerfully refund the customer’s last monthly subscription fee, as long as all other terms of the agreement have been met.
And if you see any pest activity between your regularly scheduled treatments, simply give us a call; we'll come back at no additional charge.