Miami is home to all types of snakes. Although some are completely harmless such as milk snakes, others like the eastern coral snake have neurotoxic venom. If bitten by one, it can affect your nervous system causing paralysis to the diaphragm. Because most homeowners are not familiar with different species of snakes, Critter Control of Miami often receives calls to remove snakes from:
- Residents’ yards
- Underneath a home or deck
- In a swimming pool
- Inside a home or garage
Critter Control of Miami doesn’t recommend you try removing the snake yourself as removal is usually done by hand or with a tong. It’s best to let a professional handle the situation because most snake bites occur when a person without the proper training tries to catch or kill a snake on their own.
There are a few preventative measures you can try and do to help prevent snakes from entering your property or your home. Try and make your home less attractive to snakes by:
- Making sure to fill gaps underneath concrete
- Removing excess clutter on your property
- Keeping grass and plants cut short
- Sealing any entry holes that may lead in to your home
If you’re seeing frequent snake intruders on your property, call Critter Control of Miami at 305-363-7136 to have them properly removed. We have trained team members that know how to handle both nonvenomous and venomous snakes using effective and humane methods. Contact us today and let us help your family, your property, and the wildlife.