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Texas is home to 15 venomous snakes: 1 species of coral snake (Texas Coral Snake), 1 species of water moccasin or cottonmouth (Western Cottonmouth), 3 species of copperheads (Southern, Broadband and Trans-Pecos Copperhead) 10 species of rattlesnakes (Western Diamondback, Timber, Mottled Rock. Banded Rock, Northern Black-Tailed, Mojave, Prairie, Desert Massasauga, Western Massasauga and Western Pygmy Rattlesnakes).
The list of nonvenomous snakes includes over 100 species and subspecies. Depending where in Texas you live, you could have all four types of the venomous snakes living in your area (e.g., Southeast Texas has up to 60 nonvenomous snakes).
Snake evaluations (provided in Houston and the surrounding areas) include a thorough examination of your dwelling and property. Texas Rat Snakes will commonly live year-round, in attics, which provides an amazing control of rodents for the resident. There are times when these snakes will lay their eggs in the insulation of attics and the babies find their way inside. Texas Snakes & More can identify these entry points and determine if snakes live or have lived in your attic. Other species of snakes will live around the dwelling or storage areas. Our trained personnel will advise you on the how to make your landscape "snake unfriendly."
Please look over our tips and suggestions below to see if your situation or questions are answered.
Snake proofing your home, garage and personal property, and business, includes identifying snake activities, habitat and potential hiding places. Mr Clint teaches you or your handyman/landscaper how to snake proof your individual situation. As we inspect the entire area for where snakes live and where you have seen snakes, we capture each snake encountered. Every possible area where snakes can hide, brumate (hibernate), hunt for prey, lay eggs or have young, as well as enter your house or a structure, is evaluated.
As new housing developments come up around established neighborhoods, snakes move to where they feel safe -- under decks, houses, playgrounds, and in landscaped grasses and flower beds.
Snake traps require specific situations, such as large acreage or determining a positive entry and exit point where snakes are going in and out of your house or building. Contact Texas Snakes & More to learn how we can create a custom trap to capture snakes for your specific situation.
What You Can Do for Yourself
Did you find a snake in your house?
snakes are found in urban settings where toads/frogs and other
food sources are common. Look at each door threshold that leads
outside. Turn off lights inside and see if light is coming through
at the bottom. Look for openings around plumbing or electrical
junctions coming into the dwelling. Are there any holes in walls
for repairs, remodeling or where something poked a hole? If
any of these things exist, seal them permanently or temporarily
with "Great Stuff" expanding foam made by Dow Chemical.
Wire mesh like hardware cloth can also be used in larger areas.
"We cannot stop snakes from coming on to your property,
BUT we can keep them from living there." --Clint Pustejovsky