Snakes are Slivering through San Antonio Texas
This time of year has become a popular time for snakes to be on the move. Recent rainfall and other weather extreme events have flushed snakes out of their habitat and into more populated areas. Snakes who are displaced from their more permanent homes tend to reestablish themselves in backyards with grass, gardens, trees and other vegetation that makes them feel more at home. Snakes are great at hiding out and many homeowners are unaware that snakes are on their property until they turn over their lawn chair to find a slivering friend hiding out. San Antonio is home to four dangerous venomous snake species; Cottonmouth, Rattlesnake, Copperhead, and Coral Snake as well as non-venomous snake species such as rat snakes and garter snakes. Many of these snakes live in urban or neighborhood settings in the city of San Antonio and it can be difficult to tell a harmless snake from a dangerous one. That’s why if you see a snake on your property, it’s best to call a professional pest control company like A Five Star Pest & Termite Control!
San Antonio TX is Home to a Variety of Venomous Snake Species such as the Copperhead
San Antonio is home to a variety of snake species, as it provides the perfect environment for snakes to survive and thrive. One of the most common species of snake that can be found in San Antonio and surrounding areas is the copperhead snake. Copperhead snakes are often found in rocky areas and wooded bottomlands. In the spring, many copperhead snakes are found along streams and rivers, as well as weed covered vacant lots. Copperhead snakes have chestnut or reddish brown cross bands on lighter colored bodies.
Beware of the Cottonmouth Snake in San Antonio Texas!
The cottonmouth snake can be deadly, especially if bitten multiple times. Cottonmouth snakes are swimmers and eat fish. They are often found swimming up rivers and streams. Cottonmouth snakes are dark in color, sometimes black, dark brown or even a dark green olive color. The cottonmouth snake gets its name from the white color of tissue found inside of its mouth. The cottonmouth snake is also known as the water moccasin. If you are ever swimming in the river or stream and hear someone yell “water moccasin!” get out of Dodge as quick as you can!
The Diamondback Rattlesnake Bite is Lethal
One of the most lethal snakes slithering around San Antonio is the diamondback rattlesnake. This rattlesnake is a large snake that measures roughly five feet long. This is a thick bodied and heavy snake that is usually brown and tan in color with cross bands that are wide. The tail of this rattlesnake is completely black and when this snake feels threatened at all, you will hear the frightful sound of its rattle shaking.
Snake, Rodent & Wildlife Pest Inspections, Prevention, Control & Removal in San Antonio, New Braunfels, Cibolo, Seguin, Canyon Lake Texas
If you see any snakes on your property or near your home, contact A Five Star Termite and Pest Control immediately. Our pest technicians are skilled and experienced in removing snakes from your property and keeping you and your family safe from the threats they pose.