Snakes are fairly easy to identify, but it's best to be cautious if you see a snake on your property. Chances are that they will leave you alone if you leave them alone, but They can be aggressive if approached. Snakes do not typically cause any damage, but they can flatten crops in gardens and cause a fright when humans stumble upon them.  If you see a snake on your property, call Critter Control of New Hampshire at 603.424.7452 and we will form a snake prevention and removal plan. You can also leave us more information here.

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  • Various methods of exclusion help reduce the possibility of encountering snakes in residential zones.

  • Seal any holes on the exterior of buildings large enough for snakes to get through.

  • Cut back tall grasses and weeds and keep woodpiles far enough away from homes to eliminate hiding places.
  • In addition, property owners can make modifications to eliminate prey species that attract snakes to the area.
  • Snakes are reptiles found in just about every part of the world, living in deserts, forested regions, marshes, grasslands, and even bodies of water.
  • Most snakes people encounter are harmless or considered beneficial because they feed on other common pests, including insects, amphibians, and small mammals like rodents.
  • However, some snakes are venomous and put both humans and household pets in danger simply by being present.
  • Varying in size and color depending on the species, snakes found in the United States grow an average length of 3 feet (1 m) and may appear uniform in color or display patterns along their bodies.
  • Venomous snakes, like rattlesnakes, cottonmouths, and copperheads, tend to have spade-shaped heads and elliptical pupils.
  • Non-venomous snakes have round pupils and narrower heads.
  • They are covered in scales that are leathery to the touch.

Snake Problems

  • Most snakes are relatively harmless and will actually flee from human interaction.
  • When cornered, snakes hiss, coil, and either strike or bluff at offending parties.
  • Though this can be frightening to experience, especially for young children and curious pets, no harm is typically caused.
  • Nonvenomous snake bites are painful but leave no lasting effects.
  • When shelter and sources of food are scarce in their natural habitat, snakes enter homes and yards much more frequently.
  • They can get inside houses through cracks in building foundations, tears in window and door screens, and even through holes that serve electrical conduits and plumbing.
  • Tall grasses in unkempt lawns provide snakes with ideal hiding and hunting grounds while stacks of firewood, brush, and junk piles offer the reptiles suitable shelter.

Full-Service Snake Removal

Even though certain species of snakes are not venomous, all snakes have the capacity to harm both humans and domestic animals. They strike when cornered, which makes attempts to trap them dangerous. Critter Control wildlife specialists can safely and humanely remove problematic snakes from properties. Our professionals are trained, equipped, and ready to keep members of the public safe by eliminating dangerous snakes.

We can help you get rid of snake problems. 603.424.7452

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Snakes in your home, garden or rock piles? Those slithering serpents are probably harmless. Critter Control can help you deal with snakes in a humane and rational way. If you see a snake and are concerned, call Critter Control and our trained technicians can oftentimes catch the snake if it is still there.
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