North America has a variety of venomous snakes that will bite if provoked. You should never bother a snake, no matter what kind it is. It does help to know what characteristics make up a venomous snake. This way, you can be more careful around them, and you will know what to do if someone is bitten. If you have a snake problem, make sure to contact a professional animal removal service. They know how to handle snakes and avoid getting bitten. Don’t attempt to perform the animal removal on your own, as some snakes can be very dangerous. Refer to this handy guide anytime you need a reminder of what makes a snake venomous.
Know the Species in Your Area
Four kinds of venomous snakes live in the United States. Rattlesnakes, cottonmouths, copperheads, and coral snakes can all be found in various areas across the United States. All of these snakes are pit vipers with the exception of the coral snake. Looking at pictures of these snakes can give you a good idea of what they look like and can help you identify them if you see one. If you see one of these snakes near or in your house, contact an animal removal service right away.
Know the Physical Characteristics
Pit vipers all have a few common characteristics that can help you quickly identify them. The first is the shape of their head. Pit vipers have arrowhead-shaped heads. Sometimes you’ll hear people say that you can tell if a snake’s head is triangular that it’s venomous. The fact is, most snakes have somewhat triangular-shaped heads. The big difference is pit vipers have a much thicker head than non-venomous snakes. Their bodies are also much thicker. Pit vipers also have small heat-sensing pits on their snouts. Ideally, you shouldn’t be close enough to determine if they have these pits. Rattlesnakes will also have their infamous rattle to give you a hint that you shouldn’t mess with them.
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Coral snakes are a special case because they throw all of those rules we mentioned out the window. They’re venomous, but they have rounded heads and they aren’t thick. They also aren’t pit vipers, so they don’t have a heat-sensing pit. Luckily, they’re very brightly colored, so they’re easy to spot. They also happen to have the same colors as the harmless milk snake. So how do you tell the difference? Use this simple rhyme to help you remember, “Red touches black, safe for Jack. Red touches yellow, kill a fellow.” Regardless, if you find a snake in your home, you should contact a professional animal removal service.
Contact Animal Remover for Animal Removal Services
When you find a snake in your home, don’t take your chances. Contact a professional animal removal service right away. Animal Remover can safely and humanely remove the snake from your home. Contact us for your nuisance animal removal needs. Don’t try to do it yourself.