There are many venomous and non-venomous snakes found in Tennessee neighborhoods and often times they come into conflict with humans. Humane snake removal and control is one of our most common nuisance wildlife services. When temperatures begin to warm in March-April, the snakes come out of hibernation.
They remain near the den entrance for a few days, sunning themselves, then make their way to their summer habitats. Most snakes are secretive in their summer activities, hunting at night and remaining inactive and out of sight for days at a time during the digestive period, after eating a squirrel or small rabbit. Consequently, more snakes are seen in the spring and fall migrations to and from their winter homes. Snakes are cold-blooded (ectothermic) and they rely on external sources to regulate their body temperature. When snakes are too hot they retreat into the shade or into a burrow.
When a snake is too cold they sun themselves or find a surface, such as a paved road, to absorb the heat from the asphalt. It is common to find snakes on the road in the evening hours as they attempt to warm their bodies by lying on asphalt or concrete paved areas. Whether they are venomous or non-venomous, most people are extremely afraid of snakes and want them gone.
Snakes are among the most misunderstood of all animals. As a result, many harmless, beneficial snakes have met untimely deaths at the hands of shovel-wielding humans. All snakes are an important part of the natural food chain, eating a variety of prey—from mice and birds to frogs and insects. Snakes are most active at night and during early morning and late evening hours.
If the presence of snakes is undesirable, reduce their food supply, shelter, and encourage their natural predators. The reduction of shelter, such as rock piles, woodpiles, tall grass will limits their hiding places. But sometimes snakes also enter houses, barns and other buildings. They are attracted by the presence of rodents (will also use holes made by them) or insects as well as by the cool, damp, dark areas of buildings. To keep snakes out of houses or other buildings, all points of entry must be sealed and install snake proof fence.
If you suspect you have a snake in your house you should call our snake removal experts immediately. Our snake control Experts have the necessary training and skills to remove your nuisance snakes and complete the necessary habitat modifications and exclusion techniques stated above to keep snakes out of your home or yard.