Snakes like water—some live in it, some swim in it, and some live nearby. Bodies of fresh water support many animals, including frogs, birds, mice and insects, all of which are snake’s favorite foods. Potomac is a big river, which means there are lots of snakes along its banks. If any of them are bothering you, contact Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control for fast and effective snake removal in Potomac.
Common Snakes Near Potomac
There are 27 snakes species native to Maryland, but not all of them are equally common. Here are some of the most common ones you are likely to encounter on your property and occasionally in your house:
- Black rat snake
- Garter snake
- Northern copperhead
- Northern black racer
- Northern water snake
Is That a Poisonous Snakes in My Yard?
It very well could be. One of the snakes we listed above, the northern copperhead, is very common in Maryland and it’s a venomous one. There is another venomous snake in Maryland—timber rattlesnake—but it’s far less common, especially in residential areas.
Northern copperhead has a brownish-orange color that helps the snake blend in well with dirt and dead leaves. If you see this snake, never attempt to approach it or pick it up, no matter how small it is. A copperhead bite can be a bad one and needs to be treated as soon as possible with an anti-venom to get the swelling down. Feel free to call us for snake removal in Potomac if you find a copperhead in your yard. Most snakes are harmless, but this one can be dangerous and will make it difficult to enjoy the outdoors.
Snakes Got Into My House!
Around September when the weather starts getting cold, snakes may find their way into our homes. Sometimes they are looking for a warm spot to hibernate, and other times they are following a mouse trail. If you have mice in your home, you probably also have holes in your crawlspace or garage. Most snakes can also easily climb vertical surfaces, such as trees and even your home’s siding. If you have holes along the roof line, snakes can use them to access your attic.
Snakes are very flexible and sneaky. Most people don’t even know they have a snake problem until they see snake skin or find tiny baby snakes that just hatched. If you notice any of these signs, contact Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control today. We can find and remove nuisance snakes from your home or property. We also make sure to repair any holes we find to prevent other snakes from using the same access points.
Contact us today for professional snake removal in Potomac.