What is the best way to remove Eastern Garter Snakes from my property?

Do you live in Rockville and love to garden? Then you will want to keep your outdoors space as safe as possible for you and your family. One creature that could put your family in danger is the Eastern Garter Snake. This snake is often mistakenly called a Garden Snake because its name sounds similar to the word garden. The Eastern Garter Snake lives throughout the United States but particularly resides in very populated areas such as Rockville MD. You will know if there’s an Eastern Garter Snake living on your property if you see a snake that has a stripe along its spine. Fortunately, Eastern Garter Snakes are not venomous and they virtually cause no harm to humans. If an Eastern Garter Snake strikes you, you may suffer a scratch or bleeding from its tiny fangs. The snake is very adaptable as it can live in varying temperatures, regions and the snake can also survive in areas with an abundance of water or lack of water. When the Eastern Garter Snakes hibernate, they hibernate in groups and they prefer to seek shelter in dens or support structures. You may find this snake living under the steps of your home or even under your home deck. You will have a major snake problem with the Eastern Garter Snake living on your property is a female snake because the female will release a pheromone to attract mates and eventually she will deliver her babies on your property. The pheromone has a very potent odor to attract as many male snakes as possible. This could make you feel as if you home is being invaded as the female can have up to 80 young at a time. These snakes are carnivorous, meaning they will eat just about anything they can – snails, slugs, worms, birds, grasshoppers, as well as small mammals. If you are having an Eastern Garter Snake problem, your best solution is to hire a professional wildlife control company that offers humane snake removal services – such as Garter traps/ Snake tongs that can safely relocate Garter snakes. Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control will not only provide you humane snake removal solutions, but also teach how to prevent  Eastern Garter Snakes from returning to your property. Read up on our Snake Removal Services to see what we can do for you. Mid-Atlantic Wildlife Control is here to protect you from invasive wildlife. Our company is fully insured and licensed by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Delaware Fish & Game and Virginia Fish & Game. Call us for wildlife control services. Check us out on Facebook and Twitter as well!

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