It’s that time of the year where we find ourselves enjoying the great outdoors more, but this could put us at risk of encountering nuisance wildlife that could be dangers to our health. One nuisance wildlife you should be on the lookout for is the Black Rat Snake.
Facts About the Black Rat Snake
The Black Rat Snake, also known as Elaphe Obsoleta Obsoleta, is FairFax County Virginia’s largest snake. This snake can grow 8 feet long and it can be easily spotted by its predominately black scales and white belly. You can find the Black Rat Snakes commonly in forests, fields, marshes and around farmland. The snakes often come out during the Spring and Fall and they are very active on sunny days in the Spring and Fall. During the Summer, the Black Rat Snakes are highly active at night. They are very dangerous to people and pets because these snakes are very skillful climbers. In fact, Black Rat Snakes climb high in trees to find prey at any giving time. You may even find them hiding in woodpecker holes and barn rafters. A female Black Rat Snake can lay 5 to 30 eggs at a time in logs, under rocks, or dead leaves. The prey of Black Rat Snakes die of suffocation when squeezed to death by the snakes. If you have Black Rat Snake problems or any other nuisance wildlife problems, Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control is here as your humane animal removal and wildlife control technician. We offer full service Wildlife control services in FairFax County Virginia and the surrounding area. Black Rat Snake removal is pest control service that many wildlife control technicians do not have the proper equipment or expertise to handle. Our highly qualified FairFax wild life technicians have the equipment and expertise to handle physical removal, exclusion services and sealing to protect your property and family from Black Rat Snakes and other Snake types. We specialize in humanely removing both venomous and non-venomous snakes from properties. For more information read up on our Snake Removal Services. 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