Washington, DC Snake Removal
Fairfax County has an abundance of snakes, from venomous pit vipers like
copperheads or rattlers, to harmless snakes like rat snakes and garter
snakes. Many of these snakes live in urban or neighborhood settings in
the city of Washington, DC.
I have spent my career talking with hundreds of snake removal guys
throughout the USA, and I myself have personally trained close to 20 so
far. In the city of Washington, DC, I recommend Mid-Atlantic Wildlife, and west of
the city I recommend ACS Wildlife. He can usually come out same-day, often very quickly, to
catch your unwanted snake(s).
DC: Mid-Atlantic Wildlife - 202-557-1443
FAIRFAX: ACS Wildlife - 703-881-3164
I like this wildlife removal company, and I think they are your best bet
for snake control in Washington, DC. If he is not available, you can do a search
for a different Washington, DC snake removal company, but be sure you are
comfortable with their service and prices before you hire. Washington, DC snake
control is of course a specialty field, and not every expert in you hire
is the same - you don't want to hire a snake exterminator or pest
control company, but a specialty Fairfax County wild animal removal professional.
Snake Tip: How do you get snakes out of your house -
First, figure out why you have snakes inside your house. If there is a damaged area of the building that is letting them inside, it needs to be repaired. Aside from the implications of multiple snakes inside of the home, you need to figure out if the animals are venomous or not. This will have a major impact on how you handle the reptiles. Nonvenomous animals like corn snakes can be picked up using gloves and a pillowcase. The snake is then relocated to an area where it will have adequate shelter. If you are not sure what kind of snake is in your home and can’t comfortably say if it is venomous or not, you need to call a professional to come and retrieve it. Almost all the reported snake bites in the country result from someone trying to handle a snake unnecessarily. If the animal is deadly, the risk is not worth it. A professional will have the equipment necessary to handle the situation at the lowest level of risk possible. If time is not an issue, you can try to catch the snake with a snake trap. This requires you to have the animal confined to an unused room. This is almost never practical; however, it can work well if you are of a mind to try it.
Washington, DC Reader Emails:
Hi David, I started out looking for information on a small snake that was found in the backyard. I was told it appeared to be a baby rattler. No one has shown it to me yet, so I just Googled "Washington, DC snake control" and yours came up! Wow! You have a plethora of information available, and I am very impressed. Not only have you done a great job on your blog, but you presented so much well organized information. Back in Washington, DC - where I am from, we find even young rattle snakes have small rattlers - and we try to stay away from them. The tarantulas aren't such a big deal, but we sure teach our kids to watch out for those snakes. David, you have done such a great job on your blog! It is simply unfair that all the in formation available on your blog would also not be available in another venue. Have you ever considered promoting your knowledge and experience through a book or ebook, and thus contributing towards your passion for the education of wildlife and your work? If you'd like to know what I have in mind, please email me back. I have some great ideas! Debby
Hi David, We have this large snake in our pond in the back yard of our home in Tampa. We want to find out if it is venomous, if we should kill it, or let it live. It made a home in a drain that pours out into our pond. Here is a picture. I would greatly appreciate it, if you could let me know what it is. Here at work, I get many opinions. Also - if we should kill it, what is the best way, or should I call the zoo? It is large - about 6 feet long and thick, could be a nice snake for the zoo. Please let me know when you get a chance. Thanks in advance for your time, Dorit
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luck with your Washington, DC snake problem!
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