When You Should Call for Common Garter Snake Removal
Also known as garden snakes, garter snakes exist in 35 species, and they are the most common snake species in North America. The Common garter snake is not poisonous and generally completely harmless. If anything, these highly adaptable creatures help to get rid of pests as they feed on small rodents such as rats and mice.
But how do you know it’s a garter snake and not some other dangerous critter, and how do you know when you should call for common garter snake removal? While garter snakes are harmless, they can cause several problems in your home or garden. Read on to learn more from our professionals at Shumaker’s Animal Control.
How to Identify Garter Snakes
Garter snakes have slim bodies covered with stripes of different colors, such as green, red, orange, and yellow. If you look at this type of snake keenly, you will notice deep color on the upper body and lighter shades on the underbelly.
Their length varies between 15 to 35 inches. However, some garden snakes can be as long as 6 feet. Another distinctive feature is their tongues which are red, while the tip is pitch black.
You are more likely to spot garter snakes during summer as they enjoy roaming in gardens on sunny afternoons. It is also possible to spot them during spring, but only during the day. Now that you know that garter snakes are harmless and you can easily identify them, you must be wondering if they cause any problems, right?
Problems Caused by Garter Snakes
While garden snakes are relatively harmless, they do have small teeth, but not fangs, that can bite. If you get too close to a garter snake or try to touch it, a nasty bite may follow, and if you don’t care for the area bitten, it could get infected and cause further problems. Therefore, you should always stay away from these snakes.
Another problem with these critters is the awful odor that they give off. They are the smelliest species of snakes in the USA, and I’m sure you may not like the smell.
These creatures can also become a nuisance. Maybe the snakes appeared out of nowhere to devour your baby chickens or other small animals. Maybe they are too many in your yard, and they have made a residence under your house.
Though these snakes help with pest control, removing them is the best idea if you’re concerned about any potential dangers. However, be careful not to kill them or confront them if you spot them in your home. You can always call a professional animal removal company to help you humanely remove them.
Reach Out to Shumaker’s Animal Control for Humane Garter Snake Removal
Do you have a Garter snake problem in Maryland? The professionals at Shumaker’s Animal Control can help. Our animal removal policy is to humanely trap animals in live traps and then relocate them to an approved wildlife management area. We then seal all entry points to ensure that no other animal can enter the premises.
We have over two decades of experience helping Maryland residents get rid of kinds of snakes humanely. Call us today at (443) 854-8072 to speak to an animal removal expert. You can also fill out the contact form on our website. Our team will reach out to you promptly.