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Florida Venomous & Non Venomous Snakes

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Listen, it’s no surprise that Florida is home to so much different wildlife. Especially everyone’s favorite. Snakes. You may have seen many snakes around and thought to yourself, “how can i remove or relocate this snake”. You’re a caring person for thinking of such but should not even consider attempting to handle the snake if you have no idea what the risk are.

If you fall into the category, like most in Florida, of not knowing a venomous snake from a non-venomous snake, it’s best to call an expert to take care of the problem. All snakes in the Florida ecosystem have their place; however, that place may not be in your garage or in your home.

What Is The Difference Between Venomous & Poisonous Snakes?

There’s no such thing as a poisonous snake. The term itself is not correct – any snake possessing toxicity is in actuality a “Venomous” snake. Venom is injected, poison is ingested. The term is properly applied depending on the animal’s (or plant’s) mode of introducing it’s toxin into something else’s system.

The Difference Between Venomous & Poisonous Snakes

Venomous is when the toxin is injected into something else, be it a bite or a sting. Poisonous is when the toxin is eaten or absorbed through the skin. Snakes can be venomous, as can scorpions, spiders, many fish and even bees (that’s why the sting hurts so much!). But no snake is poisonous, -you can eat a snake (although I don’t advise it) without getting envenomated. Things that are poisonous include many amphibians, a large number of plants. Different snake control products like moth balls, snake repellants, snake pesticide or reptile repellants are a waste of time. Contracting a professional snake exterminator to come in and set up a snake removal plan, which can include trapping and removing and an extensive search of the property and buildings. Do not try to be your own snake catcher, with the amount of invasive species we have here in Florida snake control is something best left to the experts. Weather you have snakes in your house or just need snake removal from your garden. Do not waste your money and time with snake repellant plants or snake sticks, snake repellant spray and things like snake away are not how you get rid of snakes. Watching a few snake catching videos will not make you the next Steve Irwin or Jack Hanna, snake bites are painful and expensive. Make a note of the snakes location and contact Affordable Wildlife Removal immediately and we’ll come to you and humanely remove the snake from your house or place of business. Call our Emergency Animal Hotline at (866) 808-7277 and we’ll make a priority call to take care of your snake problem.

Who Do I Call For Snake Removal? 

Burmese Pythons Removal

Most people dread snakes – any sign of them can send people into a panic. The vast majority of snakes we deal with are non-venomous, however care must be taken during the occasional encounter with a venomous snake. The most common indicator that someone has a snake problem is after a visual encounter; however shed skin can also be an indicator. Certain species will often enter the attic or crawlspace of someone who is experiencing a rodent problem.

If you fall into the category, like most in Florida, of not knowing a venomous snake from a non-venomous snake, it’s best to call an expert to take care of the problem. All snakes in the Florida ecosystem have their place; however, that place may not be in your garage or in your home.

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Are Snakes Good Pets?

Al thought there are many species that can be tamed if properly cared for at a young age it is highly advised that you do not take on that responsibility of keeping it for life instead of letting go of the animal and potentially ruining a whole eco-system

Recent news reports have educated people to the dangers of pet constrictors (Boa constrictors, Burmese pythons) escaping or being released into the wilds of Florida. Along with Central Florida’s venomous species, this should be a concern for the safety of your children and pets.


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Our Wildlife Control Services

Bat Removal

Bats in the attic can easily go unnoticed, when they are discovered the damage from guano accumulation is usually quite extensive. Florida bats can not be removed between April 15 through August 15.

Raccoon Removal

Raccoons in the attic has cause large amounts of damage to the attic insulation, structural beams, often leave large amounts of feces and can even cause water damage from the entry points that they make.

Squirrel Removal

Squirrels in the attic present their own set of problems for a homeowner. Squirrels are known to gnaw the coating from electrical wires which are said to be the cause of 20% of both home and business fires.

Other Wildlife

No matter what your wildlife need may be, we always use a professional approach and our years of experience to find the best and most importantly, the most affordable humane animal removal solution for your needs.