Many people are afraid of snakes, in fact it is one of the most common fears amongst humans worldwide. Although many people are afraid of these animals, most of them are actually harmless and do not interfere with humans. In Minnesota only the Southeastern corner has venomous snakes, and still in this region the rattlesnake is rare.
Snakes are apart of the reptile family. They come in a variety of colors and many species have distinct markings or patterns so that you can tell them apart. Although they may seem like disgusting creatures they are actually a very important part of the ecosystem and it is important that they exist in order for our wild place to function as they should. As the biggest fear of snakes only comes from an irrational response from within ourselves, it is important to not kill snakes.
Snakes have a diverse diet, many of them eat other animals such as frogs, salamanders, insects, worms, small rodents and birds. All snakes consume their prey whole. The lower jaw is hinged and can open to surprising sizes, allowing the snake to consume prey larger than their mouth would otherwise accommodate.
Most of the time snakes will find refuge under piles of wood, debris, and also enjoy living in high grass and overgrown vegetation. If you have areas in your yard where you stack debris or wood there is a good chance that a snake will make this place it’s home. If you remove these items snakes will relocate and find new homes.
It is fairly rare for snakes to move inside garages or homes, but it does happen. Oftentimes this is caused if you have a rodent population living in your home. If you happen to have a very rare case of snakes inhabiting your home, garage shed or other infrastructure and do not feel comfortable removing them, then we are there to help. If you are looking for a snake exterminator in Andover, Ham Lake, Oak Grove, Coon Rapids and the surrounding area, our years of experience make us this number one choice.
All of our work is done humanely and we do not want to harm animals. We understand that they are an important part of the ecosystem and that we can live with them together. We also fix any areas where the snakes may be invading and will remove brush piles so that they will not inhabit these areas. If you have a problem with snakes, let us help you! Call MN Wild Animal Management Inc today!