There are several different snake species in Minnesota, and luckily for us it is very uncommon to come across a venomous snake here in our home state. Snakes range from 10 cm to several feet long and have a variety of colors. Although many people fear snakes, there is a very low probability that any snake you come across in Minnesota are dangerous, and snakes are a very important part of the ecosystem. Snakes help control rodent populations, and are no risk to humans despite their bad reputation. Although many people fear this animal, it is because they are greatly misunderstood.
Snakes are cold-blooded animals and that is why they sun in the summer months and hibernate in the winter months. Because snakes regulate their body temperature by the outside temperature, they will often den together in the winter to share body heat and keep warm.
All snakes should be treated with respect like all other species. Although they have a bad reputation and are a very misunderstood animal, they still warrant respect and should be left alone regardless if you believe they are venomous or not. If you are worried about the snake being venomous, it is best to leave it alone and let the experts deal with the snake. In Minnesota although very rail, timber rattlesnakes do exist, and they have the rattle tail which makes them very easy to distinguish. Of course, close examination of a snake of unknown type can be dangerous.
Whether snakes already populate your land or there’s a worry they might, a couple of steps can help prevent snakes creating a permanent home near yours. Removing as much of their preferred habitat as possible such as wood piles, debri and high grass can help prevent snake infestations. Second, seal any openings leading into your home or garage to avoid snakes moving inside.
If you are living in Minneapolis and are considered about a snake infestation then MN Wild Animal Management Inc. can help you. With over 35 years of experience, we are here to help you. We understand how to deal with common pests that invade your home and business and also remove animals in a humane way. We understand that animals were here before we were and therefore it is best to treat them with respect. Our prices include no surprises, and our services are backed by a four year warranty for your peace of mind. We will also fix any structural damage and remove any homes to prevent any future infestations. We are the leaders in the industry and are here for our Minneapolis clients.