Fort Lauderdale Snakes

With year-round hot and humid weather, Fort Lauderdale, FL, is a snake's ideal habitat. In fact, with around 50 species of venomous and non-venomous snakes, Florida has more types of these pests than any state except Texas. The varieties local residents are most likely to come across are rat, garter, black racer, ring-necked, and green snakes. These are generally harmless and may actually prove helpful by eating rodents, lizards, and other pests that infest lawns. However, the city is also home to four venomous species: eastern diamondback and pygmy rattlesnakes, cottonmouths, and coral snakes.

Dangers Posed by Snakes in the Yard

Snakes may be found in dry or wetland habitats hanging around brushy areas, leaf litter, fallen logs, or bodies of water. The pests may also move into yards in Fort Lauderdale to live in abandoned burrows or even inside walls and under decks. While they don't seek out humans to bite them, it's easy to accidentally trigger a snake's self-defense instincts by stepping on it. If bitten, do not wait for symptoms to develop. While most bites are not life-threatening, if the species of the offending snake is unclear, caution is the best policy. Contact medical professionals right away for treatment.

Prevention and Removal

To make yards unattractive to snakes, keep tall grasses trimmed and eliminate rock or lumber piles, which are preferred hiding places. Be sure to listen for any noises the pests make, such as hissing or rattling sounds, to avoid being bitten. While trying to kill snakes may be tempting, this is not an effective way for residents to control the problem. Not only is it dangerous, but killing off non-venomous, beneficial snakes may allow rodent infestations to grow, attracting more dang erous species. Instead, contact the wildlife experts at Critter Control for help with controlling snake problems in the Fort Lauderdale area.

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