Summer is Snake Season: How to Stay Safe
Snakes tend to leave their hiding spots more in the summer particularly in the late evening where you may see them lying on warm concrete driveways, steps, and sidewalks. While most snakes are harmless and beneficial there are some that are venomous. It is best to treat all snakes with care and either leave them alone or call a professional Atlanta wildlife control company to remove the unwanted snake.
When we think of the summer season most of us picture the beach, BBQs, juicy watermelon, and warm weather. But we should also consider that we are not the only ones out and about during the summer. Often Atlanta pest control companies are kept busy removing unwanted snakes from area properties.
Snakes are usually shy and like to stay hidden but in early evening you can often find them sunning themselves on rocks, sidewalks and driveways. Snakes tend to be more active during the summer and it important to be aware of your surroundings and you should avoid areas of tall grass and brush as well as wearing proper shoes and socks when hiking. Make sure that your yard and play areas are properly maintained by cutting the grass and removing overgrowth as well as eliminating places where snakes can hide.
If you see a snake it is best to avoid them and soon they will go on their merry way, if you cannot tolerate their presence or you think they may be dangerous you can call North Fulton Pest Solutions they are a full service pest Atlanta pest control company and they will remove the snake for you. Trying to catch or kill a snake can be dangerous leading to bites which can sometimes be deadly.
There are 41 known species of snakes in the state of Georgia, only six of those are venomous. It is helpful to know enough about our local snake population that you can determine if a snake is dangerous or not but at the same time it is better to err on the side of caution and stay away from the snake. Snakes are a very important part of eco-system that feed on rodents, insects, and even other snakes. Give them the space they need and they can help keep other pests from your yard.
Spending time outdoors is a great way to enjoy your summer but keep an eye out for wandering snakes and use you good judgment. If you think that they are harmless let them be and if they are a nuisance or you think they may be venomous call your Atlanta wildlife control, North Fulton Pest Solutions.