Bugs aren’t the only things that become more active in the Georgia summer. Snakes also come out of hiding when the weather warms up.
Common Snakes in Georgia
First of all, remember that of the 42 types of snakes in Georgia, only six are venomous: copperheads, water moccasins/cottonmouths, timber rattlesnakes, eastern coral snakes, eastern diamondback rattlesnakes, and pigmy rattlesnakes. Most are quite shy and secretive, but it’s a good idea to learn to identify these snakes so you know if you have a problem.
The best way to prevent snakes on your property is to make your property uninviting to them. Contact Progressive Pest Control to prevent rodents and other critters from living in your space, thus depriving most snakes of their food. We can also put out snake repellent to keep your yard safe for your pets and family.
If You Encounter a Snake
Snakes are important predators in our environment and help to keep rodent populations in check. Even non-venomous snakes may bite if threatened, however, so if you encounter a snake, don’t bother it! Take a step back and let it go on its way. Most are just trying to get from point A to point B. Practice good snake etiquette: wear long sleeves, long pants, and good boots when walking in tall grass, and never put your hand into an area you can’t see.
Call Progressive Pest Control today to get your home and yard ready for a beautiful spring and summer full of outdoor fun!