Welcome to District Wildlife Solutions! We are a family owned and operated wildlife removal company servicing Montgomery County MD and the greater Washington DC area. Our company specializes in humane wildlife trapping, removal and repairing of the damage caused by these unwanted guests. We specialize in bird conbtrol, bat colony removal, wild animal and rodent trapping and removal. We handle species such as squirrels, raccoons, skunks, opossums, groundhogs, snakes, and more. We pride ourselves on the quality of our work as well as our commitment to outstanding results. We look forward to building long-term relationships with our clients and guarantee your satisfaction! Weare a locally owned and operated company that values honesty and integrity, and stands behind our work. Call us now at 240-292-0099 for your Washington DC wildlife control needs.
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Snakes are one of the animal species that is found in many areas of the country, but can have such differences in between the varieties of snakes to the point that different varieties also have to be dealt with differently. One of the things to not when dealing with a snake problem, but you cannot identify the species is that because of the potential for a snake to be venomous, you may wish to hire a professional to deal with the problem. In truth however, because of the nature that a snake will hunt for food, the humane methods of dealing with the animal are often the most humane ways of resolving the problem.
Signs Of Snake Activity Near Your Property
If you are worried that you may have a snake active in or around your properties,, there are several ways that you may be able to use to identify whether there is a snake present, and this doesn’t have to be something as obvious as discovering a snake skin. Like any other animals, snakes will leave droppings if they are active around your property, and these will tend to be soft, but can have some visible fur in the feces depending on their diet. You may also see signs of snake movement, which will have a distinctive wave-like shape through damp or moist soil if you do have any of this present around your home.
Using Adhesive Traps To Catch And Relocate A Snake
The most common method of dealing with a snake humanely is to use an adhesive trap to catch the snake, and in this scenario it is important to make sure that you have identified the species that you are trying to catch, and use a trap of an appropriate size. You should make sure that you place the trap in an area where you can see signs of snake activity, and the best location is usually at the base of a wall or fence where you have seen signs of snake activity. You will then need to monitor the trap regularly until you have caught the snake causing the problem, and then relocate the snake at least ten miles away in a rural area. To release the snake, remove the cover from the trap, and pour vegetable oil over the snake, which will then loosen the adhesive.
Using A Maze Trap
A maze trap is similar in some ways to an adhesive trap, in that it is generally encased in a box, but instead of having an adhesive, inside the walls of the maze force the snake to get in further and further, but prevent it from getting out. In terms of the location of the trap, this can be placed using the same guidelines as the adhesive trap. The key difference with using a maze trap is when you release the snake, as you will remove the lid of the trap and upend the snake, so you may want to take precautions to ensure it doesn’t strike at you.
Preventing Future Snake Infestations
There are several steps that you can take that will prevent snake infestations around your property in future, and one of these is to make sure that you don’t have food sources for the snakes around your home. Snakes are generally attracted to domestic properties because of a rodent problem, so make sure that you deal with any rodent problem around your home promptly. There are also steps that you can take to amend your fencing to make it more difficult for the snakes to get in, so you may wish to consider a wire mesh fence with a narrow space between the wires, and also consider embedding this into the ground to prevent them from slithering underneath.