Snakes can either be harmless or deadly, so it’s important to call an expert to handle the problem. Venomous snakes like the Northern Copperhead rattlesnake pose a serious health risk to people and pets and should be avoided at all costs. In many cases, homeowners have been bitten by rattlesnakes while attempting to trap them. There are many snakes found in Berks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties: Hognose snakes, Garter snakes, Green snakes, Milk snakes, Racer snakes, Rat snakes, Ribbon snakes and Ringneck snakes. Every now and then, an irresponsible pet owner releases a Boa Constrictor, Python or Anaconda. None of these snakes are native to the area and do very poorly in our climate.
What To Do If Bitten By A Snake
- If Bitten By A Copperhead: Stay calm and lay down with the bitten limb lower than the heart. Have someone CALL 911 immediately. Don’t attempt to tourniquet the snake bite or cut and suck the wound. These half-measures waste precious time and the wound is often made worse. If you are alone, do not panic, stay calm. Walk calmly to the nearest phone and CALL 911.
- If Bitten By Any Other Snake: Leave the snake alone. Wash the wound with soap and water and seek medical attention. If you are unsure as to what type of snake bit you, check the bite for two puncture marks. If you see two distinct puncture marks, and feel intense, searing pain at the bite site – you have been bitten by a Copperhead rattlesnake. Other snakes bites will have a half circle shape with multiple teeth marks.
Snake Trapping & Removal
If you have called us out to your property for snake removal, keep an eye on the snake’s location until we arrive with proper snake handling equipment. After capture, we’ll release the snake far from your home. In situations where we cannot release the snake, it is euthanized in a humane manner. All snake trapping is done in accordance with local, state and federal laws.
Snake Exclusion & Snake Proofing
If you have a snake problem, we recommend excluding snakes from the structure. Snakes use existing openings around the home for dens. We eliminate the presence of future snakes by sealing any openings that they might use.
Why Do People Trust Patriot To Remove Snakes?
Patriot Pest Solutions offers over 20 years experience in snake removal and trapping. We’re family owned and locally operated. Patriot Pest Solutions is a fully insured and licensed with the Pennsylvania Game Commission, National Wildlife Control Operators Association and the Pennsylvania Trappers Association. All of our certified, state-licensed technicians are fully insured and ready to eliminate your snake problem. Our treatment methodology was devised by our own in-house Associate Certified Entomologist, one of twelve in the entire state of Pennsylvania. Contact us today for a FREE evaluation of your snake infestation.
NWCOA Certified Pros
We’re Certified Wildlife Professionals by the National Wildlife Control Operators Association. Our technicians are up to date with the latest training and certifications to provide you with the best and safest wildlife management service possible.
Proud Members of the PTA
We’re proud to be a part of the Pennsylvania Trapper’s Association which promotes the humane trapping of wildlife. The Pennsylvania Trappers Association grew from just a handful of trappers in 1936 to become the largest state trapper’s organization in the United States.