Animal Control Solutions ~ 703-881-3170
Alexandria Snake Removal and Snake Control experts of Animal Control Solutions provide services to remove venomous and nonvenomous snakes. Snakes are a particular problem during the warm months when they are the most active. Common services provided in Alexandria include the removal of snakes in basements, snakes in house and snakes in garages are common problems in Alexandra, VA.
In Alexandria the mere mention of the word 'snake' evokes an emotional response. It may be wonder, exhilaration, shock or even fear. Many of these responses occur because snakes appear and behave unlike any other animal we know in Alexandria County. Others are deeply rooted in tales and myths that give snakes extraordinary powers and abilities. Regardless of their source, misconceptions about snakes have made them among the most persecuted of all animals in Virginia and most locally Alexandria County. In Virginia a common reaction to a snake is to kill it whether or not it poses a danger. However, the fact is that most snakes in the local area are harmless and even the dangerous ones would rather flee than fight. Once we begin to learn about snakes, we can replace our misconceptions with facts and our fears with curiosity, and we can begin to appreciate their important role they have in our Alexandria environment.
Snakes are reptiles and belong to the same group of animals as lizards, turtles and crocodiles. Reptiles have dry scales that shed periodically. Unlike mammals and birds, reptiles cannot generate body heat and depend on outside sources to raise their body temperature. This trait makes them wait out long periods of extensive cold and hot conditions that we experience in the Alexandria area of VA, a habit that contributes to their secretive nature.
Snakes differ from other reptiles by having no legs, ears, or eyelids, and by possessing only one functional lung. The most notable characteristic of a snake is its extremely long, slender body. A snake's body allows it to effortlessly climb, swim, and slip into the smallest spaces including your home and basement areas of your house. Although snakes lack ears and cannot technically hear, they do have the ability to detect low frequency vibrations from the air and ground. Instead of eyelids, snakes have a clear scale covering for each eye. The shedding of this scale causes the eye to cloud over for a few days, which led to the myth that snakes go blind during certain times of the year in Alexandria.
Snakes in Alexandria, VA
Alexandria, Virginia is located in extreme Northern Virginia and has a snake population that is somewhat diverse. Having a location that is so close to the mountain range that starts in Front Royal Virginia the possibilities are great that Alexandria, VA could possibly have Copperheads and rattlesnakes. There are always the eastern rat snakes around, these are the snakes that usually get into your home and make their way toward you basement. This is the most common type of snake we deal with in Alexandria, VA.
Some Common Questions about snakes in Alexandria
Here are some common questions we get regarding snakes in the Alexandria Area of Virginia:
Q: Can I die from a snake Bite? (A) Of course you can, you can die from a bee sting too. Everyone’s body reacts different to snake bites, so medical attention should be sought immediately when bit by a snake. There are several hospitals in the Northern VA area and attention should be sought ASAP.
Q: How to Get Rid of Snakes in my Alexandria house? (A) The key to getting rid of snakes from your Alexandria home is sealing up all the entry points and eliminating the major food sources including but not limited to mice, spiders, crickets and other insects that inhabit your home, this should be done by a professional as you never want to seal a snake up inside your home. This could lead to the snake making an appearance at the most inopportune time in your living space. Sealing up your home should only be done by a professional.
Q: What are some of the common venomous snakes in the Alexandria area of VA? If you live in Alexandria, there are two types of venomous snake. The Rattlesnake and the Copperhead.
I have a snake in my Basement
This is a very common call in the Fairfax County area of Virginia, Most snakes are looking to secure food, and are in your basement simply to eat. You should contact a professional snake removal company to diagnose the problem and make recommendations to solve the problem completely. Remember, simply removing the snake DOES NOT SOLVE THE PROBLEM!
I have a Snake in my House or Basement!
This is very common in the summer as snakes are more active and are foraging for food. Avoid snakes in the home by making sure there are no openings that will allow the snakes to enter. Make sure all windows and doors are closed, and any holes the open to the exterior of home should be sealed. Snakes are very good climbers and can access the interior of a home in variety of ways. If you have a snake in the home, always call a wildlife professional to remove the snake and provide solutions to prevent future snakes.
Interesting Snake Facts:
- There are over 2700 different Breeds of Snakes in the world.
- Less than one-third of the 2,700 species of snakes are classified as poisonous, and fewer than 300 species of snakes may be fatal to humans. In fact, more than twice as many people in the United States are killed annually by bees, wasps, and scorpions than by snakes.
- Snakes are one of the most persecuted animals in the world.
- In the United States There are over 25 different species of Rattlesnakes.
- Snakes are one of the only animals in the United States that helps control the US rodent population.
Some of the more common snake problems we solve are snakes in the attic, a snake in the basement, a snakes in the kitchen, snakes in the house, snakes in the walls, snakes in the ceiling, snakes in the shed, snakes in the garage, snakes in the yard, and snakes in a woodpile. Whatever the snake problem may be Animal Control Solutions can provide all solutions to many snake problems throughout Northern Virginia including Alexandria, Virginia.
Common Snakes of Alexandria, VA
The most snakes we find in Alexandra are copperheads, rattle snakes, black snakes, rat snakes, ring snakes and Garden type of snakes in Alexandria VA.
We also specialize in all types of animal removal in Alexandria, VA.