Did you know Texas has nine different types of rattlesnakes? Central Texas in particular is home to a handful of venomous snakes, including the coral snake, the copperhead, cottonmouths (also known as water moccasins) and rattlesnakes. Though snakes are not known for their aggression, they still have the ability to strike if they feel threatened and should be avoided, especially if you are not certain whether a snake is poisonous or not. Whether you see a single bothersome snake or happen upon a nest of snakes, please do not attempt DIY removal. Call a professional snake removal company like Wildlife X Team® Austin to get rid of snakes. 737.225.8551
Snake Control & Removal in Austin
Just seeing a snake is enough for a number of Central Texas homeowners to request immediate snake removal. Many Austin residents who aren't afraid of snakes are deterred from handling them by the very real threat of being bitten or pets/family members being bitten. All snakes can disrupt homeowners' routines and/or cause damage, however, including:
- Curling up in warm spots on patios or porches, as a way to regulate their body heat
- Flattening crops in the garden or yard
- Hiding beneath overgrown shrubbery and startling pets and homeowners
What Types of Snakes Are There in Austin?
Because of snakes' inability to regulate their own body heat, they need to be in a warm area—like Austin. Texas is home to over 100 snake species, of which just over a dozen are venomous. Read more on some common venomous snakes in Austin below:
- Coral Snake — Venomous coral snakes are red, yellow and black-banded in color.
- Copperhead — Copperheads are thick and brown/tan in color, with a large pattern of alternating brown and tan.
- Cottonmouth (water moccasin) — Cottonmouths are also thick and are often dark brown to black in appearance. Cottonmouths also have a characteristic dark horizontal stripe on the side of their heads.
- Rattlesnake — Easily recognized by their unique defense, the rattle at the tip of their tail, rattlesnakes are not generally considered aggressive. Most rattlesnake bites occur if the rattlesnake feels incredibly threatened or is disturbed by someone walking or climbing.
Is Snake Control Really Necessary?
Snakes are not inherently dangerous, but you still don't want them on your Austin property. Due to the nature of some snakes in the Austin area being venomous, we do not recommend interacting with or handling any snake in any way unless you are certain it cannot harm you. Even so, it is not recommended unless you have formal training and experience with snakes. Wildlife X Team® Austin can help get rid of snakes and keep snakes out of your yard for good. Call 737.225.8551 to speak with a trained snake trapping professional from Wildlife X Team® Austin today and get started on your snake removal now!