Snakes in your home, garden or rock piles? Those slithering serpents are probably harmless. Critter Control can help you deal with snakes in a humane and rational way. If you see a snake and are concerned, call Critter Control at 800 CRITTER and our trained technicians can oftentimes catch the snake if it is still there. We know snakes Snake Removal Even though most species of snakes are not venomous, all snakes have the capacity to harm both humans and domestic animals. They strike when cornered, which makes attempts to trap them dangerous. Critter Control wildlife specialists can safely and humanely remove problematic snakes from properties. Our professionals are trained, equipped, and ready to keep members of the public safe by eliminating problematic snakes. Snake Damage Most snakes are relatively harmless and actually flee from human interaction. When cornered, snakes hiss, coil, and either strike or bluff at offending parties. Though this can be frightening to experience, especially for young children and curious pets, no harm is typically caused. Nonvenomous snake bites are painful, but leave no lasting effects. In areas where venomous snakes live, approaching the reptiles is much more dangerous. Their bites can prove deadly if not treated immediately and properly. Keeping Snakes Out Various methods of exclusion help reduce the possibility of encountering snakes in residential zones. Seal any holes on the exterior of buildings large enough for snakes to get through. Cut back tall grasses and weeds and keep wood piles far enough away from homes to eliminate hiding places. In addition, property owners can make modifications to eliminate prey species such as rodents that attract snakes to the area. Health Concerns from Snakes One of the many benefits of living in Michigan as compared to other states, is our lack of venomous snakes. There is just one: the eastern massasauga rattlesnake. The color pattern consists of a grey or tan ground color, with a row of large rounded brown/black blotches or spots down the center of the back and three smaller rows of alternating spots down each side. The venom is a cytotoxic venom, which destroys tissue. It also contains specialized digestive enzymes that disrupt blood flow and prevent blood clotting. Snake Facts There are 18 different species of snakes in Michigan, a state that offers both drier, elevated regions and low wetland areas, perfect spots for many reptilian species. Varying in size and color depending on the species, snakes found in the United States grow an average length of 3 feet and may appear uniform in color or display patterns along their bodies. Snakes are found throughout the state in all habitats ranging from natural wooded areas to suburban backyards. Get Rid of Snakes We can help you get rid of snake problems. Call us today: (248) 397-5110 Critter Control of SW Oakland County, MI Service Area Berkley, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, *Birmingham, *Bloomfield, *Bloomfield Hills, *Bloomfield Township, Commerce Township, Farmington, Farmington Hills, *Ferndale, Franklin, Huntington Woods, *Keego Harbor, *Lathrup Village, *Northville, Novi, *Oak Park, Orchard Lake, *Pleasant Ridge, *Pontiac, *Royal Oak, Southfield, Sylvan Lake, Union Lake, Walled Lake, *Waterford, West Bloomfield, *White Lake, *Wixom, Wolverine Lake *Our service area includes only part of this city. If you are West of Woodward, North of Eight Mile, South of M-59 (Highland Road) or East of Duck Lake and Wixom Roads then this is your Critter Control Office. This franchise is independently licensed and operated by Horizon Home Services, Inc., dba Critter Control of SW Oakland County SW Oakland County Critter Control is your professional wildlife control and removal company. We can handle any wildlife control problem.