Raleigh, Cary, Apex Snake Control and Snake Removal North Carolina
Bat Busters of Raleigh offers Snake Control and Snake removal to residents and business owners throughout the Triangle including Raleigh, Apex, Cary, and Fuquay Varina, North Carolina
Here in the Raleigh area snakes are common pest that many people encounter on a yearly basis, many people will start seeing snakes in the spring of the year. There are several different species that are native to our area. Some of the following snakes that you will find in the Raleigh area are as listed.
Bat Busters of Raleigh can deal with any snake problem that you might have in the Raleigh area; we know how to trap and remove snakes that are found on properties and inside homes in the Raleigh area. We can create a snake proofing plan that can help reduce the chances of snakes entering homes and buildings.
“Warning” if you come in contact with a snake and are unable to determine what kind of snake it is please feel free to contact us so we can help identify what snake species it might be. “Remember all snakes bite so use caution when handling or coming in contact with them.
Copperhead Snakes in Raleigh, Cary, and Wake County
The Copperhead is a stout-bodied snake that feeds on cicadas, caterpillars, mice, birds, frogs and lizards. It prefers to live in wooded areas, among rocks, or near streams or ponds because prey are more plentiful in such locations. Favorite hiding places include stone walls, sawdust, mulch or compost piles, and and under decaying stumps, in wood piles, under abandoned building debris, and under large flat stones. This snake will be seen basking during the day when weather is cool but not cold. During summer heat, it will stay hidden during the day and become active at night. In October the Copperhead retreats to its underground den to hibernate until late February or early March. Dens are most often in rocky hillsides with southern or eastern exposure to the sun. These “snake dens” will be returned to year after year and may contain a large number of snakes. In late summer through mid-October, between 1 and 14 young are born alive rather than hatched from eggs.
Rat Snakes / Black Snakes in Raleigh, Cary, Wake County
Rat snakes feed on rats, mice, birds, and other reptiles. The young snakes are patterned and frequently find their way into buildings. These juvenile snakes are frequently misidentified as copperheads, to which they bear only a slight resemblance. Note the juvenile pictures beneath the adult pictures. Rat Snakes vary greatly in color in different areas of North Carolina, but the two most common adult colors are black with a spotted gray and white belly, and greenish-yellow with four brown or black stripes the length of its body. More rare colors include an irridescent (reflects light) black that looks blue, and gray and black spotted.