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Safety Precautions to Take for Snakes

It's that time of year again. Warmer weather... men wearing sandals, ladies wearing flip flops and kids going barefoot. This is the time of year in which everyone has to look out for poisonous snakes. The venomous snakes found in Virginia are Copperheads, Cottonmouth (Water Moccasin) and Timber Rattlesnake. Here are some precautions to take when it comes to venomous snakes:

1. The most important is to leave a snake alone. Bites occur when people try to kill or move the snake. 2. Keep vegetation thinned and trimmed by wearing heavy work gloves, shoes or boots.. 3. Remove piles of leaves and brush away from walkways and play areas. 4. Be alert when working around stacks of lumber. 5. When outside at night, use a flashlight and shine before you step. Also use when working in a dark shed, garage or barn. 6. Remove anything around your home that will attract rodents which is a main course for snakes.

Educating yourself about snakes is taking a huge safety precaution. Elite Wildlife Removal is more than happy to work with you to make your home snake free. Give us a call at 804-867-7184.

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