WHAT ARE SNAKES?

Snakes come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. They can range from just a few feet in length to several meters. Snakes are scaly, cold-blooded reptiles that prefer warmer climates. With Wisconsin’s cold winters, snakes are only active during the warmer summer months. Snakes use their forked tongues to smell by tasting chemicals in the air. The biggest concern with snakes is if they are venomous or not. Out of the 21 species of snakes in Wisconsin, only two are venomous – the timber rattlesnake and eastern massasauga rattlesnake. Both snakes live in the southwestern part of the state. 

Snakes primarily prey on rodents, frogs, fish, baby birds, and insects.

Snakes are found throughout Wisconsin, including forests, fields, meadows, ponds, under rocks, and more. 

The breeding season for most snakes here in Wisconsin is in spring. A garter snake can have up to 80 offspring that hatch from their eggs in late summer. You can find large groups of garter snakes looking for a mate to breed with during the breeding season.

Garter Snake in a Bait Box

Don't Let Snakes Invade Your Home or Business!

Don't Let Snakes Invade Your Home & Business!

HAVE A PROBLEM WITH SNAKES?

Snakes are a very beneficial animal to have around your yard. They are excellent at rodent control. The most common snake you will find in Wisconsin is the garter snake. They are small, harmless snakes, but they will bite you if picked up. If you come across a snake in your yard, we recommend just leaving it alone. However, snakes can become a problem if they’ve slithered into people’s homes or for those who have a fear of snakes. 

HOW TO GET RID OF RACCOONS?

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    Snake Removal & Trapping

    Advanced Wildlife Control specializes in humane animal control. Our wildlife specialists will safely and effectively remove any snakes from your home. Once captured, we will relocate snakes 30+ miles away from your residence. 

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    Prevention & Exclusion

    After snake removal, our technicians can seal up any openings to prevent future animal entry. Exclusion and prevention are crucial steps for effective animal control. 

Garter Snake in a Bait Station

Snakes primarily prey on rodents, frogs, fish, baby birds, and insects.

Snakes are found throughout Wisconsin, including forests, fields, meadows, ponds, under rocks, and more. 

The breeding season for most snakes here in Wisconsin is in spring. A garter snake can have up to 80 offspring that hatch from their eggs in late summer. You can find large groups of garter snakes looking for a mate to breed with during the breeding season.

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