Tennessee is home to 34 different species of snakes, of those 34 only 7 of them are most commonly spotted. Thankfully most of ur states snakes are none venomous however there are 4 different species of venomous snakes that can be found, the Copperhead, Timber Rattlesnake, western cottonmouth, and the pygmy Rattlesnake. Snakes have no eyelids which prevent them from being able to close their eyes, instead they have clear scales to cover and protect the eyes. Snakes also have no external ears.
Problems and Damage
Snakes generally try and avoid contact with humans, and are not known to damage home or building structures. However, snakes can attract other predator animals to the area such as foxes or raccoons. During shedding certain species of snakes can become aggressive, making it important to contact a professional for proper identification and removal. The most common snakes in Tennessee are nonvenomous but any bites from a snake should treated immediately by a medical professional.
Prevention and Exclusions
To keep snakes from invading your home or lawn, Complete Animal Removal can put you on our monthly service program where one of our Wildlife Specialists stops by your home once a month to spray a snake deterrent, as well as look for any new snake activity. If you or your technician finds evidence of any new activity your monthly service provides 7 days of trapping to remove the snake from your property.
If you've found that a snake has invaded your home or property, Complete Animal Removal offers professional removal assistance. Our Wildlife Specialists are trained on snake identification and behavior, enabling them to quickly and humanely remove your unwanted snake.