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Oklahoma has a rich bio diversity of snakes, with 46 native species now documented, 7 of which are venomous. Snakes are a beneficial part of our ecosystem because they play a major role as rodent predators.
Common non-venomous snake species include:
The type of venomous snakes found in Oklahoma is the Crotalidae, or Pit Viper. Included in the family of Pit Vipers are: Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake, Prairie Rattlesnake, Western Pygmy Rattlesnake, Western Massasauga Rattlesnake, Timber Rattlesnake, Cottonmouth, or Water Moccasin, and the Copperhead.
Adult snakes vary in size from 6" up to 8' in length, depending on the species. Color varies widely from species to species from patterns, solid colors, bands, under belly colors and other markings.
How, when and why they become a nuisance pest.
Snakes can become a nuisance in many different ways, and in different situations, due to the general fear most people have towards snakes. People are most likely to encounter snakes if their property provides good snake habitat. Like all animals, snakes are looking for a good place to hunt and live.
Damage they cause.
The only damage a snake can cause, besides poisonous bites, is just the general phobia most Oklahoma residence have towards them.
Snake removal & snake control in Oklahoma.
Snakes inside homes and offices can create an intense fear for some people, these snake should not be harmed, and may be there because of an unknown rodent problem. Homes with snakes present should be checked for the presents of rodents. Once snakes are removed, entry point(s) should be located and sealed, as not to allow snakes and rodents to enter into the building.
A rat or mouse problem (if present) must also be addressed. It is recommended that non-venomous snakes outside, should be left alone. Venomous snakes can be removed and snake pleasing habitats can be modified, which will make your property less attractive to snakes. Examples: Removal of wood and rock piles, ivy, reduce food (typically rodents) sources. In addition, a specially designed repellant can be applied that helps keep snakes out of the area.
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