Snakes

Do you have a snake problem in Sydney

At IPM Pest Control we identify the type of snake effecting your Home or Business. We implement an Environmentally friendly, effective and affordable Pest Control Treatment plan to remove any type of problem you may have, we will continue to come out to your premises until the pest problem is under control and you are 100% satisfied with the results and service. It is not necessary to leave your Home during the treatment process with minimal disruptions to your family or business. We guarantee all domestic pest treatments for 6 months

 

Snakes range from around 10 cm to several meters in length. Colours can be vivid greens, reds or yellows to darker black or brown.

 

The appearance of a snake varies greatly depending on species. Overall, they lack fully developed legs and eyelids.   Many snakes have distinct stripes or patterning. Though many people fear them, snakes are a very important part of our ecosystem. They help control pest populations for a variety of animals.

 

Snakes are found lurking in urban and rural areas throughout Australia. Although many of them are harmless, finding a snake in your home can put your family at risk.

Snakes have several different ways to kill prey. Snakes eat such animals as frogs, salamanders, insects, worms, small rodents and birds. Venomous snakes have sharp, hollow fangs designed to pierce skin and inject venom. They are located in the upper jaw with venom glands connected above. When not in use, the fangs fold back onto the mouth. Nonvenomous snakes use constriction to subdue their prey. They bite the prey and quickly wrap themselves around it. The snake applies pressure until the prey usually suffocates. Regardless the method of capture, the prey is consumed whole. The lower jaw is hinged and can open to surprising sizes, allowing the snake to consume prey larger than their mouth would otherwise accommodate.

Snakes are cold-blooded animals, which is why they sun in the warmer months and go into hibernation during the colder. To help keep body temperatures from dropping too low, sometimes snakes will even hibernate in dens together, thus sharing the limited heat available.
Reproduction

Snakes often mate in the spring. Some species lay eggs, while other give birth to live young. Number of offspring varies by species.

 

Snake attacks in Australia that cause deaths are less common than they once were, because of increased medical knowledge and anti-venom that is better and more available. Around half of all deaths from snakebites are caused by brown snakes.

 

Australia is the only continent where venomous snakes constitute the majority of species. The Eastern Brown is responsible for perhaps 60% of deaths caused by snakebite.

Whether snakes already populate your land or there’s a worry they might, a couple of steps can help prevent a long-term stay. First, remove as much of their preferred habitat as possible. Snakes like something to hide in like wood piles, piles of debris, high grass and overgrown vegetation. If such harborage is removed, snakes will relocate. Second, seal any openings leading into structures (homes, outbuildings, garages, etc.).

If you do have a snake problem please use the tips above then Contact IPM Pest Control Immediately on 0451 666 667 or contact us online now to arrange an inspection and for removal.