September 20, 2014
Most people dread snakes – any sign of them can send people into a panic. The vast majority of snakes we deal with are non-venomous, however care must be taken during the occasional encounter with a venomous snake. The most common indicator that someone has a snake problem is after a visual encounter; however shed skin can also be an indicator. Certain species will often enter the attic or crawlspace of someone who is experiencing a rodent problem.
If you see a snake in or around your home, feel free to call us and we can try to determine over the phone whether it is venomous or not. We've also put together a free resource that you can reference to identify venomous snakes. You can download your free Dr. Critter Venomous Snake Guide of Florida.