Snake Removal

It is pretty hard to live in Texas and never come across a snake. When you do, it is important to know how to handle yourself when it comes to snake control. Snake removal can be easy if you follow these steps.

The First Encounter

The first time you encounter a snake, you may want to jump, hide or even scream – but don’t. Most snakes are just as scared of you as you are of them. They are not there to kill you but may react in order to defend themselves. Most likely, they are seeking shelter or went into the wrong hole. It is important to stay calm, take note of where you found it and move away. You need to identify if the snake is venomous or not in order to know how to take care of it.


There are a few ways to tell the difference between a venomous and nonvenomous snake. Venomous snakes normally have a lot of patterns on their body and a big triangle-shaped head. While some nonvenomous snakes can look very similar, their eyes are always circle-shaped – while venomous snake eyes are oval.

Be Cautious

While you shouldn’t freak out when you find a snake, you should be cautious. You need to call pest control if you find a venomous snake near or inside of your property. They can be dangerous and shouldn’t be messed with or killed. However, if you find a nonvenomous snake, there are a few things you can do to get rid of it.

Was It Found Inside Or Outside?

Depending where you found the snake vastly affects how you handle it. You can leave it alone and let it go its way if you found it outside and it is nonvenomous. If you find one in your house near your front or back door, you can simply use a broom and sweep it out. You can also take a broom, and guide it into a bucket or trashcan and bring it outside.

If you just can’t stand San Antonio snakes, don’t worry! At Apple Pest Control, we can take care of it all. Call us today!