General: Fifteen types of snakes can be found in Ontario
Colour: Varies; yellow stripes with dark background, reddish tinge, grey, etc.
Commonly found: In long grass, heavy wooded areas, under rocks, holes in ground
Protected Species: Butlers Garter snake and Milk snake (Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act)
What should I know about snakes?
Snakes have smooth, glossy dry skin.
Snakes are extremely sensitive to heat and cold.
Snakes mainly prey on rodents and insects.
Few snakes will attack humans unless provoked or molested in some way.
Health risks associated with snakes?
Out of the fifteen types, only one, the Eastern Massasauga rattle snake, is venomous.
Snakes can inflict a painful bite.
How do snakes impact my property?
Garter snakes can release pungent odors.
Snakes may sometimes be found in large numbers in crawl spaces or basement of houses.
Snakes have been known to lay eggs under foundations.
How can I prevent snakes from invading?
Block all small entrances and make sure all doors and windows fit tightly.
Ensure proper pest management for the specific pest to discourage their food supply (i.e. rodents)
Ask our licensed pest control professional for help!