Identification

  • 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)

FAQ

  • 1.

    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.

  • 2.

    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.

  • 3.

    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.

  • 4.

    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!

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