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Clarcona FL

Lake Helen, FL, may be the happiest place on earth, but that doesn’t stop nuisance Florida wildlife from moving to the area. Bats, for example, are prevalent. These pests carry rabies and easily break into attics, one of their favorite places to roost. Surprisingly, they only need a gap less than half an inch wide to get in. As their droppings pile up, so do histoplasmosis spores that can lead to lung infections. Bat waste also stains exterior walls at entry points.

Our focus is on removing the animal from your home in the most humane and safe way possible. We want to make sure your family is safe. We also make sure the animal is treated humanely and removed properly, abiding by the laws of Lake Helen Florida in dealing with household pests.

This is where our expert staff comes in. We’ve removed every conceivable kind of animal from Florida homes. We handle snakes, rats, mice, raccoons, birds and armadillos. Coastal Wildlife Removal of Orlando is your best choice in Lake Helen wildlife removal.

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Casselberry FL

When you think about where poisonous snakes live, you might picture tropical climates or desert ranges throughout the country. Not many people would associate seemingly innocent forests and wooded areas in Indiana as homes to venomous snakes. But the truth is, out of the 39 species of snake found in Indiana, there are 4 species that are poisonous. Continue reading to learn which ones!

The Water Moccasin Agkistrodon piscivorus

Also known as Eastern Cottonmouths, Water Moccasins are a poisonous subspecies of pitviper that can deliver a painful and potentially deadly bite. Bites are treated with a serum called CroFab anti-venom. Although usually not fatal, their cytotoxic venom can cause severe scarring, tissue deterioration, and possible amputation. They are the only species of semiaquatic vipers in the world, usually living in or near marches, slow-moving streams, and lake areas. Most Cottonmouths live in warmer regions, so it is unlikely to ever spot one in the north. But there is a small population known to exist near the southern border of Indiana. Although their patterns often get them confused for common water snakes, you can tell a Water Moccasin apart because it displays a distinguishable inner white mouth when agitated or annoyed.

The Timber Rattlesnake Crotalus horridus

Another endangered venomous pitviper species, the Timber Rattlesnake is often found living on dry deciduous forests and hillsides surrounding rugged terrain. Unfortunately for Hoosiers, the Timber Rattlesnake is among the most dangerous in the country. This is because they are large in size, extremely venomous, and have long fangs. Its venom is neurotoxic, hemorrhagic, and proteolytic.

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Clarcona FL

Rattlesnakes are one of four poisonous snakes that inhabit the United States. There are several different varieties of rattle snake that can be found across all of the contiguous 48 states of the United States: the Prairie Rattlesnake, the Eastern Diamondback, the Timber Rattlesnake, and the Western Diamondback. Some of the rattlesnake species are comparably small, while other species can grow as long as 8 feet. The Diamondback Rattlesnake, located in western states, is responsible for more snake bite-related deaths in the U.S. than any other snake.

The venom of a rattlesnake is hemotoxic, which means that it causes damage to tissues, especially tissues of the circulatory system. The venom also contains neurotoxic compounds that interfere with the function of the nervous system. Interestingly, the venom of a juvenile rattlesnake actually contains a higher concentration of neurotoxins than that of a mature adult snake.

If you get bitten by a snake, and you don't know what kind of snake it was, you should inspect the bite wound. If there are two visible fang marks at the site of the bite, the snake was poisonous. There will also be a significant amount of pain and inflammation at the site of the bite wound. You may also feel nauseated and weak, or have a strange rubber-like taste in your mouth.

If you need to move to call or get help, make sure to wait for about twenty minutes after the bite occurred in order to slow the flow of venom through your veins as much as possible. If you know that it is going to be a long time, say several hours, before help can reach you, lie still with the bitten area lower than your heart. It would also be good to use a coat or blanket to cover yourself up and preserve your body heat.

The best choice is to avoid getting bitten in the first place. If you spend a lot of time outside, hiking, biking, etc., it is wise to learn about the types of poisonous snakes that you could encounter, their habits and areas where they prefer to live. Because snakes are cold blooded, they are most active when the weather is warm, so be extra cautious of snakes in warm weather. Rattle snakes have their built-in alert system when they feel threatened, they rattle their tales, so take heed and move away from an aggravated rattlesnake as quickly and quietly as possible to avoid getting bitten.

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Ocklawaha FL

While everyone knows that Orlando is an outdoorsman's destination, what you may not realize is that the state is also home to thousands of snakes, six of which are venomous. But don't worry; with a little common sense and knowledge under your belt, you can keep safe and fang free.

The Problem

There are no less than 55 different types of snakes in Orlando. The most common include the good old rat snakes, water snakes, and green snakes. Many of these snakes are beneficial to the environment, killing and eating not only pest species like rats and mice, but also other, venomous snakes. Speaking of which, a small minority of these species, 9 to be exact, are poisonous.

Venomous snakes

These venomous snakes are the Copperhead, the Coral snake, Eastern, and Western varieties of Cottonmouth (Water Moccasin) and five types of rattlesnakes including the Timber, Canebrake, Eastern Diamondback, Dusky Pigmy, and Western Pigmy. The Eastern Diamondback is the largest of these, reaching up to six feet, while the Timber Rattler goes just slightly smaller. While the telltale 'rattle' of these pit vipers are often heard as a warning, the smaller pigmy variants have an almost silent shake to them, but are no less dangerous. The majority of Eastern Diamondbacks are found in Orlando, but are increasingly being encountered further north.

If trying to keep your camp or home snake free, be cleanliness is the best policy. Remove any trash, trash piles, scrap timber stacks, and other things that can lead to nice bedding areas for the no-armed slither type. Spring is an especially strong time of year to be on the lookout at the camp for invading snakes that are very active during this period. The last thing you want to do is be away all summer and come back to find a snake cave.

If a snake, of any sort but especially a potentially venomous one, bites you seek immediate medical attention. When getting help, you will want to be able to advise what type of snake bit you, so try to remember any details such as length, head shape, markings, color, and actions. Take a picture if you can with your cellphone or camera rather than attempt to capture it. The last thing the hospital needs is you bringing some strange snake into the emergency room with you.

It could make them as mad as a rattlesnake.


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