Florida has an abundance of snakes, from venomous pit vipers like copperheads or rattlers, to harmless snakes like rat snakes and garter snakes. Many of these snakes live in urban or neighborhood settings in the city of Jacksonville. Most snakes are not venomous. However, if you are ever unsure about the species of snake that you see, you should leave it alone. Florida does host several species of venomous snakes. Most bites occur when people try to catch or handle these reptiles. We have professional snake handling equipment that makes the removal of unwanted snakes both outside and inside the home safe.
While snakes in Jacksonville do not often attack humans, their proximity to homes can pose a threat to residents. Venomous snake bites are extremely dangerous. If left untreated, they can lead to severe skin and tissue damage or even death. If bitten, see a doctor immediately and do not try to self-medicate. The effects of snake bites can be increasingly harmful as time passes, so they must be cared for promptly and properly.
Since Florida is home to over 46 species of snakes, it is hard enough to avoid them, but even harder to properly identify each one. While all snakes are not considered dangerous, it is best to consult with a professional. Given their tendency to bite when agitated or threatened, attempting to handle the slithering pests alone may result in severe injury. For safe and effective snake removal, Jacksonville residents should contact the professionals at A-1 Trapper. If you need a professional solution for your Jacksonville snake problem, give us at (904) 294-4779.