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Snake Removal

Hogarth’s Wildlife Removal specializes in snake eradication.

Hogarth's Pest Control specializes in all types of industries, residential and commercial.

Snakes are long, legless, carnivorous reptiles. They mate and reproduce once a year and are active day and night throughout the fall. They can reproduce a couple dozen snakes per liter. Snakes are attracted to warm areas such as under rocks, around gardens, and in basements, attics and crawlspaces.

These legless retiles seek access into the home when it’s easily available, and to follow their food source (mice). It’s likely that if you have a snake issue in the home, then you have a mice issue as well. Simply catching and removing them will only solve part of the problem.

Removing any mice and other small rodents is the second step, and the third step is to make modifications to the foliage and gardens to deter mice and snakes from creating a harborage next to or inside the structure. The fourth step is exclusion, which means to seal up any possible entry points around the home where mice or snakes may enter. Exclusion is the key to long term success of keeping snakes out of the home.

While they do not cause damage to structures, but they do take advantage of gaps and entry holes that have already been made by other wildlife and rodents. Michigan is home to only one poisonous snake, the Eastern Massasauga. This snake is typically found in wetlands in the lower peninsula.

Other types in Michigan include:

  • Black Rat Snake
  • Blue Racer
  • Brown Snake
  • Butler’s Garter Snake
  • Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake
  • Copper-Bellied Water Snake
  • Eastern Garter Snake
  • Eastern Milk Snake
  • Fox Snake
  • Kirkland Snake
  • Eastern Hognose Snake
  • Northern Ribbon Snake
  • Northern Water Snake
  • Queen Snake
  • Red-Bellied Snake
  • Ringneck Snake
  • Smooth Green Snake

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