Have a snake problem in Desoto, Houston? Snakes are in every state of our country. you will at one time or more in your life run across them, whether in your garden, garage or even in your home.

Desoto, Texas Eastern and Western Rat snakes are one of my favorite snakes just because they are so fascinating. For one thing they don't need the sun to metabolize their foods. this means that they don't have to be out in the sun to digest their meals. they hang out in crawl spaces and even attics for months at a time where other snakes would need to come and go. So its no wonder that I am called on most of my reptile calls to remove them. 

Although typically a very dark almost black top with pasterns blended in the scales and usually have a light underbelly, in youth their patterns are more present and are most often confused with Copperhead. Very territorial, they will kill , even consume any snake that would happen into there areas. As fierce hunters they can set up ambush in almost any place. they have great eye to boot. this is way it is very beneficial to allow their presence if at all possible.. "better a black snake than a poisonous snake farmers used to say" , it is actually true.

Although I love these amazing creatures, they have no place in our homes.This is why The wildlife Professionals of Highlands, Desoto, Texas are here! we are great at removing and even excluding them form your house to avoid future occurrences. We have treatments as well that we can use to ensure a safe yards and play areas as well.

Desoto, Texas Copperhead Snakes or Agkistrodon Contortrix

 Theses snakes can vary in color from grey to Brown Cross bands to light brown variations.  When Copperhead snakes are born (alive, and not from eggs) they look like adults except for the yellowish or greenish tail coloration.

Copperhead Habitat:  Most copperhead snakes prefer open Rocky Woodland , Rock Edges, and open grassland near woodland outcrops. Copperheads blend in tremendously with most leaf litter.

In the Summer(Hot) Months Copperheads become nocturnal. 

In Spring and Fall they are often found on Wooded Hilltop Rock Outcrops with a southern exposure.

Mother Copperhead snakes typically give birth from August to October depending the area or state they live in, and they give live birth and not from eggs.

Food consists of insects, frogs, toads, lizards,small birds, other snake and they love rodents.

Prairie Rattlesnake: Crotalus Viridus

 a Desoto, Texas Pitt Viper Snake, Has one of the largest rattles of most if rattlesnakes. Dark Gray or Brown Blotches, Head body and tail are greenish gray to brown. Tails bands are similar color to body blotches, belly grayish white. youth looks similar to adults.

Habitat: Rocky Canyon or open prairies with abundant small wildlife that burrow to feed upon. They are burrow explorer experts. 

in Spring and fall they prefer south facing hillsides with large rock outcrops. 

Summer months they become nocturnal exploring the grasslands and prairies for food such as lizards, mice, rats, chipmunks, gophers, prairie dogs and other smaller snakes.

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Snake Bites in Desoto, Texas


If you are bitten by a snake: Was the snake venomous? If you know you have been bitten by a harmless snake, it will save you much stress and eliminate the need for treatment. Many people are bitten by harmless snakes each year and experience nothing but small scratches that readily heal. If you are certain a venomous snake was involved, get to the nearest hospital or medical facility as quickly as possible. If possible, notify them ahead of time via telephone of your situation. This gives the physician time to prepare and call the nearest poison information center for advice. 


The Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center in Tucson (800-222-1222) maintains a list of which types of antivenins (sometimes called antivenoms) are available and can advise a physician where to call in the event of a bite from a venomous snake.

Regional Poison Information Centers are also important sources of information.  

Mid-America Poison Control Center
University of Kansas Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Blvd., Room B-400
Kansas City, KS 66160-7231
Emergency Phone: (800) 332-6633 (KS only);
(913) 588-6633
TDD/TTY: (913) 588-6639 (TDD)
Website: www.kumed.com/poison/


Information on snakes

In Desoto, Texas snakes are found just about everywhere. From the farm Lands of Texas to the city streets in Dallas, Texas snakes can be found. Just because you live in the suburbs doesn’t mean you won’t run into a snake in the yard or even in your garage.


In the Desoto, Texas suburbs most snake bites occur when working in the landscaping or the pruning of ground cover shrubs and bush. It is always good to wear gloves and pay attention to the area your are working in. Most snakes will try their best to avoid you if you give them the chance.


Copperhead snakes love to feed off of insects and reptiles such as frogs and lizards that are found in the yards in suburbia.

The Copperhead snake loves moist areas that are sheltered from the sun and they will set up an ambush for their prey. This is when human contact can happen. Copperhead snake can blend into their surrounding using the camouflage of the skin color to hide their presence.

Rattlesnake can be found in Desoto, Texas and in the city as well as the farm land. The Rattlesnake can deliver a devastating bite and should be avoided at all costs. The Rattlesnake will use its rattle located on its tail to warn those that come to close. Call your local Wildlife agent to remove the snake and inspect your Desoto, Texas property for reasons that the snake was there to begin with.

black rat snake (Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta). The keeled scales, white chin and lighter ventral scales are keys to identifying it. Notice the opaque (blue) eyes which mean the snake is in “molt” and will shed its skin in a week or so. 

Desoto, Texas black rat snake (Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta). The keeled scales, white chin and lighter ventral scales are keys to identifying it. Notice the opaque (blue) eyes which mean the snake is in “molt” and will shed its skin in a week or so. 


The Rat Snake or Black Snake are typically the most frequent calls a Highlands ​​Desoto, Texas wildlife control expert receives. The rat snake can enter a home and live in the attic, basement or crawlspace for extended periods of time due to the fact that they do not need the sun digest their food. Rat snakes are usually are non aggressive unlike the black racer which can be very aggressive .


Coral snake can also be found in the state of Texas.

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Desoto, Texas Snake Removal


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