Snakes

Garter-Snake Snakes

Common Garter Snake – From MN DNR website

 

Identification:  The common garter snake and its cousin, the plains garter snake, are medium-sized snakes reaching up to 3 feet in length.
Color:  Black with three, yellow lengthwise stripes on their back and sides
Reproduction:

 

Garter snakes give birth to their young, typically in August or September. Baby garters live on their own after birth but more than half die before they are a year old.
Food:

 

Garter snakes eat a varied diet including frogs, small mammals, worms & insects.

 

The most common snakes found in Minnesota are the Common Garter, Hognose, Little Redbelly and Bull snakes.  The Common Garter snake is the most well-known as they are found in suburban areas, hilltops, along rivers, and in backyards. These snakes are harmless since they are considered non-poisonous. Their teeth are not able to inject their mild venom like other types of snakes.

 

Although Garter snakes are considered harmless, they may bite a human or pet to protect themselves. Garter snakes’ nuisance factor is centered on human’s dislike of snakes themselves versus danger or damage. At Wildlife Control Now, we offer removal, exclusion, and preventative services.  We take great pride in serving the local community with capture and removal of wildlife pests.  We offer free in-home inspections for wildlife and pest control problems and will create an estimate and customized plan to suit your needs.

 

Preventative Exterior Perimeter Insect Treatment

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German cockroach

When you purchase our Preventative Exterior Perimeter Insect Treatment, you can keep your home free from many common pests.

Unwelcome pests make you uncomfortable in your own home. Creepy crawly critters can be a health risk and they deteriorate the enjoyment of your personal space.

 

We will treat the exterior perimeter of house, reducing populations of spiders, centipedes, earwigs, silverfish, sugar ants, and beetles, plus many more. It’s a bug-eat-bug world out there so many of these bugs also attract more bugs since they present a food source.

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Boxelder bugs

Some of the pests that the Preventative Exterior Perimeter Insect Treatment will help control are:

 

 

 

Ants: Inside buildings, household ants feed on sugar, syrup, honey, fruit juice, fats, and meat. Long trails of thousands of ants may lead from nests to food sources, causing considerable concern among building occupants.

Spiders: Spiders are predators feeding mainly on living insects, mites, and other small arthropods. Spiders prey on a large number of insects, including a number of pest species.

Centipedes: House centipedes feed on silverfish, firebrats, carpet beetle larvae, cockroaches, spiders, and other small arthropods. If house centipedes are seen frequently, this indicates that some prey arthropod is in abundance, and may signify a greater problem then the presence of the centipedes.

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Asian Beetle

Asian Beetles: The greatest damage caused by the multicolored Asian beetle is the discomfort they give to homeowners. It is not uncommon for tens of thousands of beetles to congregate in attics, ceilings, and wall voids. When the heating is turned on the beetles tend to move around inside these voids and exit into the living areas of the home.