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Quiz: Do you know these facts about nonvenomous snakes?

March 13, 2018 By
Snakes, especially nonvenomous species, are not to be feared. Read more»
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Bullsnake removed from car engine

August 15, 2017 By
A bullsnake shooed out of an Amarillo, Texas, McDonald’s was hit by a car, then made its way back to the restaurant’s parking lot and inside the engine of an employee’s SUV. Employees watched as the snake made its way... Read more»
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Gun use for rats, snakes proposed in Arizona bill

February 9, 2017 By
A new bill proposed in Arizona would allow the use of .22 caliber guns containing a special cartridge to control rats and snakes within city limits. Currently, only the use of blanks is allowed within city limits to control pests. House Bill... Read more»
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Video: Snakes infest Florida apartment

July 8, 2016 By
A woman in Casselberry, Fla., left her home after numerous snakes invaded her apartment by slithering between the floorboards and walls. Jan Perillo says she pulled up her carpet and saw snakes up to 2 ft. long coming out through... Read more»
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Biologists plan to boost rattlesnake population in Massachusetts

June 2, 2016 By
In Massachusetts, the timber rattlesnake population has declined to fewer than 200 due to years of habitat loss, reports The New York Times. Conservation biologists devised a plan to release a colony of the snakes on one of the state’s... Read more»
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Facts you should know about nonvenomous snakes

April 5, 2016 By
Snakes, especially nonvenomous species, are not to be feared. In fact, they play an important role in our ecosystem. Here are a few facts about the suborder Serpentes: Snakes use debris to keep cool when it’s hot outside. Eliminating wood... Read more»
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9 of the Most Cringe-Worthy Pest Infestations

November 20, 2015 By
The next time you come across a daunting infestation, just remember, it could be worse. Actually, it could probably be so much worse. And thanks to a recent article from realtor.com, there is nifty list of some of the worst... Read more»
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Snake Snack: ‘Prophet’ Feeds Snakes to Followers

July 21, 2015 By
The saying goes, “you are what you eat,” but is that really true? It’s highly unlikely in the case of the followers of Penuel Mnguni, a self-proclaimed prophet who told members of his congregation to eat live snakes. The reason?... Read more»
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Venomous Snake Control Strategies

June 24, 2015 By
Snakes. Just the sight of one makes some people recoil in horror (or chase it with a shovel). Chances are your customers rationalize this behavior by saying, “It might be poisonous, and I don’t want to be bitten.” In light... Read more»
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Adult deer tick. PHOTO: Scott Bauer/USDA ARS

Ask the Expert: Ticks, Carpet Beetles, Wasps and Snakes

October 20, 2014 By
Q. Some companies in my area are spraying lawns for tick control, which I don’t think is necessary. I concentrate on vegetation next to the house and brush areas on the perimeter. Do you think it’s necessary to spray lawns... Read more»
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