Snakes are legless, carnivorous reptiles with bodies covered in overlapping scales. Most species are not venomous, and those that have venom use it primarily to kill prey. Venomous snakes in the region include the black desert cobra, Lebanon viper and Palestine viper.


Snakes are carnivorous and eat small animals like lizards, birds, eggs or insects. Most snake species lay eggs, and a female snake can lay up to 100 eggs at a time. Snakes typically do not attack people, but may bite if startled or injured.


Likewise, snakes do not typically attack people, but if bitten, serious injury, infections and even death may result. According to the World Health Organization, 30,000-40,000 people around the world are killed by snakebites every year.


Snakes are biologically unreceptive to chemical agents and pesticides. Proper control requires accurate identification and measures that eliminate the reasons snakes are infesting your property. Are you experiencing a snake problem? Call your Orkin Georgia team today for a free consultation.