Kansas is home to five species of venomous snakes. These include:
Timber Rattlesnake
Prairie Rattlesnake
Western Massasauga Rattlesnake
Cottonmouth (very rare in Kansas)
These venomous snakes are part of the pit viper family. Characterized by their hemotoxic venom, which causes internal bleeding and tissue damage.

Do Not Attempt to Kill or Capture the Snake: Trying to kill or capture the snake increases the risk of a bite. Additionally, it is unnecessary to capture the snake for identification purposes. A single type of antivenom treats all pit viper bites in the region. Offering a universal solution to the venomous threats posed by these snakes. Medical professionals rely on this versatile antivenom to counteract the effects of bites from various pit viper species. Ensuring a streamlined and effective treatment protocol across the area. This approach simplifies the medical response to such incidents, enhancing the prospects for a swift and successful recovery for those affected.

If Bitten, Seek Immediate Medical Attention: If you are bitten by a venomous snake, call 911 or seek emergency medical care immediately. Keep the bitten area still and below heart level, remove any tight clothing or jewelry. Wash the area with warm, soapy water. Do not apply a tourniquet, cut the wound, attempt to suck out the venom, or apply heat, cold, electricity, or any substances to the wound.

Furthermore, avoid Drinking Alcohol or Caffeinated Beverages as these can accelerate the body’s absorption of venom. Additionally, Do Not Drive Yourself to the Hospital. Instead, if possible, have someone else drive you or wait for emergency medical services. This is especially important as some types of venom can cause muscle failure or vision problems.

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Snake Removal

Vanishing Varmints actively engages in the safe and humane removal of snakes from residential areas, commercial properties, and other locations where they may pose a threat to humans or become a nuisance. This company is equipped with trained experts who have the knowledge and tools to capture and relocate snakes without causing harm to the snakes or the people involved.

The services offered by this company include inspecting the property to identify the presence of snakes, determining the species to ensure the correct handling method, safely capturing the snakes, and relocating them to a suitable environment where they can thrive without coming into conflict with humans. Additionally, this company often provide advice and preventive measures to help property owners avoid future encounters with snakes.

Our professionals are well-versed in the behavior of various snake species. Which enables them to effectively address snake problems while minimizing risks. Property owners can ensure that the situation is handled with respect for wildlife and in compliance with local wildlife conservation laws.

Use Proper Equipment: Professionals use snake tongs or a snake hook to handle venomous snakes at a safe distance. They also wear protective clothing such as snake-proof gloves and boots to reduce the risk of bites.

Snake Traps: Designers have created specialized traps to capture snakes without causing them harm. These traps frequently utilize a funnel design or glue to temporarily restrain the snake until a professional can safely remove it. Among these, snake glue traps stand out as the most effective and safest option for managing potentially venomous snakes. They specifically tailor these traps to ensure the safety of both the snake and the handler. Allowing for a secure capture and release process.

Secure the Snake: Once the snake is within reach, professionals use the equipment to secure the snake’s head and body, ensuring it cannot strike.

Transport Safely: A handler then places the snake into a secure container, such as a snake bag or a ventilated, lockable box, ensuring its safety during transport.

Legal Considerations: Moreover, it is important to be aware of state and local laws regarding the handling of wildlife. In some areas, it may be illegal to trap or relocate venomous snakes without a permit.


How To Prevent Snakes

Control Rodent Populations: Snakes are often attracted to areas with abundant prey. Regularly inspect your property for signs of rodents and take appropriate measures to control them.

Trim Vegetation: Keep your grass mowed and vegetation trimmed. Overgrown bushes, tall grass, and piles of leaves provide excellent hiding places for snakes. Clear away any debris, such as woodpiles, rock piles, and unused equipment, where snakes may find shelter.

Exclusion: Additionally, exclusion is one of the best ways to ensure snakes can’t enter your home. We achieve this by sealing cracks and gaps in your home’s foundation, walls, and around doors and windows with caulk or weatherproof sealant. Moreover, installing door sweeps and weather stripping on doors, and ensuring that window screens and vents are intact can prevent snake entry.

I highly recommend hiring a professional for snake removal.

It’s important to note that snake removal may be subject to local and state regulations, and in some cases, it may be illegal or require a permit.
Vanishing Varmints prides itself on assisting our customers to the fullest extent of our capabilities. Our team holds valid licenses and has undergone thorough training to address every situation effectively.
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