Rattlesnakes, a pit viper, have a distinctive, triangular-shaped head, which can be helpful in their identification; and as their name implies, most have a rattle on the tail end.
Most rattlesnakes forage for prey in or near brush or tall grass areas, rock outcrops, rodent burrows, around and under surface objects, and sometimes in the open. Adults eat live prey, primarily rodents; the young consume mostly lizards and young rodents.
Damage Rattle Snakes Cause
As California’s most recognizable venomous snake, the Rattle Snakes can make a yard, patio, field or crawl space under a home a dangerous place. One bit, or strike, can kill smaller animals or children, and inflict great harm or death in larger animals and adults. Survivors can receive severe damage to nerves and muscle for those who survive the bite of a Rattle Snake.
Options for Rattle Snake Removal
Trapping: We place live capture traps in the Rattle Snake activity which entangle them. We return to remove the trap and captured Rattle Snake.
Exclusion: We use special stainless steel (non-rusting) material which prevents the intrusion of Rattle Snakes into a sealed area.