Eastern Garter Snakes
This is the most common species of snake in Ontario. Eastern garter snakes are completely harmless but they sometimes cause problems when they take up residence in our homes. They generally do this in the fall as the basement walls below the frost line make excellent hibernation sites. The most common entry point we find is foundation weep holes.
WHAT WE DO FOR YOU
STEP 1-Inspect your home to identify all existing and potential snake entry points.
STEP 2-Develop eviction and snake-proofing plan and present you with our written proposal.
STEP 3-Begin eviction process and permanently snake-proof your home.
The massasauga rattlesnake is the only native venomous snake in Ontario. The species was near extinction but over the last 20 years it has been making a comeback, however it is still relatively rare in most of its orignal range. There are some areas in Grey and Bruce counties and along Georgian Bay where there may be good numbers. The massasauga rattlesnake is not aggressive but should be left alone as like any wild animal, they will bite to defend themselves. There are other non-venoumous snakes in Ontario that resemble the massasauga. The eastern milksnake, eastern hognose snake, northern water snake, black rat snake, and fox snake are just a few examples. Snakes are best left alone!
Snake Safety Concerns
Unless you are well trained and very familiar with all our native and non-native snakes we strongly advise you to leave them alone. While the vast majority of snakes encountered anywhere will be harmless there is a small chance it isn’t. All snakes will bite if harassed. It is also important to note that the most common snake calls we receive are for escaped or abandoned exotics or snakes that arrive in trucks from the southern states.