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Watch Out For Snakes

AUBURN, Ala. – With warmer weather upon us, snakes and other wildlife are more active. It is not uncommon to run across a nonvenomous snake during the summer months. While venomous snakes are known as the bigger threat, nonvenomous snakes can still pose a health risk to people. They do not have venom to harm people, but a snake bite ... Read More »

How to Deal With Varmints that Invade Your Home

AUBURN, Alabama—Have you ever had a varmint get in the attic or basement or garage areas of your home? If so, you know the whole house can become a war zone. Varmints can chew on or destroy wood, siding, wiring, ventilation areas and screens. What is a varmint? A varmint is an undesirable troublesome wild animal. Personal opinion comes into play when decided which animals are ... Read More »

Keep Pests Out of Your Attic

AUBURN, Ala.–By not doing one minor house repair, you could potentially be offering an open door to unwanted visitors such as squirrels, bats, raccoons, rats and snakes in your home. Many people that have this issue ask the questions — How do these animals get in? Why do they get in? What are the possible threats? How can I tell if I ... Read More »

Be Smart about Water Moccasins and Other Water Snakes

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As people take to lakes and rivers to cool off from summer’s heat,  it’s possible they might see a snake in the water.  Not every snake you see swimming is a water moccasin.  Alabama has a number of non-venomous water snakes. There are ways to tell the difference, and Alabama Extension professionals have important information to keep you and yours safe ... Read More »

Snakes in Alabama: What You Need to Know

AUBURN, Ala.–Snakes are one type of wildlife that make many people anxious. But armed with some some basic information and facts, people can reduce their stress about snakes. More than 40 species live in Alabama . Only six of these are venomous. Whether you are hunting, camping or just venturing out into nature, it is important to learn the characteristics of venomous ... Read More »