Each year, when temperatures are highest and humidity is lowest, rattlesnakes mysteriously disappear from hiking trails. Our snake removal hotline is quiet, and people are more worried about keeping the air conditioning running than rattlesnakes. But rattlesnakes are cold blooded, don’t they like the heat? A comment I often see on Facebook threads is that […]Continue reading..It’s 119F outside. Where are the rattlesnakes?
Every Spring, a common question comes in on our hotline: “Are these rattlesnake eggs? Can you come get them?” Early on, years ago, I would get excited at the prospect of picking up some snake eggs from a home owner’s flowerbed and hatch them into … who knows! Gophersnakes? Kingsnakes? Not knowing exactly what could […]Continue reading..Are these rattlesnake eggs?
This job has a realistic potential to earn you $50/hr. More if you are motivated. It is based on a per foot and per item basis rattlesnake proofing yards. The right candidate will receive up to 10 jobs worth of training with me at a $20/hr rate. You must have your own tools (listed below) […]Continue reading..Now Hiring – Snake Fence Installer
Spring is here, and the annual Mojave Misinformation migration has begun. BS stories and local lore travel from the deserts of California though the Sonoran desert, stopping along the way to feed on the excitable click-bait of local news networks. Eventually this misinformation ends up in Eastern New Mexico, where brand new misinformation is born […]Continue reading..The Reality of the dreaded Mojave Rattlesnake
This is something we have to do many times each year, and it’s never fun for anyone. This Western Diamondback Rattlesnake was found by a home owner in the East Valley sitting in one spot, and reportedly not moving for a few days. Brandon went out to check it out, and here’s what he found: […]Continue reading..Bird Netting Sucks
As temperatures break records and stay in the upper 90’s for days at a time, rattlesnake sightings are increasing. However, does it mean that there are more of them out than there usually are at this time of year, and does that mean there are more snakes? These are questions we are often asked as […]Continue reading..Record heat! Does this mean Arizona rattlesnakes are coming out early?
Here’s a look at our new box design for the rattlesnake aversion program! These are an improvement over the first box designs and allow for complete visibility of the snake, reducing the chance that a dog may respond to the box itself, rather than the critter inside. These are a custom design by our trainer, […]Continue reading..New Training Boxes for our Dog Rattlesnake Aversion Program
It’s all over Facebook conversations and local news: Rattlesnakes! They’re out early due to warm weather! Hide your wife hide your kids! Really though, it’s just not true. Rattlesnakes are coming out right on time, the same as they did last year and the year before. In fact, they’re coming out at the same time […]Continue reading..Rattlesnakes Coming out of of Hibernation Early? Nope. Don’t Fall for Local News Clickbait
Keeping rattlesnakes away is a 2 step process. The first is to remove things that may attract snakes to the yard. The other, even better, is to install a snake fence to physically keep rattlesnakes away. A professionally installed snake fence can be very low-profile, and will last for years. It is the surest way […]Continue reading..Snake Fence Installations – Don’t Wait Until a Snake Shows Up
Once the weather warms up a bit more, rattlesnakes will begin to come out of their Winter hiding spots and our rattlesnake removal season will begin again. Time for a refresher on what to do if you see a rattlesnake, how they are removed and relocated, and how to keep snakes away. For immediate rattlesnake removal and […]Continue reading..Rattlesnake Removal and Rescue in the Phoenix Area