It’s finally cooling off out there and rattlesnakes have mostly ended their surface activity for the year. They’ve gone to their Winter dens to wait out the cooler temperatures – but those dens can often be places close to (or in, under, or next to) home. If you live in a place where rattlesnakes do, […]Continue reading..Holiday Rattlesnake Awareness Guide for Visiting Family
A local badass named Mike Davis saw a post of a rattlesnake on his Facebook feed Tuesday morning, and sprung into action. “Looks like a hatband and a pare(sic) of boots”, commented Davis on the photograph post of a wild Blacktailed Rattlesnake. The rattlesnake was photographed by a local hiker and posted to a popular […]Continue reading..Phoenix Badass Suggests Making Hatband From Wild Snake
Immediately after a heavy rain, like the one that swept through the valley last night, we often receive an increased number of snake removal calls. Rattlesnakes often use holes in dry washes and drainage systems to hide from the intense, dry heat of the early Summer. When the rain suddenly appears, those that have not […]Continue reading..Be On Watch for Rattlesnakes Displaced by Rain
The latest misinformation festival to rise from Facebook’s boiling froth of low critical thinking skills and starving egos is this series of photographs: These show a bright, neon green rattlesnake, reported to be from Colorado. The bright green coloration has caused these photos to spread all over Facebook as a sighting of the much dreaded […]Continue reading..Is this green snake a real thing?
According to authorities on toxinology, no. A lot of information out there about what to do if you’re bitten by a rattlesnake is vague on the topic. Most these days will correctly advise not to use a tourniquet, but are less clear when it comes to compression or an attempt to slow the progress of […]Continue reading..Should you use a pressure bandage for a rattlesnake bite?
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