Throughout most of the desert areas of Arizona, rattlesnakes are quite busy in late October. They’re finishing up activity for the year–getting a last meal, some are mating, and all of them are on the move to wherever it is they are looking to spend the winter. They tend to move right at dark […]Continue reading..Trick or Treat, or Rattlesnake? Halloween caution for Arizona neighborhoods, and FREE rattlesnake removal Halloween night.
Do rattlesnakes chase people? Which is the most “aggressive”? Did a rattlesnake really attack my uncle? These questions and comments, often the cause of online arguments, are a perfect example of just how far off the mark common perception is from rattlesnake reality. Why are herpetologists and professionals never chased by rattlesnakes, but others claim […]Continue reading..Approaching 50 Wild Rattlesnakes to See If They Attack
It’s October, and rattlesnakes are as active as ever. They’re moving around a lot right now, getting in some last meals, mating, and general rattlesnake “housekeeping” as they get ready for cooler months. This is also the time of year they begin to move back towards where they will spend the winter. Unfortunately for many […]Continue reading..Is your home a rattlesnake den? How to stay rattlesnake-free this winter.
Right now we’re all happily being soaked by the remnants of Hurricane Rosa. Washes are filling up, and desert life is getting a much-needed last, big drink before we go into another relatively-dry Arizona Winter. But this is a lot of rain, and rattlesnakes don’t have the weatherman to help make wet weather plans for […]Continue reading..Rattlesnake Caution After a Big Storm
We’re happy to announce that Rattlesnake Solutions has expanded service to Yavapai county, and can handle any rattlesnake relocation that may be needed in Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, Cottonwood, and Sedona (and surrounding areas). The species found in that area add to the list of possible rattlesnake species we’ve been able to relocate in […]Continue reading..Hello Prescott! Rattlesnake Solutions now offers snake removal and rattlesnake prevention services in the quad-city area
Every monsoon season, a handful of big storms that sweep through the valley and rearrange our yards and shingles. The next day, an chainsaws and leafblowers join the sound of cicadas as the aftermath is handled. Along with the downed trees and trash-scattered streets are rattlesnakes that have been displaced by the water and […]Continue reading..After the storm: rattlesnake encounters will be on the rise
One of the most commonly-seen snakes in semi-urban areas in Arizona is also one of the most confusing. It’s brown, it’s big, it’s bad (if you ask its opinion, that is) and it’s … a Bullsnake? Gophersnake? Are those the same thing? Not really. If you live in Arizona telling the difference between a Gophersnake […]Continue reading..Bullsnake or Gophersnake – What’s the difference? If you’re in Arizona, you may be surprised.
After months of brutally hot and dry conditions, the valley was absolutely hammered with rain and wind last night. The longer a person lives in Arizona, the more they learn to love such events. This is certainly true for native Arizonans, including rattlesnakes. As humidity increases, rattlesnakes that have been hiding deep under cover have […]Continue reading..The monsoon is here. Are rattlesnakes more active?
Photo by Brandon Harmon, Rattlesnake Solutions Many people move to Arizona for our near-constant sunshine, and mild winters. These also make for perfect conditions for reptiles, which to the dismay of many homeowners, live in great numbers throughout the state. Where our neighborhoods meet the desert, an encounter with a snake every so often is […]Continue reading..Living with Snakes Basics for New Arizona Residents
No. Use your pool noodles to noodle as much as you can noodle. Though some recent news may make it seem as if rattlesnakes and pool noodles have something to do with one another, it’s really a another mix of slow-news-day meets non-issue. Here’s a link to the video of Bryan Hughes from Rattlesnake Solutions […]Continue reading..Rattlesnakes and Pool Noodles. Do you need to freak out?