How a Python Named Elvis is Helping to Alleviate Pests in Florida

How a Python Named Elvis is Helping to Alleviate Pests in Florida

It’s no secret that pythons are the most notorious pest in Florida. There are about 86 adult pythons that weigh a combined weight of 5,000 pounds. Fifty-three of those pythons are reproductive females and there are about 2,500 developing eggs. What does this all mean? Florida’s python issue just keeps getting worse. 

Having said that, there has been a recent break that has led to a big step against the predators. Male pythons are being implanted with radio transmitters and leading biologists back to their nests. In the 2019-2020 breeding season, more than 85 pythons were removed from the Everglades. 

These male snakes are being led by Elvis, who is the King and was tagged in 2013. He is the world’s longest surviving tagged male python.  This program is helping to flatten the curve when it comes to female pythons who are breeding. Throughout a 60 square mile range, the program has removed 15,500 pounds of snakes. 

While this program seems to be creating a positive impact on the snake issue in Florida, there are still plenty of snakes to be concerned about. Snakes in general are usually one type of reptile that people fear the most. While some snakes are considered nonvenomous, there is no such thing as a harmless snake. 

If you have a snake issue in or around your home, it’s time to call in a professional to help you to get rid of it. Wildout Animal and Pest Removal can provide you with a free and thorough inspection. This starts with an in-depth inspection of your property to find out where the snakes are gaining access and what they are coming into your yard for. Snakes are generally after some sort of food source, once that has been removed, snakes are generally not interested in a person’s yard anymore. When a snake has been found, it is removed. This is done through a series of snake trapping. These traps stay in place and are regularly refreshed throughout the snake removal process. 

Once the traps have been set, repellent is used on the property as well. This makes your yard less appealing to snakes because the repellent will deter pests from your yard. When a snake senses no food, they will become uninterested in your yard. Lastly, Wildout will let you know what you should do to help to prevent snakes from coming into your yard in the future. This can be anything from closing up food containers to moving piles of lumber. 
If you have snake issue and you need some help removing them from your yard, call Wildout today: 844-945-3688