Snakes

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by mpriester, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. groundskeeperllc

    groundskeeperllc LawnSite Senior Member
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    We've killed 26 so far this year and probably seen 40+. We try and let the Non venomous snakes go depending where we are. We kill all Water Moccasins/Cottonmouths and copperheads. We have run into all sorts this year so far- Garter snakes, Speckled King snake, coach whip, water moccasins, copperhead, andTexas rat snakes. Most of my customers do not want snakes on their properties.
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  2. groundskeeperllc

    groundskeeperllc LawnSite Senior Member
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    In 2006, the year after Hurricane Rita, we killed 64!
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  3. KWLawnSnow

    KWLawnSnow LawnSite Member
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    we all are open to our opinions and actions. customers I work for do not enjoy snakes whatsoever nor do I. why would I let them continue to live there? also why would I take the time to relocate them?.. no one has time for that. I maintain about 180 properties in a month.. no time to tend taking care of pests!!!
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  4. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Because they are a part of the ecosystem and unless they are a danger to you, all they are doing is eating insects and mice.

    DIE snake, DIE!!!
    It's just not rational. It's like killing baby bunnies, or something. lol
     
  5. KWLawnSnow

    KWLawnSnow LawnSite Member
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    Id rather see 12,000 bunnies than snakes any day!! lol
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  6. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
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    I've run over baby bunnies as well, Sorry!
     
  7. ExmarkBoy

    ExmarkBoy LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
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    I'd rather see 12,000 bunnies than just 1 snake. Btw, I have never even seen a single snake out here. Probably it's just the suburbs. No mice, no snakes. I hate snakes - sorry OakNut.
     
  8. KWLawnSnow

    KWLawnSnow LawnSite Member
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    agreed!
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  9. ExmarkBoy

    ExmarkBoy LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
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    Ducklings are better than bunnies. Have a nice pond behind my house that is about 4 or 5 acres (I think) and there are several families of ducks with ducklings that are pretty cute. They also seem to keep away the canadian geese which is great.
     
  10. georgiagrass

    georgiagrass LawnSite Senior Member
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    might as well whack the puppies and kittens as well ... no one has time for them .... Come on, KW!
     

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