There are 4 types of venomous snakes found in the US including rattlesnakes, copperheads, cottonmouths, and coral snakes, all of which are found in Texas. Aside from the many venomous snakes in Texas, there are over 100 various species and subspecies of non-venomous snakes that are found in Texas. While these snakes are beneficial to the ecology they live in, they can be a major liability when they live in close proximity to our homes and businesses. Snakes can create very dangerous situations for you and your family, visitors, students, and employees. Venomous snake bites can not only lead to death or severe tissue damage which can lead to loss in mobility, but are also extremely costly. The average cost for a single dose of anti-venom is commonly several thousand dollars and in some rare cases with limited supply has cost as much as $20,000 per dose. Most bites from highly venomous snakes such as rattlesnakes often require multiple doses of anti-venom which can quickly accumulate to more than $50,000 for anti-venom alone with total hospital bills commonly in excess of $100,000. If you have seen a snake in or near your home or business, the best thing to do is to avoid it entirely. Snake handling and snake control should be handled by a professional wildlife biologist. Please contact Wildernex if you are experiencing snake issues. A Wildernex wildlife biologist will be able to provide snake removal of any snakes found on your property and provide long term snake control solutions that are custom fit to you and your property. Do not try to handle, remove, or kill snakes that you see. Most snake bites occur when people attempt to handle these situations on their own. The best option is to keep a safe distance and if possible keep an eye on the snake until a Wildernex wildlife biologist arrives at your property.