Scary as snake bites are (and always will be), they also tend to be misunderstood. While snake bites should always be considered very dangerous, they’re also not as deadly as you may think. Did you know that Americans are more likely to die from lightning strikes than snake bites? Or that sometimes snakes don’t use their venom, even if they do bite?
We’re not saying “the truth” about snake bites is that you shouldn’t fear them at all. In fact, some fear is healthy! What we are saying is that with a little perspective, it's clear that snake bites aren’t the scariest thing in the world. Hopefully, these stats will help you understand that snake bite fear shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the great outdoors. Here are some quick facts you should keep in mind next time you’re worrying about snake bites:
Regardless of circumstance, you should always take snake bites seriously. If you've been bitten by a snake, seek medical attention immediately. While you're waiting for professional help, clean the wound but don't flush it with water. Do not attempt to capture the snake, but remember what it looked like. If you can help identify the snake, professionals will know how to treat you more effectively.
For any non-emergency snake questions or concerns, feel free to contact the experts at Varment Guard. We're happy to answer questions and solve any snake problems you may have. We can safely and effectively remove snake infestations and prevent them from coming back. Stay safe, and remember: snakes are more afraid of you than you are of them. Stay alert and be careful, but never panic.