Snake control in Ibiza and Formentera

Nova Falcons, has the main focus of its activity on the island of Ibiza, where we have been based for more than 10 years. Here we work, live, socialize... and we try to take care and preserve every corner of our islands, because more than "ours", it would be correct to say that they belong to those who will succeed us in the future. For anyone who lives in the Pitiusas and has a minimum of appreciation and interest for its biodiversity and environment, the serious problem that invasive species in general represent for our ecosystems will go unnoticed, being the most relevant today, that of invasive snakes.

The absence of predators, optimal environmental conditions and the regular and constant entry through massive imports of centenary olive trees for ornamental purposes, without any kind of control or special security measures, has led to a plague of snakes in Ibiza and Formentera. A plague which, due to its invasive nature (it is a non-native predator), seriously threatens the current biodiversity of the islands and the natural balance of the current ecosystems.

The only measure to avoid the extinction of local species due to the predatory action of snakes is currently the control and capture of snakes, either through the services of a company, or through voluntary actions by citizens in the domestic and private sphere, as well as in public spaces.

Only a constant and massive capture of snakes will prevent that in the future endemic species of Ibiza and Formentera such as the Pitiusas Lizard (Podarcys pityusensis), will be added to the list of extinct species due to the alteration of the ecosystems by the hand of man.

Thus, in order to satisfy a growing demand from administrations, companies and individuals who are aware of the seriousness of the problem, as well as out of pure environmental commitment to the islands where we live and work, Nova Falcons carries out controls and captures snakes in Ibiza and Formentera.

The months when snakes are most active are the summer months, and they become dormant in the winter months. However, the mild temperatures outside the summer months, especially in spring and well into autumn, mean that snake sightings and captures can be made from March to November.

  • Horseshoe snake (Hemorrois hippocrepis) capture in Ibiza and Formentera
  • Multiple captures of snakes in Ibiza and Formentera
  • Snake control in Ibiza and Formentera
  • Live capture of snakes in Ibiza and Formentera
  • Capture of exotic reptiles
  • Pest control in ibiza and formentera

    The main snake species to control in Ibiza and Formentera is the horseshoe snake (Hemorrhois hippocrepis), but we can also find the ladder snake (Rhinechis scalaris). Both species belong to the Columbridae family, and are therefore listed as invasive species in the Balearic archipelago, as indicated in Royal Decree 1628/2011, of 14 November, which regulates the Spanish list and catalogue of invasive alien species.

    In addition, occasionally, within our reptile control programme, we also manage cases of exotic reptiles from terrariums, such as agamas, iguanas or turtles.

    If you have any questions or doubts, please do not hesitate to contact us.


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    Wildlife control in Ibiza