Snakes like to hide in garages, crawl spaces, sheds, basements and areas with tall grass. For most people, seeing one sends off an alarm which causes panic in the body, followed by a need to flee. There is no such thing as a harmless snake because they all can bite you, it’s just a matter of whether or not they are venomous.
Different types of snakes:
- Garter snakes
- Hognose snakes
Snakes can cause problems for a lot of people, such as damage to a home, yard or garden. While snakes burrow, they don’t dig holes. However, they can often be found in holes that have been dug by chipmunks and other animals. They usually seek shelter in places that are dark and damp like stacked rocks, logs or mulch in a basement.
Not only can snakes bite, they can also contaminate your home with salmonella bacteria. So, they need to be removed as soon as they are found. However, sometimes they slither all over your yard before you know you have an infestation. A couple of things you might notice when you have one is a pieces of shedded skin and droppings.
Most snakes that you come across won’t be venomous but unless you are well trained about snakes, it’s good practice to assume that they all are. This keeps you safely protected against nasty or even fatal bites.
It’s important never to try to remove a snake on your own. There are many different types of pest control companies that can remove a snake for you, safely and hassle-free. First and foremost, a company can work to remove any pests from your home but they can also figure out what is attracting snakes or other pests. For example, it’s possible you have mice or rats in your garage or barn. Snakes will slither in so that they can find food. They could be looking to regulate their body temperature also.
A pest control company can remove snakes from your home without you having to stress or worry about it. Typically, this is a four-step process.
- Pest control will survey your home and its grounds to look for places that snakes love to hide out in such as wood piles, grassy areas, and any other “nesting” area. They will also check for food sources around your home, such as mice and insects.
- Pest control do not kill snakes that they find. They trap them via traps that are set upon initial inspection of your home.
- Repellant is also placed around your home, which makes the area less appealing to snakes and other pests. Since snakes slither into your home looking for food, the repellant helps to turn away insects which make the snakes uninterested.
- While pest control companies want to make pest removal as hassle-free as possible, sometimes there are unavoidable hassles. This could mean changing up your property by removing old tires. wood piles and other places where snakes like to hide.
If you’ve noticed some snakes around your home and would like to have them removed Wild Animal Pest and Removal is a great place to call: 1-844-WILDOUT. Not only will they rid your property of any and all wildlife, they will also help to repair any damage and set-up regular visits to prevent any critters from returning.