There are an unlimited number of snake species that vary greatly in size and also in their appearance. It may not be easy to determine whether a snake is venomous by just looking at it and thus the need to have professional snake control service providers that can help you decide on this.
Although some species may be venomous and thus pose a great threat to human and animal life, most snakes that are found in our environment are generally harmless except for the fact that they will frighten you by their stern looks and loud hissing.
Snakes can be dealt with in a manner that I may refer to as diplomatic without necessarily having anyone injured and at the same time getting rid of the snake from your property without killing it. Such a method, however, will demand a lot of calmness and patience from you. You will first and foremost need to identify the location of the snake. This is important because failure to know where the snake is located in your home or garden will just turn all our efforts into a futile endeavor. Professional snake control experts also do this as it is the most important step of all others when it comes to handling snakes that are loose in an area. Most experts invest a lot of time and may take up even an entire day while doing this.
So the question is, how do you identify a snake’s chilling spot in your garden? Although it may seem very trivial, it is, in reality, a very simple task given that you have prior information about the behavior of snakes and their characteristics. Snakes are shy creatures by nature and thus will want to live in an area where their presence is not pronounced and more so not for their prey and most definitely not to their predators such as hawks. So now you have the first clue as to where you are most likely to find a snake on your property, the place where you see debris. This is a perfect location for snakes because apart from just providing them the best hiding place, it also harbors their prey such as rodents which prefer to burrow their holes in such areas. A snake will thus want to make that place a home because of the promise of easy food and also of their own safety.
A snake control expert on sighting such, advise you to get rid of that debris. As you go about this, remember that your safety is paramount and thus you will need to guard yourself against any probable attacks by the snake that may be hidden in the debris. To protect yourself from possible bites by a snake, make sure not to agitate it and have the right equipment to help you capture it. The right equipment, in this case, is a snake trap, a sack to put in the snake after capturing it and some form of protective gear such as an overall and heavy gloves. Once you have cleared this debris, this is the surest way of ensuring that snakes do not find your home a habitable place for them. Cutting down on the vegetation in your garden also works to help you handle the snake situation. This is because the snakes will feel exposed and thus will want to go to another environment that camouflages them better.
The use of biological methods of snake control is also a welcome idea in helping you put any snake situation in your home in check. Biological control will entail that you make your garden accommodating of snake predators such as hawks. This may take some time to achieve, especially if you live in an area that has a low population of these predators but it is not entirely impossible to achieve. The first step will be to entice the predators to spend more time on your garden or lawn by providing them an alternate source of food such as placing a few pieces of meat on the ground which they will then spot and come flying down to pick. In the process, the Hawks are likely to spot the snakes and want to hunt them.
In cases whereby snake control by the above methods fails to produce the desired results, one can always opt for the extermination of the snakes. This will entail the use of chemicals that are poisonous to the snakes and which deter them from coming into your garden. These chemicals can be bought from the local animal shops in your town. Simply ask for a snake removal chemical and the attendant will advise on which is the best chemical to use. It is more advantageous if you happen to know the species of snake that is in your garden or lawn. This is because it allows the snake experts from whom you are buying the snake extermination chemical to know which type of chemical will help you achieve the best results in your endeavor to exterminate the snakes.
Immediately the chemical has been purchased, you will need to read the directions that are given on the bottle or the container by the manufacturer in order to help you put it into use in the best way possible. Like all other chemicals, snake extermination chemicals are not to be kept anywhere near food sources or near children. Remember to use the appropriate protective gear when spraying the snakes in order to prevent any harm to your health. Once the snake has been killed, you will need to get rid of it in the best way possible by burying it. This is necessary to prevent the probability of other snakes being attracted to your home by the smell of one of their own. Burning the remains of the snake could also be an alternative way of disposing of it but for the benefit that the remains have to the environment, then it is advisable to just bury them at least two feet underground.