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They are elongated, legless, reptilian carnivores. They are cold-blooded and lay their eggs on land and their bodies are covered with scales. Snakes, probably one of the most feared and misunderstood creatures on the planet. Snakes are rather shy creatures who will choose isolation and slithering away. This does not, however, make them angels and friendly creatures. On the contrary, they are still some of the deadliest creatures. They span from constrictors to venomous and deadly. Snakes can live both on land and water, with many sea snake species known. There are many reasons to fear snakes. They are a predatory species which will eat our pets and even kill us if we’re not careful. Recently constrictors have been found having eaten people. Terrifying, right? Now imagine having any of these in your home. They are just one of the worst things to imagine. Don’t fret though. This is why snake removal is here. To do all the nasty so you don’t have to. Nuisance Wildlife Rangers have been at this for the longest time and there is no one better to trust for your snake removal needs.
Why Are Snakes Feared?
You may find that someone who has never seen a snake will be terrified of one at the thought of it. Research done has shown that people are more likely to point pout snakes from a pile of other harmless items. This fear of snakes has been found out to be an evolutionary creation rather than a creation of culture. This is to say that humans have had a fear of snakes for the most part, through the evolution process. Humans who could identify snakes had a high chance of survival and propagating their genes. There is good enough reason for this fear. Snakes as earlier stated are an apex predatory species equipped exceptionally with both skill and venom. The venom part is the main reason why a snake bite is one of the most feared bites from over the animal kingdom. You will likely much rather a lion bit you than you would a snake. I know I’m right about that much.
How Should I Handle A Snake Bite?
This is an important question to which most people need an answer. First, forget any of that stuff you see on tv where someone tries to remove the venom with their mouth. The best thing to do is call emergency medical services. If you can get to the hospital easily, have someone drive you so you don’t risk passing out in the vehicle and causing an accident. Try to keep your wound below your heart if applicable. Avoid using caffeine or any drugs that accelerate the body’s uptake of venom. This will only complicate matters for you. Avoid aggressing the snake that has bit you any further and just marks its color so it may help you during treatment. Remaining calm is also important so that you are able to handle the problem effectively. Venomous snake bites are usually accompanied by a sharp pain in the area of the bite. One may also experience general weakness and nausea. A non-venomous snake bite usually just itches in the area of the snake bite.
Are Mothballs Snake Repellent?
This is a common misunderstanding. Mothballs don’t really work for snakes. They may work for a few other animals but definitely not snakes. Trials done by many experts have shown that results of trying to deter snakes with mothballs have been quite unsuccessful. Many companies have advertised their mothballs are the right fix for snakes but this is just a waste of time. Mothballs also have this against them, they contain harmful chemicals that may affect the health of your children or your family members. It is unwise to use mothballs randomly. The wiser thing to do other than losing your money to these scammers is to call an expert who is able to advise you well on how to go about effectively repelling snakes or do a snake removal exercise for you.
What Are Some Snake Removal Methods?
Fortunately, for the experienced technician and those daring enough to try and remove snakes for themselves, there are a number of methods to use to remove snakes. Trapping. It is used to capture an existing snake in buildings where there is a snake-proof fence. The snake tries to slither up walls and when doing so falls and gets trapped. This should only be done when there is a certain snake problem. Another method to remove snakes is to do a snake relocation. This involves removing a snake from the eco-system of your compound to another different part. This is sometimes not an advisable thing to do especially because the snake may try to make its way back and possibly die e.g. by being hit by a car. You may also introduce new diseases to a snake population in a different part.
Interesting Facts About Snakes.
Snakes are carnivores. This means they do not have any other diet other than one consisting of meat. Snakes have a special jaw that allows them to swallow prey that is many times larger than they are. Some snakes hunt and kill their prey using venom. These include black mambas and cobras. Others such as pythons constrict their prey. This is a process of crushing their prey by coiling themselves around the prey until it dies. Snakes don’t have eyelids. They also cannot chew their food so they swallow it. Most snakes are very passive creatures and only attack humans when they feel sufficiently threatened. Snakes have inner ears and no outer ears. They move about by feeling the existing vibrations in the ground. Snakes used in shows do not usually respond to sound but to movements.
Humane Snake Removal
Humane snake removal employs all techniques that ensure that the snake does not come to harm and does not treat the snake in any demeaning way. This approach to handling snakes is usually aimed at preserving life. Snakes and other animals are protected by the government against killing so it is important to understand snakes while handling them. While there is a lot to be done along the lines of educating the public on handling snakes with care, it is important that one let a wildlife professional be the one to handle a snake problem. This ensures that neither the snake nor the person involved comes to harm. Experts are usually equipped with the best and most effective ways to handle snakes. Additionally, they have got quite a body of experience, unlike DIY rookies.
Most Common Snakes In The United States
There are about three thousand snake species out there. However, some of the most common species to watch out for include: Diamond bucks, rattlesnakes, copperheads, cottonmouths and coral snakes. These are the ones you should keep on your watch out list. This I mostly because they are venomous. It is important t look up the images of these snakes in case you get bit by one. Additionally, if you are invaded by any of these snakes you might want to know very well which snake you are dealing with. This will save you from engaging with a snake that could potentially kill you. The Burmese python is another one snake you should keep in mind. Their numbers have recently skyrocketed but from the wrong treatment. This is because their owners have been unable to keep them and thus released them. They pose a threat to our pets and are generally not pleasant to encounter.
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Well, the best thing you would ever do when dealing with snakes that you’re relatively unsure of is to leave the snake alone and walk away. This is because you will likely aggress the snake, make it feel cornered and this is how most snake-human encounters end badly. Let it always be your first instinct to leave a snake alone in case you are encroaching on its space or call an expert in case the snake has come to your space. People may also misidentify snakes. A snake you think is harmless could actually be very very venomous. Snakes will rarely ever bite and will avoid people at all costs but in the case that they are handled, they will not hesitate to inject venom inside you. If you are caught up in a tense moment where any movement will get you bit, try slowly advancing away from the snake and if you are bitten, call emergency services. Do not try to aggravate the snake beyond that point
How To Keeps Snakes Away
The best way to deal with snakes is to in all cases ensure that you don’t have to deal with them in the first place. This can be done in many ways. The first is to ensure that you never have any clutter lying around tour compound. Clutter is to mean a pile-up of items or things that you don’t really need or use and haven’t decided what to do with them. A stack of grass can fit into this category. Ensure your compound is well maintained at all times and does not have any cluttering items. Snakes will nest here as it is an unused spot. If you live in an area with a snake problem, it is wise to always have regular inspections to ensure that your property is safe. Experts usually know where the right places to check for snakes are. Avoid traveling during summers to places with poisonous snakes. Snakes are usually more active during summer. For this reason, you may consider choosing an alternative time to travel that do not increase your chances of encountering a poisonous snake. Ensure there are no holes in your house or yard. Snakes can hide in small holes then come out to strike at peculiar times. Make sure you properly seal said holes.
Snake Prey Contributions
You know the little mouse and the rat? These among others are considered a delicacy by snakes. Snakes will move into your compound because of food. If you are able to control the snake’s food, then you are able to keep snakes away from your home. If for example, you have a rat or any other pestilence problem, call an expert to take care of this problem for you and have in consequence control your snake population. While snakes may help reduce say a mouse population in your compound, they may also become an even more dangerous problem for most of the reasons we have discussed above. It is therefore important to generally have a controlled wildlife population in your compound. This will ensure you have less to worry about in most ways.
Snakes In The Eco-System
Most people think of snakes in a very negative manner. Heck, our religions are etched with ideas that snakes are the causes of suffering and so on. This makes us miss out on appreciating the role that snakes have in our eco-system. Snakes are very beneficial creatures in the system. They are an apex predator for most little rodents that if left to breed out of control will outrun us and make our lives very difficult. Snakes prevent these and other species from becoming an existential threat t us. This also favors the prey species in this way, when it reduces their population, there are more resources to go around and this allows the prey species to produce better and stronger species due to little competition. Out of control animals populations also adversely affects the environment with little food for not just one species but many. This is where cross-species conflicts increase. Predators such as snakes also keep their prey species active and alert thus they are able to fend for themselves.
Snakes are animals that should be left alone. They are anti-social with humans for the most part. This means that it is up to us to ensure we respect their nature. However, if snakes come around your property you shouldn’t wait in fear for the possible worst to happen. This is where snake removal becomes of great importance. Fortunately, there are expert companies out there but there is no better company to rely on that one that you are certain has got your back. This is why Nuisance Wildlife is here. To ensure that snakes do not become a threat to your way of life. Call us now and experience impressive response, competence in duty and reliability.
Professional Snake Removal Methods
About the Animal
Many people are afraid of snakes. Fear is part of our genes, and it helped our ancestors survive these dangerous animals out in the wild. Even today, the fear can keep you safe from venomous snakes.
Of course, not all snakes are venomous. In fact, there are far more nonvenomous snakes. Yet it’s difficult for most people to tell them apart, so it’s safer to be afraid and take precautions.
That’s because snake venom is deadly. It leads to amputations and death. If you aren’t careful, snakes can also hurt your pets.
Traps are one of the best ways of catching and removing a snake. It’s great because it keeps you safe, and it doesn’t require much effort once the traps are set.
There are many effective snake traps on the market, like glue traps. Yet the best ones are also the most humane because they let you remove the snake without having to kill the animal.
Unfortunately, snake traps aren’t ideal in the event of an emergency.
Physically Removing Snakes
Many professionals physically remove a snake. This is the fastest way of removing these reptiles, as it’s direct and to the point. Yet this method is also the most dangerous, as it exposes you to the snake, giving the animal the chance to bite you.
That is why you should never attempt this yourself. This type of removal should be left to experts, like those at Nuisance Wildlife Rangers.
It requires many years of training to safely handle a snake, and even then many professionals use snake hooks or snake tongs as safety measures.
With this approach, the expert will grab the snake and place them in a sack. They’ll then relocate the snake far away from your home and release it back into the wild.
You should call Nuisance Wildlife Rangers if you ever need a snake removed quickly. We service Southern Florida, so give us a call.
The best way of staying safe from snakes is to avoid them in the first place. That’s why prevention is so important, and it’s the reason prevention is a core part of our services at Nuisance Wildlife Rangers.
Install Snake Fences
Regular fences are great at keeping out most wildlife, but they often fall short when it comes to snakes. These slim creatures can make their way through the tiny gaps that often appear in ordinary fences.
Snake fences remedy this by being completely snake-proof. They’re designed to be impenetrable for even the smallest of animals, making them a wonderful way of preventing snakes.
To be effective, however, these fences need to go a few inches underground. This prevents snakes from simply burrowing under the fence to get into your yard.
Your home is full of small gaps that snakes can use to get in. Some are there by design, like the slit between your door and the floor. Others happen because of damage, like holes in your walls.
To prevent snakes from fitting through these, you should inspect your home and seal as many of these as you can find. There are also many contraptions you can find on the market that will help you accomplish this.
Snakes use tall grass as a hiding spot, which makes them more comfortable when entering your home since they can quickly get back to safety.
If you regularly cut the grass and other plants around your home, you can remove their hiding spots and make it riskier for them to enter your home. This scares many snakes, so they won’t even try to enter your home.
Debris acts similarly to grass. It’s a suitable place for snakes and other animals to hide in as they slowly make their way into your home. That’s why you should take the time to remove any debris out in your yard.
Debris also invites rodents and other pests into your home. Since these animals are a snake’s natural prey, it draws those reptiles in as a consequence.
You’ll find a lot of snake repellents sold on the market. You can buy sprays, mothballs, predator urine, and plenty of others that promise to remove snakes.
Unfortunately, these methods aren’t effective. They’re generally a waste of time and money, and you’ll be better off calling professional snake removers like Nuisance Wildlife Rangers instead.
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Whether you’ve occasionally spotted snakes in your garden or are dealing with an emergency, Nuisance Wildlife Rangers is here to help. We have five years of experience removing wildlife from people’s homes, so we’ll be able to keep you and your family safe from these reptiles. We service many cities in Southern Florida, so give us a call to schedule our services.
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Snake repellents like snake-a-way is very much like weed killer but its for preventing snakes from entering your yard. Its a very pungent smell that detours the snakes. Its not a long term solution but if you spray it around your home its more of a preventive strategy that will minimize the snake population around your home.
Sticky traps are great if you actually have snakes in your home. Just like catching mice you lay down the sticky traps and when a snake slithers over the sticky trap it gets stuck to the trap. This is more used for a few snakes but once again nothing for long term snake prevention.
Tongs are another direct method for getting rid of snakes, just like you have seen on many nature shows like the Discovery Channel you grab the snake directly with the tongues and put the snake in a cotton sack cloth very much like a pillow case but please dont use a pillow case as the fangs will go through the pillow case.
The best solution for getting rid of snakes and also a long term solution is to hire a wildlife control company to monitor your home on a monthly basis. This is so important because a wildlife company is skilled in snake removal services and snake control services in your area. They have handled 1,000s of snake removal jobs and can get rid of snakes in your attic, or snakes in your home.
Nuisance Wildlife Rangers are certified wildlife specialists trained in the art of snake removal. You need a snake removal expert to safely, and effectively remove the snakes from your home and decontaminate and sanitize the area to prevent further infestations. We close up all entry and exits that the snakes took to enter your home, this is called exclusion repair. Give us a call for a free snake removal inspection and free estimate. You are just one phone call away from getting rid of your snake problem today.
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How to Get Snakes Out of Your Home
Snakes can be a big problem for homeowners. Generally, they are not dangerous, but they can be. It’s always possible that an aggressive snake or a venomous species will find its way to your property. For this reason, removing snakes from your home is essential for the safety of your family.
This is another reason why we highly recommend calling a professional to do this work. At Nuisance Wildlife Rangers, we are snake removal experts. Our team has years of hands-on experience handling hundreds of snake species. We know what to look for – we know which snakes are dangerous and how to safely remove them.
However, if you want to try removing snakes for yourself, we have some recommendations. Just remember to use extreme caution and never handle a live snake unless you know the proper techniques.
Keep Snakes Away with Prevention
It’s easier said than done, but the best way to remove snakes from your house is to prevent them from ever entering. Snakes come in all sizes, and some of them can be quite small. For that reason, it’s critical that you seal up any small gaps around your home that might allow easy entry.
Most snakes cannot climb, so focus your efforts on ground-level entry points first. Use metal mesh with holes no larger than 1/2 inch to seal off any larger gaps. For smaller gaps, you can use spray foam or water-based caulking.
We also suggest making sure that exterior doors and garage doors around your home are effectively sealed. You can easily install door jambs with rubber seals, or install some weather stripping.
Remove the Snake’s Food Source
At Nuisance Wildlife Rangers, one of the main reasons we get snake removal calls is because homes are actually infested with other small animals. What we mean is that snake removal is a sign of another problem with small rodents or insects – these creatures are common snake food sources.
Preventing mice, rats, amphibians, and bugs from setting up shop in your home is key to prevent snakes from entering. If you remove the things attracting the snakes, then they will likely leave on their own.
Best Way to Trap a Snake
There are two main types of consumer snake traps: glue traps and funnel traps.
Snake glue traps are actually one of the best DIY snake trapping methods. These are not the same glue traps used for rodents or bugs. Snake glue traps are actually quite humane – the snake will stick to the glue, but you can easily free the snake in a safe location by pouring vegetable oil over the glue.
Snake funnel traps are a bit less effective but they still work well. The concept is like most other animal traps – the snake goes in and cannot get back out. If you choose this route, make sure you buy a high-quality trap that the snake cannot easily escape from.
How To Get Rid Of Snakes in The Attic
Nuisance Wildlife Rangers have had lots of hands-on (well, gloved hands-on) experience in getting rid of snakes from human homes. We’ve dealt with venomous and non-venomous species alike, and have learned all the dos and don’t s on the topic of snake removal. And that’s precisely what we’re going to be sharing with you in this article.
Today, we’re going to take you through your options if you’re dealing with snakes in your attic. Why the attic? Well, the fact is, a lot of wild animals are attracted to the attic area of a house, since most people use this as a storage space. This means there are usually a lot of boxes and things that make it easier for snakes to hide up there, and also offer comfy nesting space. Another attraction point with attics is that the residents will spend less time in the attic than they do in other areas of the house, which will further reduce the chances of detection.
Wear protection when you go up there.
Even a keen eye can deceive you, and so, it can be quite a hassle telling whether a snake is venomous or not. And since it’s impossible to get a guarantee before going in, we think it’s better to be safe, rather than sorry. In order to do that, you want to put on several layers of protection, in case you do find a snake or family of snakes.
You particularly want to protect your arms and legs. We recommend wearing long sleeves and long pants, as well as thick rubber gloves (to withstand a snake’s bite), and rubber boots, in case the serpent lunges at you. Now, snakes are generally less aggressive than we believe them to be, though they’re still quite likely to attack if you step on them, or if they feel threatened. So make sure you wear adequate protection.
We suggest investing in a live trap (or set of live traps, if dealing with more snakes). These are cages that will securely trap the snake, without actually harming them, and can then be used to relocate the serpent to an area where it won’t be able to bother you.
Be careful, do not attempt to handle the snake directly with your hands, particularly if you don’t have any experience doing this.
Figure out where they’re coming through.
Another important step of the process consists of inspecting the interior and exterior of your attic, and locating the entry point. You will then want to fix this promptly, using caulk, wire mesh, or other such resistant materials.
There’s little use in simply trapping the snake without fixing the hole they came through, since the problem will keep repeating itself.
Take preventive measures.
Try to figure out what’s attracting the snakes to begin with. Clean your attic regularly and try to keep it as tidy as possible. Remember, the fewer boxes, the fewer spaces snakes (or other wild intruders) have to hide in.
Call a wildlife removal professional.
As we mentioned, we’re often called to homes with a snake problem, and honestly, we think it’s best this way. If you don’t have prior experience handling snakes, it can be easy to get scared and make a wrong move, thus inciting an attack.
A qualified wildlife removal professional in your area knows how to handle the serpents safely and efficiently, without risking their life, and without harming the snake. So really, for everyone’s sake, you’d be better off calling a wildlife removal professional to get rid of the snakes in your attic.
How to Trap A Snake
Snakes can be very scary, especially when you find them in or around your home. Since these reptiles can be venomous and inject poisons in their victims, it’s very crucial that you stay very clear from them. However, if one gets into your home, you will want it trapped and removed right away. It goes without saying that the best approach to snake trapping and removal is by calling an expert wildlife control company like Nuisance Wildlife Rangers for a safe and effective snake trapping, but if you intend to trap a non-venomous snake yourself, below are the steps to follow.
NB: Never try to pick up or trap a venomous snake yourself because there is a chance of the snake fighting back and a clean strike from such a snake may be very severe.
Steps on How to Trap a Snake
Step 1: Get a snake trap
The most effective way to get a snake without getting excessively near it or genuinely hold it with your hands is by utilizing a snake trap. There are various sorts of snake traps accessible on the lookout. One of the most widely recognized is the snake stick traps, which is like a paste snare for mice yet intended for snakes.
To catch a snake in your home, you can get a snake glue trap. The trap uses smell to draw the snake into a box, where it is then stuck to the box. If you already know where the snake is, this method works wonderfully. If you set the trap in the wrong location, you might not get a catch. Because the trap is mobile and easy to set in different spots, you can move it as much as you need to. You can also purchase multiple traps and carefully arrange them in strategic positions throughout the house.
Minnow snake traps are a fantastic alternative to glue traps. Minnow traps are usually cylindrical and made of wire mesh, having holes at either end that invert inside the trap. To use as bait, simply place a few eggs inside. The snake will slither into one of the holes in order to obtain the eggs, but it will be unable to out.
The maze trap is another form of snake trap that also works pretty well. A snake maze trap is a box with a maze that the snake creeps through and is impossible to turn back once it reaches the end of the maze. A maze trap, unlike a glue board, does not use glue; instead, it encourages the snake to keep moving forward, but it is a dead end, and the snake will be trapped in there until you discover it.
Step 2: Set the trap in a good place
Set up your snake trap in a place where you’ve observed snakes before. Garden areas, the attic, and the chicken coop are all good spots to set up traps. There’s no need to disguise the trap; simply place it in an area where you have observed the snake(s). When you’re ready to set the trap, double-check that it’s securely closed.
Step 3: Check the trap often
You’ll want to deal with a snake as quickly as possible after catching it. Make sure it doesn’t perish in the trap. Because the snake will quickly decompose, this is both inhumane and filthy. Every day, check the trap to see if you’ve caught anything.
Step 4: Relocate the snake
Finally, Go to a natural place where there aren’t many people. If you release the snake in a natural setting, it will have the best chance of surviving without bothering other people. To release the snake, go to a nature reserve or another location where there aren’t many people. It won’t wind up in someone else’s garden this way.
Snakes inspire fear in a lot of people, which is very understandable. These animals are long and slender with no limbs, yet the sight of a snake makes most people uncomfortable. This is no surprise because of the venomous snake species that can kill a human with a single bite.
However, not all snakes are venomous. In fact, there are more harmless snakes than venomous snakes, and you’re more likely to encounter a harmless snake than a poisonous one. The state of Texas is home to about 105 different snake species of which only 15 are venomous. From the numbers, it’s clear why you are more likely to come across a harmless snake. And most times, the snakes that show up in homes are rat snakes, garter snakes, milk snakes, etc. and they are all non-venomous and harmless to humans.
Just as we are uncomfortable around snakes, snakes do not want to stumble upon a human either. They are generally shy animals and prefer to stay out of sight. If you accidentally stumble upon a snake, your first instinct will probably be to get away, the snake will also react the same way. They generally want nothing to do with humans, but sometimes they show up in our homes in search of food. Snakes feed on small animals including birds, rodents, lizards, and other small animals.
Venomous snakes in Texas
The 15 venomous snakes in Texas fall into three primary groups; rattlesnakes, water moccasins, and coral snakes. Here are some of the most common venomous snakes in Texas
There are 10 species of rattlesnakes found in Texas and the timber rattlesnake is one of them with an easy-to-spot light brown base color with rusty brown stripes running down the center of their backs. Timber rattlesnakes are extremely venomous, but they are also unlikely to crawl into your home as they prefer woodlands and bushy habitats. These snakes are protected by state laws.
Western diamondback rattlesnake
Western diamondback rattlesnakes are the most commonly encountered rattlesnake in the state of Texas. They are found in a variety of habitats, from coastal plains to deserts, and are found in almost every part of the state.
This is a tan to brown heavy-bodied snake with dark hourglass-shaped crossbands down the length of its body. The copperhead snake is one of the venomous snakes encountered in Texas. They are commonly found in shrubs and woodland habitats.
Also known as the water moccasin, the cottonmouth is another fairly common venomous snake in the state. These snakes are found in water bodies and wetlands, and because of this many harmless water snakes are misidentified as the cottonmouth and needlessly killed.
Coral snakes have long, slender, and brightly colored bodies, they are highly venomous and belong to the Cobra family of snakes. These snakes usually have alternating patterns of red, black, and yellow (or white) bands or rings across their bodies. Coral snakes are found around sandy, marshy, and wooded areas. The patterns and coloration of the coral snakes closely resemble that of non-venomous milk snakes.
Although these venomous snakes in Texas are unlikely to show up on your property, you should treat every snake you encounter with caution. Never approach a snake or try to pick it up because it can strike out and bite you in defense. And if you accidentally get bitten by any snake at all, assume that it is venomous and immediately call 911 for help. A snake bite requires urgent medical attention, especially if you can’t tell whether the snake is poisonous or not.
How to safely remove a snake from your property
Before you attempt to remove a snake, it’s important to identify the species as this helps you to tailor your approach. Different snake species behave differently, and understanding a snake species and how it reacts in stressful situations is one of the key factors that determines safe snake removal.
Fortunately, our experts at Quality Pest & Wildlife LLC have years of experience in snake removal and understand how to properly handle different snake species, including venomous species.
Snakes can be captured by hand and removed. If the intruding snake is obviously non-venomous, wildlife experts can use glove-covered hands to carefully pick up the snake. However, the most common method of snake removal is using a snake tong to catch the snake from a safe distance. The captured snake is then placed in a snake bag for safe relocation.
How To Keep Snakes Out Of Your Basement?
Most snakes aren’t harmful to people, but it’s still very unnerving to have these reptiles in your basement. If you want to keep them away, just follow some of these steps.
1. Use Repellents
There are chemical snake repellents that cause the animals severe discomfort and force them to leave. You can use this around your home or inside your basement to ward off the reptiles.
Unfortunately, this method is not very effective. You need to consistently reapply the repellent, which isn’t feasible in the long-run. These repellents can also harm pets, children, and the environment.
2. Seal Entry Points
If you want to keep snakes out of your basement, you should seal up the entries into your home.
You can start by finding and sealing any cracks in the basement. These naturally form over time, and they give snakes access to the cool, dark basement.
You should also cover the small gaps under your doors. Either use some door sweeps or add weather stripping to prevent snakes from getting in. You should also close-off pet doors at night, to stop snakes from using them to get inside.
3. Remove Hiding Spots
Snakes are cautious animals, and they like to stay hidden when moving. That’s why they seek cover when making their way into your home.
You can prevent snakes from entering by unnerving them. You simply have to remove their hiding spots. Just try some of these methods:
- Cut your grass. Snakes rely on tall grass to move through your yard unseen. Once you cut the grass, you leave them exposed. This makes it easier for you to see when snakes are on your property, and it leaves the reptiles vulnerable to their prey — making them more reluctant to enter your home.
- Remove debris. Piles of leaves, stones, or wood in your yard provide an excellent hiding spot. Snakes can comfortably fit inside these piles and wait for a good opportunity to move indoors. By removing these piles, the snakes will have to move across longer areas and will leave themselves more vulnerable, so they will be less likely to enter your home.
- Block bodies of water. Snakes like to gather in bodies of water, so you should block or drain them to stop these reptiles.
4. Remove Food Sources
Like all wild animals, snakes enter your home in search of food. If you want to prevent them, you simply have to remove their food source.
- Remove nuisance wildlife. If snakes are attracted to your home, then there’s a good chance that there are pests already inside. These might be rats, mice, frogs, snails, or grasshoppers. You should call a professional to remove these animals and prevent snakes from entering your home.
- Keep pet food hidden. If you feed your pet outdoors, then their food’s scent will attract wild animals. This could either be snakes, or it could be rodents who indirectly attract those reptiles. That’s why you should keep pet food indoors and regularly clean up after feeding your pets.
5. Call A Professional
Snake prevention is not an easy task. It is time-consuming and it can be expensive. That is why you should call a professional to handle the problem for you.
Not only can experts remove snakes that are already in your basement, but they also have knowledge that will prevent these reptiles from entering your home. So make the most of your time and call a professional to solve your snake problem today.
5 Easy Steps to Protect Your Basement From Snakes
One of the most common areas you’ll find snakes inside your house is the basement. That’s because these slithering ground-dwellers have easy access to the basement, but not only. See, if you’ve got some foundation crack, or a broken window leading to the basement, there’s a chance other nuisance wildlife like mice has already made their way inside. And since small mammals are natural prey for snakes, it’s only normal a serpent would come and investigate.
Obviously, you don’t want to host snakes on your property – while most snakes are actually more docile than we tend to imagine, they can still inflict a painful (if not deadly) bite if threatened. What’s more, living in close proximity to their feces exposes you to a range of viruses and bacteria that can endanger your health.
So let’s talk about how you can protect your basement from snakes.
We’ll focus on preventive measures to make sure snakes don’t get into the basement here. If you already have snakes living down there, then we’re afraid it’s too late for the measures below. The good news is, we at Nuisance Wildlife Rangers are happy to take your call. From an objective point of view, hiring a wildlife removal professional to handle your snake infestation is not only the quickest but also the easiest way to get rid of them. Especially since you don’t know if the snakes you’re dealing with are venomous or not, we would not recommend that you try to remove them yourself.
Tip: if you insist on going down there yourself, cover up as much as possible. Wear rubber gloves, rubber boots, and long sleeves, to reduce the bare skin open to a bite.
Step 1. Keep it trimmed.
It’s a good idea to keep your entire lawn trimmed and neat. First off, that looks nice, and second, it gives wild animals fewer spaces to hide from potential predators. Snakes (as well as most nuisance wildlife) generally dislike trimmed grass, as it leaves them exposed to attacks. So they’ll avoid such yards.
Even just trimming the area immediately around the house, and sprucing up bushes or hedges that are adjacent to the house can go a long way.
Step 2. Look for signs.
Understanding what attracts snakes is paramount for proper prevention. Most snakes will be attracted by prey, like small mammals, birds, fish, and such. So if you’re dealing with snakes on your property, it might be because you’re also hosting some of their dinners. Removing these animals makes it less likely that snakes will bother you.
Step 3. Check for cracks.
In protecting your basement, you also need to be on the lookout for potential entry points that the snake might use. Remember that these cracks or holes don’t need to be overly large, since some snakes are small and flexible. Seal any crack or hole as soon as you discover it.
Step 4. Clear out the basement.
There’s a reason why snakes (and other animals) like your basement – it’s that there are so many spaces to hide down there. By regularly de-cluttering your basement, you’re not only getting rid of a chore but making your basement less attractive to snakes. No animal wants to set up a shop in a place where it’s likely to be discovered and pursued.
Step 5. Get rid of water sources.
Like any other animal, a snake needs a constant water source. This may be a pond or a leaking pipe. Regardless of which it is, you need to remove that, if you want to keep your home wildlife-free.
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