Animal Remover on What to Do if You Find a Snake in Your House

Animal Remover discusses what to do if you find a snake in your house

Animal Remover specializes in safe and effective animal removal, including removing snakes from your home. In many parts of the US, finding a snake in your house or garage is a common problem. If you find yourself in this situation, the snake must be removed immediately. Remain calm and don’t panic. Animal Remover explains what to do.

Don’t Panic

Although finding a snake in your home is a terrifying sight, panicking will only make the situation worse. Take a couple of deep breaths and remain calm. Acting out of fear and hitting the snake with a stick or a broom will only make it hostile, making it more difficult to remove the snake from your house. If the snake coils and opens its mouth, it sees you as a threat and it’s best to temporarily leave it alone.

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Determine if the Snake Is Venomous

Before attempting to deal with the snake, identify if the snake is venomous or not. In North America, there are 17 total venomous snake species. Some of the most common species in the US include the cottonmouth, the copperhead, the eastern coral snake, and several varieties of rattlesnakes. If the snake looks similar to one of these snakes, do not attempt to remove it on your own. If you are unsure if the snake is venomous or not, Animal Remover strongly advises calling a wildlife management service immediately.  

Remove the Non-Venomous Snake

If you are absolutely positive that the snake is not venomous, then you can proceed to remove the snake. There are a few different methods to take. First, try covering the snake with a heavy blanket. Covering the snake will restrict the snake’s motion and keep it calm as you remove it from your house. After covering it with a blanket, simply scoop it up and walk it outside and away from your house. The second method is picking up the snake by hand and carrying it outside. With this method, wear gloves and pick up the snake from underneath, near the tail, then slowly and carefully carry the snake outside.

Trap the Snake and Wait for Wildlife Management

If you’ve determined that the snake is venomous or you’re simply unsure, you may wish to trap the snake before a wildlife management service, like Animal Remover, arrives. To trap the snake, simply place a hamper, laundry basket, or empty trash can over the snake. Trapping the snake prevents it from roaming your house and makes it easier to remove the snake once Animal Remover arrives.

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Call Animal Remover to Remove the Snake

If you are unsure if the snake is venomous or not, or you are simply uncomfortable with removing the snake yourself, call Animal Remover immediately. Animal Remover specializes in removing snakes from your home. We work with you to remove the snake and prevent snakes from entering your home in the future. Animal Remover offers 24-hour emergency snake removal service in seven locations: Cincinnati, OH, West Chester, OH, Mason, OH, Fairfield, OH, Oxford, OH, Northern Kentucky, and Southeast Indiana. For your snake emergencies, call Animal Remover today!