How to Deal With Snakes
Discovering a snake or family of snakes living on your property is an alarming experience for most people. The wildlife experts at Animal Remover are ready to remove them and keep them from coming back in the future. We provide humane, safe, reliable, and effective snake removal, trapping, control, and exclusion.
CAUTION: Never provoke or attempt to catch or handle any snake that you cannot identify. It may be a venomous snake. If you are bitten by a venomous snake, seek medical attention right away.
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Snakes Nuisance Concerns
Snakes are classified as a nuisance animal species because they have a habit of living in homes and buildings. The most common wildlife control complaints include
- Snakes living in the attic, basement, crawl space, or garage
- Snakes entering through holes in the siding
- Snakes entering through holes in the foundation
Snakes are adept climbers and will use construction gaps on your home to get into your attic and basement. If snakes are raised on your property without interference, they will return year after year to birth their young.
North America contains approximately 120 species of snakes, 17 of which are venomous. Snakes live in many types of habitats – some on land and some in water. All snakes are meat eaters and will feed on a variety of prey, which they swallow whole. Snakes will eat animals that are less than three times their girth and can prove beneficial in reducing rodent populations.
The best way to deal with snakes on your property is to physically remove them from the area. This technique is our specialty. If there are snakes on your property, we will remove them. We might catch them by hand or use a tool such as snake tongs or a snake hook. Then, we’ll put the snakes in a snake sack and relocate them far away from the capture site.
Trapping is another snake removal option. We can set traps on your property specially designed to trap snakes. Trapping is a great option when you’ve seen a snake a few times, but it never sticks around long enough to be physically removed.
Either technique will eliminate the problem with known snakes on the property, but there may be more snakes or a new one may come onto the property. So you’ll want to take some steps to prevent them from coming back.
Snake Re-Entry Prevention
If you have snakes in your house, you need to figure out how they got into the house and seal any entry points. Keep in mind that snakes can climb, swim, and crawl, so it’s important to seal the entire home. This strategy is also good for keeping out other critters such as chipmunks, mice, and rats.
There are several ways to prevent snakes from re-entering your property. The easiest and probably the best technique is habitat modification. Snakes are on your property because something is attracting them there.
Some of the most likely attractants are vegetation and cover. If there’s a lot of debris and thick plants around your property, it will be attractive to snakes. They love to hide under things such as large rocks, woodpiles, and sheds.
Once you eliminate the clutter, trim back weeds, and seal all the gaps that snakes would like to use for shelter, you’ll be more likely to keep snakes away. You can also make your property less alluring to snakes by implementing a good rat or mouse control program. You could also keep snakes out by installing an underground fence around the perimeter of the property.
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Let the Wildlife Experts at Animal Remover Help
If you have a snake on your property or inside your house, it must be physically removed. The wildlife experts at Animal Remover are ready to help. We even offer a 24-hour emergency snake removal service. Contact Animal Remover and make an appointment so that we can help you deal with the snakes on your property. Give us a call today at 513-324-9453 for a quote or contact us online.