The importance of keeping snakes out of your house this winter

December 16, 2016By

Not only can snakes be frightening, but they can also cause harm. Some snakes may try to find refuge in your home when cooler weather comes, so it is important that you take the necessary steps to keep snakes out of your home . Learn more about these creatures, their habits and most importantly, what to do if you find one in your home!

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Why do snakes come into our houses?

The main reason a snake will come into a home is to find shelter as well as food. This is particularly true during the changing of seasons, especially going into autumn and then winter. Snakes are cold-blooded creatures and will seek out warmth when it gets cold. Your house might also contain a ready supply of food for the snake including insects and even mice.

Once they are in your house, they will find a suitable area to live in. This could be in the warmth found behind a refrigerator for example although any small covered space can be favored.

How do you identify a snake infestation?

In some extreme cases, you may even have a snake infestation. But how do you go about identifying one? It can be very difficult as snakes prefer to stay away from humans as much as possible by living in walls, under decks, in tall grass, crawlspaces, an attic or just out in your garden.

Although you may not see them, they do leave some signs that they are there. In some cases, they can leave structural damage where they have made their nests. Another telltale sign is the shedding of their skin. If you find a shed piece of skin in your property, you definitely have some reptile visitors.

An attic makes the perfect home for snakes. There are signs that you may have an infestation in this area of your house. For example, you may actually hear them slithering around or notice an odd odor (reptiles have a distinct smell). You may even come across their feces which could contain the bones of their prey. If you do come across any of these, it is best to call professionals to deal with the problem.

The Importance of Proper Removal

Never attempt to remove a snake from your property by yourself! Simply put, you do not know if a snake is venomous or not and the last thing you want is to be bitten. Even if you are able to remove one snake, you won’t be able to tell if there may be more. A professional will be able to not only identify the reptile, but they can tell if you have a snake infestation. Even if you do, they will locate the nest, trap all the reptiles, and remove them from your premises using the right procedures.

A professional snake removal service will stop any further snakes from coming into your property. This will be done with a thorough search of your home, and identifying and closing areas where snakes can enter.

If you suspect you may have a snake on your property or in your house, contact us immediately! We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We offer same day removal and peace of mind that your home will be cleared of snakes. Contact us or call us at 800.391.2565 if you require any further information or would like to find out more about our pest control prevention service.

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