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Most people are deathly scared of snakes and that is the main problem when dealing with snakes. Unlike the squirrels or raccoons who will chew into your house causing damage, snakes are more opportunistic and will find construction gaps to enter your home, or perhaps an open door. Besides their presence and droppings left behind, no real structural damage will happen; in most cases they will just thin out the rodent population in the area and move on.
When a homeowner sees a snake they need to keep a few simple rules in mind: Flight or Fight. If you corner any animal it will fight. If you give an animal a way out it will take flight. If you want the snake captured and removed it is best to keep an eye on the serpent. Call us using your cell phone so you can watch the snake and see where it goes. Snake are kings of camouflage—you might see it one second and it will be gone the next. This makes it very difficult to find when showing up on a snake call for anyone. Note, we are not saying to interact just keep an eye on it.
Critter Control can remove snakes on site if they are still in the area and can be found. We also can set up snake glue boards to trap and remove the snakes that can not be located. Another tool to use would be barrier treatment to keep snakes away or to flush them out of tight areas. Critter Control can also set up snake fences to keep snakes out of a certain area that might be an option for some. Remember some things to do to assure you don’t invite snakes to your home are to keep grass cut short and bushes trimmed off the ground, don’t pile up wood or rocks close to your home. These are just a few habitat modifications that can help you keep your yard free of snakes.
- Mike Rossi
Critter Control of Greater Nashville
Snakes are some of the most feared creatures on earth. Whether this is an irrational fear or one that stems from a traumatic event... most people just don't like snakes!
When a homeowner finds a snake, they should refrain from trying to kill it or remove it themselves. Though most snakes in our area are harmless (and BENEFICIAL), we do have some venomous species. Remain a safe distance, but keep an eye on where the snake goes so when someone does come to remove it, finding it can be narrowed down to a room or other smaller area rather than the entire home. In some cases, even with a thorough inspection the reptile cannot be located. In this instance, snake traps can be used to capture the snake.
Critter Control specializes in vertebrate wildlife control, including snakes, and can effectively resolve your snake issue using an integrated approach. Because every situation is unique, determining WHY the snake is there is crutial! For instance, having a five-foot black snake hanging around your flower beds might be an indication of exterior rodent issues, and may be easily resolved by eliminating the snakes food source. Seeing many garter snakes every Spring around a large rock pile in the backyard could be resolved by removing the rock pile and taking away their harborage. Determining the reason the snakes are on the property in the first place is an important start to eliminating and resolving a snake problem.
Call Critter Control (800 CRITTER) today to help resolve your snake or other wildlife issues!
- Peter Riney
Critter Control of Central MIssouri