How and Why Snakes Enter Garages & Sheds

Temperature is a driving force behind infestations of snakes in garages and sheds. As the pests are coldblooded, they rely on their external environment to regulate their temperature. Therefore, garages are prime nesting spots for their cool and moist climates, especially during dry summer months. Additionally, garages and outbuildings like sheds are frequently home to some favorite food sources like rodents and insects. Snakes find their way into these spaces via open garage doors, cracks in the foundation around garages, and open windows.

Problems Caused

While they cause few seriously destructive problems, snakes in the garage are still unwelcome. House residents may have phobias that make snake presence in and of itself disturbing. Additionally, snakes bite when they feel cornered or threatened. As some species of venomous snakes reside in the United States, these bites can be deadly and often require immediate medical attention. Finally, snakes make messes in garages by leaving behind their shed skins and feces that contain indigestible parts of their prey, like bones and fur.

Removal

Contacting professional wildlife control at the first sign of activity helps house residents avoid being bitten by a snake in the garage or shed. The experts at Critter Control have the proper tools for handling the pests and knowledge of their behavior. They also offer homeowners tips on preventing future infestations of snakes in garages and other buildings near the home.