How to get rid of snakes is one of the hardest things that a wildlife removal professional can try to do. With Snakes being very elusive, they are very hard for the professional snake control expert to find once a homeowner looses site of the snake in their home or building. There are many different types of snakes in the United States. One of the most common types of snakes that people find in their home on regular bases is a rat snake. This snake is most often identified as the snake that causes the most people/snakes interactions.
I have a snake in my house, what do I do?
As stated above, the most common type of snake in the house is usually a black rat snake. These snakes will get into the attic and walls of homes and building in search of a decent food source such as mice, rats, bugs, lizards and at times other snakes.
One of the ways to get rid of the snakes from your home or office is to have a complete inspection done by a trained wildlife removal and control professional that is familiar with snakes in your particular area. After a complete inspection is done the snake control technician will often make recommendations on ways to get rid of the snakes by treating the problem. For example: The snake control professional finds that you have a excessive amount of rats in the home. The snakes are there eating the rats, so this is a valuable food source for the snakes, in order to control the snake population you must get rid of the rats. This is one of the ways to get rid of the snakes.
The other way to get rid of the snakes is to physically remove the snake from the property. This is often done with specialized equipment such as snake tongs or very thick gloves. You should never handle a snake unless you have experience and know 100 percent for sure what type of snake it is. Many time venomous snakes appear to only be garden snakes, and vice versa. This is when the small snakes are the most trouble. The small snakes have no control over their venom and will bite you and inject all their venom into your body. This is bad; baby snake venom is just as toxic as adult snake venom.
It is not uncommon to find venomous snakes in homes and garages. We have had many customers call and tell us they have a copperhead or a rattlesnake in their garage. This is a very scary situation as the snake could be hiding under a lawn mower or a tool box, totally away from your line of sight. This is when a snake is the most dangerous.
Now that I have got rid of the snakes, now what?
Now that the snakes have been eliminated from your home, either by physically removing the snake from the property of by eliminating the food source to starve the snakes away. Either way, they are gone. Now is the time you should start to that about having your home excluded from snakes. This is the process of sealing up all the cracks and crevices around the home that could possibly allow snakes into the crawlspace or possibly the attic.
This is usually done by sealing the foundation with foam or metal to eliminate cracks which will allow snakes and other rodents back into your home.. This is a step that as a homeowner, you do not want to skip. This is usually the most costly part of the job, but well worth the money as it provides great peace of mind knowing that you got rid of the snakes from your home and excluded it the right way.