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Snakes are one of the most feared creatures, and it’s understandable why. If you’re terrified of seeing them outdoors, you definitely don’t want them making their way into your home. Unfortunately, snakes have a habit of slithering into cracks and crevices, which is why they often take up residence inside of residential or commercial properties. To keep your family and home protected from snakes, there are several things you can do to lessen your chances of having this unwanted visitor.
Snakes seeking shelter
Snakes typically take up residence in human homes for reasons of survival and safety. Just like any pest, they are constantly searching for food and shelter sources. Once inside, they often attempt to find a small, warm, and covered space, such as the area behind your refrigerator or in crawl spaces. While they certainly prefer to be outdoors where they have more access to their preferred sources of food, snakes can certainly take up residence inside your property.
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Tips to prevent snakes
The best way to avoid having to deal with a snake in your property is to implement a number of preventative measures:
- Deter rodents: Implementing rodent prevention techniques, such as keeping your grass short, can deter rodents and therefore snakes as well.
- Seal cracks: Cracks that are tiny enough to be missed by the average person are not going to be missed by snakes and other creatures looking for a safe place to live.
- Close gaps beneath doors: Gaps under doors are an easy way for pests to make their way in, which is why it’s smart to use weather stripping to seal off your home.
- Pipes and vents: A simple rule to remember: If you can see daylight through a crack or hole in your home’s pipes, vents, foundation, windows, etc., then there is a good chance that a snake can get in.
- Clean shrubbery and grass: Tall grass and overgrown shrubbery will keep snakes hidden, which is why it should be trimmed properly.
- Properly clean and seal crawl spaces: Snakes are looking to hibernate for the winter and will often find crawl spaces to be safe, warm, and damp.
Professional snake removal and control
Snakes can be terrifying for many people, which is why it’s always best to simply call a professional when you see one in your home. If you are not sure whether there is a snake in your home, or whether said snake is venomous, you should never investigate on your own. If you’re worried about snakes in your home, trust Ehrlich Pest Control, formerly Connor’s to resolve your snake problem quickly and effectively.Back to Snake Trapping, Removal & Exclusion
How to Keep Snakes Out of Your Home in Virginia
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