Snake Removal Strategies
If you have spotted a snake in your house or garage, then it may be time to call in the team of experts at Trutech to lend a hand. Here at Trutech, we specialize in solving all of your snake problems, no matter how big or small. If you have a deceased iguana carcass on your property, do not try and remove it yourself, as it could be potentially dangerous. One of our specialists knows exactly how to conduct a snake removal service on your property.
Our team of licensed specialists has the tools and knowledge that it takes to perform any snake control services necessary on your property. Our humane wildlife management tactics will give you peace of mind about the well-being of the animals in your ecosystem as well as your property.
But don’t wait until you or your pet is harmed by a snake– Call the experts at Trutech today for assistance solving all of your snake removal needs!
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Signs a Snake is on Your Property
Snakes are scale-covered reptiles common across all of the United States. There are more than 3,000 unique species of snakes living around the world, inhabiting every continent except Antarctica. Particularly if you live in a rural area, snakes are likely to live in and around your property. Not all snakes are poisonous, though many are. Although snakes feed on pesky rodents that may be lurking in your home, they can prove a real threat to you, your family, and your pets.
Dangers of Snake Infestation
The fear of snakes sometimes supersedes the actual problems associated with the pests. Some snakes feed on young chickens, though they usually target easier prey. Venomous snake bites cause pain and even fatality. When bitten, the snake-bite victim requires immediate medical attention.
Humane Snake Removal & Control Strategies
Entry into property
Snakes enter both homes and yards in search of food and shelter. Generally shy, snakes avoid human contact when possible and nest in high grasses, wood piles, decks, barns, and sheds. The reptiles enter homes through gaps or cracks in building foundations.
Trapping & Removal
When cornered, snakes will try to strike out and bite, so contacting a trained wildlife removal specialist is the safest option when it comes to snake control. The experts at Trutech humanely capture pest snakes to ensure the safety of all nearby residents.
Prevention & Exclusion
Seal cracks and holes in home foundations to reduce the possibility of snakes entering. Remove hiding places and potential food sources by taking actions like maintaining lawns, storing wood piles off the ground and in sheds or barns, sealing trash bins with fitted lids, and cleaning clutter from basements and attics. Erecting snake-proof fences around gardens and sheds is another sound form of snake control.
Frequently Asked Questions
Salmonella is a bacteria found in the digestive systems of all types of reptiles. Items that have come in contact with their infected feces can cause food poisoning when ingested. Stemming from a bacteria common in dirt, botulism is a life-threatening illness that can also be transmitted by snakes. Since the pests spend most of their time at ground level, they are often covered in it. Despite its complicated name, campylobacteriosis is actually one of the most common bacterial infections humans get, causing diarrhea, abdominal pain, and fever. Leptospirosis also leads to flu-like symptoms, in addition to a persistent and severe headache.
Snakes typically enter homes at the ground level. Cracks in building foundations or walls larger than 1/4 of an inch in diameter are wide enough for most species of home-invading snakes to slither through and are the most common point of entrance for the pests. Vents, pipes, the spaces under doors, and gaps around utility and plumbing lines also make suitable entrances. After they’ve invaded, snakes look for dim, moist, and secluded areas to set up nests.
Dark, damp locations make perfect overwintering sites for snakes, who often hole up in crawl spaces when temperatures begin to drop. In the spring and summer, the pests tend to congregate in these areas looking for food like various species of rodents and insects. If snakes feel safe and have consistent access to food, they may decide to lay eggs. Residents may find multiple snakes in the crawl space, as a few species nest together.
Snakes in the house typically enter either by accident or in search of food and shelter. Either way, most snakes tend to come in at the ground floor of a structure. The reptiles find entrances via gaps under doors or openings in the walls and foundations, around plumbing and vents, and even through pet doors.
Snakes prefer to hide in well-covered areas outside, including firewood piles, leaf litter, tall grasses, and rock walls. If such areas are near the structure, snakes can easily gain access to the home.
It takes a combination of different actions to keep snakes from entering the house. Exclusion, habitat modification, and eliminating potential food sources should all be used together to ensure that snakes do not get into homes.
Depending on the region of the country, homeowners may face both venomous and non-venomous snake incursions. Any cornered snake can strike whether venomous or not, making it highly advisable to contact the trained professionals at Trutech to eliminate and remove snakes in the house.
Since they don’t have arms or legs, snakes are not typically able to climb and therefore tend to infest homes at the ground level. However, certain species, including brown tree snakes, rat snakes, and various types of pythons, are agile climbers. They can easily scale trees and enter homes via chimneys, vents, open windows, and gaps in exterior siding. Once inside, they like to congregate in spaces that see very little human activity, such as wall cavities and attics.
Snakes are nimble creatures able to squeeze into tight crevices and small spaces. They can find their way into buildings and walls through cracks and gaps in siding, windows, screens, brick, and wood foundations. The legless pests also gain access to homes and walls through drainage systems.
Finding a snake in the wall should always be taken seriously. Though not all snakes are venomous, the pest reptiles can still bite or strike if threatened and put small children and pets at serious risk of injury. Exclusion methods, like caulking windows or sealing cracks, gaps, or holes in foundations, are typically the best routes to take to prevent snakes in walls.
However, repeat infestations may occur without the expert knowledge of pest control professionals. Contact the wildlife removal specialists at Trutech to avoid continuous problems and eliminate snake infestations safely and efficiently.