What is it about snakes that make so many people cringe with fear and disgust? Is it how they slither back and forth on the ground? Is it the hisses they make when threatened? Or is it simply the fear of their bite that causes many of us to steer clear? More often than not, it is typically these factors that make snakes one of the most feared animals on the planet.
Even if you don’t have ophidiophobia (the genuine fear of serpents), one would be hard pressed to find someone who enjoys seeing these creatures in their personal space. While there certainly are many people who keep snakes as pets, those from the wild are best left where they came from. It is important to remember that although many species of snakes in the U.S. are non-venomous, there are a number of them that are.
Be Informed and Be Careful
From rattlesnakes to vipers to copperheads to coral snakes, chances are you may never encounter these types, but one can never be too careful. At the end of the day, wildlife removal is best left to the experts. Any pest control specialist will tell you that even a non-venomous snake can cause a lot of problems, not to mention a nasty bite when cornered.
If you find a snake in your home, the first thing you should do is call a wildlife removal firm for help. Even if you plan on getting rid of the unwanted visitor alone, they will be able to tell you which species you are dealing with, as well as how to properly remove it.
How to Keep Snakes at Bay
• Make your property unattractive. Snakes will seek vegetation and landscaping items for shelter. Keep your yard mowed and eliminate unnecessary clutter.
• Spray insect repellent to diminish the food source. Bugs and rodents are their primary prey, so keep this in mind when planning your removal efforts.
• Make sure your home is sealed up well, cracks in the foundation invite snakes and many other types of wildlife in.
• Contact a pest control company as soon as you notice a problem; snake bites occur when people improperly handle these reptiles. A pest control company will also be able to give you expert advice about how make your property less suitable for wildlife. They can do an on-site inspection and give you a list of items that need addressing.