Homeowners often get snakes in their house that may have come in through an open door or because their property provides a good place to hide. There can be a snake den near the foundation of your house and when spring comes, snakes will become more active and tend to migrate towards the heat and may come into the house if there’s hole that leads from the den to the house.
Nonpoisonous snakes are harmless to humans and in most cases a snake will crawl away when approached to reach cover safely. It is still preferable to remove snakes from your house. Here are some safe snake removal methods:
- Traps work well on snakes when properly placed. Snakes tend to follow the base of the foundations so traps placed in these areas work well. The plastic snake trap is more durable and weather resistant, while the cardboard snake trap has a large entry hole but is not weather resistant. Both have glue boards and are reusable.
- Snake repellents work by emitting an unpleasant odor and bitter taste that harms snakes. Repellents should be sprayed every three to four weeks from spring to autumn in basements, barns, tool sheds and crawl spaces. When used in confined places snake repellents do fine, but in the open air their success is limited.
- Physical snake removal is the most certain way to remove snakes. They can be caught by hand or with tools, such as a snake hook or tongs. After removing the snake, sack it and remove it from your property, far away from the capture site.
If you have a snake in your home, hire a wildlife professional to remove it or set traps inside your home. You can use a net to remove a snake from a pool. But it’s not enough to remove a single snake from your house. You need to know how it got in and shut all entry points. Snakes can climb so it’s important to seal the entire house. Sealing the house also gets rid of snakes in the basement so set traps there to remove snakes from the basement.