If you’re scared of snakes, you’re not alone. Around 51% of people say snakes freak them out, according to a Gallup poll. Imagine walking into the kitchen and seeing a snake coiled up on the floor at your feet. Luckily, most house snakes are smaller because they can fit through the gaps. If you can call a pest control company for snake removal, keep any children and pets away from the area and keep an eye on the snake while you call. While it’s best to call a pest control company for snake removal, sometimes not interacting with the snake isn’t always an option. Here is what to do if you find a snake in your home:
- Remain calm and try not to disturb the snake or drive it into hiding.
- If it is possible to get it out the door, grab a broom and gently guide the snake out the door. Safety comes first, make sure you are careful if you are trying to handle the snake yourself.
- If the snake is coiled, place a trash can or bucket over it with some weight on top and wait for a pest control company to come.
If you are unsure if the snake is poisonous, it is best to leave it for professionals to take care of and remove from your property. Once the snake is removed from your home, you want to safeguard against any further invasions. Most likely, it slithered in through a small gap or hole in your house. Finding these and fixing them will prevent any future snakes making an unwelcome visit to your home. If you have a snake in your walls, do not try to coax it out of hiding. Call a pest control company to come and remove it from your walls.
Finding a reliable and knowledgeable pest company doesn’t need to be difficult – Apple Pest Control is here for all your pest needs. Snake removal and helping you prevent future visits are part of our service. Call Apple Pest Control for prevention or snake removal.