Living in Texas can be quite unpredictable, you might experience things you may not have experienced before, like coming across a snake in your house. Did you know that according to a Gallup poll, around 51% of people freak out when they come across snakes? Don’t worry, even if you are afraid of snakes, snake removal can be easy if you follow the right steps with Apple Pest Control. Here’s what you should do if you find a snake in your house:

The First Encounter

If you encounter a snake in your home, remember to remain calm and make sure there’s no one or pets around the area where the snake is. Most snakes aren’t there to attack, they may be scared and oftentimes will try to defend themselves. Try not to disturb them enough to go into hiding, it will become difficult, it’s actually in our best interest to not interact with the snake at all.

If the snake is near any opening to outside, and if possible to get the snake out, get a broom and be cautious while luring the snake out to the door. Please remember that safety comes first. If you can’t, place something over the snake such as a box or trash can and place something heavy on top of it, like a rock or a book. After you’ve done that, call a pest control company to remove the snake. 

Identification 

If you have encountered a snake outside of your home and you know it’s not venomous, it’s best to leave them be and wait until it goes away. However, you will need to call a pest control company to remove the snake if it’s venomous.

However, there are a few ways to identify venomous or non venomous snakes. A venomous snake often has lots of pattern on its body and has a big triangle-shaped head, while non venomous snakes have more of a round-shaped head. Another way to identify a venomous snake is to see if they have oval-shaped pupils, similar to a cat, while non-venomous snakes always have circle-shaped pupils. 

In the meantime, if you are unsure if the snake is venomous or not, leave it up for a professional to identify it. 

Be Cautious

If you’ve found a snake that’s currently residing in a hiding spot, like behind a fridge or inside a hole in the wall, don’t try to lure it out – as it can be very dangerous, especially if you don’t know whether it’s venomous or not. Leave it up to a snake control professional to remove the snake out of your home.

After making sure the snake is gone, you will need to snake proof any areas to prevent any snake invasions as possible, since it may have entered from a small hole or gap in your house. Finding these gaps and filling them can help make sure you won’t have any more snake invasions in the future.

Give The Pros A Call

Call Apple Pest Control today for snake removal and control in San Antonio and the surrounding areas! We don’t stop at snakes- schedule an appointment for any of your pest control needs.