The good news about snakes is that running into them is fairly rare. Despite their fearsome reputation, most species of snakes are shy and do not want to confront humans. Most will not seek out humans, and if they do attack, it is done for defensive reasons because they have been stepped on or their habitat has been disturbed.
However, snakes do sometimes end up around houses and buildings and do need some control and therefore, removal. If you find snakes on your property the best bet to deal with them and help with snake prevention is call a professional snake control services provider.
Got bitten by a snake?
If you or anyone in your family gets bitten, call an emergency service right away and get the victim to a hospital fast. If possible, find out what type of snake it was as this will help with treatment.
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Some Snake Information
How to Know if You Have Snakes
Snakes like to hide, so you may not know they are around until you actually see them. Snakes shed their skins several times a year, so one of the first signs might be the shed skins they leave behind. If you live in an area that is dusty or have a yard that is mostly dirt, you might also see twisty trails as they slither along.
Snakes like to hide in heavy vegetation and under porches, decks, piles of rocks and in holes. Be on the lookout around your property, and if you live in an area where snakes are common, approach them with caution.
Control and Safety
The best way to control snake populations is to remove potential sources of food and shelter. Clearing yards of refuse piles and frequently mowing grass helps discourage snakes from making their homes in residential lawns. Sealing up cracks and gaps along exterior walls with fine mesh or caulk also proves effective.
To eliminate potential food sources, take steps to control rodent and insect populations, such as maintaining clean living spaces and storing food in rodent-proof containers. In areas with high native snake populations, snake-proof fences may be erected to keep the slithery pests away from children in play areas, though enclosing entire yards with snake-proof fencing often proves prohibitively expensive.
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At Imagine Care we provide safe, humane, reliable, and effective snake removal, trapping, control and exclusion. If you have a snake or a family of snakes living on your property or in your basement, we can provide the services to remove them and keep them out in the future. There is no snake problem that we can’t handle.
We provide a 24 hour emergency snake removal service. We can remove the snake by hand or set traps to catch the snake if it’s gone by the time we arrive. But removing the snake is not enough. We must also find out how the snake got into the house and seal any entry points. Snakes can climb, swim, and crawl so it’s important to seal the entire home. This is also a good strategy for keeping out other critters such as rats and spiders.
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