Snakes in Your Home

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Snakes wander into homes in search of prey and nesting sites or find themselves inside purely by accident. Since they cannot chew or dig, they must gain entrance through small holes and cracks at ground level. Depending on their size, snakes may even be able to slither under gaps in doors. They most often enter a home through cracks in the foundation, though some snakes are good climbers. Once inside, the pests travel throughout houses inside walls, pipes, and around trusses.

If they are able to secure consistent access to food, the pests establish long-term nests. They also flock inside homes when the weather wreaks havoc with their cold-blooded bodies. For example, during periods of extreme heat, the pests seek out leaky water pipes and other cool, damp areas. Additionally, snakes in houses are commonly found in walls, crawl spaces, basements, attics, and drop ceilings.

In addition to the threat of their painful and sometimes deadly bites, snakes are capable of transmitting diseases. Therefore, it is essential to eliminate infestations before their numbers become rampant. Homeowners can seal gaps in building foundations with caulk, store woodpiles off the ground, clear debris out of yards regularly. If infestations of snakes in the house  exists, it would be best if you should contact a professional animal removal company. They can catch and remove the snake(s) and take other actions necessary to solve the snake problem.

We at Southern Pest Control not only take care of ridding you on the common household pests like cockroaches and ants, but also can handle any animal removal needs. We can remove snakes, squirrels, raccoons, etc. Please call us at 800 527-9832 if we can help. We have been removing pest problems in the Gulf Coast region for over 37 years. Please visit our website at www.southernpestcontrol.biz to meet our team and learn more about us.

Snakes Can They be a Concern in the Summer

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Despite being cold-blooded animals, snakes don’t like to get too hot in the summertime, and you may find a variety of reptiles seeking shelter from the hot summer sun.

If you aren’t seeing a snake every occasionally, then something isn’t right.

A lot of people always try to attribute seeing them this time of year to some kind of weather phenomenon, It’s so hot. It’s so wet. It’s so dry. Some people say they haven’t seen a snake in many years, but there’s must be snakes around. By some coincidence they see a couple in a short amount of time. Because they hadn’t seen any in a long time, they think they are suddenly overrun with snakes, which is not normally true.

If you have a healthy environment, you’re going to have snakes. If you have a field next to you and they’re doing construction work or something, they may run a few of them onto your property. That might be the phenomenon that accounts for you seeing a couple of them.

For some people, every snake they see is a venomous one, but in Alabama there are only six venomous snakes, they include the pit vipers: cottonmouth, copperhead and the three rattlesnakes — eastern diamondback, timber and pygmy. The sixth venomous one is the extremely rare coral snake.

The coral snake is so rare. They are usually limited to the southern half of the state, although we have records of them in the central part of state. A coral snake is so boldly colored people are not going to mistake it for one of the other snakes.

All of them are beneficial in their own ways, especially the king snake, which regularly dines on several of the venomous species.

The good thing about snakes is they eat only small animals and other critters. They don’t eat fruits or vegetables. The small snakes are going to eat insects or small invertebrates. The larger snakes like the black racer, garter snake and rat snake will eat what they can catch, which is mice, rats and other snakes.

Most snakes will seek an escape from the summer heat and will typically find shelter underground.

Snakes don’t like it too cold or too hot. You’re going to find them in shady areas in the summertime. If they get caught out in the sun for too long, they’ll get too hot and die. So, they’ll be seeking shelter during the hot times of the day.

We at Southern Pest Control hope that this information was helpful. If you have a snake problem or any other type of animals, please remember we do not only control your unwanted pests, we safely remove unwelcome animals as well. Please call us at 800 527-9832 if we can help. Please visit our website at www.southernpestcontrol.biz. to learn more about us and your services.

Snakes in the Winter- Be Prepared

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Snakes may be less active in the winter but they do not hibernate If you are not a snake lover, you probably should read on. What follows are a few ideas for keeping your home sealed off from snakes this winter.

Though it may seem this way, snakes are not in your home simply to terrify you. They typically take up residence in human homes for reasons of survival and safety. Generally, they are in search of food or shelter. They will typically come into the home and attempt to find a small, warm and covered space to counteract their cold blooded nature. They are most often found in crawl spaces. Sometimes, when the spring comes and they are looking to get out, they end up in your home.

Please follow these tips to help keep snakes out

  • Keep your grass cut and pay close attention for rodents. These are a favorite delicacy of the snake, and will surely attract them to your property.
  • Cracks that you may miss, are not going to be missed by snakes and other creatures looking for a safe place to live.
  • Use weather stripping to seal off your home. Gaps under doors are an easy way for pests to make their way in.
  • If you can see daylight through a crack or hole in your home’s pipes, vents, foundation, windows, etc., then there is a good chance that a snake can get in.
  • Tall grass and overgrown shrubbery will keep snakes hidden and are also, as we mentioned, attractive to rodents that attract snakes.
  • Snakes are looking to hibernate for the winter and will often find crawl spaces to be safe, warm and damp.

We at Southern Pest Control hope you found this information helpful. We do not only rid you of unwanted insects and bugs, we can remove any unwelcome animals. Please call us at 800 527-9832, we we can help. Please also visit our website at www.southernpestcontrol.biz  to meet our team of professionals.