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Snakes

Removing Snakes from Your Home

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There are many types of creepy crawlers that find a way into your home, but a snake is probably the last one you want to see sliding across the basement floor in the middle of the night. Hopefully, this scenario won’t happen often, but if you do ever find a snake in or around your home, Critter Control of Ft Lauderdale has the snake removal services you need to feel safe again.

What’s the Danger?

Snakes will do more than aggravate your ophiophobia. If left unattended in the home, they can potentially attack an unsuspecting victim. While snakes typically mind their own business, many will strike if they feel threatened, and even a bite from a non-poisonous snake can be a very painful experience. The best thing to do when you discover a snake in your home is to calmly leave the area and make sure everyone else does the same, particularly pets and children. Once the home is empty, call us to come and fix the problem.

How You Can Help

While there’s no way for your home to remain 100% protected from snakes at all times, there are things you can do to reduce the vulnerability of your house:

  • Be sure to check around the exterior and interior of the building to see if there are any holes a snake could slide through. Don’t assume any hole is too small to keep them out; many can get through holes only ¼ an inch wide. Once all snakes are removed from the home, we will help you to identify potential entry points so they can be sealed and help prevent a future occurrence.
  • If you have a problem with mice, rats, or other rodents, that needs to be fixed immediately. Snakes are looking for a place where they have unlimited food and if you have their favorite meal scurrying around the house, they will find a way in.
  • Keep both the yard and the house interior clear of excessive clutter so you can eliminate places where a snake may hide. Recycle old items from the yard and keep the landscaping under control, particularly areas with long weeds and grass.

Whether you’ve seen a snake in your home or you simply suspect one, call Critter Control of Ft Lauderdale and we’ll get the problem taken care of in the most humane way possible.