Generally speaking, one person in almost every American household has ophidiophia, or more commonly known as a fear of snakes. For the most part we would all like to be informed about how to prevent snakes from our daily routines and who to call when these unwelcomed visitors enter our homes. But, what happens if one of these slithers to your doorstep? How do you prevent snakes from entering the home? That’s right. Call your local pest control. However, there are also some steps you can take before the certified exterminators can make it out to your house. Learn more in today’s blog.
All snakes can be identified by various unique features. Even though most of the snake population is harmless, the best way to prevent snake bites is to not handle a snake if you are unsure of what type it is. Keep the venomous creature away from children in the house and be smart. A majority of snakes will bite if they feel threatened.
Listed below are some great facts to prevent snakes in your house.
- Currently, there are 27 different species of snakes that inhabit the state of Maryland. From those 27, only two are venomous (the copperhead and the timber rattlesnake).
- Snakes inhabit your home and grassy area in search of a place to eat and live. The easiest thing you can do is make your yard less attractive, but who wants to do that! Clean your home and do away with all traces of rodents such as mice, rats, squirrels, etc. and store domestic pet food and supplies in sealed containers.
- Snakes tend to favor cool, damp and dark small places that are normally found in basements and garages. To prevent snakes from squirming through small entrances in your house, make sure that all windows are sealed tightly and areas of the house are clean of any dust/debris.
- Similar to fences used to keep deer away from the berries in your garden, there is a viable option to build a snake fence to prevent snakes from your yard. All that it takes is mesh wiring.
Snake Repellents are available for purchase over the counter, but be careful; some can cause additional harm to not only snakes but users as well. Read each label carefully on the repellent and make sure it states it is specifically used for snake prevention and pest control. Mothballs are not a good option!
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