So, you’ve seen a snake slither past while you’re in the basement. You may not see this as a big deal, especially if you aren’t afraid of these reptiles. Snakes come in and out and take care of your mouse problem, right? Well, as much as you may appreciate not having to place as many mouse traps, snakes are not the best solution. There are a lot of reasons why you should get rid of that snake that lives in your basement–or anywhere else in the house. Read on to find out why that snake is bad news.
Why Are Snakes in My House?
So, let’s address the first problem: snakes getting into your home. Snakes love shaded areas with lots of places to hide. They’re solitary creatures and require shelter from birds and other predators, but they’re also interested in hiding their prey for a later snack. While inspecting your garden, they may find a small crack in your foundation or a hole in your wall. This is how a snake can get in your home, and sometimes, they may not be able to find their way out on their own.
Why do Snakes Live in My Walls?
Because they have easy shelter there. During the Winter, snakes seek warm shelter within your walls because they aren’t exposed to threats, and they probably have plenty of mice to eat. Snakes are slow creatures, and don’t frequently eat, which allows them to spread out a food supply over a long period of time. Therefore, multiple snakes can live in your home at once. A rattlesnake den, for example, can hold up to 70 snakes at once! It’s unlikely you’ll have such a huge infestation, but it is possible.
Why Should I Get Rid of Snakes?
There are plenty of reasons you should be hunting down your snakes and removing them, but most people are simply afraid of being bitten. There are over 40,000 snake bites per year, 8,000 of which are by venomous snakes. Snakes also carry diseases like salmonella. And where there are snakes, there are rodent and insect populations in droves. Snakes can also die within the walls, making their corpses difficult to remove, which can stink up the house.
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