There are few things more unsettling than finding a snake slithering around somewhere in your home or on your property. While it’s certainly true that they are more scared of us than we are of them, they need to be taken very seriously. Even a non-venomous snake can cause significant injuries to you or your loved ones, and snakes are known to become aggressive if they feel cornered. The best course of action is always to call a professional if you spot snake activity on your property, but there are things you can do to help keep them at bay.

Reduce Clutter

Things like fire wood piles, mounds of rocks, or piles of leaves all give snakes a perfect place to hide out. Keep these to a minimum on your property, and always keep them away from the side of your house.

Keep the Lawn Mowed

Most snakes are only an inch or two tall which makes it easy for them to go undetected in tall grass until it’s too late. Keeping your grass at a reasonable height is important, especially during those warmer summer months when grass grows quickly.

Keep Those Hedges Looking Neat

While the hedges aren’t a snake’s first choice for a shelter, they often hunt for pretty that calls that area home. Eliminating food sources plays a big role in discouraging snake activity, and by keeping your hedges trimmed neatly, you’re helping to keep frogs, insects, and other food sources away.

Check for Entry Points around your Home

Due to their slender body shape, snakes can squeeze through even the smallest gap or crack. A hole as small as ¼” can invite snakes into your home; putting your loved ones at risk. Simply sealing off these gaps with expanding foam or wire mesh goes a long way towards denying their entry.

While these are great preventative measures for discouraging snake activity, the possibility of an infestation still exists. If you spot snake activity on your property, we strongly advise against removing them on your own. Instead, call the removal specialists at Critter Control® of Orlando today at 407.295.7194.