Snakes are not an uncommon sight in Florida; in fact, most homeowners have likely encountered at least one on their property. Snakes are not naturally aggressive or interested in hurting you or your loved ones, but wild animals can be unpredictable, and often strike if they feel scared or threatened. Calling a professional animal removal service is always the most effective solution, but there are measures you can take to help alleviate any snake problem you may be having on your property.
- Keep your distance – If you happen to see a snake slithering about your property, chances are it is just passing through. The snake is almost always more afraid of you than you are of it, and they won’t attack unless encroached upon. Take a step back and let the snake be on its way.
- Modify your landscaping – Few things are more attractive to a snake than somewhere that gives them a secure place to hide. To make your yard less interesting to snakes, remove debris and heavy vegetation from your property to cut down on areas in which they can hide. Rock piles and plywood should also be moved away from your house, as these are prime locations for snake activity.
- Do you have a pest problem? – These slithering creatures spend much of their time on the hunt for food, and if you’re seeing them on your property, chances are there is an easily available food source for them nearby – most commonly rats or insects. Getting rid of any other animal infestations you have on your property will make the area much less appealing to snakes, and they will typically leave.
Professional Snake Removal
Though there are many home remedies and DIY methods to controlling snake populations, the best way is always with the expertise and tools offered by a professional removal company. At Critter Control® of Orlando, we are proud to be a total solution for any snake or nuisance animal infestations you may have. Our decades of experience allow us to safely remove both venomous and non-venomous snakes with ease, all while keeping your family out of harm’s way. Call us today at 407.295.7194 to schedule your complimentary consultation.