Though most snakes are scared to death of humans and do everything possible to avoid us, it’s certainly unsettling to see them slithering around your home or property. And even though snakes are generally harmless, many are venomous and can inflict serious, life-threatening injuries if they feel cornered and strike. If you’ve noticed snake activity on your property, don’t fret. With a few simple preventative measures, it’s possible make sure they keep their distance.
Keep the Clutter Down
Things like wood stockpiles, mounds of rocks, or any other sort of debris all offer snakes a perfect place to seek shelter. By carefully clearing away the clutter from your property, you’re giving snakes one less place to stay.
Mow the Lawn Regularly
Because snakes only stick up an inch or two from the ground, it’s easy for them to go undetected in grass that hasn’t been mowed in a while. It’s critical to keep your lawn mowed on a regular basis, especially during the summer months here in Orlando when the grass grows alarmingly quick.
Keep the Hedges Trimmed and Neat
While snakes generally don’t use hedges and bushes for shelter, the critters that they prey on do. Eliminating food sources is a big part of keeping your property pest-free, and by trimming your hedges regularly, you’re helping keep mice, frogs, and other food sources away.
Check for Entry Points around your Home
It only takes a small gap in your foundation, or hole in a wall to invite snakes inside. Depending on their size, a snake can enter through a hole as small as ¼”. By sealing off entrances around your home, you are safeguarding you and your family against the dangers of these slithering critters.
These measures are great for discouraging snake activity on your property, but if you’ve seen them on your property or in your home, we strongly recommend against removing them on your own. Call the snake removal specialists here at Critter Control® of Orlando today at 407.295.7194 instead.