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How to get Rid of Snakes


Most homeowners in Florida have encountered snakes on their property. More often than not, snakes are not interested in hurting you or your family, but wild animals still present a significant danger and therefore, they should have no place on your property. There are many measures to take to help get rid of any snake problem you may be experiencing.

  • Leave Them Alone: Most people find snakes slithering through their lawn, and while it can be startling at first, there is a good chance that the snake is just passing through. When this type of first contact is made, it is important to remember that the snake is more afraid of you than you are of it. They will not attack unless provoked, so you are probably better off keeping children and pets away and let it escape. It will most likely be on its way shortly, and you should only take further steps if the snake problem persists.
  • Adjust Your Landscape: Part of what attracts a snake is a location that offers hiding places for them. To decrease the appeal of your yard to snakes, remove all debris that offers a safe hiding spot for them along with trimming any heavy vegetation. Rock piles, plywood, and openings to your crawl space all need to be removed to lessen snake activity on your property.
  • Assess Your Pest Problem: Snakes are predominantly focused on hunting, and if you have them on your property, it is most likely because there is an available food source for them. Snakes eat mice, rats, insects, and many other common pests. If you have these on your property, then there is a good chance that it is the source of your snake infestation. Getting rid of these unwanted pests will naturally drive the snakes away by cutting off their food source.
  • Snake Traps: A safe and humane option for removing snakes is to employ the use of a snake trap. All you need to do is simply place it on the ground near where the snake has been spotted and wait. There are dots on the roof of the box with rodent urine and gland oil scent which is used to attract the snake into the box. Once inside they are caught in place by an adhesive. You can relocate the snake later and use a cooking spray to dissolve the adhesive, and the snake will work its way out.

Professional Snake Removal

While there are many ways to do-it-yourself when it comes to snake removal, none of them match the expertise offered by a professional with experience. At Critter ControlĀ® Sarasota we offer just that. With over 30 years of experience, we can handle both venomous and nonvenomous snakes to keep you, your family, and your pets safe from any dangers presented. For a free consultation on your snake removal call us at today 941-355-9511.