The Right Way to Catch a Snake in Your House
Date: 2020-01-18 11:00:08
So get this: You’re doing some chores (or lazing around!), and you hear that unmistakable hissss. Uh Oh. “Is that a snake—in my HOUSE?” A snake may be looking for a cool damp spot to chill down—like a basement—or shelter from the rain so that it won’t destroy its nest.
Remember the golden rule when it comes to wild animals: it’s more scared of you than you are of it. Guide the snake outside with a broom. If the “broom method” didn’t work, restrict its ability to move. Make sure any cracks, gaps, or holes around your home are sealed to prevent any future visits.
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Snakes will try to come indoors in extreme weather. 0:30
Where will snakes try to hide? 1:02
Snakes WILL nest in your house if they can. 1:37
How did it get in my house, anyway? 1:57
How common is it to find a snake in the house? 2:18
Step 1: Stay calm! 2:59
Step 2. Get any kids or pets out of the area. 3:40
Step 3: Determine if the snake is venomous. When all else fails, ask the snake. 4:14
Step 4. Guide the snake outside with a broom. 4:51
Step 5. If the “broom method” didn’t work, restrict its ability to move. 5:19
Step 6. Get the snake outside. 5:45
Step 7. Call Animal Control 6:19
Step 8. Try a DIY snake trap! 6:49
Step 9. Prevent any future visits. 7:24
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-Snakes are cold-blooded reptiles, which means their environment is what controls their body temperature.
-Along with the basement, snakes may try to hide in your walls, attic, and crawl spaces.
-If you’ve got those perfect conditions, a snake will build its nest in your home, and then you’ll have a big problem on your hands!
-Snakes found in houses are usually on the smaller side because they can wiggle their way in through small cracks, openings, and any “weak spots” in your home.
-In some places, snakes are part of daily life and are as common a pest as mice or mosquitoes.
-Remember the golden rule when it comes to wild animals: it’s more scared of you than you are of it.
-Pets and children are smaller than you are, and they move more unpredictably. This may agitate the legless home invader.
– Try to get a good look at it without disturbing it, and read about poisonous snakes that can be found in your area.
-Set up “barriers” as best as you can to keep it in that one room, and open the door to the outside. Gently guide the snake through a path to the exit.
-Cover the snake with a big blanket or put a laundry hamper on top of it with the open side down.
-Hold the snake as securely as you can while keeping it away from your body. Get it outside and release it far from your property.
-Animal control will have special equipment to remove the snake safely. And give them a call if the snake is hiding, but you know it’s there.
-All you need is a plastic water bottle, scissors, and snake food.
-Make sure any cracks, gaps, or holes around your home are sealed. Check your attic, basement, and crawl spaces thoroughly because they might be easy to miss in these areas.
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