When cornered, snakes will try to strike out and bite, so contacting a trained wildlife removal specialist is the safest option when it comes to ridding private properties of the problematic reptiles.
Many people who find themselves dealing with snake problems in or around homes are mostly concerned with whether or not the snake is venomous. In reality, majority of snake problems are caused by non-venomous snakes,as only less than 15% of all snakes are venomous. However, one should never assume that a snake in or around the house is non-venomous.
If you have a snake inside your house, it must be physically removed. We can remove the snake by hand or set traps to catch the snake if it’s gone by the time we arrive. But removing the snake is not enough. We must also find out how the snake got into the house and seal any entry points. Snakes can climb, swim, and crawl so it’s important to seal the entire home.
Snakes are an important component of Georgia’s ecosystem because of their major role as both a predator and prey. Snakes are economically beneficial because they eat rats, mice and other animals deemed to be pests. Some snakes have been used as bioindicators to assess pollutants in terrestrial or aquatic ecosystems.
Unfortunately, many species of snakes are declining as a result of human activities. Thankfully, of the 41 snake species that occur in Georgia, only one – the eastern indigo snake – is considered legally threatened. All snakes, except venomous ones, are protected in the state of Georgia. found in areas bordering streams, swamps or farm ponds.
Occasionally, snakes searching for rodents or eggs will take refuge in barns, crawl spaces underneath homes or sometimes inside a home. The best way to prevent a snake from entering a home or other building is to make the home inaccessible to both snakes and snake food (rodents). Closing up all possible entrance locations is a must. Next, a rodent control program should be put in place to eliminate a snake’s food source.
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