It is quickly becoming hotter outside with a transition to warm spring weather, and while that might be a nice change, it also means many animals are coming out to enjoy the nice temperatures as well. Snakes are one of those animals, and while they may not be a bother during most of the spring, homeowners should take action now to keep snakes away come the hot, summer months.
Inspect for Cracks or Holes
The first thing homeowners should do is inspect the foundation of the building for any cracks, holes, or openings which a snake could slip through.
Houses often shift on the ground beneath them gradually over time, and built-up pressure can cause small, easily ignored holes on the base of doors, walls or bricks.
Doing a thorough inspection may reveal potential points of entry, not just for snakes, but for all sorts of animals, such as birds or mice.
Sealing these holes is a great way to limit the potential of animals to get into your home.
Check Food Sources
Next, take care to ensure that there are no sources of snake food on your property. The most common targets which attract snakes are rodents, like mice, or other small animals which may reside in your yard.
One trick is to make sure that if you have a bird feeder, it doesn’t have any holes and seed isn’t being spread across your yard.
This is important because while snakes couldn’t care less about the birdseed, they want to eat the squirrels, birds and other animals that are.
Trim the Lawn
Additionally, take some time to fix up your lawn and trees to help limit the potential of snakes.
During the hot summer months, snakes will look for anywhere to hide from the sun, because they need to regulate their internal body temperature.
Large tree branches, bushes and plants offer places to escape the heat, as do tall patches of grass.
Additionally, if you have a shed where shade is possible or a pile of wood, for instance, snakes are attracted to such dwellings.
Freeing your yard of items like rocks, benches, decorations and large plants is a good way to see if there are any snakes lurking nearby.
Most snakes aren’t dangerous to humans, but they are to pets, and will certainly give you a shock if you don’t follow these steps.
Keep Snakes Away: Call Shumaker Animal Control
If you think you have a snake problem on your property, call the experts at Shumaker Animal Control to deal with the problem for you.
Our experienced team will take care of the problem in a timely manner, ensuring that you, your home and pets are not in any danger.
At Shumaker Animal Control, we are a family-owned business who cares about the safety of you and your family but also about the well-being of the animals themselves.
All of our trapping and control methods are humane, as we never try to hurt the angry or scared animal.