People often contact us about snakes in their house. At our house, this would not be a crisis. But, then again, we are not often considered normal. Getting a snake out of a house and keeping a snake from enetering a house are two very different situations. We'll first discuss keeping the snakes out. Snakes enter houses in a variety of ways but there are three entry points that we often encounter on snake removal calls. The first is laundry rooms, the second is under kitchen sinks and the other most common entry point is right through your front door.
2. Your Kitchen Sink - If your house is on a concrete slab then this may not apply to you. If you have a crawl space then pay attention! When your house was constructed, holes were put in the floor or the wall underneath your kitchen and bathroom sink. Once the holes are made, the plumbing pipes are inserted. If the hole is not properly sealed around the pipe then guess what can get inside! If the pipes were properly sealed when the house was built, make sure it is still in good shape and hasn't been chewed away by a rodent attempting to gain entry.
3. Your Front Door - Snakes are excellent at picking locks and crawling right in through the key hole. (I wonder how many people will actually believe this:) Actually, snakes can easily crawl under doors. The good news is, you can easily prevent it! During daylight hours while standing inside your house, shut your entry door and look to see if daylight is visible underneath. If you can see daylight peeking in then so can a snake. Simply replace the weather stripping underneath the door. Any local hardware store can help you correct any of the above problems.
As prey animals are able to gain access to the interior of your home, a snake following the scent trail of that prey animal can do the same.
If you missed reading this until after a snake entered your house then our advice is quite different. We never recommend anyone to attempt removing a snake from their house. Most bites occur as a person tries to kill or catch a snake. Non-venomous snakes are protected by law and may not be killed and also cannot be captured unless you have a permit issued by the state of GA. Fortunately, we are licensed for snake removal and are experienced at locating snakes in homes. Contact us anytime for a free quote by clicking here.