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Telltale Signs that you have a Snake in Your Home

Blog | October 17th, 2017

Having a pet snake inside your house is one thing, but having a wild snake invading your home can dangerous, if it is a venomous snake. If you chance upon a snake at home, your first instinct is to probably kill it, but it is unwise to attempt it. Instead, it is recommended to call a snake removal service.

Not all snakes are dangerous, in fact, snakes are actually wonderful creatures that contribute greatly to their local ecosystem. While many people have an illogical fear of snakes, the truth of the matter is that in most cases snakes are more afraid of you, than you are of them. So, the most common recourse for a snake that ventures into your home is to hide.

This is where it becomes problematic, if you’ve spotted a snake it can be difficult to detect where it has gone into hiding. What’s even more difficult is finding out if there is a snake in your house without ever coming into any sort of contact with it.

Thankfully, there are tell-tale signs that a snake is out and about in your house, and here are some signs to look out for:

• Shedding or moulted skin – a lot of snakes, both venomous and non-venomous, moult in order to grow bigger. If you find moulting in your house, there is a strong chance that there is a snake around.

• Weird noises in dark, cramped places – unexpected noises coming from flooring areas may indicate the presence of a snake, as they have a propensity to seek out small, dark, and often damp places in order to lay eggs, or simply just to hide. These places could be anywhere in your house such as a cellar, an attic, or even an extra bathroom that doesn’t see much activity.

• The mysterious absence of rodents – if you observed mice or rats around your home from time-to-time, but you don’t seen them anymore, and you didn’t put down any traps, there is a chance that you may have a snake (or two) in the house.

If you ever do find a snake in your home, immediately remove any children and pets from the area, maintain a safe distance, try to keep your eyes on the snake and call Black Snake Productions’ snake removal service. While waiting, try not to aggravate the snake with any sudden movements until our experts arrive.