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How to get rid of snakes in the attic

Having a snake on your property can be quite disturbing for sure, but it can be much worse when you find that the snake is living in your home. Many times snakes will make their way into your home and they can be fairly easily scared away because of the location they are in, but when they are in your attic, this can be an entirely different story. A snake may become quite territorial and, if it has had some time to really dig in, it can make it hard to get it out of there. This leads to the question how do you get rid of snakes in the attic?

If you want to get rid of a snake, then the first place to begin is with figuring out where it is. You have to consider that a snake quite easily able to hide itself and so locating it can become a challenge. In addition, they don’t believe droppings or other clues around to let you know where they may be. This means you’re going to have to do some serious investigation.

Before you begin your search you want to make sure that you thoroughly protect yourself. Unless you are absolutely sure that this is not some kind of venomous snake you need to make sure that you are wearing gloves, that all of your skin is protected, you should be wearing boots, a mask, and goggles. This will ensure that you provide the optimal safety for yourself.

Begin your search by looking in obvious places. Look under items, inside of boxes for crates, or other places that would make a good home. You will likely find that you’re moving around of stuff will lure the snake out. It is at that time that you should have success in capturing the animal.

The best tool to use to try to catch it is by forcing it to enter something where it cannot get out. Using a stick or other kind of object push at the reptile forcing it towards a bag or a box that you can close, once the little critter has gotten inside your trap, you simply close it up, take the animal outside, and do with it as you see fit. Most people simply released the snake once they are outside, but that is your prerogative.

The one thing you want to ensure is that you do not allow snakes to get back in. You want to do a thorough search around the outside of your home to see if there are gaps in the siding, holes, cracks, or crevices that would allow a snake to reenter your home. It makes no sense to get the snake out if you are not going to keep it out. Seal the outside of your home where there may be any kind of gap. Read more: Snake Control, Venomous Snakes of Florida, How to Identify Snakes, How to Kill Snakes.

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