Encountering a snake in or around your home can be a frightening experience. However, it’s important to remember that most snakes are not harmful to humans, and they play an important role in our ecosystem by controlling rodent populations. If you do come across a snake, get in touch with Stride Pest to understand the steps you can take to handle the situation.
Remain calm and still:
The first step is to remain calm and still. Snakes are more likely to feel threatened if they sense that you are a threat to them. Avoid sudden movements or loud noises, as this may cause the snake to become more defensive.
Keep a safe distance:
It’s important to keep a safe distance from the snake. Most snakes have a striking distance of about half their body length, so keep at least this far away. If you’re unsure of the type of snake, it’s best to stay at least six feet away.
Identify the snake:
Identifying the type of snake you have encountered can be a crucial step in determining the best course of action to take. Venomous snakes can pose a serious threat to your health, while non-venomous snakes are generally harmless.
There are several visual cues to look for when identifying a snake. The shape and size of the snake’s head can provide important clues. Venomous snakes typically have a triangular-shaped head that is wider than the neck, while non-venomous snakes have a more rounded head that is the same width as the neck.
Call Stride Pest Control:
If you are unsure of how to handle the situation or if the snake is venomous, it’s best to call in the professionals at Stride Pest Control. Our team has the expertise and equipment to safely remove the snake from your property.
Don’t try to handle the snake yourself:
Even if you’re confident that the snake is non-venomous, it’s never a good idea to try to handle it yourself. Snakes are unpredictable, and a non-venomous snake can still bite if it feels threatened.
Snake-proof your property:
To prevent future encounters with snakes, it’s important to snake-proof your property. This includes keeping your lawn mowed, removing any debris or clutter, and sealing up any cracks or holes in your home’s foundation.
If you’re unsure of how to handle the situation, call the professionals at Stride Pest Control. And remember, most snakes are not harmful to humans and play an important role in our ecosystem.