Snakes in Home and Yard
Call us when you find snakes in your home or yard in Amherst. Handling them can be dangerous and should only be done by an expert. New York’s most dangerous venomous reptiles include the Northern Copperhead, Timber Rattlesnake and the cottonmouth. Because of the venom their bite can cause serious injury or even death. The Timber Rattlesnake can be commonly found in homes, commercial, and industrial areas of Erie County, New York.
They will often enter the home in search of food. This food is often small rodents or other small animals that have gained entrance to your home. They will enter the home in the same way that the other pest wildlife has. They are excellent climbers and are not confined to foundation access. We will help you to find these entry points and seal them up. This will prevent them from causing any further problems.
There are a number of DIY traps on the market. Very few of them are effective. The best way to ensure that you quickly, safely, and efficiently remove this pest animal is to call in a professional. We understand the best way to handle them so that they do not become a potential danger. We are able to distinguish between venomous and non-venomous species and will adjust our trapping methods.
Exclusion of Snakes
Once we have safely removed the problem we will work with the homeowner to help exclude them and prevent them from returning. This is done in a number of ways. We will look to control the food source. This can be from pet food left outside to insect problems in the home. If there is no food for them, they will move on. One other way is by den site identification. We will inspect the home and grounds searching for any possible dens.
Sealing up the home from any possible wildlife entry points will also control them from entering into the home. They are able to enter the home through very small openings. We will seal those points. One last method is to suggest habitat modification. Loose stone or rock walls are a perfect hiding, nesting area for them. Any debris or long grassy weeds are good cover. We will suggest changes you should make to your home to deter them from entering your yard and home.