Though most snakes in Tampa are non-venomous and help control the pest population in your yard, having one slithering in your home, garage, or shed, can be stressful, particularly when you’re unsure of whether or not it can harm you. Snakes are generally not aggressive, and it’s not in their nature to slither over and attack you. However, when threatened, they can become defensive, so it’s never a good idea to try and catch a snake on your own, especially if you’re uncertain about the species. Most snake bites happen when an inexperienced person tries to capture or kill the snake. Therefore, we recommend calling the professional wildlife experts at Critter Control® of Tampa to remove the snake for you.
How to Deter Snakes
If you frequently see snakes on your property, most likely, something is attracting them to your yard. Help get rid of them by removing the things that are of interest to the snakes such as woodpiles or tall grass. Other things you can do to keep snakes away include:
- Trim back tree branches and shrubbery
- Fill cracks under concrete
- Install a snake fence made of a material such as wire mesh
- Clear any debris on your property like leave/wood/rock piles
- Seal holes in the exterior of your home
- Replace worn rubber door sweeps
- Repair torn screens
Rely on the Professionals
The technicians at Critter Control® of Tampa are equipped with the knowledge and tools needed to safely and effectively remove both non-venomous and venomous snakes from your home or property. Don’t risk putting yourself in a dangerous situation. Instead, rely on us! We have over three decades of experience helping homeowners just like you! For a free estimate, call us today at 813-948-0870.