If you have recently found a snake in your home, it’s understandable that you might be worried about what to do next. While snakes may look scary, the vast majority of them are harmless to humans, and there are some things you should do immediately to ensure the safety of both yourself and the reptile. Here’s what to do if you find a snake in your home.
How to tell if you have a snake in your house
Snakes can be difficult to spot since they’re often camouflaged, but if you see one slither by, listen for the telltale sound of scales on the ground, or spot a snake skin on the floor, it might be time to call Snake Rescue Sunny Coast. While snakes are generally harmless and will avoid people when given the chance, they can cause harm if startled or cornered. Finding out if there is a snake in your house doesn’t have to involve an expert. There are many ways you can check yourself like looking in dark corners with the lights turned off, keeping an eye out while cleaning (snakes love warm places), or using a flashlight at night to look under beds and furniture that may not have been moved in a while. If you find any signs of life that look like this, contact Snake Rescue Sunny Coast immediately so we can come assess the situation!
What to do if you find a snake in your house
If you find an unwanted snake in your house, the first thing you should do is find out if it is venomous or not. Venomous snakes are typically easy to identify because their head is shaped like a diamond and they have elliptical pupils, whereas non-venomous snakes have round pupils and triangular heads. If you cannot tell which type of snake it is, just stay away from it! If the snake appears to be venomous then call Snake Rescue Sunny Coast immediately at 0400 736 721 for 24hr emergency service. They will get there as quickly as possible with their snake tongs and snake catcher mat to safely remove the snake from your property. Remember, don’t try to catch a snake yourself unless you’re an expert – it’s best left up to experts who know how to handle snakes without getting bitten.
How to prevent snakes from getting into your house
You can find out if there is a snake in your house by making sure there are no holes in the wall, or cracks in the floorboards and sealing any that you may find. The best thing to do would be to keep outdoor areas well maintained and tidy, removing any kind of debris that could encourage snakes to crawl closer to your home. If you’re not able to get rid of it yourself, call Snake Rescue Sunny Coast on 0400 736 721. We have experience capturing and relocating snakes safely. To capture a snake, first make sure they cannot escape and then cover them with an old towel or blanket. Gently scoop up the snake with a dustpan (or something similar) and put it into a sturdy container before transporting it away from your property. For more advice on how to prevent snakes from getting inside your property, feel free to contact Snake Rescue Sunny Coast on 0400 736 721.