Snakes under houses is one of the most common call we receive in the spring and summer of the year, there are several reasons why snakes will look to gain access to your home and under it. One of the main reasons that a snake will attempt to gain access to the underneath of your home is to locate a food source, under homes is usually the main place quality food sources such as rodents like mice and rats will most likely be. Snakes know this!! People most of the time say, I don’t have a rodent problem, I have a pest control company treat my house, Well let me tell you, If you have seen a snake in your home, then the pest control company that you are paying to protect your home from pest such as mice and rats, then the pest control company is not doing their job!!
Of course there are the few times a year when a snake will gain access to under a house looking for food, but in most cases the snake is there because he has found an easy food source and will stay until it is completely depleted. This could take a while as most snakes will only eat 1 to 2 rats or mice a week. It could take several months for the snake to deplete the food source under a house. Once the snake eats all the mice under the house, he will then move onto other parts of the home such as the attic and walls of the home. This is most often when the snake is spotted by a human, most of the time when a snake is under a home, you never know its there. You may here a occasional sound but nothing to indicate there is a problem.
How to keep snakes from under my house?
The best way to keep a snake from getting under your home is to seal off all possible points that a snake can get access. This is sometimes a very difficult task, and one that we recommend a professional snake control company to handle, snakes can enter a home from many different points and often times these points are very hard to find, unless you know where to look. Some of the more common easy to spot areas are A/C Lines sets(where a/c lines come into house at foundation level) and loose foundation vents. Be careful trying to fix these items yourself, as you need to make sure there is no snakes under the house before sealing these areas. If you trap the snake under the house, you will end up with the snake IN YOUR LIVING AREA!!!