Should I hire a pro, or remove snakes myself?
There are many snake species in the world today and in North America alone, there are around 120 species and 17 of these are venomous. These animals live in different habitats. There are the land based snakes and the aquatic ones. Snakes are carnivores and they swallow their prey. Snakes are very beneficial in controlling the population of some vermin but most of us like it better if we don’t come across the snakes.
It is important to note that you should never attempt to catch or even handle a snake, or provoke it of you aren’t able to properly identify it. This is because the snake could be venomous. If you get bitten by a snake, it is very important that medical attention be sought.
When you have a snake issue, you need to get it handled immediately. Education helps but when you are too afraid of snakes, it may be better not to disturb the snake and get a pro. Snakes do not attack unless they are provoked. You may choose to remove the snakes yourself or hire a pro. There are some steps that can be taken.
Physical removal of the snake is one of the methods that you or the pro can choose to use. Physically removing them is a certain way of dealing with the population. This is a technique that most professionals can be able to handle. This can be done by using a snake hook, hand or tongs. The snake is then transferred into a sack and them removed and relocated away from the site.
The physical removal of snakes will eliminate snakes from your property but it doenst mean that no others will come. If you can carry out the removal yourself, you should be able to apply prevention techniques so as to make sure that you don’t have to deal with the same problem again.
Consider hiring a pro if you have never dealt with such an issue in the past. The best thing about having a pro come in is the fact that they know all the prevention techniques available. The best technique is the modification of habitat. The fact that there are snakes within your property means that there is something which is attracting them. Forage and cover is one of the factors. If you have a think plant life and debris within the property, snakes wild definitely come. This includes things where the snakes can be able to hide and they include gaps in or under concrete and plywood boards among others.
If you don’t have a snake problem already, or if they have been removed, make sure that you take away all clutter and get the weeds trimmed. You need to fill in all the gaps that may be used by the snakes as shelter; you should also lower all the sources of food by applying methods like rat control.
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