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How To Get Rid Of Snakes
Snakes are animals that will often cause a lot of concern for people, mainly because a proportion of the snake population is venomous. The fact is that snakes are natural predators that will not attack humans unless they are provoked or have no other way to escape, and in most cases will give plenty of warning before attacking. However, there are situations where having venomous snakes around can be of great concern, especially for people who have young children or pets that will play in the same garden as the snakes frequent.
Snakes are quite intelligent animals, and will only really hunt for live prey, so baiting a trap with meat or other foodstuffs will usually be unsuccessful. This is why the placement of the traps is so important, and placing these in the areas where snakes will enter your property or where they will usually go to is a wise choice for San Francisco snake control. Of course it is vital for San Francisco snake removal to use a cage which will have a small mesh so that the snakes can’t escape again, and it is wise to be very careful when handling a cage with a snake in it.
If you are ever unable to identify a snake, then it is best not to approach it at all and to hire a professional. For venomous snakes this should also be the case. Snake bites are very uncommon, but they do happen and it is always better to err on the side of caution rather than instigating a situation that could end up at the emergency room. If you have a snake in your garden then it will usually leave unless there is a particularly hospitable area where it likes to stay.
There are many products which can be bought online that promise to ensure snakes will avoid your property and your garden, but the reality is that these are for the most part ineffective for San Francisco snake removal, and are hit and miss at best. Although the repellent may smell terribly, it is unlikely to be enough to deter a snake from entering your garden if there is a specific food source or cover there that it would like to use.
Making Your Garden Inhospitable To Snakes
In the majority of cases a snake will only be in your garden if there is something there that is attractive to it. Because of this there are a number of steps you can take to make your garden less welcoming to snakes which will usually be enough to deter snakes from coming back in future.
One of the first steps is to remove any prey that can be found in the garden, so if you have an infestation of mice, rats or other small animals this can often be the main reason the snakes are in your garden. It is also recommended to remove any low shrubbery or bushes in the garden, or any other type of area such as a woodpile that they can use for cover. Taking these simple steps will often be enough to solve the snake problem by making it an unattractive place to visit for the snake.
Snakes aren’t animals that will actively seek contact with San Francisco snake removal, and in reality they are much happier when hunting smaller prey and would prefer no contact at all. They will often be scared of such a large creature, and will often remain unseen or try to escape.
If you ever find a snake that you cannot identify as being non-venomous, then do not try and deal with it yourself. Call a professional like San Francisco snake removal who will be able to capture the snake and remove it for you.
Other San Francisco animal pest control topics:
How to Get Squirrel out of your Attic
How to Kill a House Mouse
How to Kill a Groundhog
How to Get Rid of Pigeons
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