For the most part, snakes are beneficial to animal control. They eat rats, mice and other small animals and will generally steer clear of humans. Most of the time, we only encounter snakes when we are in their territory – out in the wild. Occasionally, however, snakes will wander into yards and even find their way into homes if conditions are to their liking. Whether you’re dealing with a lone wanderer or a whole den of snakes, we can help sort out any slithery problem.
When you Find a Snake
It’s important to take precautions when you find a snake in or near your home. Venomous snakes such as the diamond back rattlesnake and cottonmouth are common and prevalent in West Texas. Should you encounter a snake you think may be venomous, call Bug Tech immediately.
If a snake makes its way into your home, and you’re sure it isn’t venomous, try to trap it with a bucket or block off exits to the room you found it in while you wait for our wildlife specialist to arrive. Our team can also secure the snake and remove it from your home.
Snakes can enter a building almost as easily as mice and other small pests. The best way for DIY snake prevention is to make sure you keep your grass mowed and gardens tidy, seal outdoor garbage cans and make sure pet food isn’t left out. Garbage and pet food attract other small animals looking for a meal, and snakes will often follow them looking for dinner themselves.
Bug Tech employs Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to help prevent snake entry to your home. This is done using a physical barrier in the form of a granule that can be applied monthly starting at $65 depending on the size of the yard.