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How To Get Snakes Out Of Your Basement
There are many different places that pest animals can appear, and it is quite common for snakes to be found in the basement of properties where they are native species. Basements will often be home to other pests such as mice and rats, which will attract snakes because they hunt these rodents. Having snakes in the basement may solve a rat or mouse problem, but they can also become a problem in their own right, especially if they are venomous snakes. Snakes can be dangerous for domestic pets and children who are naturally inquisitive and will not be cautious in approaching these animals.
Identifying The Snake
One of the first priorities for people who have found snakes in their basement is to try and identify the species, and to do this without coming into direct contact with the snakes themselves. They will normally be nesting in a dark and secluded part of the basement, so it will often be easier to identify them if they do go outside to hunt. If there is no way for you to identify the snake itself, then the right course of action will be to call a snake removal specialist who will be able to find the nest and to remove the snake or snakes without there being any danger to yourself, your family or your pets.
When snakes do move into your basement they will normally clear any rodent population quite quickly, so in that way they can be an useful pest to have, but afterward they are likely to have to go further afield to catch their prey. It is also possible that they may make their way up into the main part of the house.
Catching And Removing The Snakes
Once you have identified the snake and you are confident that the snakes are not venomous, then there are a number of things you can do to catch and remove the snakes. If it is in the winter then the snakes are likely to be quite sluggish if not completely in hibernation, and if they are in an accessible part of your basement you may be able to place a bucket or box over the snake. During other times of the year it will be difficult to catch a snake so simply, so setting some traps in the basement to catch the snakes will be necessary.
The most effective snake traps are those which have an adhesive floor in a small box which will entice the snake in and will then hold the snake fast until you return to the trap. You will need to check the traps regularly, and once the snake is caught it is best to take it at least five miles from home before releasing it. Once there are no more snakes being caught in the trap, it will be necessary to scour the basement to find the nest, and to make sure there are no more snakes or eggs there.
Sealing The Basement To Prevent Snakes From Getting In
Once all the snakes have been removed from your basement, you will need to seal the basement to make sure that no further snakes can find their way in. Even small holes or spaces under doors can be an easy way for the snakes to get in, and they can also get in through damaged vents or a drainage pipe.
Any damaged vents will need to be sealed by Birmingham snake removal, and if there are any drainage pipes from the basement, they will need to be fitted with a mesh grille to stop animals from getting in through that pipe. If the basement does have any doors and windows, it is also best to ensure that these are tight fitting and that there are no holes in the walls that could allow more snakes in.
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Will Birmingham Animal Services Help Me with a Wild Animal Issue?
What to do About a Squirrel in the Fireplace?
Local Alabama governmental agencies, also known as Animal Control service, have more of informative and educational
purpose than an effective one. They may take care of some local issues mostly regarded to dogs or cats, but
for wildlife issues, some other solutions need to be found and performed. The Birmingham animal services
doesn´t claim any ownership or control over wild animals within their boundaries. Therefore, any damage the
animals may cause isn´t their responsibility. There are no laws or rules for them to be obligated in any kind
of native wild animal removal. All of that falls on behalf of homeowners. However, they do help residents with
issues mentioned above to receive the right information and knowledge to act beneficial for all parties
Wildlife program information
Alabama animal services will provide you with some information that may help you to find the proper solution for your
wildlife problems. They may give you some answers or educational brochures to answer your questions like:
• Where can you get some help if you have problems with wild Birmingham animals?
• Who needs to take care of wildlife issues (who are responsible)?
• Do you need any kind of permits for dealing with wildlife and where exactly can you get them?
• Who do you need to contact about sick animals?
• How to get in touch with licensed animal rehabilitators?
• Where can you attend any kind of educational seminars regarding the Alabama wildlife problems or solutions?
Here in Birmingham we have a host of animals that can be a nuissance to your home. If left unchecheck these problems can get costly. We deal with many animal species including snakes, raccoons, bats, mice, armadillos, birds, beavers and more. Mice cause costly damage when left untreated so give us a call before it gets out of hand.
We deal with your wildlife issues in a friendly and timely manner. We service all of Birmingham AL and surrounding areas including Jefferson County. We also serve surrounding towns such as Hoover, Vestavia Hills, Alabaster, Bessemer, Homewood, Pelham, Trussville, Mountain Brook, Helena, Center Point, Hueytown, Talladega, Cullman, Jasper,
Gardendale, Calera, Sylacauga, Moody, Irondale, Leeds, and more. We are here to take care of your wildlife and pest removal issues.
We are ready to solve your Birmingham wildlife removal issue!