Help! I Keep Seeing Snakes On My Mobile Property!

a curled up copperhead

If you live in Mobile, you are probably aware of common snake species in the area. But to put it into perspective, the following are snakes you might come across:

  • Timber rattlesnakes
  • Eastern coral snake
  • Northern and southern copperheads
  • Eastern, western, and Florida cottonmouths
  • Eastern diamondback
  • Canebrake
  • Dusk, Carolina, and western pygmy rattlesnakes

There are many more snakes that live in Alabama, and that's for a good reason. Our state has one of the most diverse biomes in the country. While this is good news for nature, it means more potential pests can get inside our homes and cause problems. 

As a Mobile resident, you might be used to seeing snakes, but that doesn't mean you should have to live with them in your home or around your property. Read below to hear from pest control experts to learn more about this pest and what you can do to protect yourself and your family.

Are Snakes In The Area Dangerous?

Snakes are a common fear for many people, and this is for a good reason. This legless reptile's movements can make your skin crawl, plus they are known to frighten people as they are great at hiding.

Although snakes are generally not aggressive, they will bite if they feel threatened. There are many species of snakes in the area that are dangerous to people and should be avoided at all costs. This is especially true for pets, children, older, and immune-compromised people. 

One of the best ways to steer clear of snakes is implementing prevention tips on your Mobile property. 

Can I Prevent Snakes?

Due to the warm temperature, we experience in Alabama, snakes stay active for most of the year, which means they continue to hunt. The prey that snakes look for, such as small animals and rodents, tend to live close to residential properties. This is the primary reason why snakes can also be found in our yard.

The following are tips you should consider using, including ones to help deter prey that snakes hunt:

  • Remove bird feeders and other food sources that are attracting rodents and other animals that attract snakes.
  • Use tight-fitting lids on garbage cans that can't be knocked over easily.
  • Keep your grass cut short and maintain foliage and gardens, not allowing them to overgrow.
  • Remove any brush, woodpiles, or rock piles.
  • Keep doors to your house and outbuildings closed when possible, and install screens on doors and windows.
  • Seal any entry points in your home's foundation and exterior walls.

These prevention tips are great for reducing the possibility of snakes getting into your home or living on your property. However, they will not remove an active infestation or problem. It is best to turn to expert pest control rather than try and do it yourself. Humanely catching snakes is no easy task and with so many venomous species in the area, you are better off not trying to catch them yourself.

How Can I Protect My Property From Snakes?

The most effective way to protect your property from snakes is with ongoing pest control assistance from professionals. Mobile residents should contact us at EnSec Of Alabama for expert snake control and prevention. 

We understand the importance of keeping your family safe from dangerous pests like snakes. Because of this, we can assure you that we will work quickly to remove any snakes you might have on your property humanely. We will also help you with the prevention, so you don't have to worry about snakes or other pests infesting in the future.

Give us a call at EnSec of Alabama to learn more about our snake removal services and how we can assist with other pests you might be worried about.