Snake Removal & Exclusion Service
In Indiana, there are 32 native snake species. Of those 32 snake species, only four are venomous. Of those four, many are either endangered or very rare in Northwest Indiana. Therefore, the majority of snakes that might slither their way into your home are not venomous to you or your family. Still, many people fear snakes, making removing them from your home challenging and frightening. If you spot a snake hiding in your home, contact McCoy Wildlife Control. Our professionals understand your fear and will handle the removal of the snake from your home, so you don’t have to.
Infestations of birds cause million dollars of damage every year, not to mention the risk of disease or pest infestation they can carry, such as lice, fleas and ticks.
Signs of a Snake in the Home
Because snakes are fearful of humans, they typically hide behind or beneath furniture when they are trapped in your home. If you are trying to locate a possible snake visitor, look along walls, under any baseboard heating elements, and around toilets in bathrooms. Don’t worry though, snakes are unlikely to slither inside toilets, but might curl up behind one to hide.
If you aren’t sure if a snake is in your home, check for the following signs:
- Slither tracks: Check along baseboards or in crawl spaces where dust collects to inspect for slither tracks. A clear line through dust may indicate that a snake has slithered past.
- Droppings: Snake droppings are very distinctive. Their excrement is log shaped with lumps and a white, chalk-like portion at the end.
If you notice any of these signs, or spot a snake snuggled under your furniture, contact McCoy Wildlife Control to assess your home and develop a removal plan for the critter.
How We Remove Snakes from Your Home
While fear may sometimes guide our actions when it comes to snakes, it is important to not harm the snake or remove it on your own. Snakes will not bite or attack unless they are afraid. So, instead of doing it yourself, trust our professionals at McCoy Wildlife to help! While these slithery creatures can be frightening, they are important to Northwest Indiana’s ecosystem. They are a vital source of food for larger creatures, they act as pest control against insect infestations, and their shedded skins fertilize the soil. Therefore, McCoy Wildlife’s exclusion services are crucial for maintaining a delicate ecosystem and for ensuring the creature cannot find its way back into your home.