While snakes often instill fear in people, these animals serve a vital role in the environment by eliminating disease-carrying pests that may invade homes. However, unexpected encounters can still put people and pets in harm’s way. If you need immediate snake removal in your Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, TX and surrounding areas home, contact 911 Wildlife right away.
Texas is home to more than a hundred different species and subspecies of snakes, and many are common in urban areas. Although most types of snakes aren’t venomous, a few are, and the ones that aren’t can still bite if frightened and cornered. It is important to understand that snakebites occur as part of the snake’s defense mechanism, which is why it is essential to be aware of why and how they enter homes.
Generally, snakes eat insects, mice, and rats, making them beneficial to humans. However, this also means that homes suffering from rodent or insect intrusions become attractive sources of food for snakes. If your home has a rodent or insect problem, it’s best to take care of it first to avoid attracting snakes to your property.
Snakes also enter homes to find shelter. During the colder months, snakes may seek refuge in a barn, shed, or garage, or underneath a pier and beam foundation. Areas full of clutter such as piles of wood, leaves, mulch, and other debris offer snakes a warm and comfortable place to hide. Additionally, any small hole into your home or building can easily be taken advantage of by snakes. Sealing potential entryways and clearing debris help prevent snakes from considering your home as shelter.