It’s ssssummertime which means we might see more of our slithery friends! #LetsPaws and check out some safety tips when it comes to snakes!
The warmer seasons tend to bring out a variety of creatures, including snakes! Follow the tips below to keep our slithery friends away this summer!
1. COVER ALL HOLES LEADING TO HOUSES AND GARAGES
Snakes love slipping into dark hiding spots inside garages, underneath houses, etc. Keep doors closed and install screens on doors/windows to keep these unwanted guests out.
2. MAINTAIN A TIDY YARD
Keep a well-maintained garden, lawn, and shed. Ensure wood/rock piles are neatly stacked and dispose of lawn clippings to prevent snakes and rodents from seeking shelter in these areas.
3. DISPOSE OF FOOD SCRAPS
Use covered bins for trash and refrain from leaving pet food outside to discourage rats and mice—and, therefore, snakes!
Did you know?
Per the USDA Forest Service, snakes are cold-blooded and must move to a suitable surrounding environment to regulate their body temperature. They can’t survive extreme summer heat for more than 10-20 minutes and are rarely found in the open.