Getting Rid of Snakes

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Get rid of snakes that have entered the house or garage by contacting a professional exterminator to take care of the problem. Prevent snakes from entering the house by sealing up vents and using mothballs in dark, quiet areas with advice from the owner... View Video Transcript

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Jim Harmon

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Hi I'm Jim Harmon with California Pest Management here in sunny southern California. What happens when you get a snake and it's either in your house or it's in your garden, but it's already here? Well first off, make sure you know what type of snake you're dealing with. If it's poisonous or non-poisonous. Most of us, we're freaking out anyway and we're not going to care if it's poisonous or not, we're calling somebody that knows what they're doing, which is my best recommendation. If you're not sure, call a professional. If you know it's a rattlesnake or any other poisonous snake, call a professional, let them take it and remove it. This is not the time for how-to's. Now one of the things when dealing with snakes is if you think you have them around your house or you want to prevent them from getting in, is go around, look at all your crawlspace vents, make sure they're all sealed up nice and tight and the screen's in really good shape and any wood piles, anywhere they could hide, remove those. From a chemical standpoint, the use of mothballs or naphthalene flakes, which is an old wives tale, but it does actually work, unfortunately you got to tolerate that odor also. So it may not be the best alternative. Keep them out, get rid of the food and clean up all the clutter, that'll take care of 90% of your problem.