You can clean your house to make it seem nice, but keeping it clean is also the first step in preventing bug infestations. It's not just mice and roaches you're fending off by keeping your place spotless: experts claim that ignoring some activities as a homeowner may be making your home or yard look like an inviting hideaway for snakes. Find out which cleaning and maintenance behaviors may be drawing snakes to your home before you're confronted with a slithering surprise
While you may have hung that bird feeder in the hopes of seeing sparrows and starlings, it could also be the source of your snake infestation.
1. Don't neglect cleaning up your bird feeder
"When birds eat the seeds, they always drop some on the ground, and if that is left there and not cleaned regularly, it will attract small rodents like chipmunks and mice, which are the exact type of prey snakes are looking for," says AviAway Bird Control Services certified associate entomologist Brett Madden. "When snakes realize that birds and rodents will be in the same location
2.Don't stack firewood against your house.
Keeping firewood stacked against your house may make it appear neat and clean, but it could also be the source of snake sightings.
Keep debris away from house edges. This includes firewood and any items that can provide habitat that attracts the food sources of snakes, including mice, lizards and frogs.
3.Don't forget to mow your grass.
If you want to reduce your risk of discovering a snake in your home, start by breaking out your mower.
Allowing brush, thick grass, and other vegetation to grow around your home encourages all kinds of pests, including snakes to invade your property.They prefer dark, humid environments, which tall, unmanaged vegetation affords. 4.Don't let crumbs sit on your counter. While snakes are unlikely to enter your home in search of what you consider food, failing to clean up could attract their prey—and snakes will soon follow. Keep your house clean and free of attractants for rodents. This includes unsealed food and crumbs in eating areas. 5.Don't let your house become cluttered. A cluttered home is more than just an eyesore; it may quickly turn into a refuge for snakes.
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