Where Do Snakes Live ?
To ensure a successful catch with the Cahaba Snake Trap™, we must first ask, “Where do snakes live nationwid)?” Since their first priority is survival, they don’t tend to be too picky. Snakes like to live in all kinds of damp, dark, cool places where food abounds, which could describe several parts of your home. Once you know where they’ll be, you’ll know where to set our trap. Previous customers can attest to this strategy.
Our owner brings 30+ years of pest control experience and has been putting that expertise to use selling traps for more than a decade. You won’t find a more knowledgeable and customer-centric source of information on snake habitats and removal. We have the skills to help you drive them out wherever they may be. A few places you may see them include:
- Firewood stacked directly on the ground
- Old lumber or junk piles
- Gardens and flower beds with heavy mulch
- Untrimmed shrubs and shrubs growing next to a foundation
- Unmowed and unkempt lawns, abandoned lots, and fields with tall vegetation
- Pond and stream banks with abundant debris and trash
- Cluttered basements and attics with a rodent, bird, or bat problem
- Feed storage areas in barn haylofts where rodents live
- Crawl space under the house
Snake Removal Guidelines
We’re not here simply to sell you a trap. Our professionals are invested in your success, and as such we offer all of the information you need to ensure the trap does its job. Below we’ve outlined some safe and useful practices to follow so you can be prepared when setting your trap and maximize the chance of a positive outcome:
- Wear protective gear.
- Use the correct trap.
- Perform a thorough inspection. Draw a layout of the property.
- Note information about the snake, such as the type, color, size, etc.
- Note where the snake or snakes have been seen. Most are territorial.
- Look for “snakey” vegetation cover, food, and water. The primary instincts of a snake are to hide and eat. When you find the places that provide these resources, you’ll have found a good location for the trap.
- To humanely release the snake and any of its friends, you’ll need to check the trap daily. When you’ve got them, remove them from the catch insert by using vegetable oil around the edge of the snake.
Tips for Setting and Placing the Trap Outside
Though the quality of our trap speaks for itself, it’s still only as effective as how it’s set up. We routinely pass on our knowledge of snake removal to our customers by teaching them how and where to set the trap outside their home. Some handy methods to keep in mind are as follows:
- Find the right location for a snake habitat. This is the most important part.
- Put the trap close to walls, wood piles, holes in the ground, and any other place you’ve seen snakes.
- Camouflage the trap with pine straw, leaves, or surrounding material.
- Dampen the material on the top of the trap.
- The trap works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This will likely require some patience. We’ve caught snakes in a trap that was in the same spot for 6 weeks. However, you can relocate yours if necessary.
- After catching a snake, return the trap to that same location. Snakes leave a scent trail that others will follow. You may catch another snake shortly after the first one.
- If you need to capture a large snake, you can use 2 of our traps taped together with 2 glue inserts. This will make it big enough to catch most any snake we have in the US and most any other place too.
We’re here to help keep your home snake-free. Contact our crew to get started. We are based in Alabama, and serve clients nationwide.