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Red Flags That Point To Snakes Secretly Living In Your Home
If you suspect that snakes might have moved into your walls, pantry, cabinets, or crawl space, familiarize yourself with the signs of an infestation before calling in pest control.
In an exclusive interview with House Digest, Truly Nolen Lexington franchisee Dr. Chris Christensen said signs include shed snake skins, droppings, and even hints of rodents.
“Snakes are usually very reclusive and avoid humans if possible... So, one of the most common signs of snakes in the home is actual sightings,” Dr. Christensen pointed out.
However, Dr. Christensen clarified that “[m]ore frequently, the homeowner will find snake shed skins when they are retrieving stored items in attics, crawl spaces, or basements.”
Dr. Christiansen also noted, “The presence of shed skins usually indicates that there is also a rodent infestation in the structure providing a food source for the snakes.”
If you find snake feces, he advises searching “in hidden locations where a snake would feel secure, such as under insulation, in storage materials, or in gaps and voids in walls.”