Luckily we don’t have that in Spain snakes as dangerous as those that we can find in countries like Australia or the United States. And venomous species like vipers usually stay away from us and don’t attack unless threatened.
Fortunately, Most snakes that we find in our country are harmless… but still nobody likes to see a snake in their house or in their garden, where they go in search of food or shelter. And despite the fact that we follow a number of tips to keep snakes out of our homes, sometimes they can enter our homes and scare us a little.
The snakes They can use any loophole they find to sneak into the house. They will try to get in, especially when they realize that they can find food like small rodents in the home. From an open door to an opening in the garage, an unlocked entryway to the basement, or even a window or crevice in the attic if it’s a climbing snake. If the branches of the trees touch windows, this could be another route of entry for these reptiles.
Where can snakes hide at home?
If you suspect that there is a snake in your home, the first thing to do is remain calm. Snakes are animals that prefer to hide and avoid encounters with us. In fact, they are not the worst of pests, as they also eat rats and rodents. But still, no one wants to know that there may be a snake roaming around peacefully at home, especially if we have children or small pets.
- If you live in an area where there are a lot of snakes, keep an eye out basement or basementas these areas are preferred areas for them as they are cool and calm areas.
- Come on laundry rooms. If you have a room with a washing machine in your chalet or townhouse, this is another spot they might try to hide. Snakes like humidity and this area of the house is ideal for them. And if there are piles of dirty clothes lying there, they will find the ideal place to wring them out there, for it is a dark and damp place where there are certainly insects to feed on.
- read kitchens They usually offer them food, water, and hidden corners. Snakes can hide behind cupboards or appliances.
- woodpile. If you have a fireplace at home and you usually have logs or boxes of firewood outside or inside, you should know that this is another place for them to hide. There they find food and the bark of the trunk also helps them to shed their skin.
- read hot water pipes They’re another place to find snakes, as they look for these spots to curl up and warm up when they can. They will look for these spots especially after they’ve finished eating and need to raise their body temperature to digest.
- A fountain or faucet. Snakes need water to drink. And in times of drought, it often happens that they come into the houses to drink from the dripping tap.
- The storage room or the iron room. In almost every home we have a space, be it an unused space, the ironing room, the attic or the closet, where we store furniture and objects that we don’t usually use or that we don’t know where to keep since they are there end up. And these quiet hiding places are ideal for snakes to hide in comfort.