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Do Rats Attract Snakes?

do rats attract snakes?

Rats can attract snakes as they are the natural prey of snakes. Snakes can be an indicator of rats and mice inside your home. If you see a snake by your home it does not automatically mean that you have a rat problem, but if it becomes a consistent occurrence it would not hurt to check attic and storage spaces for rat droppings. If you want to ensure that your home does not turn into a breeding ground for snake food such as rats or mice. Contact Clegg’s Pest Control for rat and mouse control services. Contact us today for your free initial inspection. 

Will snakes enter a house to find rats?

Although it is uncommon, snakes will enter a house if they believe there is food available for them. Snakes can find their way into a home through small holes which are usually located in the same location where rats and mice enter. Unlike mice and rats, snakes do not enter your home to remain there. Snakes are looking for food and once they have eaten their prey, they are looking for a way out. The only reason for a snake to stay inside a house would be that it cannot find the way out. If this does happen, the snake will look for a place that is warm, dry, and quiet. Places in your house that match that description include basements, inside walls, or behind appliances. If a snake does make its way into your house, it will most likely need some help getting out. If you find a snake in your home, do not kill it. Leave the snake undisturbed so it will not attempt to hide and call Clegg’s so that we can send a wildlife removal expert to remove the snake.


Is it bad to have snakes around my house?

If you are the type of person who is deathly afraid of snakes, then you will most likely think that all snakes are bad, but that is simply not true. One of North Carolinas most common snakes is the rat snake, which gets its name for primarily feeding on rats and mice. These snakes can be identified by their shiny black skin and can grow up to six feet long. This kind of reptile sounds like a living nightmare to many people, but even at their largest, they could not seriously harm a human even if they wanted to try. Rat snakes and other species can actually be quite helpful to have around as they will control those pesky rats and mice trying to call your home theirs. Although you wouldn’t want a backyard full of snakes, if you see one on a rare occasion it is best to identify its species, have it safely removed by our experts if you believe it is venomous, and leave it alone if it is harmless. 


How to keep snakes away from your house

The best way to keep snakes away from your property is to ensure that you do not have a rodent problem in your house. Leaving uncovered garbage out overnight may attract rats and mice to your home which in turn will in turn attract snakes. Snakes like to hide in tall grass and under piles of undisturbed debris like rocks and wood. To keep snakes away from your home, make sure that you keep the grass trimmed and do not have piles of debris sitting untouched for long periods.


Clegg’s Pest Control Rodent Control Service

If you want to ensure that rats and other rodents are not hanging out in or around your house, contact the professionals here at Clegg’s Pest Control. If you have a rodent problem, snakes may move in to take advantage of the food source. When you call Clegg’s, we will ensure that the rodents inside your home are eradicated reducing the chances that a snake will wander near your home to find food. Contact us today for a free initial inspection. Give us a call or fill out the online contact form below to get in touch. One of our friendly team members will be more than happy to assist you.

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