The Danger of DIY Snake Trapping | Critter Control Fort Worth
The Danger of DIY Snake Trapping

Finding a snake on your property is not uncommon in Texas. With over 105 native species and subspecies, knowing what to look for and whom to call is vital. While only 15 species of snakes in Texas are potentially dangerous to humans, non-venomous snakes can also pose a threat with their bites. Although trying to trap a nuisance snake yourself may seem tempting, the danger of doing so can harm you and your family.

Dangers of DIY Snake Removal

Attempting a snake removal on your own can cause many challenges. Snakes, when left alone, will not actively prey on humans. According to Texas Parks and Wildlife, most snake bites result from people taking unnecessary risks when encountering a snake. If you spot a snake on your land or in the wild, slowly move away—as not to startle it—and retreat to a safe place. Approaching any animal in the wild is not recommended and should be avoided at all costs. However, knowing what to look for is equally as important.

Signs You May Have a Snake Infestation

If you’re not sure if a snake is trespassing on your land, keep an eye out for these common signs:

  • Slither tracks in the dust or dirt
  • Shed snakeskins on your property
  • Snake droppings
  • Snake holes in the dirt
  • Strange smells

Instead of attempting to capture a snake on your property, try these simple, yet effective prevention techniques.

Snake Prevention Techniques

1. Keep your property maintained.

  • Snakes love to find hiding places, commonly under a rock, in thick brush, or in overgrown vegetation. By eliminating these preferred spots, you reduce the risk of a snake making your yard their home.
  • Snakes are commonly attracted to cluttered areas. Tidy up your garage and surrounding property of debris or areas where snakes can inhabit.

2. Remove snake attractants from your property.

  • Rodents are a snake’s preferred prey. Taking care of any rodents in your yard and around your property will help reduce the risk of a snake encounter.

3. Use snake repellants.

  • Distribute snake repellant in areas that you suspect a snake is nesting
  • If you have pets or kids, make sure to read the labels and select the best option for your family

Professional Snake Removal Services in Ft. Worth

If an unwanted snake has taken over your property, it’s crossed the line! Call our experts at Critter Control® of Ft. Worth to remove nuisance snakes quickly and humanely from your property. Our knowledgeable staff will safely remove the invasive snake and install safeguards to reduce the risks of another snake making its home on your property. Schedule an inspection with one of our snake removal experts by calling 817-222-1101 today.

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