What To Do When You Spot A Snake

Snake Removal

If you have a snake in your home, in your pool or on your property call Maximum Pest Management at 1800-MaxPest (1800-629 7378) toll-free today. We understand a snake in your home or business is an emergency that cannot wait till the next day. Our professionally trained snake removal technicians will respond immediately. Do not try to kill the snake, risking your own safety, the best option is to have a professional snake removal expert remove the snake.

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What To Do When You Spot A Snake – 4 Steps

  1. Keep calm and keep your distance. Unless you’re one hundred percent sure that the snake is not venomous, getting closer is not advised.
  2. Stand still if the snake has caught you unawares and you’re too close to it. This is especially important if the snake is hissing, rattling, or staring at you. Be patient and wait for it to back off. A snake has a short attention span and will be more concerned for it’s safety than worrying about you. Remain still even if the snake slithers over your feel or coils around you; it won’t remain for long.
  3. Identify the snake if possible. If you know for sure that the snake is venomous, retreat the moment that you can. Call MaxPest for professional help immediately and prevent children, pets and anybody else from going into that area of your garden or yard until the snake has been removed. When calling us please give us information on the size color and type of snake seen. Remember to identify where the snake might have slithered to so as to save time in capturing the unwanted guest.
  4. If you can identify the snake and you are positive that it is non-venomous, make a decision about whether or not to chase it out of the garden. The benefit of a non-venomous snake in the garden is a free pest-catcher. If you’d rather not share your yard with the snake, however, grab a broomstick and shoo it away. Don’t touch the snake or harm it in any way–remember that even venomous snakes would prefer the opportunity to slither off than deal with as large a problem as a human.

How We Catch Snakes

  • Using snake-catching tools like grabbers or hooks are the safest for both us and the snake.
  • Never ever grab a snake by the head or neck with tongs. An injured snake will struggle more and will be more difficult to handle.
  • We always limit the amount of time a snake is off the ground use tongs or snake hooks to guide the snake into a bag or box we have prepared for the snake removal.
  • We never impale a snake. Instead we make it a point to hook the snake in the middle and drag it as much as possible.

Where Snakes Live and Hibernate (Where to Look for Snakes)

  • You can find snakes living in damp, dark places.
  • Snakes are commonly found living under boards and rocks, under piles of brush or firewood, and near rivers, ponds, and lakes.
  • Snakes can seek shelter indoors, especially if they are on the hunt for food (like rodents or eggs) inside sheds or basements.
  • Since snakes rely on the climate to regulate their body temperatures, they may seek shelter near or in homes during the monsoon months to keep warm.

Safety Tips for Snake Removal

  • It can be difficult to distinguish between poisonous and non-poisonous snakes, so don’t take chances, call 1800-MaxPest (1800-629 7378) and let us deal with the problem.
  • When searching for an infestation on your property, be sure to wear protective clothing such as long sleeves, loose long pants, coveralls, tall boots and gloves.
  • Always stand outside of a snake’s striking distance (usually about a third of the snake’s body length) will keep you safe from a bite.
  • Do not step or touch where you can’t see. If searching for snakes in piles of leaves or clothing, use a long pole or stick to move the debris around instead of your feet or hands.


Please feel free to call us at 1800-MaxPest (1800-6297378)
Our Technical Specialists will be happy to offer you further advice and assistance.


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