Locally Owned & Operated
Greater Dayton, OH
Snake infestations are not pleasant and can make a homeowner want to move. Barnes Wildlife Control is here to assist you in getting the snake problem under control and restoring your peace of mind. We offer complete solutions to whatever critter is causing you a nuisance!
Snakes living in my attic
Found Snake droppings in my basement
Mice eating cat food out of bowl
Snake in my house, what do I do?
Snakes and Mice in the attic, who do I call?
Snakes living in crawl space
Snake in my crawlspace, do
I need a snake trap to catch it?
Snake in my bathroom tub, how
do I get rid of snakes near Dayton, Ohio?
Snake laying on sidewalk to patio, is it dangerous?
Snake sheds skin in my attic insulation
Snake den in my yard, my dog catches snakes, what do I do?
How to get rid of snakes in attic?
Snake under kitchen cabinet in my house
I need a snake trapper exterminator
Where do I find local snake pest control?
Snakes living under my concrete porch
Snake sunning on my deck, do snake repellants work?
Snake shed in flowerbed, what can I do?
If you're looking for your Hometown Snake Removal Company....you've found it !
Barnes Wildlife Control provides humane and efficient snake trapping, snake removal and relocation services for the Greater Dayton Ohio area. We also offer exclusion services to your home’s foundation or siding areas to prevent snakes from re-entering the house.
What do you do if you find a den of snakes or a single snake living in your house or down in the basement? If you don’t feel comfortable removing the snake yourself or you aren’t qualified to find and repair how it got into your home, we suggest calling a properly trained and experienced Animal Pest Control company with numerous years of experience like Barnes Wildlife Control at (937) 340-1867. We have been mentioned several times in this blog: http://www.gardenthymewithdiana.com/2014_06_01_archive.html
Snake Repellents and Prevention Visited:
Snakes need just a few things to thrive; shelter (your house or under your porch), water (nearby creek or pond), and a food source (rodents such as mice, shrews, & chipmunks). In order to remedy your snake problem, we locate and find why the snakes are on your property during our inspection. We may recommend habitat modification such as thinning the flowerbed or mowing the grass lower than normal. We may find a water source that isn’t necessary such as an old bird bath that can be removed. The most common thing we find on our snake inspections is rodent activity in or near the home. The snakes in or around your house are being attracted by something and our goal is to find and if possible remove the attraction. We will also seek out and find gaps in your foundation that snakes may be using as entry and egress points and inform you of the best approach for total snake extermination.
Snake repellents often fail as they are not properly used or are the wrong type of repellent to begin with. We do not recommend the use of ammonia, moth balls, or any non-labelled chemical for snake harassment or hazing. A June 2003 United States Fish and Wildlife Services tech note bulletin listed cinnamon, clove, and eugenol oils as effective snake repellents but we have not had proven successes. We prefer a more permanent solution such as exclusion repairs to prevent their entry into a structure or by physically removing the snakes and relocating to our wildlife sanctuary.
Snake Trapping and Removal
We only recommend removal of snakes using snake tongs with bite resistant gloves or by setting snakes traps to catch the snake if immediate removal is not possible when we arrive on the job.
Trapping snakes is an effective option for removal but can take time to work if the snakes are only traveling the property or weather conditions don’t favour snake behaviour. We carry custom designed and baited traps for snake capture specially made by our snake exterminator.
Please do not aggravate or handle snakes if you are not able to identify the type of snake as it may be venomous and can bite if provoked. If you are bitten by a snake, seek medical attention and/or read this helpful information from Johns Hopkins: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/conditions/non-traumatic_emergencies/snake_bites_85,P00859/
Snake Bite Prevention Tips from CDC
Some bites, such as those inflicted when you accidentally step on a snake in the woods, are nearly impossible to prevent. However, there are precautions that can reduce your chances of being bitten by a snake, including the following:
Leave snakes alone. Many people are bitten because they try to kill a snake or get too close to it.
Stay out of tall grass unless you wear thick leather boots and remain on hiking paths as much as possible.
Keep hands and feet out of areas you cannot see. Do not pick up rocks or firewood unless you are out of a snake's striking distance.
Be cautious and alert when climbing rocks.