Although snakes are most often found outdoors, they can sometimes invade homes looking for food and shelter. They will usually occupy dark, dry places in buildings such as a basement or crawl space and prefer to enter buildings at or below ground level. They can also sometimes be found outside hiding among wood piles, stuck in window wells, or living in sheds. There are various snakes in Colorado that could infest your property including rattlesnakes, garter snakes, milk-snakes, and king-snakes, as well as bull snakes which are fairly common in the area.
Although bull snakes have a reputation for their “bad attitude” they are not poisonous and are beneficial as they help to control other pest populations. Bull snakes will often pretend to be a rattlesnake when they feel threatened by predators and because of this bull snakes are sometimes killed. Snakes are typically not aggressive unless they feel threatened but will try to defend themselves if danger is perceived. Snakes can become bothersome if they invade your property, but snakes play an important role in the ecosystem, helping to control the populations of other pests.
If you encounter snakes on your property, do not try to identify or remove it yourself, call a professional. At RAM Pest Control we specialize in full service wildlife control and will humanely and safely remove any snakes from your property. Our professional technicians will also work with you to implement prevention techniques to prevent snakes from infesting your home in the future. Call RAM Pest Control today @ 1-970-620-3541 for a free quote, we can provide the solution for all of your wildlife removal needs!