Snakes can and will move indoors if your home is a good source of warmth, food, and moisture.  If you suspect a snake in the house, here are some areas to look. Snakes will hide in areas that serve their needs (i.e. food and comfortable shelter). Snakes can and will move indoors if these needs are met inside your home.  If you suspect a snake could be living in your house, here are areas to look at, as well as signs there is a snake present.

Where do Snakes hide in a House?

  • Under and behind appliances.
  • In basements or crawlspaces
  • In closets
  • In attics
  • In rafters
  • On wall ledges
  • In and around toilets
  • Near door or window frames
  • In or around storage boxes
  • In or around clothing piles
  • Near water pipes
  • Under sinks
  • In confined, dark places
  • Near fireplaces
  • Behind hot water heaters
  • Near heat sources

How to Know if a Snake is in Your House?

Shed snake skins are usually the main indicators that a snake is living somewhere in your house. Snakes are great at hiding and can find some very inconspicuous places to hide. Snakes are most often found in basements or crawl space areas but they have been known to make their way into living rooms, kitchens and bathrooms as well. If you have a mice problem, there is a great chance there are snakes present, too. After all, snakes will go wherever there is a food source!

Snake Removal in the House

If venomous snakes are a known issue on your property, we strongly recommend consulting with a professional for snake removal or wildlife removal company prior to any snake inspection or removal efforts.