Snakes and Crawlspaces—How to Deal With Them Safely

What's the last thing you want to face while you're in your crawlspace? Snakes! Snakes are notorious for giving painful bites, not to mention venomous ones that sometimes end in tragedy. Many of us do our best to avoid snakes at all costs, but unfortunately, we occasionally find ourselves face to face with these dangerous creatures. If you're living in Tennessee, it is essential to know that you're living in a place four species of venomous snakes call home, and you wouldn't want any of these snakes to be found in your crawlspace.

So, with that said, let's talk about crawl spaces. We'll talk about why snakes love crawlspaces so much, what to do if you find a snake in your crawlspace, and how to keep them out of your crawlspace:

Why Do Snakes Love Crawl Spaces?

Crawlspaces offer snakes an ideal place to hunt and hide. Crawl Spaces are dark, cool, and quiet. Not to mention, crawlspaces are rarely disturbed and most times not cleaned out for years. These factors provide excellent cover for snakes to sleep and hunt in. A crawl space also offers perfect protection from predators and their natural enemies, including humans!

What to Do If You Find a Snake in Your Crawl Space

What should you do if you find a snake in your crawlspace? Although this is a scary situation, removing the snake could be more dangerous than the snake itself. Snakes are often very docile and scared and may bite if they feel threatened. The best thing to do is call a professional to remove the snake from your home. On the off chance that the snake isn't venomous, you can leave it there as it won't cause much trouble apart from scaring you. However, if you still want to remove the snake, do not attempt it yourself! Hire professionals for it.

How to Keep Snakes Out of Your Crawl Space

One of the things you can do to keep snakes out is to remove their food. Even venomous snakes are opportunistic hunters and will eat whatever they can find. Removing any food sources that could attract snakes to your crawlspace is a great way to prevent them from returning. 

Another thing you can do to repel poisonous snakes from the crawlspace is to install a high, tight, and well-fitted crawl space door. This will prevent snakes, and other animals and pests, from entering your crawl space. 

Also, it is a good idea to install a snake barrier. This can be as simple as a few boards and nails or as complicated as a professionally designed snake fence. You can do this yourself and save some money, or you can hire a professional to do it for you. However, it is essential to use the right materials and methods because you want to guard against the snakes. You can even use snake repellents for the job, and it'll act as a barrier that will chase snakes away.


So, there you have it! Everything you need to know about Tennessee snakes and their relationship to crawl spaces is in this article. Hopefully, you now know how to keep those snakes away from your crawl spaces. The next time you enter your crawl space, be sure to bring lights with you. This way, you can quickly spot any snakes or other critters to help you stay a safe distance away from them. It'll also help you know to call pest control to come and deal with the problem and will signal to you that it is time to invest in anti-snake solutions to keep your crawl space snake-free!

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