How to keep snakes out of your house in Massachusetts | Snake

How to keep snakes out of your house

Snakes enter houses through holes and cracks in walls and masonry as small as 1/8-inch. Seal any holes and cracks that you see.

Check the floors and walls of your basement and outdoor buildings, such as garages, sheds and barns. Sealants used to exclude mice will also work against snakes. Secure vents with special screens.


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Laws and regulations to be aware of

While we attempt to provide guidance about state and federal regulations pertaining to specific species and control techniques, we do not provide information about local jurisdictions (city, town, county, etc.) where regulations may be more restrictive, especially as it applies to discharge of firearms, transport of animals or use of trapping equipment. Contact your local city or county government to inquire further. No guarantee is made that information (or lack of information) associated with a species or control technique is completely accurate or current. You should become familiar with federal, state and local laws before beginning any wildlife control activities.

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