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Is it Possible to Encounter a Snake?

It is possible to have occasional snakes encounter in Indonesia even with the rising urbanisation and modernisation. While snakes are most commonly known to live in habitats such as forested and wildlife nature environment, because of their nature and needs for moist and cool living conditions, there are some potential key risk areas to remain vigilant.

For example, garden and lawn or parks, well-irrigated mulched spaces, shrubs, vegetation sites, grass and pond area, grass cutting heaps or even mangrove and swamps could be snakes’ hot spots. As they dislike heat and warmth, they may seek shady hideouts, for example beneath piles of wood, debris, furniture or vehicle.

While reticulated python are commonly seen, find out what are the other various type of snakes. Snakes’ food sources are some common pests we found daily, such as amphibians including frogs, rodents, lizards and insects.

How do you keep snake away from your property? What is the best snake prevention that you should know?

  • To prevent snake occurrence is to upkeep your facility maintenance - Keep your yard or garden clutter-free, to prevent potential hiding opportunity for snakes. For example, remove any unwanted piles of leaves, cut-grass and debris, and hire regular landscaping by pruning any tall-growing plants, shrubs or greeneries. Keep water-supply such as large water puddle for snakes to a minimal. If there is a pond, ensure its position or located away from sensitive areas such as home or working unit.

  • To ensure defence and proofing or protection is in place, by checking your infrastructure for any potential gaps, holes or possible entries for snakes to access - Repair and close these entries, particularly around the perimeter, entrances, wall structure, basement and roof top. Fencing or barrier can be considered for additional protection.

  • To keep a lookout for potential signs of snake infestation such as shed skins and winding trials - Always seek professional help to identify and clarify these signs at your home or premise, and there are snake control and repelling methods to deter them.

  • To gain more awareness and understanding of snakes - Learn more about the useful tips that you should come into when encounter a snake and what are the snake safety tips you can take to protect yourself and your family.

If snake cause few problems for you and your family, speak to your local pest control specialist to help reduce your worries and concerns today at 150808 or [email protected].

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