During a snake infestation, we will often advise our audience that it is better to hire the service of a professional wildlife removal company. They have the tools, experience, skills, and knowledge to ensure that all things will be done appropriately. However, there are instances when hiring them is not possible because of your limited budget. Doing a DIY snake removal can expose you to certain risks. Luckily, there are ways on how you can get rid of the snake for free.
Can I Get Free Snake Removal from The Local Animal Department?
If the snakes are found in a public place and may cause an immediate threat to the public's safety, you can call them, and they will be able to get rid of the snakes for free. However, if it happened inside a private property, they may not be your best option. Local Animal Service is focused on implementing rules related to the safety of pets. They will mainly respond to calls related to stray animals, missing pets, and abandoned and abused animals. For wildlife creatures, they may give you a trapping device. However, not all county animal services will do this. Also, you will need to surrender the trapping device after you release the captured animal.
Will the Local Authorities Provide Free Snake Removal?
Like the local animal department, the fire department and the police authorities may also provide you assistance if the animal poses threat to the people's lives. If not, they will probably recommend a good wildlife removal expert that can help you. Authorities are already busy dealing with various crimes, and they will not have time to remove a harmless snake in your house. At best, they will simply give you instructions over the phone that you must do on your own.
Will the Local Universities Offer Free Snake Removal?
There are local universities, especially those with a biology department, who are willing to retrieve the snake. They will be using the snake for various researches. They can also use this for education-related purposes. However, since universities receive the same requests every day, it is implausible that they will need another snake. Moreover, they prefer using rodents and monkeys during clinical testing.
Should I Ask the Wildlife Rehabilitation Expert for a Free Snake Removal?
Wildlife rehabilitators will only respond to injured, sick, or abandoned animals. Most snakes will abandon their babies before even the eggs hatch. Juvenile snakes are perfectly capable of surviving on their own; therefore, it will be quite laughable if you will ask them to rescue an 'abandoned' baby snake. Therefore, you can only call them if you have seen an injured snake in your house.
Finally, you also have the option to ask your neighbors to do it, but I doubt if they are willing to do this voluntarily. You can do it yourself, but if you don't have any experience, especially on the proper identification of snakes. You can be exposing yourself to snake-related risks.
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