Weather of Arabia - "Saraya" reported a conversation with a Jordanian who saw in his yard a meter and a half long snake, so he took a picture of it and quickly informed the concerned authorities to deal with it, but the snake had disappeared upon their arrival, and left him now living in a state of terror as a result of his knowledge of the presence of a snake in his yard, and may be toxic.
Citizens also circulated on social media pictures showing snakes in different regions of the Kingdom’s governorates, especially the regions experiencing a rise in temperatures. A person was bitten by a poisonous snake in the northern Jordan Valley about a month ago.
Why do snakes and snakes invade homes with high temperatures?
High temperatures are the main reason for snakes’ attacks on homes during the summer, which is the expected time for them to leave their burrows to escape the intense heat and humidity to get their stock of food. a threat to hikers.
How to protect your home from the invasion of snakes?
- Snakes love the messy, untidy and clean environment next to the dark and dense grass, because it provides a suitable environment for hiding, so you have to trim the weeds constantly to prevent them from approaching your house if it is surrounded by a garden.
- Snakes hide in your house if they have a source of food, and the source of food varies depending on the type of snake, that source may be from large insects, such as cockroaches or mice, so be sure to spray some chemicals designed to keep them away from the house.
- Look for any holes around the house and fix and seal them, whether it's a hole in the door, windows or walls, and you have to fill all the gaps, no matter how small they seem, because some small snakes can press their body to pass through holes that may not be more than a small coin wide.
- Put a snake-resistant fence, the efficiency of snake protection fences depends on the type of snakes in your area, and how they usually move, but there are types of fences that have proven to be effective against many types of snakes, and snake resistant fences are usually divided into three sections, plastic sheets Or iron nets or snake nets, regardless of the nature of the construction, but these fences must be welded to the ground and at an angle of inclination to the outside in order to prevent snakes from crawling under them or climbing over them.
What do I do if I find a snake in my house?
- If you find a snake and you're not sure if it's poisonous, don't try to catch it or kill it yourself, because snakes can behave unpredictably if they are trapped. It can also attack from a great distance, farther than you think, so you need to contact the competent authorities to deal with it safely.
- Avoid the use of chemicals that are used to repel snakes, not only because they are weak in effectiveness, but also because they are dangerous to children.
- Do not use mothballs to repel snakes. If you are going to use it, do so within the directions on the package. In addition to being ineffective at repelling snakes, the fumes from it can be toxic.
- Contact the snake hunter, if one is available in your area, as poisonous snakes, even small ones, should be handled by professionals.
- Try to trap the snake in a room. For example, if you see it in the laundry room, close the door and stuff a towel directly under it to prevent the snake from escaping.
- Keep children and pets out of the area until the animal hunter arrives to restrain the snake.
Precautions for residents and hikers to follow to avoid the danger of snakes:
- Choosing suitable places to sit, and not sitting in places where weeds, stones, rocks and burrows abound, because they form a haven for snakes, and scorpions usually hide under stones and between rocks.
- Do not leave children alone and watch them while playing and do not allow them to walk barefoot to protect them from the danger of snakes and scorpions.
- The need to get rid of weeds around homes or in their gardens, and to close all outlets and corners that snakes can harbor.
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