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Warm temperatures draws snakes

Jarrod Yasenchok, the Owner of Affordable Wildlife Eviction, says they've seen double the amount of snakes from last year. Jarrod Yasenchok, the Owner of Affordable Wildlife Eviction, says they've seen double the amount of snakes from last year.
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

People in the Valley have reported seeing a heavy increase in snakes recently. News Leader 9 spoke to several companies that capture snakes who say this has already been a busy summer.

Jarrod Yasenchok, owner of Affordable Wildlife Eviction, said they've seen double the amount of snakes from last year. "We've seen an increase in snakes probably due to the weather. It wasn't as cold for the winter and there are more rodents so with more rodents that's the food population for the snakes."

Yasenchok said they've found alot of snakes inside the home. 

"When you get into the urban residential neighborhood you're going find them in the attics because that's where your rats and mice stay. So a lot of people call us with noises in the attic of mice and rats, we go up and find snake skins and snakes."

According to the University of Georgia's, School of Forestry and Wildlife Resources, there is no factual way to determine if there has been an increase in snakes because they're not accurately counted, but local animal eviction companies and people who've seen snakes, say they're everywhere.

Yasenchok uses a yellow snake trap, with a glue board that will trap the snake. "Our average so far is anywhere from 4 to 5 foot. Every now and again you'd get a small one, but so far they've been big in the attics."

To prevent the snakes on your property, Yasenchok says, keep your shrubs clean and get rid of rodents. Also, putting snake granules out will keep snakes away from the home and keep them in the yard.

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