We have a major snake infestation in our farm house. We bought it just about a year back, and we haven’t gone more than two days without finding some semblance of a snake somewhere. There are even a lot of times when we just find plain snakes; whether it’s when they crawl out from under the porch or slither up the stairs from the basement, we’ve found three dead in the attic and two dead behind the cupboards. Everywhere we turn it seems like there’s a snake just waiting to jump out at us.
We bought the ten-acre lot as a summer cabin that we could go visit, but so far all we’ve been able to do with it is renovate and exterminate. It was built on a faulty foundation which has resulted in some damage to the outer frame which is how I think the snakes have been getting in. Roughly a month after we bought it, we transferred the home onto a new foundation. The move shook a couple of snakes loose and we found several more living, dead, and just skins floating around the house. As we tore out walls and cupboards, we found several more snake skins and one 3-footer curled up into a corner. I’m amazed at how many have taken up to nest and infest this house.
We left the house sitting over the winter without any appliances in it, and no heating, hoping to freeze the snakes out. I’ve been over there a few times since it warmed up just to check things out and I haven’t seen anything new (or alive) in the house, and I wanted to know if it was possible that any snakes living inside of the building were frozen? Ideally, we’d like someone to come perform a quick inspection to tell us if we’re still infested by snakes, or if we can finish installing the appliances and finally make good use of our summer home.