where do snakes like to hide in a house

Snakes and Where They Hide in Houses

Snakes can be dangerous in and around houses, including both venomous and non-venomous species. Knowing where snakes like to hide in a house will help you mitigate any potential hazard.


Snakes typically prefer to hide indoors in undisturbed or dark areas. Some of the places they commonly hide include:

  • Windowsills and doorways
  • Behind furniture and appliances
  • Heaps of laundry or fabric piles
  • Under beds and dressers
  • In shelves, drawers, and cabinets
  • Attic and basement crevices


Snakes can also hide in a variety of places outside the house, including:

  • Rock piles, logs, and old tree stumps
  • Beneath overhanging eaves and rooflines
  • Garages and sheds
  • Hollows around flowerbeds and gardens
  • Gaps and holes in foundation walls

It is important to be aware of these potential hiding spots and inspect the area carefully for the presence of snakes before entering, particularly if you live in a region where venomous snakes are known to inhabit. If a snake is found, it should be contacted safely and removed by a professional.

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