In Singapore, snakes are a rare sight. As such, they become a significant cause for worry if spotted. Most Singaporeans do not have any knowledge on handling snakes and thus become helpless when they spot one in their homes. The flexibility of a snake also allows it to hide in pipes and gutters, obstructing water flow and perhaps even find their way to your toilets. While many snakes in Singapore are harmless, it is still important to ascertain the identity of a snake before further action takes place. Pest control professionals should also be contacted so that these experts may decide on how best to handle the snake. If you are faced with a snake problem, Pest Control Singapore has got trained staff to help you catch and get rid of the snake.
Types of Snakes in Singapore
Singapore is home to a variety of snake species; from pythons to cobras, from coral snakes to sea snakes, the urban landscape is still surprisingly full of life. One of the most common snakes is the Reticulated Python, which can grow up to 5 metres locally and more in other Southeast Asian countries. Most pythons below the size of 3 metres are generally harmless and shy of humans, so they may scurry away when approached. Nevertheless, it is still wise to leave them alone and not attack them.
Cobras in Singapore, such as the Equatorial Spitting Cobra and the King Cobra, are rarer than the pythons but are aggressive to humans. These snakes are venomous and will not hesitate to attack once they feel threatened.
What to Do if You Spot a Snake?
While it may be tempting to try to handle the snake on your own, don’t. Most Singaporean’s are not equipped with the knowledge on handling and capturing snakes and one wrong move may result in injury or even death, if the snake is poisonous. Instead, the first thing you should always do is to keep children and pets away from the snake. Do not attack the snake as it may cause it to become aggressive toward you. Close all windows and doors with the exception of those that lead the snake outdoors. Thereafter, do call the relevant authorities for help (if the snake is spotted in a public place) or a professional pest management company, if the snake is in your premises. The following is a series of numbers you could call if you spot a snake:
- Police: 999 (if the snake is a threat to public safety)
- Ambulance: 995 (if someone is bitten)
- Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA): (1800) 476 1600
- Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (ACRES) Wildlife Rescue Hotline: (+65) 9783 7782
- Our Pest Control Helpline: (+65) 6589 8835
Why Use Snake Control Services?
Generally, Singaporeans are not experienced in handling wild animals that they spot in public spaces. When wild snakes are spotted, it is crucial to quickly identify the snake and make decisions under high pressure. In such stressful situations, people tend to panic and delay the snake rescue operations. As such, it would be best to contact a professional snake control service so that the best course of action may be determined in the shortest amount of time. This is to ensure that you may return to your regular activity as quickly as possible without being further delayed.
Why Top Pest Control?
Top Pest Control provides some of the most affordable yet high quality snake control services, ensuring that our customers can return to their schedules as quickly as possible without further disruptions. We utilise the most effective methods of snake control and ensure that the snakes are appropriately handled after the rescue operation. Our staff are well-trained to handle the different snakes common to Singapore and are efficient in conducting the rescue operations, giving our customers a fuss-free experience. Our customers trust our high quality pest control services and we are sure you will too.
Enquire about our Snake Control Services
Have any questions about our snake control services? Spotted a snake and are clueless about what to do? Simply give us a call at (+65) 6589 8835 today!