Snakes are legless reptile related to crocodiles and lizard. Their bodies are covered with scales and they can swallow other living things much bigger than their head.
Most snakes are timid creatures and they tend to avoid contact with human. They will only attack if cornered or provoked, in most instances, they attack as a form of defence.
However, there are also occurrences of snakes found in building compound and if you do come across one.
Signs of Snakes
It is rare to see snakes in Brunei, unless your property has a garden or open space near extremely secluded areas. In most cases, snakes are most likely just passing through your garden area.
The common signs to look out for on whether a snake is in your property are:
Shed skins — snakes shed their worn-out skin about 6 times a year. This process is called moulting.
Winding trails — can be seen on light dirt or sandy surfaces, particularly across secluded open land areas.
There are certain places where snakes may like to hide on your property:
Secluded open land, field or bush area.
Garden with ponds, wood, rock or rubble piling around.
Garden with un-trimmed long grass.
Reptiles are timid and will usually flee to seek cover if they are detected by people or pets.
There are hundreds of snake species around the world but only a low percentage of these are venomous. However, given the shock, distress and panic that most of us would feel when encountering a snake, it is highly unlikely to identify whether the snake is venomous or not! Here are some important tips you can share with your family to protect them from nasty snakes bites:
Be aware of the dangers posed by snakes and take steps to avoid them.
As far as you are able, ‘proof’ your home and garden against snakes.
Know the symptoms of a snake bite and the appropriate treatment.
SPIDER`s Snakes Control Program
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Scorpion control program
To control a scorpion infestation in your home or office, begin with an insecticide treatment.
spot treat the following areas in the building:
The corners of rooms
Along the walls and corners of garages and basements
Around door and window frames
In cracks and crevices
Do not blanket spray your insecticide, instead, apply to cracks, crevices, and voids where scorpions could be hiding. Consult the label of your insecticide for how often you will need to re-treat. Areas with high heat (90 degrees F and hotter) and lots of direct sunlight will require re-treating more often than shaded, cooler areas.