Originally Posted by ballengerb1
From my experience snakes enter homes to seek shelter too. I am sure a nice fat mouse would be nice but many also like a cool, dark place to call home.
I totally agree with this comment ballengerb1 brought up.
Just my own experience from living in Arizona, it really does depend on where you live because out here you have to be sooooo careful because they ARE looking for shelter from the heat so we get rattle snakes hiding on our patios, under the chairs, under the bushes that might line your patio area, sometimes they will slither to where it's cool and if that means going up then that is what they do. I've seen these rattles right up against the foundation and I am sure if there was a crack they would move into it, getting even closer.
I am not trying to scare just speaking from experience and hopefully allowing you to just be cautious and open-minded. I am not sure what to do in your situation, I leave that to all the experts but I just wanted to throw the experience out there so you can make a safe find for you concern.. Good Luck