Why do snakes come into my house?
Where there are people, there is garbage. Where there is garbage, there are rats. Where the rats go, snakes will surely follow. Snakes found inside people’s homes were probably following a food source. A garage or wash house also provides perfect living conditions for a snake as it is cool and dry with lots of hiding places.
Snakes play an important role in the Bahamian environment and without them the Bahamas would be overrun with rats and mice that could eventually lead to the spread of diseases. If you do not want snakes around your home, the best option is to make it less inviting for them. Reduce your rat population by keeping your home free of garbage. Make sure that all holes in your house (especially in the attic) are sealed. If you already have a snake living in your house or garden, you might wish to have the snake removed and released into an unpopulated area of forest or overgrown bush.