The House of Slytherin - Make that Slithering - Yuck!

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Premier Properties

2 Days ago my phone was an appraiser informing me that I had unwanted tenants in one of my vacant listings.  It seems two black snakes took up residence in the house.  The appraiser went on further to say it was the quickest tour of a home that she had ever done before and she had no idea she could take pictures quite so fast. 

Black Snake

After doing some research and finding out more than I ever wanted to know about black snakes, I had to find someone to get rid of them.  Snake removal is definitely not in my job description (nor in several local exterminators soon as I said snakes, several did not want to continue our conversation.)  Then I called ASAP Home Services and he said he could start immediately and had recently removed 87 black snakes from a home (now that is creepy!)  In addition to the 2 the appraiser saw, the inspector found another 7 black snakes, then sealed up the areas where the snakes were entering the house and relocated the prior tenants to the National Forest, in another state. 

A big thank you to Kevin with ASAP Home Services. 


Craig Alexander, Weichert, Realtors®, 824 John Marshall Highway, Front Royal, VA  22630  540-671-6082




Comments (5)

Elite Home Sales Team
Elite Home Sales Team OC - Corona del Mar, CA
A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team

Yikes that is creepy I am glad I have not had the problem.  Hope I never do.

Oct 12, 2012 01:14 AM
Mark Loewenberg
KW of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
KW 561-214-0370

87 wow that sounds like the house is REALLY ready for scaring folks for halloween!

Oct 12, 2012 01:49 AM
Craig Alexander
Coldwell Banker Premier Properties - Front Royal, VA
Associate Broker in Virginia

Thanks for stopping in.  I hope I never have this problem again.  87 snakes just freaked me out thinking about it...but it would be a perfect Halloween house. 


Oct 12, 2012 02:38 AM
Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News

At least it was only a few black snakes.  Do you remember the story about the house in Idaho that was infested with thousands of garter snakes?  Now that's creepy.

Oct 12, 2012 02:41 AM
Craig Alexander
Coldwell Banker Premier Properties - Front Royal, VA
Associate Broker in Virginia

Cindy - Thousands of garter snakes is beyond creepy.  I now show vacant houses and make a point of opening all the closet doors just to make sure snakes aren't hiding anywhere to be discovered by my buyers.  Talk about ruining a sale -- but to open the door and find a few thousand snakes...I'd definitely high-tail it back to the car. 

Oct 12, 2012 02:50 AM