Okay so I discovered a forum for my state's dept of nat resources... the idiots on that forum bragging about killing snakes!!! I had to put my foot in (and I was nice about it!) "Okay, I have to step in here. I can't believe the pure lack of consideration for animals on this board. All animals are good, whether we like them or not. Spiders rid us of insects and snakes rid us of rodents. They are of great importance to our ecosystem and just because you build a building on top of their home doesn't give you the right to kill them. Remember the movie Independence Day??? It's not so fake... we are doing that to animals all around us, killing them off and using up there natural resources till there is nothing left and then we just move on the next patch of land... Please remember the more you kill these precious animals (including the venomous ones) the more you are inviting rodents and insects into your home, which are more harmful and of bigger nuisance than any snake or spider."