Rarely, snakes are seen inside a basement or garage or laundry room. How can they be trapped? The best way is to employ the large “glue boards” used to catch rats. Place them close to and at right angles to the walls of the room. It is a good idea to nail the glue board to a larger plank. If a snake is caught, there is no need to kill it. Simply take it outside and pour vegetable oil on the snake and glue. In a few hours, the snake will free itself and slither into the underbrush where it is welcome!
The Georgia Wildlife Federation sells an excellent snake identification booklet “Snakes of Georgia and South Carolina” for a small fee. You can call them at 770-787-7887.