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“Snake Proof” your pet door, snakes will come through a pet door that doesn’t seal

Does your pet door seal airtight or are there any gaps that a snake can fit through? Pet doors are commonly overlooked access points for snakes, and must be sealed or removed to prevent snakes from entering your home. Outdoor and indoor/outdoor cats and some dogs capture and kill millions of frogs, lizards, snakes, and birds each year, and are often responsible for bringing snakes into homes – usually through pet doors!

This is an actual e-mail conversation with a customer. Please excuse the language. This is as authentic as it gets.

Customer – “So will these doors keep the heat out when it is 115 degrees outside?  Will your materials warp in the sun?  Will it lose color?  Will it keep them big bull diamond backs out of my living room?   What is to stop all them damn fiddle back spiders from rippin into my ass?  Is the door Star rated?

The pet door line looks very attractive. We are looking to get a fence put up in our yard for Simba “the dog” and one of your doors would work in our garage back door.”

Freedom Pet Pass – “Great to hear from you.  How funny!  Yes, we got your back and your butt covered!  It will keep the 115 degrees out, will not warp or lose color.  We recommend the new cedar door mount to keep the snakes and spiders out.  We are not yet energy star rated but are sold by energy star partners.   Energy star will not favor a single manufacturer for testing, there needs to be several pet door manufacturers that can produce a seal comparable to ours.”

Customer – “This is no joke.  I am out in Lawton, Oklahoma and I have been here now for 15 months.  One night I thought I had a snake in my apartment!  Did you know you can feel your heart beat in your face cheeks?”

Imagine finding out bugs, snakes, or other creepy things coming in though your pet door. I’m glad my pet door seals airtight. Invest in a pet door that seals and you will have the peace of mind knowing that snakes and bugs stay outside. Unless your pet brings them in. Look around to learn more about the best sealing pet door you can install into your home.

If you have a similar story to share please post to comments.

If you want to read more about how to “snake proof” your home read this interesting piece. Dealing With Snakes – Preventing Negative Encounters

5 thoughts on ““Snake Proof” your pet door, snakes will come through a pet door that doesn’t seal

  1. I have an all weather pet door, been using the brand for over 10 years but this morning was the end for that brand. I went sleepily to my coffee maker filled my cup, turned around to face a snake in my kitchen! Fortunately it was a garter snake but unfortunately it was a nasty bitey one so in the end…. anyway, I’m on the hunt for a new brand of dog door. Thank you so much for covering this topic.

  2. I live in AZ in the desert near a mountain. I have not had seen any rattlers in the past couple of years but we have had as many as 8-10 of them since moving here in 1998.

    Do you guaranteed that your pet doors seal off to where no rattlers can crawl through the door. I have a 20-30 pound dog. I realized dogs bring in all kinds of creatures but mostly ground squirrels and rabbits. Thank heavens they have not messed with the Colorado River Toads that can be toxic to dogs.

    I would always close the doggy door at night if I got one. I do live close to an area where illegals are and sure would not want a kid coming in with a knife during the night while sleeping.

    I’ve seen a couple Coyotes, 4 legged ones in the desert across the street from my house. Gosh that’s another thing to worry about with a doggy door should I get one.

    If I should get one, what are your prices?

  3. Hi
    What is the name of the best pet door to kept snakes and other creepy insects out of your home? And where can I purchase it?

    Please reply to
    Thank you!

  4. What is the absolute VERY best SEALING pet door on the market today?

    1. Hi Helen – As you might expect, we are very confident that our pet doors with DoubleMag seal technology have the best seal available for a pet door. The magnet-to-magnet seals give a virtually airtight seal that is 10X better than Energy Star standards for windows and 15X better than Energy Star standards for human doors. This isn’t just marketing bluster, either. Our doors have been tested at the same lab using the same tests performed to certify Energy Star doors and windows, and the results speak for themselves. You can read about the testing here, and you can read about the results here.

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