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