Central Florida’s humid, subtropical climate provides ideal habitat for the Brahiminy blindsnake. Average temperatures range from the 60s°F to over 90°F, rarely dipping below freezing. Annual rainfall exceeds 50 inches, especially during the summer wet season.
These warm, moist conditions allow dense ground vegetation like turfgrass and mulch beds to thrive across the region’s urban and suburban areas. The loose, organic soil facilitates the blindsnake’s burrowing lifestyle. Plentiful insects and arthropods dwelling in the substrate provide a reliable food source.
The extensive lawns, mulched plantings, and sandy soils around homes, parks, and gardens offer prime habitat. Their small size enables colonization through potted plants or soil transport. Diligent inspection of likely infestation sites is key to early detection and control of invasive blindsnake populations.