As always, there is many ways to successfully keep house snakes. This is the way I do it, but that does not mean it is the only way to do it. Having that said, this has been working for me for several generations now, and I hope it may work for you too.
There really hasnt been a lot of thought put into the concept of caring for black house snakes differently than most other house snakes, but I would like to put forth to the reptile community that there may be sound reason to do so.
As you can see from the graphic pictured right, house snakes come from a wide range of areas spanning multiple climate types.