Snake Prevention Tips

Snakes can be a nightmare because so many of them are poisonous or can cause harm to you or others. However, not all snakes are dangerous, but they are unsettling to share a yard with. Here are just a few ways that you can avoid having snakes in your yard.

Maintain Your Yard

Snakes are like most other creatures on earth. Snakes are looking a steady food supply and a safe place to live. The most important step for keeping snakes out of your yard is to remove the factors that can attract them.

You should remove excess vegetation and anywhere else that a snake could hide. You should also avoid using birdseed because it attracts rodents which will attract snakes. Compost should be kept in a closed container to keep rodents and other small animals away.

Remove Their Food Supply

When you are looking to avoid having snakes in your yard, you should protect your yard from insects and rodents. This means that you need to remove any place for them to live and any food sources in your yard.

Get a Fence

A fence is a great option, especially if you want to keep snakes and other pests out of your yard. If you are trying to keep snakes out of your garden, surely you need a solid fence that is a few feet tall and goes under the ground at least a foot. This makes it hard for pests to enter your yard. You should make sure that you are taking care of the fence because snakes and other pests can easily squeeze through tiny holes.

Mesh cloth can be found at most hardware stores and can be used to protect your garden from pests. This cloth only takes a few minutes to install and protects your garden from most animals.

Natural Repellents

Even with a low food supply and limited places to live, snakes can try to stay in a yard. However, you can repel them from your yard with natural repellents. There are harsh chemical repellents, but these can damage your yard and are toxic to most animals.

There are a few natural repellents on the market, but you can make your own. A good natural repellent is a mixture of clove and cinnamon oil. Peppermint plants can also help keep snakes away from your yard because of their strong scent.

Leave Them Alone

In most cases, the best thing to do if there is a snake in your yard is to leave it alone. They are important for the ecosystem and could be eating other pests that are living in your yard. Most snakes are harmless, and will not attack unless you are trying to harm them. If you are worried about the snake in your yard, you should call a snake catcher to have it removed from your yard.

Not all snakes are a danger to humans, but they can still bite or attack us or our pets. So, taking care of your yard is the best way of preventing snakes from entering your yard.

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