1. Seal crevices
Nearer to your house, secure the openings where snakes like to build nests. “check out the approval of door bottoms, weep holes, openings where pipes enter, cracks and spaces under eaves,” AWR recommended. “Don’t overlook storerooms and sheds.” Hire a fencing company to combat the problem.
AWR added that sealing enough openings to make a difference is much more difficult if you own a raised wood home.
2. Tidy up their yard
Snakes might choose to are living on your property or travel through, simply according to AWR. You want to make your property as inhospitable as possible, so concentrate on ridding it of any places snakes would consider spots that are good hide. Remove debris — from heaps of boards, tin, sticks and leaves towards flatboats on the ground and piles of bricks or stone, AWR advised — and keep vegetation cut back.
3. Stop helping the snake’s menu that is preferred
It’s a win-win. When you take away hiding that is potential for the snakes, the spots where rat and mice families like to congregate are also expunged.
Take this one step further, AWR advised, and get rid of the rodents that snakes like to snack on. We may want to incorporate a pest control agent, but you definitely want towards practice anti-rodent hygiene, including not leaving pet food out for more than an 60 minutes or so, closing trash cans tightly and securing compost in a sealed container.
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4. Combat the climbers
If limbs from a neighbor’s yard hang over your fence, snakes may use them as a entry to your place. Consider working with your neighbor to get them trimmed.
And in case you live in an area where one or more venomous snakes are common, you may want to invest at a snake-proof fence. “Small areas where children play can be protected from all poisonous and most harmless snakes with a fence that is snake-proof” NCSU noted. “However, the cost of the fence may make it impractical to protect an entire yard.”
After all this snake talk, AWR does have one bit of great news. “Snakes are seldom abundant at any one site.” And if all your efforts fail and snakes do make their way inside your yard, AWR recommended the ultimate failsafe.
“The best thing you can do for them,” according to the AWR website for yourself and family is to teach everyone to respect snakes and to be on the lookout. “Remember, don’t touch it at your hands. Use a shovel to place their snake at a bucket that is deep a cover. The chances of your encountering a species that is venomous remote, but possible enough to always be careful.”