How to keep snakes away from your property
Snakes can sometimes be of a great benefit to a garden, but there are so many reasons as to why homeowners should keep these animals far from their homes. The most important way to keep snake far from your home or compound is to eradicate everything that may attract them to move and settle in your house.
What can help prevent snakes from moving to your property?
As per the statement above, the fact is there are various things that attract them to your homes, and if you can only concentrate on the tips below, you will never see them close.
Keep your garden free of clutter
Untidiness is an open invitation to snakes since it offers a dark, warm place for them to hide. Things like compost piles, wood chip mulch, piles of leaves, piles of cut grass and Starks of firewood are each relaxed areas that they like to hide in. Therefore, you should take them out of your garden yard.
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Always avoid tall growing plants
Similar to clutter, certain plants and bushes offer the ideal hiding spot for a snake living in the nearby environ. Trimming your grass mowed is the best way to put off snakes from your compound. Conversely, packed gardens, as well as shrubs having lush plants, will also attract snakes. In case some of your plants ought to be tall, then you have to relocate them to a distant place, far from the foundation of your home.
Remove ground-level water sources
Some kinds of snakes enjoy drowning into the water, and you can even catch them swimming taking pleasure in water. So try to drain large puddles before they attract and invite them to your compound. What's more, also bird's baths can cause trouble reason being they attract rodents and insects which at last draws snakes closer.
Get rid of any pest problems
It has also been noted that snakes are attracted to sites with abundant sources of food. In case you're experiencing trouble with giant insects or mice for example roaches and grasshoppers, then your chances of having a snake problem can increase as well. The original solution is to attempt spraying repellents and laying traps purposely designed to keep these pests far from your home. By doing that snakes will keep off as well.
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If you can only follow the methods or steps mentioned above, then you will never experience any trouble or problems as far as snakes are concerned. As the saying goes, prevention is better than cure. By taking the above steps, you will save yourself the trouble of looking for solutions to get rid of snakes in your home as much as protecting your loved ones from danger.
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Are fences a good way to keep snakes away? First of all, love your website. It is unbelievably informative and I'm grateful to have come across it. I was curious to know if you have an opinion on snake fences. We just bought a property adjacent to a swamp and have seen a variety of snakes including garters, racers and rat snakes. Today was my first banded water snake. I hope it was a banded water snake. I really... really... do. I've attached a picture for your consideration. My concern is that door he's slithering under in the photo is the gate into the fenced-in area that we are working on for our dog. And she LOVES to crawl under the deck, despite having a doghouse. We're waiting on a quote from a guy who's going to help rebuild it so she can't crawl under it but now that this fine fellow was chilling out there today I'm more afraid that there could be one under the deck at any time. And that one day it'd be a moccasin. We know that because of where we live there will no doubt be dozens upon dozens of snakes over the years, but we'd just like to keep them away from us as much as possible. My husband suggested a fence that ran alongside the length of the swamp that we're backed up against and I imagined it would have to be angled. Thanks for helping me win that one! So my questions now become: - Do you have an opinion about material? Since it's swampy I would think that wood would rot, no? - It wouldn't have to be too tall, maybe 4'? - And lastly, as an interim solution, those plastic fabric ones that you have a picture of, would that be helpful at all? (Who does that sort of thing?) The pictured snake was about 3' I'd say, and he was just minding his own business. Of course, a Google image search left me unsettled since I couldn't get a good enough look at his head but his behavior made me think not a moccasin. He started slithering under the gate which is when I ran outside and did a nice little gorilla stomp dance on the deck hoping it would make him move along faster like the racers do but no, I guess he was entertained because he just watched me. Probably snickering. I would have laughed at me too. Then he went about his business off to the swamp, as they all do. Thanks for reading and I look forward to hearing from you!