1. seal off crevices
Closer to your property, seal the spaces where snakes like to build nests. “Inspect the approval of door bottoms, weep holes, openings where pipes enter, cracks and spaces under eaves,” AWR recommended. “Don’t neglect 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 a yard
Snakes might choose to are living on your property or simply travel through, according to AWR. You want to make your property as inhospitable as possible, so concentrate on ridding it of any places snakes would consider good spots in order to hide. Remove debris — from piles of boards, tin, sticks and leaves in order to flatboats on the ground and piles of bricks or stone, AWR advised — and keep vegetation cut back.
3. Stop helping the snake’s chosen menu
It’s a win-win. When you take away potential hiding places for the snakes, the spots where rat and mice families like to congregate are also eliminated.
Take this one step further, AWR advised, and get rid of the rodents that snakes like to snack on. You may want to include a pest control agent, but you definitely want in order to practice anti-rodent hygiene, including definitely not leaving pet food out for more than an hour roughly, closing trash cans tightly and securing compost in a container that is sealed.
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4. Combat the climbers
If limbs from a neighbor’s yard hangover your fence, snakes may use them as an entry to your place. Consider working with your neighbor to get them trimmed.
And assuming you live in an area where one or more venomous snakes are common, you may want to invest inside a snake-proof fence. “Small areas where children enjoy can be protected from all poisonous and most harmless snakes having snake-proof fence,” 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 inside any one site.” And if all your efforts fail and snakes do make their way into your yard, AWR recommended the failsafe that is ultimate.
“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 together with your hands. Use a shovel to place a snake inside a bucket that is deep a cover. The chances of your encountering a venomous species is remote, but possible enough to always be careful.”