1. Seal crevices
Closer to your house, seal the openings where snakes like to set up shop. “always check 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 closing enough openings to make a difference is much more difficult if you own a raised wooden home.
2. Tidy up the yard
Snakes might choose to reside 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 spots that are good hide. Remove debris — from heaps of boards, tin, sticks and leaves in order to flatboats on the ground and piles of bricks or perhaps stone, AWR advised — and ack keep vegetation cut.
3. Stop servicing the snake’s menu that is preferred
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 expunged.
Take this one step further, AWR advised, and eliminate rodents that snakes like to snack on. A person may want to involve a pest control agent, but you definitely want in order to practice anti-rodent hygiene, including not leaving pet food out for more than an 60 minutes approximately, 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 hang over your fence, snakes may use them as excellent entry to your place. Consider working with your neighbor to get them trimmed.
And when you live in an area where one or more venomous snakes are common, you may want to invest in a snake-proof fence. “Small areas where children perform can be protected from all toxic and most harmless snakes with a 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 rarely abundant in any one place.” And if all your efforts fail and snakes do make their way into 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 together your hands. Use a shovel to place the snake in a bucket that is deep a encapsulate. The chances of your encountering a species that is venomous remote, but possible enough to always be careful.”