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Some ways to keep snakes away from your yard and

1. Seal crevices
Closer to your house, secure the openings where snakes like to set up shop. “Check 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 closing enough openings to make a difference is much more difficult if you own a raised wood home.

2. Tidy up the 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 to hide. Remove debris — from heaps of boards, tin, sticks and leaves to flatboats on the ground and piles of bricks or perhaps stone, AWR advised — and keep vegetation cut back.

3. Stop serving the snake’s menu that is preferred
It’s a win-win. When you take away hiding that is potential to 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. A person may want to include a pest control agent, but you definitely want to practice anti-rodent hygiene, including not really 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 hangover your fence, snakes may use them as excellent entry to your place. Consider working with your neighbor to get them trimmed.

And you may want to invest in a snake-proof fence if you live in an area where one or more venomous snakes are common. “Small areas where children bring can be protected from all poisonous 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 seldom abundant in anybody site.” And if all your efforts fail and snakes do make their way in to your yard, AWR recommended the failsafe that is ultimate.

“The best thing you can do for yourself and family may be to teach a lot of people to respect snakes and to be on the lookout for them,” in accordance to the AWR website. “Remember, don’t touch it together with your hands. Use a shovel to place the snake in a deep bucket with a encapsulate. The chances of your encountering a venomous species is remote, but possible enough to always be careful.”