If you are a fan of Samuel L. Jackson (and who isn't?), You can think of snakes on a plane almost every time you board. Fortunately, the chances of your next LAX flight being filled with a thousand sliding snakes are unlikely. However, one is much more likely to appear in your incredibly planned garden. When you have invested a lot of time and money in your cheated backyard, the last thing you want to do is be too afraid to enjoy it.
And many people are afraid of snakes. According to a 2001 Gallup survey, fear of snakes (also known as "ophidiophobia") tops the list of the greatest fears in our nation: 51 percent of the population reports that they tremble in their gardening boots if they escape one's. And although getting rid of snakes may not be as easy as getting rid of fruit flies or ants, the process does not have to be as well scary. Read on to get all the snake questions you have answered.
Are all snakes poisonous?
For the most part, snakes are not your enemy! The vast majority of snakes are harmless and most, even those that are poisonous, can be beneficial. Snakes are a key species in the food chain. They eat rodents, like mice and rats. So, if you can stand it, let them do their thing. And keep in mind that they are probably as afraid of you as you are.
How to get rid of copperhead snakes
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If you see a copper head or any poisonous snake in your garden, gather the children and pets and retire home immediately! Don't try to kill him on your own. In some areas, animal control or the local fire department can help eliminate the offending creature. If this is not an option where you live, search the Internet for a pest removal company. Make sure they have experience / experience in dealing with snakes.
How to get rid of garden snakes
No! But if you must, start by giving the snake a chance to move on. If he insists on staying, squirt with the garden hose. This will usually encourage you to get away. Once you have moved, follow the above tips to keep snakes out of the yard.
What is a natural snake repellent?
Your best option is to follow the above tips and keep your garden clean and tidy. Apart from eliminating your favorite habitat, there are no proven natural snake repellents.
What smell do snakes hate?
It is rumored that snakes hate the smell of ammonia, and if you soak the rags, put them in plastic bags and spread them out of your house, it will keep the snakes away. This is highly unscientific and not proven. Again, it is probably better to keep your garden tidy.
Do moth balls really keep snakes away?
No This is a myth All they will do is stink and fill their garden with poisonous chemicals.
How to get rid of snakes inside your home?
If you have a snake inside, you probably have a mouse, so the first step would be to call a pest control company. They can safely eliminate the snake, determine if it has a rodent problem and then take the necessary measures to solve it.
How do you make a snake trap DIY?
Do not use glue traps. They are cruel and can harm pets. To determine the best trap for your offender, call your local wild animal officer or state wildlife agency.
Once you have caught and removed the snake, find and seal any cracks in the base that are larger than 1/4 inch. Make sure all windows and doors are tight, including screens. Cover vents and drains with a galvanized mesh.
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Okay, I listen to you. Anything else I should know?
Before reaching the garden hoe, go to the book shelf and take a copy of your snake identification book. Don't you have one Internet can also help. You must determine if your snake is poisonous. If not, you could Just go back inside the house, close the door and wait for your happy path. As stated earlier, snakes are an essential part of a healthy environment.
But if you want that snake to disappear right now, here are some tricks to keep them out of your home.
Order the yard. A snake's favorite snack is a rodent. Remove the food and the snakes will no longer appear. Also, snakes like to bury themselves, so remove rock and wood piles and keep the sheds in order. Keep the grass short. Not only are snakes less likely to rest in short grass, but they will also be easier to detect.
Get rid of the bird feeder. Mice love bird seeds. Snakes love mice.
Feed the pets inside. Any lost piece of croquettes can attract mice. As we mentioned, mice attract snakes.
Install a snake-proof fence. If you live in an area that has a lot of poisonous snakes, you can install a snake-proof fence or an existing snake-proof fence. This process can vary depending on the types of snakes you are attracting and the region where you live.
For a new fence: Snakes can climb, so install your fence at an external angle (The Cooperative Extension of North Carolina State University recommends an angle of 30 degrees from top to bottom) with the supports inside the fence. Place a tight wire mesh (openings 1/4 inch or less) to the fence and make sure it extends at least 6 inches to the ground and 30 inches up from the fence.
For an existing fence: Keep in mind that this works best with a fence made of tight wooden slats. Start by installing the wire mesh as mentioned above. Then, install a slippery surface (such as metal flashing) on top, outside and at the edge of the fence. This will cause a snake that tries to climb over the fence to lose its grip and (hopefully) fall to the ground.
Keep the branches at bay. As mentioned, snakes can climb, so keep them from falling in your garden from the branches (talk about heebie-jeebies!) By cutting the branches of the protruding trees.