A snake slithering in your house is the last thing you want to see. Snakes are freaky, and even the small tiny ones will scare you. Snakes are legless that are typically scale-covered reptiles. You can spot snakes living in many kinds of habitats. On trees or even in water, they could be discovered. They can burrow as well. Snakes enjoy residing in cool, humid locations. They are all carnivorous. They could be venomous or nonvenomous in nature. Common snakes found in America include; garter snakes, copperhead snakes, coral snakes, rattlesnakes from the eastern diamondback, and kingsnakes.
It may not seem that snakes are useful, but they can assist you in maintaining populations of rodents. A single tiny snake may consume 3 to 4 mice at a time, and bigger rats may follow. They consume moles, voles, insects, and some of them may even go after fish. In some areas, snakes will consume animals such as rabbits, nutria, and other rodents that can be damaging to households and plants. Snakes can be difficult to handle in and around your house, but you can call local bug removal & pest control or use natural snake-repellent tips to get rid of them if you so wish. Here are tips to help you get rid of these legless reptiles from your yard.
Mothballs: Usually, mothballs are used to keep insects away from family products, notably clothing, but snakes are highly hated about the scent of these mothballs. The overpowering smell irritates and repels the snakes from your room without harming them. If you find snakes around your home, start putting several mothballs where you mostly find them. Spread these mothballs around your yard and to check their entry at all corners of your home.
Eliminate their food source: If you have mice, moles, voles, rats, crickets, slugs, and a whole range of insects’ infestation in your home, snakes will enjoy coming to your yard. Food is one of the animal kingdom’s greatest motivators, so roaming around your yard in a paradise packed with exquisite food makes sense for snakes. Eliminate the food supply, and the snakes will live your yard when they get hungry. Keep a close watch on frogs and birds too, to keep snakes out of your yard.
Clear out cool areas: Snakes prefer cool, humid places, so do what you can to remove your property’s water sources. Taking care of drainage problems; cut your shrubs to get them off the floor; pick up the leaves of last year’s; and remove all standing water sources, including birdbaths and slow-draining flower pots. Do whatever you can to clean up your yard and give in more sunlight on will assist you to send snakes away.
Leave the good ones: I know this will be a no-no for some folks, but some non-venomous snakes eat venomous snakes, like the kingsnakes, black racers, indigo snakes and the milk snakes which are the good ones to leave in your yard. So, consider allowing them to stay if you see them in your yard. They can help you take care of your copperheads, rattlesnakes, and cottonmouths problems. Just don’t attempt to relocate any of these snakes from other areas to your yard. They probably won’t thrive there if they weren’t already living in your yard, and moving snakes are often illegal. Try to educate yourself about the nonvenomous snakes and tell your kids about them.
Seal every hole around your home: Snakes enjoy living in cracks, crevices, and holes, squeezing through tiny openings. Repair all the cracks and fill all the gaps in your home, if you feel that you might be having snakes in your home. Also, repair broken gutters, ducts of piping and ventilation to prevent snakes from squeezing through them. This will make finding a suitable location to hide difficult for them, and they will keep away from your home.