Question by  marbozon (93)

What can I do about snakes in my yard?


Answer by  Bugmann (130)

If there are snakes in your yard, there are rodents nearby. Set out rodent traps. Removing the source of food will make them leave. There are also snake traps that look like shallow box tubes that have a sticky patch on the inside that work pretty well. Check traps daily.


Answer by  Dann (114)

Generally, snakes are in an area for two things: food and warmth. Deprive them of that, and they will most likely leave. Depriving them of food could be as simple as calling a rat catcher, but depriving them of warmth could prove to be difficult.


Answer by  Steve247 (519)

If you live in a rural area, get a Marlin 795, and shoot them. If you live in a urban area, try a BB gun.


Answer by  Caleb14 (292)

A lot of people will tell you to use mothballs to keep snakes away. Not only does this not work, moth balls are dangerous for children and pets. Keep your yard debris free and maybe enlist the help of a local kid who enjoys reptiles to keep an eye out. I've gotten many snakes over the years from people's yards.


Answer by  Sergiu (344)

It is pretty hard to get rid of snakes. You might want to check if you have mouse or rat holes in your yard, that's what they eat sometimes. No mice might mean no snakes.


Answer by  Dragon7 (150)

Snakes are probably attracted to some feature in your yard that serves some need of theres. There probably persuing food or shelter. Remove these attributes and the snakes will leave.


Answer by  MsLizziebug (833)

Snake hide 'under and in' thing. Keep yard refuse to a minimum. Piles of leaves, sticks, tall weeds, logs, attract snakes. Keep your lawn mowed and eliminate overcrowding plants in the flower beds. Snakes are beneficial at keeping down the insect and rodent population, you may want to keep them.

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