How to Keep Snakes Out Your Yard

snake in yardWhile the saying “snakes are more afraid of you than you are of them” is true, it is understandable if you don’t want them anywhere near your property. This is why Ritter would like to pass along some tips you can use to keep snakes away from your yard.

Declutter Your Yard

Snakes are drawn to structures that provide them with a dark, cozy place to hide. By removing structures that could be potential snake hideouts from your yard, you are giving the snakes one less reason to come on to your property.

Mow Your Lawn Regularly

The longer your grass, the more pests will be attracted to it. Because snakes feed on rodents and insects, putting off mowing your lawn can create a feeding ground for snakes.

Trim Your Hedges and Shrubbery

Make sure to keep your hedges and shrubs trimmed up and tidy. Excess foliage is a prime hiding spot for snakes and it hides them well.

Patch Up Holes in Any Buildings

Snakes like to hide in small, dark crevasses that exist in and around structures, such as houses, sheds, etc. Make sure that any spaces that might exist in the foundations of structures in your yard are sealed to prevent snakes from hiding in them. If they are about the size of a quarter or larger, they are worth sealing.

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