If you have snakes in your yard you will need to determine what kind of snake calls your yard home. Black, garter and non-poisonous snakes are fine they control the rodents, but if there are venomous snakes then I would recommend that you remove snakes from your property.
The best way to get rid of snakes is to manicure your yard and to remove their food and water source.
|Remove ground level fountains: Image by Sgolis|
|Remove woodpile as it attracts snakes: Image by Sgolis|
Mothballs are toxic to other animals but when it comes to snakes they will leave the area that is treated. The best way to remove the snakes from a rock wall area is to dig a trench that is a foot deep next to you rock wall (see photo bellow of the trench that I dug) Drop a few mothballs into the hole and backfill with the soil. Snakes that live in the rock crevices all year round will leave the area to get away from the mothballs.
|The trench along the wall for mothball snake control|
If you are not a cat lover you can get rid of snakes from your yard by trapping them. The humane snake trap is made of durable plastic however it is light in weight so if you intend on trapping outdoors it is best to set it up on a calm day. The best way to achieve positive results from the traps to watch for snakes, note their location and then set the trap close to where you have viewed the snake.
The trap is baited with the scent of a rodent and the interior of the trap has a glue board. When the snake enters the trap chamber it loses mobility and is not able to exit the trap.
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