How to keep snakes out of my yard?

How to keep snakes out of my yard?

Every animal needs a particular environment best suited to its living conditions. Some environment conditions close to human dwellings are also liked by snakes and other pests. Many a times our love of nature has created environments they need. Small ponds, gardens and bird feeders are typical manmade environments which provide shelter, water and food to snakes.
Snakes exist in big part of this earth. If left alone, they prefer not to conflict with man. But we continue to invade their domain. This displacement leads to confrontation. Snakes are drawn to our yards, homes and buildings because we unintentionally create environments they like. Most snakes encountered are non-poisonous. People tend to believe any snake they see is venomous when in fact the opposite is probably true.The most common snakes eat small rodents such as rats or mice. So, definitely snakes would like to dwell in such places where they have abundant food available. You may find snake nests where there is such food. This may be in a crawl space, an attic or around water. Bird feeders attract rodents which will definitely attract snakes. If these rodents have invaded your attic, the snakes will soon follow. Closely inspect all creeks around your property. These are likely feeding areas for a variety of water snakes living on frogs and small fish. These frogs are food for many types of snakes. If you have frogs around your pool then snakes will come to take advantage of this food supply.Thus implementing a good rodent control program will cause any snakes to relocate to other place.
If there is some type of wood pile, rock pile or general debris which is serving as a nest, remove it.
If there are too many snakes or if conditions are such that you expect to have some coming in from time to time, you may have to set up some type of snake control program. There is no spray for snakes. There is a repellent, however, called Snake Away which is suppose to keep snakes away from designated areas. This material is simply sprinkled onto grass and acts as a fumigant. The odour repels snakes and may last for several months. It is safe around children and pets and is ideal for creating a barrier between suspected snake nests and play areas in the yard. There are also Snake Traps available if you need to trap them.Dogs and cats are naturally well suited to dealing with snakes. The mere presence of a dog or cat in the yard, and their associated odors, will often discourage a snake from venturing into your pet’s “territory” Snakes see the household pet as a predator and will prefer to avoid them if possible.

Chemicals such as garden variety powdered sulfur also can be used as snake repellent. Also, any noxious smelling substance like naphthalene mothballs will discourage any ground crawling animals, including snakes, from the treated area.

Dr. T’s Snake-A-Way

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Spitting Snakes
Snakes – Some Facts
How to keep snakes out of my yard?
Protection from Snakes
Snake Bite ~ Management
Poisonous Snakes
Dangerous Snakes in the World
Deadliest Snakes in the World
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About Manbir & Gurpreet

Gurpreet Kaur’s journey in this world .... Gurpreet Kaur was a Musician. She was a singer and a composer of music. Her interest was composing and singing Gurbani Shabads in Indian Classical style. She sang Shabads in All the Raags mentioned in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. She also taught Gurmat Sangeet at Gurmat Gian Missionary College, Jawadi, Ludhiana. Elder child to Pushpinder Kaur and Dr. Brig. Harminder Singh, was born in Amritsar on 13th Jan 1962. She attended various convent schools as a child because her father would get frequent Army postings as a dental surgeon. She graduated with Music Honors from Govt. College for Women, Chandigarh. Music was her hobby and she composed and sang Raag based Gurbani Shabads. Doing Kirtan was part of growing up nurtured by her parents. She learned music from her father Dr. Brigadier Harminder Singh who was a dental surgeon in Indian Army and a very good singer himself. Gurpreet’s Bhua (father’s sister), Ajit Kaur retied as a Head of Department of Music from Govt. College for Women Ludhiana, and was a renounced Punjabi singer of her time. Gurpreet Kaur also learned nuances of Indian Classical Music from Pandita Sharma. She was a mother of three children, and a grandmother. Her daughter Keerat Kaur is a Computer Engineer. Her two sons Gurkeerat Singh and Jaskeerat Singh are doctors in USA. Her daughter Keerat Kaur too was part of her group ~ Gurmat Gian Group. Gurpreet Kaur left this world at the age of 54yrs on 12th Sept 2016 in Baltimore USA. She had recorded around 25 cds of Gurbani Keertan. 'Raag Ratan' Album (6 CDs) is a Compilation of Shabads in All the 31 Sudh Raags of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. 'Gauri Sagar' Album (3 CDs) is a Compilation of All forms of Raag Gauri in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. 'Nanak Ki Malhaar' ~ ((3 CDs) is an album of Raag Malhar Shabads in various forms of Malhar. 'Gur Parsaad Basant Bana' ~ (3 CDs) is an album of Shabads in Raag Basant sung in various forms of Raag Basant. Har Ki Vadeyai Sarni Aayea Sewa Priya Kee Preet Piyaree Mohan Ghar Aavho Karo Jodariya Mo Kao Taar Le Raama Taar Le Tere Kavan Kavan Gun Keh Keh Gawan Mera Baid Guru Govinda Saajanrraa Mera Saajanrraa

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