As eaters of many pest species, snakes can be very helpful around the yard. Since most snakes find their way onto your property because they?re following food, a persistent snake problem may mean that there are other pests, such as mice, rats, crickets, or cockroaches, in your home. Trapping and animal control specialists are the primary means of snake control in areas where snakes are rare. Exclusion, habitat modification, and biological control strategies are more effective in areas where snakes are common.
Keeping Snakes Away
Lawn care: Mow and trim your lawn regularly. Snakes like to hide in cool, damp, shaded areas, and taller grasses offer more protection against snakes? natural predators.
Controlling other pests: Controlling insect and rodent populations on your property can be difficult, but it will help keep snakes out of your yard. If there is no food on your property, snakes will go elsewhere.