Snakes are usually out on sunny days. Even though these animals have a vital role in the ecosystem’s balance, their presence can be disturbing. There are several methods to drive these reptiles out of your garden without actually killing them. It is nevertheless advisable to be careful since the species of the snake is not always recognizable.
Weed the garden
Brush and tall grass are a good environment for snakes. To keep them away from the backyard, it is necessary to prune the lawn in the garden as often as possible. This simple method can help to delay the arrival of reptiles since it reduces their possibilities of camouflage.
In other words, the garden must first and foremost be well cleared and brushed to reduce the risk of snake invasion. Without the prospect of hiding, these animals will be less likely to sneak in. It is also easier to spot them if the lawn is well mowed and the garden is well maintained.
Using domestic animals
Like all wild animals, snakes sense the presence of other species around them. The dogs and cats are amply sufficient to keep these remote reptiles. Just let these pets roam the garden to deter reptiles from invading the yard. Cats and dogs will indeed leave “traces” of their presence in their path (hair, urine, etc.). They act as natural repellents against snakes that plan to take a walk in the garden. Their survival instinct will effectively keep them at bay.
Conversely, dogs and cats remain predators at heart. Therefore, hunting is second nature to the majority of them. Many cats even have the habit of carrying their “trophies” in their basket-like small birds, mice, and snakes. The mere presence of these animals thus constitutes a natural repellant for these disturbing reptiles. However, vigilance remains in order when it comes to snakes. Pets can actually be at risk if they are exposed to a poisonous species. The first reflex to have before chasing a snake from its garden is, above all, to identify its species. Experts and specialized structures offer their services to rid a home of these reptiles.
Keep snakes away from food.
Eradicating the snakes’ food source is another effective method of keeping them away. These reptiles are generally fond of insects, mice, and rats. By using pesticides and other products that prevent insects’ spread, much of the snake’s food is suppressed. You should also know that there are several natural tips to eliminate cockroaches, grasshoppers, and locusts abound in the garden. When it comes to small rodents, finding their burrows is essential for effective elimination. It is also possible to call on vermin extermination professionals to guarantee long-term results.
Once the snakes’ food source is wiped out, the odds of them remaining in the garden are very slim. However, some gardeners are not against one or two snakes in their yard because they restore the ecological balance by devouring the insects that destroy the plants or the vegetable garden. It is for this reason that reptiles are protected. Despite their presence, which is harmful to human daily life, nature needs snakes to preserve its balance.
Use products against vipers, snakes, and snakes
There is a wide range of snake repellants. Ultrasound devices are one of them. These are devices that emit snake-repelling sounds. Their mode of operation is similar to gadgets intended to repel insects and rodents. Equipped with an adjustment system, these repellents are generally installed on an electrical connection outside the house. There are also solar models, but it is necessary to learn more about their operation. Note that the sounds emitted by these devices are imperceptible to human ears. They will, therefore, in no way harm the daily life of the inhabitants of the house. Regarding the ultrasound frequency, the setting determines the target animals, which reduces the risk of inconvenience to pets. This device will delimit a perimeter in which the snakes will not want to prowl.
Among the list of products against snakes, there are also products purchased from specific stores. This is the case of powders and liquids with a pungent odor anti-snakes. Once these products are scattered in the garden, the reptiles will not risk taking a tour. These animals indeed have a sensitive sense of smell and do not want to venture onto land with poor living conditions for their species.
Build a fence
Snakes don’t particularly like overhead obstacles like fences. Although most reptiles can easily climb trees and rocks, a steep, vertical surface may be enough to deter them from continuing their journey. Enclosing your garden is, therefore, a necessary step to keep these reptiles at bay. However, it is not a question of installing a simple fence, but rather a hard fence. A concrete wall is a perfect choice to prevent the infiltration of vipers and snakes. However, gabion fences or PVC fences are also effective. These rigid surfaces can preserve a green space from many wild animals.
Using snake traps
This tip is recommended for people in the know. Indeed, to trap a snake, you must first identify its species. Certainly, snakes on French territory are generally non-poisonous, but it all depends on the region. If it is difficult to identify what type of snake entered the garden, it is better to call it a specialized structure. These reptiles are effectively protected by law. It is therefore forbidden to kill them or endanger them. If by a miracle, the traps installed in his garden succeeded in capturing a snake. You have to move into space far from the city and release it.
Many organizations sell various snake and viper traps. It can be a box of various shapes intended to attract snakes without the possibility of exit. Only this type of trap can be used in a garden because the goal is not to kill the animal but to capture it to be released elsewhere.