Image credit: Derek Lawrence via YouTube
Snakes are scary and can also be venomous, and you wouldn’t want them swarming around your house as they can not only attack you but your pets, too. There are a lot of tips that you can learn online and some would even suggest using moth balls or snake repellent, but they don’t usually work the way you want them to. The best way to prevent snakes from coming to your house is by doing these tips and tricks by Derek Lawrence on YouTube. Not only does his method works, but it is also cost-effective and convenient because you wouldn’t need to spend a lot of money to apply them.
#1: Keep Your Yard Clean
Make sure that your yard is always tidy and well-cut. Snakes are mostly attacked from above which is why snakes love tall grass and unkept landscapes because it provides them a place where they can hide. Snakes don’t like being exposed, so to prevent them from swarming your yard, make sure to keep your grasses cut short and frequently trimmed.
#2: Put Away Debris Piles
Sometimes, we tend to neglect and leave items in our yard that we then forget to put away, and when they pile up, they can attract snakes as they will see it as a shelter. These pile debris, such as knocked down trees, tree limbs, metal sheets, and more will attract snakes and give them somewhere to hide from the heat, cold, or predators. They also see this as a good place to shed skin or give birth in.
#3: Store Pet Feeds Securely
Leaving bird feed, chicken feed, or even cat and dog feed in your yard unattended can attract birds and even rodents which are snakes’ favorite food. They will see this as an opportunity to attack and have an easy meal which will then make them linger in your yard. So when storing pet feeds outside, make sure to place them in secured cans and bins.
#4: Avoid Water Puddles
This is one of the hardest things to manage because you can’t really control this, especially if the source of water puddles is your AC units or your hose spigot. Snakes need to drink water as much as they need to eat food, and they are usually attracted by damp places or areas with moisture buildup. So make sure to eliminate these water sources or damp areas so that snakes have nowhere to drink.
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