How to Get Rid of Snakes
Snakes are an integral part of the ecosystem. If you have snakes on your property, do not destroy these snakes unless you
are sure that they are poisonous. Firstly, you can research which snake species live in your area. Kill only poisonous snakes
that cause an immediate threat to you or your family. Non - venomous Florida snakes are not dangerous and are actually beneficial for
homeowners because they control populations of rodents. Things you will need in your fight against snakes:
• protective clothing
• snake repellent
• snake traps
• long-handled shovel or hoe
All snakes can bite and some snakes are poisonous. Do not straightly handle live trapped snakes. In order to be well informed
and protected in your fight against the snakes, please read the following instructions and advices.
Snake removal instructions
1. Hire professionals to remove the Florida snake. These experts will come to your house with a live snake traps and traps that
hold the body or glue traps for the snake.
2. Install your own snake traps. This option is more economical than hiring professionals to remove the snake. A variety
of snake traps should be available at your local shop for home and garden, especially if you live in an area affected by large snakes’
populations. This method can be also dangerous if you don’t have the proper knowledge.
3.Spread snake repellent around your property, especially around the ground of your house to prevent the entry of snakes.
Many commercial snake repellents are available in the form of powder, granules, or electronic devices and can usually be purchased in the
home and garden stores. Snake repellents usually are produced for poisonous and non-poisonous snakes and do not requireremoving them.
4. Eliminate rodent populations. Snakes will take up residence on your property if they have an easy source of food, such as
rodents or mice. Get a cat or hire exterminators to get rid of ground squirrels, rats and other small rodents, and is likely to destroy the
snake problem as well.
5. You should be careful if you encounter a poisonous Florida snake. If you think this snake poses an immediate threat to you or your
family, you may have to kill it to keep your own safety. Think carefully before deciding to kill the snake and make sure that the risks outweigh
the detriment of the ecosystem.
6. Wear protective clothing. If you're checking your property for poisonous snakes, make sure you're wearing healthy, high tops
shoes and long pants and sleeves made of thick material, such as leather or denim to repel bites. Wear gloves in all cases.
7. Make sure that at least four feet remain between you and the snake as some species can lash out and strike without warning
hiding in ground quickly.
8. Choose your weapon. The best means to kill a poisonous Florida snake are hoes and shovels. Use these tools to cut the snake’s head
from his body.
Make your garden less attractive to snakes
If you do not like snakes, is a great way of snake controlling is to make your garden less snake-attractive. Snakes hang out in areas that are
a bit shabby and savage. They like brush piles,tall grass, wood piles, and other sources of shelter. To make your yard less friendly to them,
do the following:
• Mow regularly.
• Get rid of piles ofbrush, bricks, stones, leaves, or anything else that snake can be used as a shelter.
• Control your rodent populations by sealing, cleaning garbage and remove other food sources for rodents.
Use a snake repellent
The snake experts seem to agree that most repellents are not effective, but they can be worth a try if you run out of other ideas.
• Spray solution made with fox urine around the area of your garden. It is considered that Florida snakes are restrained by the odor of
• You can try placing rags soaked in ammonia around the yard.
• Place clippings of human hair around your garden. The smell of hair are said to keep snakes away.
Removing by relocating
Like many reptiles, the Florida snakes are not well when moved. They have very specific internal areas, and when the relocate out of these areas,
they are able to pass great lengths to return. Often they can be seen crossing busy roads and could be smashed by a car while trying to find
its way back.
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