May 26, 2020 | Joshua Fleming
Preparation is key knowing how to keep snakes out of the garden. The last thing you want when doing your routine gardening is for a snake to strike out and bite you. It's not a pleasant experience, and on that can have critical consequences.
By learning how to do this you will not only keep yourself safer, but also any animals and children playing in the back yard. If you live in a snake prone area I consider it to be extremely important to implement as many strategies as you can to keen snakes out of your garden.
While knowing and implementing these steps is a crucial thing for all of us to understand, it's the most vulnerable in prone snake regions most at risk.
One Shoe Does Not Fit All
There are a number of ways to keep snakes out of your garden, with some being better than others based on your environment, skill level, and desire to repel snakes from your yard.
However, the information on this subject can be confusing for the homeowner because there is a lot out there on the internet. Having too much of anything is never a good idea, and it certainly applies to ways to deter snakes from your garden. It is very easy to become overwhelmed with all the methods, myths, and theories when you're researching.
If you're reading this now, chances are you already have a snake in or around your garden. Unless you are experienced with snake identification, it's best to call in the professionals to remove the snake from your garden.
The problem with this of course is that snake catchers can be expensive, especially if you have snakes slithering around your property on a regular basis. However, calling in a professional to remove the snake is always better than risking being bitten by a venous snake.
If you have a keen eye and have identified the snake as non-venomous, you could save yourself the hassle of calling in the professionals. To do this, you will need reliable snake tongs and a pillowcase to put the snake in for transportation away from your home. Never attempt to kill any snake! Snakes are vital to the ecosystem.
It's a good idea to have some form of snake catching tools located in your garage/shed on hand in the event of an unexpected snake appearance up close and personal. It's better to be prepared than being faced with the position of being cornered by a snake.
Your garden is something that you've most likely spent countless hours working on to get just right. The problem comes with that your garden can make the perfect home for a wild snake who is looking for a new home. So all your hard work over the year has made the perfect new home for the slithery neighborhood snake.
The reason your garden makes such a perfect home for a snake is that it offers plenty of shelter and a lot of the times it offers a good amount of food for a snake. So there are numerous reasons as to why a snake wants to come into your garden and make it their new home.
While there is a multitude of reasons why a snake wants to come into your garden, there is just one crucial reason as to why you want to keep them out. This is the obvious reason you don't want to get bitten by a snake that can have a range of different poisons in there bite.
Avoiding a fatal bite is the main reason you want to deter snakes from coming into your garden. Thankfully there a number of things that you can do to help make your life easier and keep you safe while gardening.
There are a lot of options to help keep snakes out of your garden with some being far more effective than others in my opinion. Choosing what is right for your situation is a difficult task since there is a number of things that might affect me but not you so I will go over some of the best ways that will work for most people's situations.
Grow Plants In Your Garden That Make A Snake Feel Uncomfortable
Plants and gardening go hand in hand, so why not grow some plants that are said to deter snakes from your garden. While these snake repelling plants may not have much scientific research behind them, its still better than doing nothing to keep the snakes out. Plus you get to add some new varieties of plants to your garden.
In my opinion, one of the best ways to keep snakes out of your garden is with a solar-powered snake repeller. There are a number of reasons why I insist on installing solar-powered snake repellers when I know there are snakes nearby.
First of all, think of them as a defensive line between you and the predator. The best attack often comes from the best defence. Installing devices that deter snakes from your property in the first place is the best kind of defense you can have.
How These Devices Drive Snakes Away
They work by mimicking the vibrational frequency of something like a herd of elephants with the best models offering between 400hz and 1000hz of vibrational intensity. This will make the snake think that there is a large predator nearby and deter the snake from risking its life by entering your yard/garden..
Being solar-powered gives it an advantage that other options on the market don't have and that's it will work 24/7. This gives you protection no matter the time of day since it gets charged by the sun all day and holds the power for when there is no sun so you're still protected.
A lot of models have LED lights on them which can also add to the look of your garden and help you see at night. While this isn't something that's a big advantage, it still adds a nice touch to your garden and will make it stand out even more.
If you're worried about the frequency it gives off affecting your kids or other pets which is something I can understand. Most models won't actually affect your kids and pets so this can put your mind at ease that your family is protected from this frequency and snakes.
Snake fences are great at keeping snakes out and is one of the reasons a lot of people like to use them in my opinion. They can get a little on the expensive side since not every house is designed to have one set up so you have to make extra additions to your house to get it all set up.
While a snake fence will keep most snakes out, there is no guarantee it will keep all snakes out as snakes are more intelligent than we think. This shouldn't stop you from going with a snake fence as it will help with keeping them out as long as your house is set up for it properly.
In terms of putting one up around your garden, it would prove to be more of an eyesore than anything else. So I would stick to the defensive devices like the solar repeller and plant combination.
Snakes are silent creatures by nature that like to hide and not be seen which is why they like gardens so much. There are certain things that you can do to help keep them out of your garden that some people overlook.
Something as simple as mowing the lawn can make a massive difference in keeping a snake out of your garden. With a low cut on the grass, the snake will be easy to see which is something that snakes don't like so it can be the difference between getting bitten and not.
Trying to have a certain amount of clearing around your garden is something that will also affect how inviting your garden looks to a snake. Much like a mowed lawn offers no protection to a snake, the same is true of having a clearing around your garden.
Removing a snakes food source will help prevent them from coming into your garden but this can get expensive and can risk hurting your garden. By getting a pest control company in you can remove there food source (rodents) but you will need to check what poisons they use to make sure they don't ruin your garden as well.