Whether poisonous or non poisonous, sight of a snake is enough to scare many people. And if they find snakes regularly in their lawn or around their house, it becomes nightmare for them who live in those areas. Generally snakes do not harm human beings, but still there are many cases when snakes have bitten many people when they were sleeping or walking and many people died due to that. It is a myth that snakes do not bite you if you do not harm them. They can bite you without any reason and kill you.
If you are fed up of snakes and looking an answer to your question – how to get rid of snakes, follow the tips given below.
Clean Bushes: If you have a lawn or garden around your area where you live, do not let shrubs or bushes grow longer. Snakes take shelter in such place as they find such places safe to hide in and wait for their meals. Therefore if you want to get rid of snakes, you need to remove bushes and shrubs from your area.
Remove Rodents: If you usually see snakes slithering through your ward, find out the reason why? They do this when they chase their meals such as rats, frogs, rabbits etc. If you want to get rid of snakes first get rid of such rodents so that snakes don’t get their meals and they have to move to some other place in search of their meals.
Mow Your Lawn: Do not let grass grow longer in your lawn because snakes find it comfortable to hide and move around in such places. Keep mowing your lawn regularly to keep snakes away from your area.
Remove Piles of Woods & Compost Heaps: Do not let anything remain in your area where snakes can find place to take shelter or hide. If there are plies of wood and compost heaps in your area, remove them.
Use Snake Repellents: If you are unable to get rid of snakes by following the above motioned tips, take help of snake repellents. There are some chemicals present in snake repellents which prove to be beneficial in repelling snakes from your area. However, all snake repellents available in the market may not be so effective. You have to use it and see which repellent is more effective.
Use Snake Traps: Using snake traps also work from getting rid of snakes. You can get such snake traps in the market.
Use Mothballs: To get rid of snakes, place small sacks of mothballs in the area where you suspect snakes take shelter.
Take Help of Snake Charmers: Snake charmers are expert in catching serpents without causing any harm to the serpents. In this way you get rid of snakes without harming them and sending them at a safe place where they can get food without harming human being. For this work, take help of snake charmers.
Call Animal Control Officers: You can also call animal control officers to get rid of snakes.
Some people believe that carbolic acid keeps snakes away from you whereas some people say it is not true. You can try it to see the result.