A lot of people are afraid of snakes, and rightly so. Keeping them out of your yard is an essential part of keeping your home safe, so as the weather gets nicer, you need to stay vigilant. Snakes love the warm weather as much as you do, so let’s get ready. Are you ready to learn more about keeping snakes from slithering into your yard? Here we go!
Keep your yard as clear as possible.
One of the biggest mistakes you can make when it comes to snakes is leaving them places to hang out and nest. Eliminating these areas will keep the snake population in your yard to an absolute minimum because they will have nowhere to escape the hot sun. You should keep your hedges trimmed and neat. Any leaves that linger in the area should be removed as well. Keep an eye on messy garden areas and make sure that all tools and mulch is put away properly. Keeping your lawn well-mowed should also provide the protection you will need. Sheds and porches should be sealed to keep snakes from crawling in beneath them as well.
What do you do when you know there is a problem?
When you see a snake in your yard, you should probably stay away from it. Though there aren’t very many venomous snakes in Maryland, you do run the risk of finding an odd Copperhead. Copperheads are very dangerous, venomous snakes that have a nasty bite. They should not be engaged on any level. They are brown and of average size. If the snake you see in your yard is black, then you’re probably in the clear. This is most likely just a little garden snake. They are perfectly harmless, but you should remain cautious if you are unfamiliar with snake behavior.
Need help getting rid of snakes in your area?
Call Shumaker Animal Control. Shumaker Animal Control is a twenty-five year veteran of the animal control profession and knows how to detect and properly remove groundhogs from your Maryland property. We can also fill any burrows made by groundhogs to keep them out and guarantee against them chewing back through it.
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