When it comes to snakes the phrase “out of sight out of mind” doesn’t always apply. If you’re afraid of these slithering creatures just the thought of one nearby can send your heart racing. So what do you do if you find a snake in your yard?
First don’t panic. Second figure out if the snake is venomous. If it is call your local animal control or emergency services immediately. If the snake isn’t venomous you have a few options.
You could try to kill it but that’s not always the best idea. Snakes are important members of the ecosystem and many are protected by law. Plus trying to kill a snake can be dangerous. The best thing to do is to leave it alone and let it go on its way.
If the snake is causing a problem or you’re just not comfortable with it being around you can try to relocate it. This can be tricky and it’s best to leave this to someone who knows what they’re doing.
There are also a number of commercial snake repellents on the market. These products usually contain naphthalene or sulfur which give off a strong odor that snakes don’t like. Some people swear by these products but there’s no scientific evidence that they work.
If you decide to try a snake repellent be sure to follow the directions carefully. Some repellents can be harmful to animals and humans if they’re not used correctly.
At the end of the day the best way to deal with a snake is to leave it alone. If you have any concerns call a professional.
How long does snake away smell last?
Up to 6 weeks.
What is the best way to apply snake away?
Apply around the perimeter of the area you wish to protect as well as any entry points.
What are some of the ingredients in snake away?
Cinnamon clove and sulfur.
Will snake away harm my pets?
No snake away is safe to use around pets.
How often do I need to reapply snake away?
Every few months or as needed.
What if I have a snake in my house?
Call a professional to remove the snake.
What will keep snakes away from my property?
Snakes are attracted to areas with food and shelter so keeping your property clean and free of debris will help deter them.
What if I see a snake in my yard?
Leave it alone and it will likely move on.
If you feel threatened call a professional.
What is the best way to avoid getting bitten by a snake?
Don’t handle snakes and don’t try to kill them.
What should I do if I’m bitten by a snake?
Seek medical attention immediately.
What are some common snake species in my area?
You will need to research what types of snakes are common in your area.
What do snakes eat?
Small mammals birds reptiles amphibians and fish.
Where do snakes live?
Snakes can be found in a variety of habitats both urban and rural.
How do snakes reproduce?
Females lay eggs and males fertilize them.
What is the life span of a snake?
Most snakes live 10-20 years but some species can live up to 40 years.