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How to Get Rid of Snakes In Your Yard

Out of all the pests that love to seek shelter in your backyard, finding a snake is certainly the most traumatizing of them all. Regardless of whether the snake in your yard is big or small, they can all cause you damage and if the snake happens to be poisonous – you’re in for a trip to the doctor right after you’re done screaming your brains out.

There are a lot of different kinds of snakes that one can find in their backyard, but the breed that’s most prevalent is the green snake. They’re minute in size, especially when compared to other snakes, and they’re not poisonous. But, they still bite and thrive off of eating other pests that they find in their vicinity. Most snakes will often try to hide from you and slither away. They also love to show their poisonous fangs when you try to capture them.

Thus, it’s highly important for one to not just stay far from their reach, but to also be careful that the snake doesn’t get into their house. Many snakes can even harm pets or small children because they are likely to be fascinated by them rather than being afraid because they don’t exactly know what this slithering creature is.

How to Get Rid of Snakes

In order to combat snakes, you must play it smarter than them. Snakes mostly capture their pray by either biting them or wrapping themselves around their prey and tightening so the prey suffocates to death. Yard snakes, however, are more likely to indulge in death by biting rather than squeezing because they’re not big or strong enough to do so.

Unless you have a firsthand experience with snakes, it’s recommended that you keep your distance and don’t try to get your bare hands on them.

Take Away the Habitat

Snakes, just like many other nasty pests, will only stay where they find comfort and where the habitat suits them. A lot of people might find cleaning out their yard to be a tedious task so rather than taking matters into their own hands, they would prefer to use pesticide of some sort. Before you do that, remove the habitat that the snake has created for itself. To do so, you must first observe. When you have fallen leaves, a rodent problem and no cleanliness in your yard, it creates the perfect environment for the snake. They love things like leaves and overgrown grass because that way, they can hide easily.

Moreover, they are also more likely to come and inhabit your yard if they have sufficient access to food, i.e. rodents like mice. If you really want to solve this problem, remove these key factors from your yard in order to make the snakes seek accommodation elsewhere. However, also be careful of hungry snakes. It won’t take them two minutes to bite you when they’re starving.

Snake Repellent

The oldest trick in the book is to pour some solution onto the problem in order to solve it. Luckily, your local grocery store would have an item called ‘snake repellent’. Just like pesticide or insecticide, snake repellent is a potion to target uninvited snakes in an attempt to make them leave the yard or die. However, you must ensure that you invest in a good snake repellent because some of these repellents will not do justice to your yard.

You can get a snake repellant from Solutions Pest & Lawn such as Snake Scram and eliminate the snake problem right away.

Another snake repellant such as Snake Out makes the air surrounding your garden or backyard smelling really unattractive to them that they have no choice but to turn away and not look back twice at your garden.


Yes, you read that right. Sulfur is ideal for the purpose of shooing away the snake, especially if you find that these reptiles have been living inside your home. You don’t need to go through the hassle of finding the purest form of sulfur. Instead, just head on over to your local store and look for sulfur bombs or for sulfur foggers. These things work like magic for the purpose of getting rid of these backyard snakes in a matter of minutes. Take advantage of them while you can.

Entice the Reptile

Another great way to rid your backyard of these uninvited guests is by offering them a sufficient amount of snake bait. Snake baits are available at local stores or if you can’t find it there, try going to a pesticide store. The baits are designed in a way that they contain poison for the snake, but for the snake itself, it will smell and taste like the perfect meal without a doubt. Once you have set the trap, watch how quickly the snake comes to gobble it up. The poison in the bait is activated after a span of 15 to 20 minutes.

After the 20 minutes are up, you will see the snake beginning to wither incessantly because it is dying. When this is happening, the snake is simply powerless and will not have enough brain to even think of attacking you. Even if it does try to bite, chances are that it’ll miss the target every time. When you see the snake withering, pick it up with a double-ended twig and throw it as far away from your yard as possible. Not only will it ensure that no other snakes will die there, but even if the snake does survive the effects of the bait, it’ll know not to come to your yard for sure.

Snake bait, of course, is the best of all solutions because you won’t have to do anything other than setting up the trap. The scent of the bait will call out any and every snake even from the most camouflaged or hidden nest that it may have created.

Solutions Pest & Lawn Has Snake Control Products To Kick Snakes Out Of Your Yard

Here at Solutions Pest & Lawn we have a variety of great snake repellents to keep snakes away away. Try Snake Scram Professional, Snake Out or Snake-A-Way. All are great forms of keeping snakes from sticking around.

You can also try to trap the snake with a Havahart live animal trap. Just lay some bait out in the trap and the snake will slither right in and will not be able to slink out.

For more helpful snake control tips, feel free to call us at 800-479-6583, email us at askapro@solutionsstores.com or live chat with us online.



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