As the weather warms up, your chances of spotting snakes starts to increase.

Snakes are pretty simple creatures. They are mostly just out to look for a mate, sunbake or find a feed.

If you want to reduce the likelihood of seeing snakes around your house, then we have some quick tips for you to follow below.

Snakes love rodents, so first step is to reduce them around your home. Here’s what you can do:

  • Seal your entry doors and windows properly
  • Store food in airtight containers
  • Seal cracks and holes on the outside of the home
  • Store firewood away from your home

You can read more on rat & mice pest control here.

Python in backyard

What you can do to reduce the likelihood of snakes hiding in your yard:

  • Keep the lawn maintained, and short
  • Keep garden beds away from your house
  • Timber piles are a great place to hide or find a meal, so stack them up neatly and tidy up as it gets a bit warmer
  • Snake proof your nurseries and aviaries. Snakes love an easy meal, as well as warm environments, so these areas tend to attract snakes.
Snake found in shed

Tips to reduce your likelihood of being bitten by snakes:

  1. Follow the above tips to reduce the likelihood of snakes
  2. Don’t try to kill them – back away from them; most snakes will try to escape when disturbed. And most snake bites actually occur by people trying to capture or kill them
  3. Don’t run them over – they can potentially get caught up underneath your car, plus it’s cruel. They can feel pain too!
Snake caught in yard

Remember, although snakes are not a very popular animal and are often perceived with fear and hate, they do serve an important role in our natural ecosystem. If possible, it’s best to let them move on, or you can find a local snake handler to relocate them.

Want more info? Why not check out the links.
Living with snakes – https://environment.des.gov.au/wildlife/animals/living-with/snakes
What snakes live near you? – https://environment.des.gov.au/wildlife/animals/living-with/snakes/near-you

Want help getting rid of rodents around your home so you can reduce the chances of snakes? Or maybe you need some handyman help to get your house sealed properly?

Get in touch with King Arthur today.

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