Snakes: just hearing the word makes people cringe. If you just can't abide the idea of having snake in your yard, here are some ways to keep them out.

 
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Snakes: just hearing the word makes people cringe. If you just can't abide the idea of having snake in your yard, here are some ways to keep them out.

1 Eliminate habitat. Snakes require heat to digest their food. Dry, rocky locations are havens to most kinds of snakes. Be aware when walking near wood piles and large, flat areas of concrete.

2 Remove hiding places. Snakes are shy creatures. When not hunting, snakes will hide in wood piles, among flower pots and under garden debris.

3 Keep rodents under control. A hungry snake searching for food will follow its stomach. To control rodents keep pet food indoors, garbage cans tightly sealed and vegetable gardens harvested.

4 Erect snake proof fencing around your garden.

If you want to keep the snakes out of your yard, then make sure that there are no bushes, shrubs or thick foliage around your home, as these are natural habitats of snakes. Avoid accumulation of garbage in the garden, as this is an ideal hiding place for snakes. Always keep the garden clean by removing garden debris, like dried leaves and branches of trees. Generally, snakes prefer to shelter in the tall grass. As tall grass is home to various rodents and insects including mice, grasshoppers and crickets, it is a great food resource for snakes. So, you need to keep the grass low and mow the lawn in your garden.

Another way to prevent the snakes from entering your property, is to remove small rodents and insects from your home and garden area. Small rodents like squirrels or mice and insects like grasshoppers, crickets or other small bugs are food for snakes. So, it is essential to make sure your home and garden is free of rodents and insects.

With these useful options, you can surely prevent these uninvited guests from entering your home and garden. Even if you notice the existence of a snake in the surroundings, don't attempt to kill it. Snakes help maintain the balance in the ecosystem by controlling infestation of harmful rodents and insects. So, be kind to snakes, even they are living beings!

You can contact one of the following person who will assist to remove the snake:

 

Contact:

Windhoek:

  Percy Openshaw Sven Geider
Tel:
  081 247 3391 081 418 4794
       

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