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Old 03-17-2020, 04:57 PM
 
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Can someone give me good advice on how to keep the snakes out? And, a good reliable company that can help solve my issue without charging me a fortune? Snake fence?
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Old 03-17-2020, 05:56 PM
 
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Snakes make good snacks.
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Old 03-17-2020, 06:43 PM
 
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Just learn to accept that they are part of your habitat there and be on the lookout. Learn to identify which are venomous and which aren't and give them space. Spray them with a garden hose to shooo them off. There isn't a snake pesticide company and moth balls are meh.... Are you in a new construction area or is this a long standing issue?

I moved to the same area three years ago and saw snakes ALL THE TIME. Nowadays I barely see them (even last summer). The more built out a neighborhood gets, the more the critters seem to move on.
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Old 03-18-2020, 05:24 AM
 
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These companies claiming they can rid your yard of snakes are scamming you. Neighbors have reported that they come and sprinkle fairy dust around your yard and then rope you into some type of monthly deal with them praying on your irrational fear of snakes.

There are some people who will come out for free and relocate the snakes, that is probably your best bet if you really are that afraid of them.

I've seen two snakes on my property in 6 years, one was a black racer and the other was a corn snake....neither venomous.
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Old Today, 10:28 AM
 
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Plain and simple you want snakes. Yes, you can jump a mile if one appears, but if petrified just back off and let the snake do what you want it to do - clear your property of the unwanted bugs and rodents. Nine times out of ten the snake is more afraid of you. A racer for example will freeze so that it thinks it looks like a stick. Certainly the venomous ones aren't as welcome (rattlers, cottonmouths), but the majority are harmless. Even the venomous ones want nothing to do with you unless cornered. It's just habit to never slog around in thick underbrush nor reach your hands into where you can't see. That's what long-handled rakes are for. I am one of those who jumps a mile and my heart stops when I see a snake, and I back off. I don't like snakes. But then I start to breath again and remember that snakes do have a purpose.
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