Effective Ways to Get Rid of Garter Snakes: Don’t Let Them Invade Your Garden

Garter snakes feel they have the license to hang out just about anywhere. Let them know that you do not think the same way about them!

Garter snakes are mostly found in North America. They seem to think that they have the freedom to simply reside just about anywhere. Interestingly, although they look hideous good news is that their venom will not kill you. But this does not mean you should touch them. Apparently, they are wild in nature and so your touch will not make them romantic and cuddly, but crazy and defensive! So they will make every effort to bite you. But worst than this is the fact that they give off an inky smell just like skunks. Also they can crawl to where they are unwelcomed. In other words, they can manage to enter in your house.

You really do not want this to happen. Garter snakes are thin and small. So they can easily hide underneath the couch or bed. That is why, you really do not want them in your area. But how should you really get rid of them?  

First of all, you must know that garnet snakes have attraction to water. That is why, you need to make sure that no puddles take over the outside of your house.And if you have good money invest it to landscaping. No, you do not need to plant grass or make bushes. You actually have to do the opposite. In other words, you need to make sure that your garden’s main components are gravels. They are the ones which will actually keep the garter snakes away from the surrounding of your house. Why? As mentioned before, garter snakes want to stay hidden. This is basically made possible by grass and bush. Gravels, on the other, leave the garden area plain. Meanwhile, they become extremely hot from the heat of the sun. Yes, it is true that gartner snakes like to stay out in the sun, but they are not really capable of taking too much heat which the gravels give off at day time. But do not think that just any rough gravels will work. You need to actually go for the ones that have plain exterior structure.

Additionally, you need to make sure that your fence does not have wide openings in between. This will help you keep the garter snakes out of your area. Next, trim your trees so they do not create shade under which snakes usually hang out.

Now if you already have a garden where gravels are not possible to use go for snake repellent. Use it around your fence so the garter snakes understand that you are not welcoming them in your garden.

But at the same time, keep the outside of your house free of dead leaves, fallen tree stems, unused furntiure or car parts. Overall, keeping the garden clean will allow you to stay away from the garter snake problem. 

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2 Responses to “Effective Ways to Get Rid of Garter Snakes: Don’t Let Them Invade Your Garden”
  1. c Says...

    On May 8, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    I use snake stopper, it doesn’t work, i pour the whole bottle in , but i still see the garden snakes there.. what should i do? i don’t want to kill them, I think there is nest, how can I get rid of it?

  2. abbeygirl Says...

    On May 8, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Those little nasty creatures probably have made their homes in such an area which gets blocked by the snake stopper. That is why, you still see them around. Gravels are the best. It is possible that the snake body is not compatible with them. But overall, the gravels have shown the most positive result in keeping garter snakes away from gardens.

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