|If you live in an area where snakes are all too common, chances are that at some point, you may have walked out into your yard to find an unwelcomed guest! With a direr and hotter summer this year, it’s more likely that you might see one of these guest in your lawn as they are looking for shade and food. Although most species of snakes in North America are harmless there are some venomous species that can cause harm to people and pets.
So, if you encounter a snake in or around your home, keep calm and follow these tips from Utah State University:
Mow grass often and keep it fairly short.
Snakes are less likely to reside and move through short grass because it increases their exposure to predators such as owls and hawks. Shorter grass also makes snakes easier to spot.
Avoid over watering your lawn
Too much landscape water may attract prey species such as worms, slugs and frogs, which in turn may attract snakes seeking a meal.
Keep trees and shrubs trimmed.
Trim trees and shrubs away from your home and garage and keep branches away from the ground. Creating a 24-36″ space under trees and shrubs will reduce snake use and will make snakes easier to spot if present.
If you would like to learn more tips, read more here.
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