How to Get Rid of Garter Snakes: 4 Secrets from Gardeners
To be frank, everyone’s heart is immediately pumping out of such creatures as snakes. Speaking of little garter snakes in the gardens, they are regarded not poisonous and not harmful at all. However, the only fact they are near makes all of us willing to get rid of them as quickly as possible. A particular garter snake’s appearance depends on its geographical location. Typically, it has a small strip down the back with 2 broader strips on the either side, ranging from light brown to bright red. Garter snakes eat earthworms, salamanders, lizards, fish and birds. They like to live in warm and moist places, that’s why your garden is an ideal home for them.
Top 4 Recommended Ways to Get Rid of Snakes
1. As far as garter snakes like to be hidden, your trimmed short lawns, removed bushes and grassless shrubs will work perfect. Also, place boards along the fence, in order to keep visitors from the neighboring yards.
2. Pest control is another method to get rid of garter snakes. Try to eliminate everything from earthworms and insects, so they will search food somewhere else.
3. The mothballs surrounding your home are also very effective. But remember about their being toxic to children.
4. Simply use glue traps to catch garter snakes and relocate them far away.
Besides, there are numerous products at hardware and home stores that repel snakes. In fact, these are chemicals, but they don’t seem to work. In general, if you are not crept out by snakes, just let them be. They also control many insects and slugs that are damaging your plants. But if you still want getting rid of garter snakes, get yourself a cat. It is a well-known enemy to “snake food”.
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