Simple Ways To Prevent Snakes

Cottonmouth Snake, What Plants Keep Snakes Away

Are Snakes Living On Your Property?

Here in Florida, snakes are a very common problem. From garden snakes to water snakes, they just seem to be everywhere. Snakes are very dangerous, and they’re not to be taken lightly, however, there are a few ways that you can help to prevent snakes from coming around your home so you won’t have to worry about dealing with them.

A snake’s usual habitat is tall grass and damp, dark places like garage corners that are seldom visited. This means that you should keep your grass mowed (1x per week in the summer, every other week in the winter), and don’t leave any lawn equipment piled up in some corner of your garage.

Plants That Repel SnakesWhat Plants Keep Away Snakes, Plants That Repel Snakes

Believe it or not, there are actually snake-repellent plants. Yes, you heard me. Plants that repel snakes! These plants give off an odor unbeknownst to humans, but threaten snakes. Some such plants include: Marigolds (which also works, and are a great mosquito repellent, another huge problem in Florida), Wormwood, and Society Garlic. Plant a few of these around your yard and you’ll be less likely to spot a slithering creature coming around.

Snake Repellent

If you want to protect your property from snakes, you need a snake repellent. You’ll choose between different kinds, each of which is effective in its own way. The advantage of chemical repellents is their effectiveness and fast-acting properties, while all-natural repellents are less toxic to the environment. Apply them as directed and enjoy your time outside without fear of snakes!