Snakes have had a bad reputation in the garden since the days of Adam and Eve, but a lot of modern gardeners prefer to not kill them. Most snake species in North America are harmless and all snakes eat up pests like mice, slugs, grubs and insects. You can take several simple steps to discourage snakes from hanging around your lawn, beginning with maintaining the grass short, the brush eliminated as well as the woodpile situated inside the garage. Mice control is also effective snake control since it deprives local mammals of supper. But you might also fence out these rodents using a barrier of aluminum flashing.
Measure the perimeter of the area you want to snake-proof. To be effective, snake-proof fencing should fully encircle an area. Be certain that you have sufficient 24-inch aluminum flashing to really go all of the way around the area.
Dig a shallow trench to your siding about 4 inches deep. If you currently have a fence around the area, leave it in position and dig the trench outside the present fence. If you do not have any present fencing, then pound in metal stakes every 3 to 4 ft to encourage the siding. Put the stakes between the trench along with your lawn.
Bury one edge of the flashing at the trench all along the perimeter of the property. Fill in the trench with extracted soil. Drill appropriate holes at the flashing and attach it to the present fence or into the metal bets with sheet metal screws or flexible wire.
Cover any gate in your current fence in precisely the same manner as the remainder of the fence. Instruct your family members to close the gate after they enter or leave to keep snakes out.