How to Protect Your Property from Snakes

Ophidiophobia is a big word for a common phobia — fear of snakes. There are plenty of people who are afraid of snakes, and we get calls all the time from Maryland residents asking how they can keep snakes off their property. As a professional MD animal removal company, we wanted to take some time today to explain the different ways you can protect your property from snakes.

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Eliminate Food Sources

Snakes mostly eat small mammals and birds. So, one way to keep snakes off your property is to keep other small animals off your property. Small mammals such as mice, rats, and moles are drawn onto your property by food. If you have any food source sitting outside, old dog food, a trash can, or bird feeders, getting rid of them will dissuade any mammals from coming on the property. In turn, this dissuades snakes from exploring your land.

Use Natural Predators

Snakes have several natural predators living in Maryland: raccoons, foxes, owls, and others. You can use these natural predators to your advantage. A well-designed decoy will not only scare off snakes, but other unwelcome visitors as well. You can also purchase the urine of a predator, such as a fox, from a local MD animal removal company. By spreading the urine around your yard, you’ll be sure to scare off any snakes.

Smoke Out the Snakes

As an experienced MD animal removal company, we’ve had a number of snakes that were difficult to manage, but once we’ve tried all other methods, one of the best ways to drive snakes away is smoke. Snakes hate smoke. By digging a pit fire and allowing it to burn for several days, you’ll drive away any serpents in the area. You can add leaves and twigs to your fire to create even more smoke.

Work with a Professional Maryland Animal Removal Company

Here at Bay Area Wildlife, we understand how to manage your Maryland property. If you have a snake on your property, or any type of nuisance animal, give us a call. Our team of experienced MD animal removal technicians is ready to answer your questions or schedule an appointment!