Snakes are frightening. Ninety-nine percent of the people I know are alarmed when it comes to snakes. Even just by the thought of it, terrifies them. They are sneaky and clever. You would not know they are already behind you or beside you, unless you really see them up close. But believe it or not, snakes has a more tendency to flight rather than fight. Unless of course, provoked.
Snakes all over the world
There are over 2,900 species of snakes in the Arctic Circle in Scandinavia and through Australia. Snakes are in all places and can be found on every continent except Antarctica. Although, there are also various islands that are free of snakes such as New Zealand, Iceland and Ireland.
Consumer in the Ecosystem
Undeniably, this reptile is valuable in our ecosystem. Just like other animals, they are all created for a specific purpose. They control the population of pests including our ‘always uninvited guests’, the rodents. However, keeping close with this reptile may also cause harm and danger for us humans and the pets that we keep in our homes. Having this said, at times, it may also likely happen that we encounter them in our homes. Chances of having snake problems are to be expected when the homes we are living in has a vigorous ecosystem. This mean that we have plenty of insects, plants or other rodents living as well in our home.
Prevention is better than cure
Just like the old saying, ‘Prevention is better than cure.’ It is easier to prevent this reptile from sneaking in your home rather than moving it out of your home. Just like any other animals, snakes are looking for a place where they can find a steady supply of food. To put it simply, the best way to keep them out is to remove all the possible food supply in your property.
How to do this?
Here are simple instructions to follow to ensure your premises are snake free:
• Avoid growing tall plants and keep your grasses short in your yard.
• Ensure that your yard is free of insects that they can eat.
• Check for any holes that may be used to enter your premises, patch them up quickly if you have holes.
• If snakes are common in your place, you might want to consider putting up a snake fence. How to keep snakes away from your property