Eliminating food sources is one way to reduce the presence of copperhead snakes. Copperhead snake control can take many months to complete and requires consistent effort until populations are reduced. Fencing can be installed to help reduce the snake's access to the property.Continue Reading
Piles of wood, such as limbs from tree trimmings and stacks of firewood, should be removed or relocated. Stack firewood neatly in an area away from the home, and stack lumber vertically whenever possible.
Rats, mice and frogs are food sources for copperhead snakes. Use rat or mouse poison in areas where pets and children cannot reach, or use traps to eliminate the pests. If a pond or other water source is located on the property, install fine mesh fencing around the area. The fencing should be at least 18 inches high and buried at least 3 inches to effectively prevent snakes from entering the property.
Regular lawn maintenance helps eliminate potential food sources for copperhead snakes. Mow the lawn frequently to locate burrows and to eliminate tall grass and other areas where pests may live. If the burrow is empty, fill it with dirt. Animals living in the burrow should be removed before closing the burrow permanently.
There are a number of strategies for getting rid of ducks, including having them trapped by a professional or discouraging their presence by frightening them in some way. It is important to discourage the presence of ducks in residential areas, as they can cause property damage.Full Answer >
To naturally prevent and control pests, maintain lawns and gardens, and clean the home on a regular basis to remove the pest's food sources. Remove all water sources from the home and property. Control ants and cockroaches by spreading food-grade diatomaceous earth in the affected areas of the home. Use a vacuum to kill single insects, such a lone spider, or to remove isolated nests of insects.Full Answer >
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The Humane Society of the United States advocates removing food sources, scattering pigeon birth control, covering large areas in netting and preventing pigeons from nesting to control the population. They describe several methods for preventing pigeons from roosting and nesting.Full Answer >