Wormwood, tulbaghia violacea, West Indian lemongrass, Sarpagandha and andrographis paniculata can help repel snakes. Garlic, cinnamon oil, and clove oil can also be used.Continue Reading
There are several methods to keep snakes away from gardens and yards that don't involve the use of harmful chemicals. Creative landscaping using plants that repel snakes is just one of these methods. A mixture of 10 purple garlic bulbs blended with 4 tablespoons of garlic or vegetable oil and and some water can be spread around the area.
Because snakes seek out places where they can hide, removing items that they may use for shelter can also reduce the number of snakes in an area. For example, piles of logs and rocks are a common hiding space for snakes. Tall grass also helps snakes conceal themselves so keep grass mowed regularly.Learn more about Snakes
Nonvenomous snakes include water snakes and land snakes, such as the brown water snake, banded water snake, mud snake, Eastern Indigo snake and scarlet kingsnake. Nonvenomous snakes vary widely in their appearances, habitats and sizes. Some closely resemble poisonous snakes, and even live in close proximity of them, while others are as gentile and nonaggressive as they appear.Full Answer >
Although king snakes and rattlesnakes are both common inhabitants of the southwest United States, these two species of snakes are very different. King snakes, although some species may superficially resemble coral snakes, are not venomous and are most known for feeding on other snakes. The rattlesnake is one of only four species of venomous snakes in the United States and can be deadly to humans.Full Answer >
The copperhead, cottonmouth, glossy snake, Trans-Pecos rat snake and western worm snake are common snakes in Texas. The copperhead and cottonmouth snakes are extremely venomous, while the glossy snake, Trans-Pecos rat snake and western worm snake are non-venomous.Full Answer >
Contrary to popular belief, mothballs are not very effective at repelling snakes. The best way to keep snakes out of areas inhabited by pets and humans is to make the area less appealing to the reptiles.Full Answer >