• Snakes, like other reptiles, are cold-blooded. This means that their body temperature changes in according to the temperature of their environment.
• Snakes cannot bite their food so in order to eat large prey, they will unhinge their jaw to swallow the food whole.
• Snakes can open their mouths up to 150 degrees, allowing them to eat things that are 75-100% bigger than their own size.
Snakes are often found in areas where rodents are present as this is one of their primary food sources. If you have a problem with any of these animals, consider getting rid of that pest issue first. Once the source of food has been eliminated, snakes will move on in search of another source of food.
Snakes prefer dark, damp places and are known to live and hide in cracks, crevices, and holes. Eliminating these hiding places can help deter snakes from taking up residence on your property. Carefully inspect the exterior of your home and your property and repair any cracks or holes you find.
Vinegar is effective at repelling snakes near bodies of water including swimming pools. Pour white vinegar around the perimeter of any body of water for a natural snake repellent.
If your yard or garden is prone to snakes, consider making changes that will deter these pests from coming in. Garden regularly to remove any snake attractants like debris, holes, and overgrowth. Keep the grass cut short to eliminate hiding places for snakes.