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Bonnie Pellerin

Written by: Bonnie Pellerin

Garter Snakes: The Friendly Neighbor or a Nuisance?

Garter snakes are common in many areas of North America, and they are generally considered harmless and even beneficial to have around. However, when they start to overpopulate in a certain area, they can become a nuisance and cause some problems for homeowners and residents.

       These snakes are not venomous, but they do have a mild toxin in their saliva that can cause some skin irritation and swelling if bitten. Their bite is usually not harmful to humans, but some people may have an allergic reaction to it. Garter snakes are also known to emit a foul-smelling musk when they feel threatened, which can be unpleasant for those who encounter them.

       One of the main concerns with garter snakes is their tendency to enter homes and other buildings in search of food and shelter. They are attracted to areas with plenty of insects, rodents, and other small animals to eat, which can sometimes lead them into contact with humans.

       Additionally, garter snakes can sometimes find their way into basements, crawl spaces, and other areas of a home, which can be alarming for homeowners.

       However, there are many ways to prevent garter snakes from becoming a problem in your home and yard. Keeping your property free of clutter and debris can help reduce the number of hiding places for these snakes. Additionally, sealing up any gaps or cracks in your home’s foundation and exterior walls can help prevent garter snakes from entering.

       Garter snakes are also known to be beneficial to gardens and other outdoor areas, as they feed on many common garden pests such as slugs and insects. However, if you find that garter snakes are causing damage to your garden or becoming a nuisance in other ways, there are several natural repellents you can use to discourage them from entering your property.

       One effective solution is to use a snake spray made with natural ingredients such as peppermint oil, clove oil, and thyme oil. Minus Bite Snake Spray is a powerful yet safe formula that can help keep garter snakes at bay without harming them or other animals. It is easy to use and can be sprayed around the perimeter of your property, as well as in areas where snakes may be entering your home.

       In terms of their diet, garter snakes are known to eat a variety of small animals such as insects, earthworms, slugs, and small rodents. They are also known to consume small fish and amphibians, making them common around bodies of water such as ponds and streams.

       While garter snakes are generally harmless and even beneficial to have around, they can become a nuisance if they overpopulate in a certain area or start to enter homes and other buildings. However, with some basic prevention techniques and the use of natural snake spray, homeowners and residents can keep garter snakes at bay and enjoy a pest-free property.

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