Beneficial Critters

Your Garden Friends: Snakes!

Snakes blog post
There are many different types and sizes of snakes. These reptiles can be beneficial in your garden! They will happily help you with any rodent problem that you have in the garden or eat your slugs and snails. Most snakes are non-poisonous. Quick tip to decipher between a poisonous snake and a harmless one is the shape of the head. Triangular heads are common among the poisonous snakes. Most garden snakes will be garter snakes and they are harmless to humans.
 

How to Attract or Encourage:

  • First off, make sure that you do not use any pesticides in your garden! This can harm your beneficials as well as your pests.
  • Attract snakes to your garden by providing many areas of cover to hide in.
  • Make sure to have a source of fresh water that is shallow and accessible.
 

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