How to exclude snakes from your property in Massachusetts | Snake

How to exclude snakes from your property

How to keep snakes out of my yard

  • Snake-proof fences can be pricey, but keep out all venomous and most non-venomous snakes.

  • Fencing in a small area such as a playground or garden may be more reasonable if you have pets or small children

  • Make or purchase snake-proof fences made of 36-inch tall ¼-inch hardware cloth.

  • Make sure the bottom edge of the snake fence is buried at least a few inches into the ground for the best results

  • If you would rather have a professional install a fence for you, you can research options online. There are several to choose from.


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Laws and regulations to be aware of

While we attempt to provide guidance about state and federal regulations pertaining to specific species and control techniques, we do not provide information about local jurisdictions (city, town, county, etc.) where regulations may be more restrictive, especially as it applies to discharge of firearms, transport of animals or use of trapping equipment. Contact your local city or county government to inquire further. No guarantee is made that information (or lack of information) associated with a species or control technique is completely accurate or current. You should become familiar with federal, state and local laws before beginning any wildlife control activities.

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