Why do I keep seeing garter snakes in my yard? When not resting, these snakes prefer moist, grassy areas and are often found near water, such as streams and lakes. They also like areas that provide cover, so if your yard has piles of debris, such as rocks, logs, boards or dense vegetation, you are more likely to have a garter snake infestation.
Should you remove garter snakes from your yard? Because garter snakes can be helpful in our environment, we don’t recommend killing them if you spot them in your yard. Here are some ways to safely remove them without killing: Trim your bushes – without overgrown bushes, they’ll have nowhere to hide. Mow your lawn for the same reason.
What smell do garter snakes hate? Cinnamon, clove, and cedarwood essential oils will all repel snakes. (Find them all here.) It’s thought that snakes think the oils will melt the scales, so they stay away from them.
Does vinegar repel garter snakes? If you have garden ponds or live near water sources, you can pour white vinegar around the perimeter of these water sources to keep garter snakes at bay. This is not only an effective method of removal and repel snakes, but a safe one as well.