Sydney Snakes Unveiled
Over the years many clients have asked how they can prevent snakes from coming into their yards & these calls become more frequent when the temperature rises & snakes emerge from their winter hideouts to bask in the sun.
Most of the snakes we encounter are not harmful to humans – they are more afraid of you than you are of them – HOWEVER there are a lot of dangerous snakes that make Australia home and you should not handle them or approach them in any way!
Australia is known for its dangerous snakes, and we have many – but in reality few people die from bites.
In Sydney the most common snakes that you may encounter are:
- Red belly black snake
- Eastern Brown Snake
- Eastern Tiger Snake
- Death Adder
- Brown Tree Snake
- Golden Crown Snake
- Diamond Python
- Green Tree Snake
- Carpet Python
IF YOU FIND A SNAKE IN YOUR HOUSE OR YARD
KEEP CHILDREN AND PETS AWAY
KEEP YOUR DISTANCE, BUT KEEP AN EYE ON WHERE THE SNAKE GOES
Snakes should also not be killed as they play a vital role in the ecosystem, and many Australian snakes are protected.
Snakes do not enter your yard for no reason – they will normally come into a territory if there is :
- A Water Source
- A Food Source
Here are a few tips to help eliminate them from occupying your living environment:
- Contain your pet food inside as much as possible as it attracts Rodents which attracts snakes
- Clear out piles of debris and loose leaves
- Keep your grass short
- Refrain from using bird houses
- Store your firewood approximately 1m above ground.
- Make sure there are no fruits lying in your yard that can attract rodents which in turn attract snakes
- Get rid of mulch
- Avoid using huge rocks for landscaping
- Avoid open ponds in your garden that might attract frogs or that can be easily accessible as a water source
- Trim your trees, shrubs, and bushes
- Install a perch pole to attract natural snake predators such as birds that feed on snakes
- Install fencing to keep snakes out
- Install snake repellers