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How To Trap Snakes
You should start by placing your snake traps in the area where snakes have been seen. You should also keep in mind that nature is a giant food chain. Your property  acts as buffet table for all the creatures within your proximity. There is one item on the menu that all creatures are attracted to and can't live without, that is water. Where there is water there will be insects, lizards, frogs, toads and rodents... where there are these there will be snakes. Some common sources of water are AC condensation drip pipes, a dripping spicket or hose, pool pumps and filters and any other places natural or otherwise that may hold water. These are all great places to set your snake traps.

Another place to set traps is along the exterior walls of your house, especially between the walls and shrubbery as well as in the shrubbery itself. These areas provide cover and shade and are usually rich with insects, lizards, toads, rodents, small birds and other things that snakes will eat.

It is also important to locate any possible shelter or nesting sites. Look for holes and crevices between or under any foundations, sidewalks, decks, steps and landscape materials. Look for any hollows in trees.  Search for any debris that a snake can get into or under. Keep your eyes open for any shed snake skin. All these areas have been proven to be productive places to trap snakes.

By locating these elements on your property and placing your traps at these locations, you will greatly increase your odds of quickly catching the snakes lurking around your house.
The #1 Line Of Defense Against Snakes