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Recommendations for a Snake-free House

May 9, 2016, 8:37 am | Adam Janke

Iowa’s native snakes play important roles in the state’s ecosystem, often doing more good than harm for a homeowner through their appetite for more problematic rodents and insects. A few simple steps will keep snakes in nature instead of venturing into and around houses.


Control Snakes on a Home Property

April 24, 2012, 4:14 pm | Rebecca Christoffel, Christopher Weishaar

Warm spring weather brings out many critters, including some that homeowners may not like to see in their yards — snakes. While there is no 100-percent effective snake deterrent, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has tips on making a home landscape as “snake-free” as possible.