Avoiding Brown Snakes on Farm

Author: Scott Jensen   Date Posted:17 March 2023 

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Brown snakes are venomous snakes that are found in many parts of Australia. To avoid brown snakes on your property, here are some steps you can take:

  1. Keep your property clean: Brown snakes are attracted to areas with food sources, such as rodents and insects. To reduce their presence, keep your property clean and free of debris, clutter, and food waste.

  2. Keep grass and vegetation short: Brown snakes prefer areas with long grass and vegetation to hide in. Keeping your lawn and vegetation trimmed and well-maintained can reduce their hiding places.

  3. Remove potential hiding places: Brown snakes can also hide in piles of leaves, rocks, and debris. Regularly clear these areas to reduce their hiding places.

  4. Seal entry points: Brown snakes can enter buildings through gaps in walls, doors, and windows. Seal any entry points to your home or buildings to prevent their entry.

  5. Secure garbage and compost bins: Brown snakes are attracted to food waste and compost. Secure your garbage and compost bins with tight-fitting lids to reduce their attraction to your property.

  6. Be alert and aware: When working or walking on your property, be aware of your surroundings and keep an eye out for snakes. Wear protective clothing such as boots and long pants to reduce the risk of snake bites.

  7. Seek professional help: If you have a significant brown snake infestation on your property, it's best to seek professional help from a licensed snake catcher or pest control expert.

Overall, by taking steps to keep your property clean, well-maintained, and free of potential hiding places, you can reduce the risk of brown snakes on your property. Additionally, being aware of your surroundings and taking precautions when working or walking on your property can help prevent snake bites.


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