Living in a somewhat mountainous area, is there a good way to discourage snakes from living in the bushes, vines, etc.? In other words, a safe snake repellant?
Montgomery County Maryland
There are snake repellents on the market, and as far as we know, they are safe. We do not have research on that question specifically.
In order to discourage snakes, the best approach is to alter whatever in the environment is attracting them: rodents attracted to birdseed, for instance.
Here is our website info on snake management: http://extension.umd.edu/sites/default/files/_images/programs/hgic/Publications/HG64_Snakes.pdf