How can I reduce the chance of snakes on my property?
The Hampton area is surrounded with natural vegetation, swamp and marshlands that are perfect snake environments (venomous and non-venomous). As with spiders, snakes need habitat to hunt, feed, and to hide from predators. Tall grass, woodpiles, unkempt landscapes, organic and inorganic debris offer the safety and structure that snakes require. Keeping your property clean and orderly helps greatly. Another way to eliminate snakes is to eliminate their food source. if you have bird feeders, for example, they attracts birds and birds attract snakes that will feed off the bird eggs or the birds themselves. Not cleaning up after your pet will attract rats and mice, which will attract snakes. Becoming proactive is the best snake deterrent.

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1. What does the City of Hampton do to control mosquitoes?
2. Are mosquitoes a major concern in Hampton?
3. What can I do to reduce the amount of mosquitoes in my backyard?
4. Can my pets get any diseases from mosquitoes?
5. What are some of the other pest problems here in Hampton?
6. What should I do if I am bitten by something venomous?
7. How can I reduce the chance of a poisonous spider bite?
8. How can I reduce the chance of snakes on my property?
9. How can I remove stinging insect pests from my property?
10. How can I keep ticks out of my yard or property?