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6 Plants to Plant Around Your House to Keep Away Snakes


Snakes is a great enemy to man and their story of hatred dates back to the biblical era. Since then, whenever human beings make a contact with a snake, it is a battle that many times leave snake dead. However, if the snake get a chance to strike, they can also dangerous as their poison can kill in no minutes.















Many people are scared of snakes and imagination of a snake invading your residential area or house is itself scary. It is then good to have things in place to avoid snakes from getting closer to your house. One such way is to plant some special crops and trees that snakes dislike. Here are some of those plants;













1. Onions and Garlic

These are vegetable crops which apart from their use in cooking can also be used in repelling snakes away from home compound. They have very strong and spicy smell which snakes do not like. This will keep then away from accessing your homes. Planting them around the house and also close to the fence is the best way.

















2. Snake Plant

Snake plant is having sharp and blade-like leaves that scare snakes as they are sharp and can harm them. The plant leaves are also twining making it hard for the snakes to anchor themselves on as they try to maneuver into your house.

















3. Pink Agapanthus

This plant belongs to the onion family and so it has strong and spicy smell which is a great snake repellant. Planting a lot of this plant within the compound or around the house will keep the dangerous reptiles away.


















4. Cactus

Cactus plant is thorny and spiky which makes it a serious threat to snakes as they fear being spiked by the plant. It is advised to have your compound  enclosed with cactus if you do not want any engagements with snakes.

















5. Lemongrass

Lemongrass has a fresh citrus scent which is found to be quite a nuisance to snakes. If you have lemongrass around the house, snakes will never visit you easily.















6. Marigold

Marigold is a very attractive plant but its strong and spicy smell is a bother to snakes which make them stay away from areas where this plant is grown.













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