Snakes can make some people jump out of their skin. While there are some snakes that are dangerous to humans, the large majority are harmless and usually more afraid of you than you are of them. However, there are a lot of people who would prefer not having snakes right there in their backyard. There are some things that you can do to lessen the risk of snakes being attracted to your home and surroundings. The first is to make sure that there are no places for them to hide. Snakes like areas where there is tall grass since they can move around unnoticed, so keeping a closely trimmed lawn at all times is going to help. They also like the heat from rocks that are sitting in the sun, so if you have piles of rocks near your home, you might want to remove them. Another important step is to remove their food source. Snakes usually eat small rodents, so if you have a mouse problem in your home, getting that taken care of will make it less likely that you will see a snake visiting.