In my top pasture I have several water tanks and all my pots. My tanks and pots are all leveled out, on sand, gravel, and wire meshing. While in the garden getting things ready, I have found several baby rattlesnakes,(I know they have parents somewhere) either way, how can I prevent them from living in "my" area? Ca State law requires fences, which I have already. I only grow using organic anything, so my question is, is there something that I can use to keep them away. Staking Onion, spraying ediable peppermint or something? I fear that one will bite me one day while I am ph ing my water or cleaning or working around a pot. At this point my only reaction is to kill them, I encourage for king and gardner snacks to hang around, but the mean ones no thank you. I care more for my life, my employees life, or even my dogs life, more then I do its. But again, I would prefer to find something that will detour them away. Anybody know of anything?