Help getting rid of snakes
I have a couple of questions about Garter snakes as we have so many and I have had it with them sneaking up on me.
1. What do they eat? Slugs? Frogs? Toads?
2. How are they beneficial?
3. How can I make them want to leave my flower beds.
I don't have the toads I used to have and wonder if the many snakes are eating them. I had a Chipping Sparrow that nested in a short bush inside of the back yard. Everyday I would pour myself a cup of coffee and walk around the yard after work to check things out and unwind. The little birds were a bright spot in my day, right up until the day I went out there and saw a Garter snake eating the last baby. He was all curled around the branch and the Birds were having a fit, as would be expected. I understand that that is nature, but I don't want to see it! I do not want to kill the snakes, but I would like to make them want to leave, there is just way to many of them.
Thanks for any advice!