Garter Snakes Infest Illinois Neighbourhood

ROCKFORD (IL) — The Rockford Register-Star has a profile of a Rockford neighbourhood that is, according to some residents, infested with garter snakes. Some aren’t too happy about it; some have moved because of it; and some are learning to deal with it. The article contains a lot of good advice on how to discourage snakes from getting into your home — this question gets asked a lot when you do educational programs — but it generally focuses on how to get along with their harmless neighbours. As I frequently say to people who come to me with this problem, some people have all the luck.