Snakes are by far the biggest fear I have. And if you have ophidiophobia like I do, you aren’t alone. About half of Americans feel anxious when they see a coiled crusader.

Where did your fear of snakes come from?

Mine came from watching "Snakes On A Plane" when I was way too young. You’re right Samuel L. Jackson … There ARE way too many snakes on this plane.

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Recently, I had to face my biggest fear. A snake decided to come and say hello to me in the backyard when I was moving some boxes to the garage. It was the first time I sprinted in over a decade!

It turns out, the snake was a common garter snake. But there are 30 different types of species of snakes in Colorado, and there are three venomous species.

In my home, we call snakes a living phone charger.

In Colorado, it is snake season. Here are some tips for how you can keep snakes away from your home, so you can avoid situations like this.

Create an Unwelcoming Environment

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Like us, snakes are looking for food. Snakes are natural predators, so it is best to keep your grass short to expose snakes. Typically, snakes hunt by hiding, and it's important to remove potential cover spots. Also, get rid of any potential food sources for snakes. You know that bird feeder sitting in the middle of your yard? It might be best to relocate it for the spring and summer months.

Get A Snake-proof Fence

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Yes, this next tip is labor-intensive. But if you are petrified of snakes like I am, the work will be worth it. Experts say an aluminum or galvanized wire mesh fence should do the trick. This method can be expensive, depending on how large your yard is.

Defend Your Home By Getting A Guard Rooster

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Yep, you heard that right. Most snakes are scared of roosters and chickens. Chickens will attack snakes to not only protect their eggs but to keep their environment safe. Because snakes are naturally afraid of chickens because of their size, most species will avoid the area.

Get Help From An Expert

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Sometimes a snake infestation can happen, and it can be overwhelming. One woman in Colorado found nearly a dozen snakes in her new home. Yikes! Thankfully there are many snake removal services in Colorado that can help. Professional specialists can detect, remove, and prevent future snake infestations.

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