If you look online, there are a number of different places that tell you how to get rid of snakes, with a lot of different objects for sale to help you on that quest. One of the more popular items that some people claim work, and maybe even more people claim do not work, would be snake repelling powders. These things can come in all natural type ingredients, so peppers, cinnamon, and things of that nature that have been ground up to create a powder, or some contain slightly dangerous chemicals like lime or sulfur. For that reason I would never recommend powders, just because you might not always know what is in them, and they might not even work.
That leads to one of the more unique ways to get rid of snakes, which is using electronic waves by plugging in a certain device. This device makes sound waves or electronic waves that drive snakes crazy. In theory this might make sense because snakes to have some very sensitive sensory organs that they use for movement and feeding. Disturbing those organs might be a great way to get rid of snakes. My Only question would be, how do you prove a device like this works, and is there any proof at all it actually does?
Call me old fashioned, but the way I always tell people to get rid of snakes is by changing the environment on your property. You can do this in a few easy steps, first make sure your grass is mowed, and it does not get very long. Second, make sure that all areas that have big weeds, including ditches, are trimmed and stay trimmed. And third, you need to remove all hiding spots that snakes love, such as garbage piles, burn piles, compost piles, tires, trash, firewood, and even certain bushes and shrubs. Once you remove them you do two things, you remove snakes shelter, and you start to eliminate their food source.
Snakes are going to feed on bugs, mice, and other rodents. By getting rid of the shelter for those things, as well as eliminating mice and bugs from your yard, you are taking away the food source snakes depend on. Removing the shelter and food source is the best way to get rid of an animal.
I do want to make sure that people know to make sure you have the snakes identified before you attempt to move them. You do not want to put yourself in danger by handling possibly dangerous snakes. Make sure you call a professional if you have any doubts, and make sure you stay safe.