How do I get rid of snakes that have taken refugee in my passion fruit plants? Peter Kizito, Mityana
Answer: The snakes are not just taking refugee in your passion fruit plants. They are there because in addition to other things, they feed on ripe passion fruits.
Secondly, the leaves of these plants tend to be moist and cool, hence providing a wonderful environment for snakes.
To get rid of snakes, you should get tobacco leaves and hang them among the leaves of the passion fruit plants, especially during harvesting season, when you are more likely to move through the garden. Snakes generally do not like the smell of tobacco.
Alternatively, you can spray the garden using dimethoate or malathion.