a reply to: pheonix358
I completely agree.
Yet one might be wise to
reconsider living/raising a family
in an area that is infested with rattlesnakes.
Of particular concern is the fact that ,as you stated,(or OP)
they keep coming back.
Do you have a rodent problem?
That would attract them for sure.
If you think it is a water issue
purchase a small kiddie pool,or something
of that nature, and set it in the ground
in an area safely away from your home.
Fence it off with 2"x2" size wire,
and periodically fill it with water.
The rattlers will now have less need
to look for water around your home.
Otherwise, you will not only have
to kill every single one you come across,
but you will have to find their dens and
burn/smoke them out as well.
Make sure that you don't have any woodpiles,
junk, excess brush , etc. around your home
that would be good cover for snakes and rodents.
Watch where you step,
edit on 25-6-2015 by Wildmanimal because: grammar