Answer: To be honest I'm not so sure the little garter snakes will repel those other critters for you -- it doesn't seem work at my house! Snakes seem to have their own set of preferences and are able to move into (or out of) any given area quite freely. While you might be able to attract them by working backwards from the steps often suggested to eliminate them I'm not sure you would really want to. Instead, you might want to consider a fence to exclude the four-legged rascals. Good luck with your new garden!
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