We started having a snake abundance a few years ago, not sure why. I was a little freaked out but the extension agent said as long as they all had vertical stripes they were not venomous. No problem. I know they're useful and kind of cute so it's been pretty much live and let live. Although, since my knees make me sit down to do the handweeding, I've been startled a few times. Well, this Sunday, my neighbor killed 10 in his yard. He's a retired cop -not really into " live and let live". This morning I was re- doing a fence and I found a small one that did NOT have vertical stripes. I know that's not conclusive but it got away before I could catch it to ID. So, original question,"Would guineas help?"