Rattlesnake bites are becoming more common in Texas. What tips would you offered readers to avoid snake bites?

Mild weather allows snakes to breed and survive longer. It's common is see snakes in West Texas. Every year, one or two people in Texas die from snakebites according to the North Texas Poison Center Network.

Here's some tips if a snake bites you. Remove jewelry or any constructive clothing on the limb. Keep calm. Get to a hospital or medical clinic immediately. Note the time of the bite. Don't try to capture the snake. Don't cut or bite the wound, or try to suck the venom out by the mouth. Don't use ice or a tourniquet. Don't take any pain relievers, drink alcohol or any type of medication with out consulting a doctor.

What tips would you offer readers to avoid being bitten?