HOT and dry weather have caused an influx of problem wildlife throughout Horsham Rural City.
There were more problem snakes, corellas, wallabies and bees between October and December, compared with August and September.
Rangers received 30 reports of problem brown snakes in the final quarter of last year.
Relieving ranger Wayne Lane said while the increase could be attributed to the summer weather, snakes had been particularly bad this season.
"Snakes have been a big problem this year and I am not sure why," he said.
"This year the snakes have all been pretty big, anything upwards of six feet long.
"A lot of them have been around houses that border pastoral properties. Once you get closer to residential areas you don't tend to get as many."
Mr Lane said corellas had flocked to the city in search of food and water.
Rangers had received 27 reports about the 'absolute pests' between October and December, compared with none in the previous two months.
"The corellas come in this time of year because it is drier and because there is plenty of onion weed and water here," Mr Lane said.
"When there are only a couple of them they just sit in the trees but, because there are so many, they get very mischievous.
"When they mass in great numbers they will rip everything to bits, including trees.
"If they are not doing tree damage, they are sitting on people's antennas ripping out the antenna cords or they will pluck out the mortar that holds people's roof tiles down."
Mr Lane said barking dogs also continued to be a problem across the municipality after rangers received 20 reports of noise.
He said Horsham residents faced a fine of between $70 and $211 if they failed to stop their dog barking.
"There are people who don't see barking as a problem and don't care, but their poor neighbour has to listen to it and put up with it," he said.
"It is a really hard one to control because people do not realise how much barking their dogs do, especially when they are at work.
"We don't want to but, if people don't do anything to try to fix the problem, they can expect a fine in the mail."