What is something I can put around my house to get rid of snakes?

JustMe 2012/05/14 00:59:46
I live in a rural area and have been noticing snakes around my house, it looks like they are trying to get in or under it. I need something that will get rid of them but won't harm my dog.
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  • tammy.bishop.9210 2014/08/19 13:20:59
    How to get rid of snake
  • JustMe tammy.b... 2014/08/19 21:09:18
    chickens work wonders, they also do well at keeping mice and bugs away and help give a tasty breakfast
  • Gigi 2012/09/27 01:33:44
    snake away will do the trick - check your local home depot.
  • JustMe Gigi 2012/09/27 01:49:14
    i bought a bag of that and will use it. I hadn't tried it this summer because I wanted to be sure I had all cracks and ways into the house sealed first.. Also I did get something that seems to be helping with that and the insect problem, plus are entertaining as well:

  • bellybob 2012/05/24 13:00:10
    What type of snakes are they? Because alot of them eat rodents and insects so it seams that it's a good thing to have them around...If you try to "control" the rodents to keep the snakes away that would be a never ending task being out in the country...
  • Guido 2012/05/23 00:11:46
    get a cat...usually the snakes are after mice
  • JustMe Guido 2012/05/23 05:48:49
    I would gladly get one if i weren't allergic to them
  • Recruit 2012/05/14 03:48:00
    Dont listen to these dumb ass comments below.find a reputable exterminator to get rid of them
  • JustMe Recruit 2012/05/16 17:55:02
    I was looking for a DIY fix, my problem is I don't have a lot of money to work with and they will come rid whats already here, but what about the ones that haven't got here yet
  • Betty 2012/05/14 02:56:36
    I've heard moth balls. problem is when it rains they melt.
  • JustMe Betty 2012/05/16 17:52:20
    that and i don't want anything that will make my dog sick
  • JustMe Betty 2012/09/27 01:51:16
    The moth balls seem to have worked wonders keeping them out of the house, I put them in the downstairs and had no problem with them or mice inside
  • travis103192 2012/05/14 02:01:12
    Get a couple of Huge King snakes to eat the other snakes since much of their diet consists of other snakes. King snakes are also resistant to all other snake venom as well so they can get a little beat up and still be alright. Alright. JK
  • ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾ 2012/05/14 01:34:26
    ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾
    Time to call Samuel L. Jackson.

    Honestly, though, repellents don't work. Cedar Oil, Sulphur, Naphtalene etc....are basically 'snake oil' (pun intended.)

    There are four main ways to discourage snakes from moving into a yard or home:

    1. Eliminate cool, damp areas where snakes hide. Remove brush and rock piles, keep shrubbery away from foundations, and cut tall grass.

    2. Control insect and rodent populations (the snakes’ primary food source) to force them to seek areas with a larger food supply. Put grains in tightly sealed containers and clean up residual pet food and debris.

    3. In rattlesnake-infested areas, construct a snakeproof fence around the backyard or play area. Use 36-inch high galvanized hardware cloth with a 1/4-inch mesh and bury it 6 inches deep, slanted outward at a 30-degree angle. Make certain the gate fits tightly and swings into the play area. Keep all vegetation away from the fence to prevent snakes from climbing over it.

    4. To prevent snakes from entering basements and crawl spaces, seal all openings 1/4 inch or larger with mortar, caulking compound or 1/8-inch hardware cloth. Check for holes or cracks around doors, windows, water pipes, electrical lines, etc
  • JustMe ☥☽✪☾DAW... 2012/05/14 01:55:33
    I am working on fixing it back to that condition, but this place had sat empty for about a year before I got it and wasn't taken care of by prior tenants so i need a temporary fix until then. I had considered lime, but i have a dog to consider
  • kfallslady JustMe 2012/05/14 02:37:15
    google chrome it. see what you come up with
  • ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾ 2012/05/14 01:33:47
    ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾
    mongoose mongoose

    Get rid of cover and hiding areas to keep snakes away
    Removing or reducing the areas that snakes are found forces a snakes to seek a different place to hunt and rest. Some of those areas include -
    Tall grass
    Boards, logs, sheet metal, etc that they can crawl under
    Brush and shrubs
    Wood and rock piles

    Get rid of the source of food a snake depends on
    The reason snakes are attracted to your house and the surrounding areas is because there is an abundant food source. If you want to get rid of the snakes the single most effective way is to do so is to get rid of there food source. The less they have to eat the less they will come around your home. Rats, mice, frogs, lizards, and other such critters are a main staple of a snake’s diet. Controlling their presence will by proxy help to keep snakes away from your home.
  • say what? 2012/05/14 01:16:28
  • JustMe say what? 2012/05/14 01:18:11
    im allergic to em
  • say what? JustMe 2012/05/14 01:27:51
    say what?
    Well,some small dogs like terriers and dachshunds can handle snakes.They might get bit but they get over it.We had one of each on the ranch and they killed dozens of large rattlesnakes.And coons,skunks and possums.
  • JustMe say what? 2012/05/14 01:39:57
    I have a german shepard, but he has no interest in them or the mice and stuff
  • Arizona... JustMe 2012/05/14 03:01:43
    If you're up for another dog ... this breed seems to have been bred for the job.

  • Kaimeso 2012/05/14 01:11:55
    Snakes only come around if they have something to eat or need a place to nest. Most of them (the snakes) are fine and some like Blacksnakes are protected. Still all the snakes like to stay in concealed areas so just keep your area clean and free of brush and they will go back to the wilds.
  • JustMe Kaimeso 2012/05/14 01:19:24
    I am terrified of them, and i am trying, but I'm remodeling and trying to rid the house and yard of years of neglect
  • Kaimeso JustMe 2012/05/14 01:26:01
    Then move to the city, because if you live in a rural area snakes, rodents, bugs, wildlife are all part of the deal.

    high rise apartment
  • JustMe Kaimeso 2012/05/14 01:41:46
    i've been wanting to move closer to one
  • Uranos7 2012/05/14 01:10:49
    Get a few cats; mine kill snakes all the time even copperheads.
  • JustMe Uranos7 2012/05/14 01:19:53
    I would, but I am allergic to cats
  • Boris Badinov 2012/05/14 01:09:38 (edited)
    Boris Badinov
    short outward leaning fencing and gluboards. - Hey, I'm not sure, but maybe a plastic owl.
  • darlene 2012/05/14 01:04:32
  • JustMe darlene 2012/05/14 01:06:39
    that is a real thing? i never heard of it
  • darlene JustMe 2012/05/16 17:49:36
    Yes, it's real.
  • darlene darlene 2012/05/16 17:50:40
  • JustMe darlene 2012/05/16 17:53:35
    Yeah, I did some research and found there are such things, so I know the first thing I'm getting payday
  • darlene JustMe 2012/05/16 17:56:23
    Good luck to you.
  • JustMe darlene 2012/05/16 18:01:31
    thanks, time to show em there is a new landlord and they are evicted
  • darlene JustMe 2012/05/16 18:04:17
    How cute.
  • JustMe darlene 2012/05/16 18:26:27

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