Indiana Jones

Chicago, IL

#1 Jul 23, 2013
There every where! I've put so many mothballs out you can smell them don't the road! Anyone have any other methods to keep them out of out buildings, garages and yard. I only saw 2 but am finding sheddings of copper heads.
A Local

Kingsport, TN

#3 Jul 23, 2013
Yep, I've never seen so many snakes around, must be ideal weather for them or something.

Haven't seen any copperheads, just black snakes and rat snakes, both which are harmless and keep the rodent population down.

More worried about the rodents - they carry lyme disease.
The Guy

Puyallup, WA

#4 Jul 23, 2013
Go find some black snakes let them out at your house and you won't have to worry about copperheads.
Indiana Jones

United States

#5 Jul 23, 2013
Wish I could tell the difference BC the non venomous snakes are welcome but not the others. Problem is I'm to busy running the other way to be sure which ones are which. Have def noticed more mice around too.
Bulldog

Spruce Pine, NC

#6 Jul 23, 2013
Too bad you don't live in Miami. If you see a snake in your yard the fire department will come out and get it. Watch Swamp Wars on animal planet. They are trying to get rid of all the pythons and boas that have been let loose or escaped their captors. The snakes are not native to the area and have been decimating the wildlife in the everglades.
A Local

Kingsport, TN

#7 Jul 23, 2013
The Guy wrote:
Go find some black snakes let them out at your house and you won't have to worry about copperheads.
Ah that is good to know, so the black snakes chase the others away. I have always liked the black snakes. Sounds like the people that just go cutting off snake heads left and right all willy nilly only end up killing off the good snakes, allowing the bad snakes to move right in.
ann

Charlotte, NC

#8 Jul 23, 2013
I also do the mothball thing. Do you know that you are to leave a foot or two without mothballs so if there are a snake in that area, it can escape out the opening. Also, I have heard that cats seem to help keep them at bay.
Indiana Jones

United States

#9 Jul 23, 2013
ann wrote:
I also do the mothball thing. Do you know that you are to leave a foot or two without mothballs so if there are a snake in that area, it can escape out the opening. Also, I have heard that cats seem to help keep them at bay.
Good to know, didn't think about leaving an opening for them to leave in case I trapped them with the mothball stink.
Edward

Thomasville, NC

#10 Jul 23, 2013
ann wrote:
I also do the mothball thing. Do you know that you are to leave a foot or two without mothballs so if there are a snake in that area, it can escape out the opening. Also, I have heard that cats seem to help keep them at bay.
I despise CATS.... BUT I despise SNAKES more.... I heard several years ago from a friend that CATS kill snakes.... and...that they find them so disgusting that they never kill them and bring them to the door... unlike all the other livers and such from mice or chipmunks..... that I often find at my door... YUK.... All I know about this subject is this... my daughter brought home a cat from the pound four or five years ago... ever since then... I have had to clean up a few livers... but have yet to see a snake... and I live in the woods. I use to have to kill snakes once or twice a year. And oh... do not kill black snakes... they ARE your friend... they kill coppers and rattlers. Guess the moral of my post is this.... adopt a cat...
The Guy

Puyallup, WA

#11 Jul 24, 2013
A Local wrote:
<quoted text>Ah that is good to know, so the black snakes chase the others away. I have always liked the black snakes. Sounds like the people that just go cutting off snake heads left and right all willy nilly only end up killing off the good snakes, allowing the bad snakes to move right in.
Yea they are really aggressive toward them because they are immune to their venom and eat them.
Dog gone em

Kingsport, TN

#12 Jul 24, 2013
My dogs kill 2-3 a week. It's there new favorite sport this summer! I call it the snag & shake.
The truth

Matthews, NC

#13 Jul 24, 2013
Dog gone em wrote:
My dogs kill 2-3 a week. It's there new favorite sport this summer! I call it the snag & shake.
You should shoot your dogs if they are killing snakes. Snakes are great for all of us. Dogs only sh.t every where.
run away

Johnson City, TN

#14 Jul 31, 2013
Goats will keep snakes away. I have always had a lot of snakes around until I got a few goats. Now we only find a few black snakes a year.

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#15 Jul 31, 2013
The scariest snake is a Trouser snake!
The soultion

Asheville, NC

#16 Jul 31, 2013
The truth wrote:
<quoted text>You should shoot your dogs if they are killing snakes. Snakes are great for all of us. Dogs only sh.t every where.
I agree i would rather have one good snake as 10 dogs and 20 goats.
um

Kingsport, TN

#17 Aug 3, 2013
I've heard snakes don't like citrus
truth about the snakes

Washington, DC

#19 Aug 21, 2013
be careful with the moth balls, it is not just a scent. you are breathing in a pesticide.
so don't use too many.

http://www.silentmenace.com/Moth_Balls.html

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