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Snake repellant?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Rayholio, Mar 3, 2006.

  1. Rayholio

    Rayholio LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,461

    ok.. I know that this is a long shot.. but I have a customer that is freaking out about snakes.. and of course she basicly lives in the woods.

    She's looking for a snake repellant. Have you guys seen anything that actually works? She has a privacy fenced back yard, and that's where her main concern is.

  2. HydroRI

    HydroRI LawnSite Member
    Posts: 120

    I bought a jug of Dr. T's Snake-a-way. It is listed for poisoness and non-poisonous snakes. I used it to control the garder snakes around my house because I have a lot of stone walls and my wife freaks out when she sees them. I am not too fond of them either. You basically spread it along the perimeter and it repels them away from the scent. It smells like moth balls. I don't think it actually harms them. The product EPA No. is 58630-1. It seemed to work pretty well but I think you have to re-apply often. I came home from work one day and my neighbor across the street told me he saw a snake leaving my yard and was trying to make it across the street...so I guess the stuff worked. Good Luck!
  3. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,112

    Terrier will do it..may have to go through a few of them to get the job done though
  4. TforTexas

    TforTexas LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 260

    I have heard applying sulfer to the lawn and bed areas helps because it makes the soil acidic and it is irritating to the snakes underbelly. Now I dont know what that much acid will do to the turf and plants. I guess if you have Rhododendron and azalias it'll be okay.
  5. moonjunespoon

    moonjunespoon LawnSite Member
    from texas
    Posts: 3

    :hammerhead: :hammerhead: :drinkup:
  6. kirk brown

    kirk brown LawnSite Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 164

    i would go with a mongoose:)
    don`t know never heard of anything,i don`t think they can actually smell.

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
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    Layne Staley

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,138

    I service a residential customer,they throw down moth balls for snakes i don't know if this works,.
  9. allgreenlawncare

    allgreenlawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    Find there food source be it rodents or insects eliminate their source of food and they will move on..
  10. Rayholio

    Rayholio LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,461

    Do cats and dogs count as a food source? LOL Actually, all she's seen have been baby snakes... probably there by 'accident' any how..

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