My husband had been plagued by snakes in his shop for about a year now. I finally remembered this and since he has put the rope around doors and places where they come in, he has not had any snakes in his shop. He did average about three a week.
By Lynn from Dallas, TX
I have a family of garter snakes living in my concrete patio off my family room. It has cracks in it and that's how they go in and out. They really wouldn't bother me at all if my little dog didn't think of them as toys. If I don't watch him every minute he's outside (which I can't because I need to use a doggy door when I'm out of the house for work), the next thing I know there's a dead (or mostly dead) garter snake or two in my family room.
I called someone who deals with things like this and all he said was I should pour bleach into the cracks. That this would either kill them or make them leave the area. So I did what he told me to do. I didn't see any snakes for 2 days, but now they're back! There has to be a better way. Please help.
By Susan S.
Be very careful with moth balls. If the little dog can get to them in the cracks and eat one, he will die from it. I know from experience!
Do moth balls or Clorox help keep garter snakes away from the house and yard?
By Cindy from Omaha, NE
I found 5 garter snakes in my bathroom yesterday. I'm not sure where they came in or how long they have been there, but how do I get rid of them and could you tell me why they are in my home and how they got into my house. Please and thanks, because me and my 2 sisters are terrified of snakes and bugs and my brother has to like kill everything for us but we didn't kill the snakes he thinks there cute. Anyways my sister got out of the shower and almost died cause there was a snakes on the floor. Then we found four more later that night, please, please help.
I have a problem with garter snakes between my storm door and the door to my house on the lower level. They like to lie there to sun themselves. Also, they have been known to have their young in the crack between the concrete pavement and the cement slab of the basement for the house. It is very annoying. I'd appreciate any input anyone might have as this problem is recurring yearly. Thanks in advance.
Hardiness Zone: 5b
Carol from Wyoming, PA
When I lived in Arkansas, we used Sevin Dust. It's a powder you sprinkle around your yard or house to keep the bugs and crawly critters away. You can buy it at Wal-Mart, any home improvement store, Ace Hardware ect...
How do I get rid of gardener snakes in my basement?
Christina M. from Sioux Falls, SD
By Carol in PA
We have removed 9 gardener snakes and drove them about 5 miles away and dropped them in a swampy area. One snake had his tail missing, and 2 weeks later, we just caught another gardener snake with his tail missing. Same sized snake as the previous snake removed. With this distance in play, can they find their way back home to our garden area and yard? Thank you for the help.
Brett and Stacy
By Matt Finzel
Hi, I have family in your town, and Aneta, and snakes! Okay I am trying moth balls today, and going to try snake away from Lowe's, so hope that helps. I am not afraid of them. I am just tired of being spooked!
I am beyond phobia and trying not to have a heart attack since finding. Help. Any suggestions? Don't want to kill, just remove permanently. (09/06/2008)
Every summer the same problem with snakes in my backyard. Have a solution for me?
Thank you, Guy (04/05/2009)
We have garden snakes. I am so scared of them and have seen so many of them that by now I don't want to be nice anymore and want them killed. We already built a porch in front of the house to avoid them, but this is a sunny area and they like to be around. I got used to them in the garden, but yesterday I found one inside the porch and I am ready to move. Help anyone? I am scared to death.
Hardiness Zone: 7b
By Ravine House from Toronto, ON
Anyway, you can buy a product called Snake-a-Way. You sprinkle it around the area where you've seen them. For whatever reason they don't like the stuff and will leave. It smells just like mothballs, but it must have something more in it. I tried the mothball thing and walked outside only to find this huge black snake slithering right over the mothballs!
Once again, don't let anybody tell you to "get over it". I myself can't wait until I can move from FL. Wherever I go, it's going to be a condo with no yards to take care of. (06/25/2009)