Snakes In a Crawl Space

Does any know how to get a snake out of your crawl space under house?

Hardiness Zone: 5a

Annette from KY

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Try spreading moth balls around.

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If the snake is harmless and not aggressive, it just may be better to let it be. Snakes are rodent eaters. We never had rats in the barn until I insisted my husband get rid of a couple of black snakes that lived in the hay bales.

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This is a suggestion from way back in Australian pioneering days.Place a saucer of milk near the opening where the snake went in, or where you think it did.. the idea is that the snake will smell the milk and come out to it. Be careful to keep cats and dogs away from the area.. and once the snake is out, it's up to you what happens next!

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Leave him there. Unless he's a poisonous snake he's a good guy-eats bugs, rodents and some snakes even eat bad snakes.

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I know several people who have done the moth ball thing and have regretted it. The smell is AWFUL and does not go away for months!

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LEAVE THE SNAKE ALONE...We had one in our farm house when the kids were young didn't bother us & we didn't bother was a "King Snake" that ate all of the field mice that ventured in the house and other bad snakes (like copperheads & water moccassins) that are known here in the NC western mountain areas.

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try buying a frozen mouse at petco and thawing it out, leave it a few feet from entrance, he will still smell the scent of the mouse, and that might lure him out of there....good luck.

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