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Getting Rid of Pests in a Crawl Space

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It is a challenge to secure and pest proof a crawl space. Diatomaceous earth is a safe killer of insects, but snakes and rodents may need to be trapped.
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Get three pounds of food grade diatomaceous earth. Pour it at opening of crawlspace. Put on safety glasses and one of those little white germ masks. Get a leaf blower and blow it all under house. The bugs ingest it when they clean themselves, plus it dries out their exoskeleton which kills them.

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January 25, 2007

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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By Ellie. (Guest Post)
January 26, 20070 found this helpful
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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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January 26, 20070 found this helpful
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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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By shauna (Guest Post)
January 28, 20070 found this helpful
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Try buying a frozen mouse at Petco and thaw it out. Leave it a few feet from the entrance.

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He will still smell the scent of the mouse, and that might lure him out of there. Good luck.

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