Homemade Snake Repellant Using Mothballs?

I have read that a snake will not come anywhere near if they can smell moth balls. I had a poisonous snake come into my kitchen thru the open door of my garage. And I would like to know if it would be any help to hang a bag of moth balls by my kitchen door?


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June 26, 20200 found this helpful
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Moth balls are ok, there are less smelly, and work just as well. Fresh Garlic, lemon grass, essential oils made of cinnamon and cloves. These also deter snakes.

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June 26, 20200 found this helpful
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Here are some good homemade remedies to keep snakes out of your home.

Snakes are normally present where they can find a food supply such as small rodents. If you can keep them away from your home the snakes normally don't come around.

Your yard is another area around your home that you can keep clean to keep snakes out of the yard. They love to hide in yard that have a lot of shrub, holes, and overgrowth. If you can keep the yard clean this will keep the snakes out of your yard.


You can use Napthalene to keep the snakes out of your yard and your home. This is the main ingredient that is used in snake repellents. If you do not want to spend the money on this the main ingredient in mothballs is also napthalene. You can use mothballs instead.

You can also use suffer powerder sprinkled around your home and once a snake passes this it will irritate their skin and they won't come back. If the snake gets in your home you can have a mixture of cloves and cinnamon oil mixture in a bottle to spray on the snake to get them away from you and your home. You can also use rock salt mixed with garlic and onions and sprinkle this around your home. This will also keep the snakes away from your home. Other household items that keeps snakes away is vinegar, ammonia, and lime.

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June 28, 20200 found this helpful
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Several university studies say moth balls do not work (I cannot speak from experience).


They do say that Ammonia (soak rags and place them in suspected places), also vinegar, cinnamon, clove oil.
One university study stated that chunky mulch placed around the house exterior does a good job as snakes do not like to travel over sharp objects.

There are products made for this job but many have bad reviews (do not work?).


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June 27, 20200 found this helpful

It will probably help some. They also don't like clove oil and cinnamon oil. Also good natural deterrents.

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