Using Lime to Keep Snakes Away

July 20, 2010

Lime in YardDoes lime keep copperhead snakes out of your yard?

By bev n from West Monroe, LA



July 21, 20100 found this helpful

I used it, but in the pellet form as that's all the store had and it worked wonders! I had seen a couple of snakes over the years of my former residence, after I put out the lime around the perimeter of my yard. No more snakes. I did this every year for 3 of the four I lived there. Also moth balls scattered around your yard work too for snakes, place them around the footing of your house and under to keep bugs from getting in your home.

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July 22, 20100 found this helpful

If you have children or pets I would ask experts if and how about using and using safely.

Also, do not use mothballs! They are highly toxic to living beings (even to breathe the fumes emanated from them) and also to all aspects of the environment!

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July 5, 20160 found this helpful

NO.. I had a Rattle snake curl up around a whole box of moth Balls.. So no it does not work..

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June 8, 20171 found this helpful

Moth balls do not work. Maybe for some but not all. I watched a snake go right by moth balls not 2 inches away.

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July 10, 20170 found this helpful

NO it does not.
It's an old wives tale. It doesn't bother them. Moth balls do not work either. And it is illegal to use mothballs in this way. They are tasty to other animals and kids.


There is no natural snake deterrent other than removing food, water and shelter.
So please all you who answer please do not give false information.

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Will regular garden lime spread around the perimeter of my yard keep snakes out? Will it be harmful to my dogs?

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