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Is there a way to keep black snakes away?

I live in FL & black racer snakes are common. Is there a way to keep them out of the yard & house? (& yes I did find one in my house!!!!!!!)

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Asked by momoflilangel at 8:40 PM on Apr. 18, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • Drop moth balls around the areas you want to keep them away from.

    Answer by slw123 at 8:41 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • I'd move...:)

    Moth balls and also lowes sells "snakeaway"


    Answer by brypmom at 8:44 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • While. Its scary when you find them in the house(I found a baby one in the bathroom once lol) having them and king snakes around is GOOD. They eat lizards,bugs,voles and rodents away.they're not poisonous

    Answer by ShamrocksNroll at 9:17 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • Yup,try Snakeaway.My brother uses it at his house in Florida.

    Answer by Tikismom at 9:18 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • There are sprays you can get at Ace Hardware and lowes to spray around your property to keep them away.

    Answer by vbruno at 9:18 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • Cats lol

    Answer by zoejains_momma at 9:35 PM on Apr. 18, 2011

  • I have an indoor cat & she is the one who let me know that there was a snake in the bathroom! She was scared too but let me know about it.

    Comment by momoflilangel (original poster) at 10:06 PM on Apr. 18, 2011


    Answer by RACINGMANIA at 10:12 AM on Apr. 19, 2011

  • I personally would not want to get rid of them. They eat rodents, and do not bother humans! But I can definitely understand not liking to have them in the house.

    Answer by FelipesMom at 11:34 AM on Apr. 19, 2011

  • if you have dogs do not put out moth balls it will make them sick

    Answer by vgaines at 1:04 AM on Apr. 20, 2011

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