How to Get Rid of Snakes



Snakes are all covered in scales and they are all carnivorous. There are over 2,700 species in the world. They all range in size from 10 cm long, 9 m long. There are snakes that are poisonous and can be deadly to human and pets and can cause painful injuries. Poisonous snakes use their venom to catch and kill their prey then to use it for self defense. Snakes have an organ called a Jacobson Organ. What that organ does is when snakes used their tongue to sense its environment. When snakes flicker their tongues up and down it is so that they can pick up the scent of vapor molecules. When the snakes pull in their tongue, the vapor molecules are then transferred to the odor-sensitive Jacobson organ. Poisonous snakes are copperheads, rattlesnakes, cottonmouths, and coral snakes. Be cautious whenever you are approaching any type of snake.


Snakes like places that are dark, damp, and cool. You can check the attics, walls, crawl spaces, woodpiles, sheds, porches, garages, and piles of leaves.


There are only a few ways to control snakes. You will either have to use a repellent or a trap.


The repellent (DR.T’S SNAKE-A-WAY REPELLENT) is highly effective on poisonous and non-poisonous snakes. The repellent is effective for 2-3 months and it is rain resistant. When the snake enters the treated areas, their sensory perception will be alerted and the snake will turn away from the area. You will have to use gloves and apply a band surrounding the areas you will like to have protected. For rattlesnakes protection, it is suggested that you spread 8-12′ wide bands. When the odor starts to fade, the effectiveness will decrease, so you should reapply. Retreatment may be needed after heavy rainfall. Apply the repellent (DR.T’S SNAKE-A-WAY REPELLENT) during spring, summer, and fall.

Dr. T Snake-A-Way Repellent

The trap (SNAKE GUARD SNAKE TRAP) is when you want to set the snake freed alive. The trap is a huge covered glue board to capture snakes. It is 30x18x8′. You will need to set the trap where snakes are mostly seen. Once the snake slithers inside, it would be stuck there by glue. Place the trap (SNAKE GUARD SNAKE TRAP) against a wall or another vertical surface just so it will be stable. When releasing the snake, if you cannot do it yourself, call a local exterminator, wildlife rescue center, or animal control to remove the snake. If you are releasing the snake yourself, then relocate the snake to a remote, shaded location away from any homes. Carefully open the trap to expose the snake and pour moderate amounts of vegetable oil on the snake and on the glue surrounding it. Typically, a snake will be able to free itself within an hour or so.

Snake Guard Snake Trap

Date: Thursday, 14. January 2010 14:57
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  1. 1

    Can Talstar PL be used for effective control of snakes or to repel them?

  2. 2

    For snake control, there’s really no pesticide that would kill them.
    When I do snake control for my clients, I normally use traps or repellent.

    As for Talstar PL, it’s a granular all-purpose insecticide, meaning it will control insects / pests, but not animals or reptiles.
    Also, it does not repel snakes because it’s not a repellent. In order to repel snakes, we would recommend Dr.T’s Snake Away, as mentioned above.

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