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Old 07-08-2013, 01:02 PM   #1
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Snakes Under RV Deck - Anyone Want Them

Anyone have a niffty trick to rid snakes that are living under the deck at my RV? I am pretty sure they are garder snakes but they still scare the you know what out of me. I have tryed to run my electric leaf blower under the deck hoping they would leave. It may have worked because I have not seen one in a couple of days but just checking to see if someone knows any tricks to use.

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Old 07-08-2013, 01:06 PM   #2
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No tricks, but good luck. I would be out of there!


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Old 07-08-2013, 01:09 PM   #3
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Try a mongoose!
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Old 07-08-2013, 02:20 PM   #4
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My Grandparents owened a grain/feed mill. While in school I worked part time in the mill and farm store. We sold lots of things beyond grain; differnt minerals, salt blocks, fertilizer, feed additives, etc. One thing we sold a lot of in the Spring/Summer was Dusting Sulpher. If you are not familiar with it, its a florescent green/yellow color and has a strong supher smell. Typically its used a topical treatment in agriculture to keep bugs off crops...grapes and tree fruit a lot.

Anyway, several "old timers" would buy it in 50lb bags and circle their yards/homes because snakes won't cross it. They would reapply a couple times during the season and swore by it.

Maybe worth looking into.
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Old 07-08-2013, 02:52 PM   #5
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As long as there's food the snakes will try to stay.
Get rid of their food supply or put something tasty near by till the snakes leave.
Keep moving the food farther away till the snakes stay away.
OR get a King Snake to move in.
Trouble with a King Snake is they look almost like a Coral Snake. Coral Snakes are bad business.
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:27 PM   #6
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Moth balls.

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Old 07-09-2013, 07:55 AM   #7
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2X on the moth balls.. or just put em in a box and ship em to me.. I will freeze them and and sell them as snakesickles..
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:24 AM   #8
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Probably had mice under there first...
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:40 AM   #9
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Move to Arizona. The cowboys trained them to not cross horsehair lariats. You'll need a pretty long one to go around your rig though!
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Originally Posted by Steve Monty View Post
Try a mongoose!
Exactly what is was thinking!! LOL

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