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Query from: Chitra, Malaysia, 11/09/09
Topic: ANIMALS AND PETS      Submitted on:
Subject: How to prevent snakes from entering the house?

how to prevent snakes from getting to my house. my house is corner house.

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Response from: SK Kumar,   
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Dear Mam, Hi! This is a grave situation, especially if there are children in the house.

Snakes, in most cases, look for a safe hiding place and do not come near humans.

But, the lure of rodents like rats in an area can cause them to come looking for them. Even if that means, entering a relatively new/unsafe zone.

Hope, there are no rodents near your house. Large snakes can also feed on pets, so that can be a lure too.

To prevent snakes from entering: 1. The area should be free of rats/mice/small pets etc 2. Garbage dumps etc should be far away from one's house. 3. If your house is near a marsh or there is stagnant water near your house then there are chances of frogs being there too. Frogs are a common prey for snakes. 4. Some people have had luck by spreading moth balls in their yard, gardens to prevent rodents and snakes from entering. 5. Snakes look for moist areas like a basement/piles of wood etc to hide. Tidy up the area near your house and plug holes in the boudary wall etc to get rid of the problem. 6. Keep the grass cut low in and around your house/backyard/lawn.

Good Luck and God Bless!

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Response from: Partha Sarathy,   
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This might help you !!!! Try it !!! All the best!!!

There isn't really a 100% way of preventing them but get rid of the mice you have around would lower the chances if you have any vegetables growing that will attract them becuz their prey eats that also snakes are attracted to heat so putting up the ac will do the trick

Keep your yard trimmed and do not allow for brush piles to accumulate near or around your home. Try to supervise your dog when she is in the yard. Most snakes in your area will be up with the sun to warm themselves before retreating back to their shelters and then reappear close to dusk for a final dose of warmth. When the wood chips around your home become wet, they more than likely release humidity which attracts some snakes as well as frogs and toads. Maybe covering the areas where the wood chips are closest to your front door with a plastic tarp and setting bricks or heavy stones on top of the plastic so the plastic stays put may help you.

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