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snake problem...

Postby Texas Gal » Fri Oct 09, 2015 4:23 pm

I have a baby copper head problem. I've killed three in the last couple of weeks up on my porches. I have lots of potted plants on the porches and LOTS of little bitty frogs that hang around and in the potted plants. I think the snakes are coming by for quick snack of frog legs. Any ideas on how to get rid of the frogs? Or the snakes for that matter?
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Re: snake problem...

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Fri Oct 09, 2015 4:36 pm

Start by getting rid of the plants as they are probably attracting insects which attracts the frogs which in turn attracts the snakes.
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Re: snake problem...

Postby wbvs58 » Fri Oct 09, 2015 5:13 pm

Lights on the porch will attract the insects, you used to be able to get yellow fluro tubes and light bulbs that weren't attractive to the bugs.
Years ago when I lived down on the coast we had one those bug zappers on the back of the house and in summer if you went out there at night there would be about 20 big cane toads all sitting under the zapper looking skyward for the falling zapped bugs. They didn't mind them toasted a bit.
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Re: snake problem...

Postby Bigfoot » Fri Oct 09, 2015 9:46 pm

My momma keeps moth balls scattered pretty heavy around her house. Especially the crawl space door and porch. Not sure if works, but it'd be worth a try.
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Re: snake problem...

Postby brushcountryman » Fri Oct 23, 2015 9:33 am

sulfur powder sprinkle in plant base
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Re: snake problem...

Postby greybeard » Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:27 am

brushcountryman wrote:sulfur powder sprinkle in plant base

Oh lawdy--just the mention of sulfur around here, has been enough to start some people off on a rant that never ends.. :hide:
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Re: snake problem...

Postby lavacarancher » Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:46 am

greybeard wrote:
brushcountryman wrote:sulfur powder sprinkle in plant base

Oh lawdy--just the mention of sulfur around here, has been enough to start some people off on a rant that never ends.. :hide:


Why?
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Re: snake problem...

Postby pdfangus » Thu Dec 31, 2015 1:49 pm

I have used sulfur the last two years and it does seem to help....
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