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Rattle snakes in the well house
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Rick    Posted 07-25-2002 at 15:31:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Anyone know how to get rid of rattle snakes. They are in the underground well house. Its a cinder block room appx. 10' deep and 6X8'. There is a trap door and ladder to climb down. Yesterday one was under the trap door and I almost picked him up with the door. Saw another in one of the cracks in the bricks. Don't know how many could be in there, but I do have to get in there from time to time. Found "Snake-A-Way" on the internet as well as various glue traps. Anyone had success with a product or method of killing these things.

riddler 187    Posted 09-25-2002 at 14:10:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
this may sound crazy get a chainsaw crank it and let it idle on top off the trap door for about ten minutes the vibration will make them leave it works

Rick    Posted 07-26-2002 at 14:39:23       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thanks for the suggestions.The moth balls and foggers maybe. The flare is an interesting idea. Gasoline is a good choice until that pump kicks on and the electric spark sends me flying out the trap door. Shooting at a brick wall at close range isn't my idea of fun, that stuff can come back at you. Moving is not an option but thanks for the creative solution. Anybody ever been bit by a masasaugua rattler? Maybe I can just develope an immunity to the toxin over time. Hey how about that Ausie crocodile guy?

homie lover    Posted 02-18-2006 at 10:56:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]

bob    Posted 07-26-2002 at 11:05:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Move Possesion is 9/10,s of the the law and the snakes have it. good luck

Willy-N    Posted 07-25-2002 at 23:01:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think I would put a couple of lit road flares or the ones they call Gopher Gassers I don't think they would last in that small a area with them burning in there. Mark H.

Burrhead    Posted 07-25-2002 at 20:33:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
That snake away works pretty good. I have trouble finding moth balls too but if you can find the old style petro based moth balls they do real good.

That's a purdy small place to hold church but with built in snakes some of them pennycostal folks might would rent it from you or at least keep the snakes caught out of it.

Mudcat49    Posted 07-25-2002 at 20:12:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Rick, call Phyllis TX , that woman is death on a snake!!!

Pcc-AL    Posted 07-25-2002 at 16:41:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi Rick,
With an area no larger that you have and confined also, I would try something that gives off an odor to repel them. Let me say that you should first check with your county extention service to see what they suggest. My idea is to put something in the well house that would drive them away. King snakes immediately comes to mind, but that is probably not reasonable. How about moth balls, if you can find any of the old kind around. I can't. You might try a bug fogger such as Raid or Hot Shot. The snakes may also react to noise or vibration. I know gasoline drives them out of holes in the ground. The rattlesnake rodeo is held at Andalusia, Alabama and they used gas poured down a hose to drive the snakes out. Don't blow up your well house. I also like the shotgun approach used carefully. Again, check with your extention service. Good luck.

LH    Posted 07-25-2002 at 15:50:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sawed of 12 guage is cheap and very effective, just use real small shot so it don't tear anything up that you don't want torn up.

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