How do you get rid of snakes in a house? Do mothballs work?
The snake is the most misunderstood and most abused of all
animals. If you cannot overcome your abhorrence or fear of them, leave them
alone. Do not kill them. They are valuable destroyers of mice, rats,
gophers and many insects.
Perhaps the following links could be of some assistance in keeping people
from indiscriminately killing snakes? Snake-A-Way is the same product used
by the pest control industry and currently the only registered snake
Other control methods:
There are occasional reports of a
Massasauga--a small species of rattlesnake--drifting down across the
Lake County line. There are a few in the Indiana Dunes. Otherwise all
the 18 species of snakes in the Chicago area are utterly harmless.
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Update: June 2012