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Old 08-14-2019, 08:49 PM   #1
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Default Keeping snakes away from RV at lease?

My wife is nervous about going to camp since 3 skin sheds were found around camper, any advice?


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Old 08-14-2019, 08:57 PM   #2
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Moth balls under the camper and keep it mowed off short. That'll keep the mice away. Keep them away and you'll have fewer snakes.
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Old 08-14-2019, 08:59 PM   #3
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Moth balls under the camper and keep it mowed off short. That'll keep the mice away. Keep them away and you'll have fewer snakes.
Yup
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Old 08-14-2019, 09:02 PM   #4
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Put up a sign.


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Old 08-14-2019, 09:03 PM   #5
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moth balls work well
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Old 08-14-2019, 09:06 PM   #6
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Yea Iíve always use mothballs but I have let the grass grow some maybe thatís it


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Old 08-14-2019, 09:12 PM   #7
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Also, keep everything clean. Don't drop a food scraps around the trailer. Anything you can do to keep from attracting mice.
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Old 08-14-2019, 09:13 PM   #8
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Put up a sign.





Yes! Put out snake free zones signs and your snake problems will be solved!

I digress. Mowing did not stop a big *** rattler from crawling across the lawn and ending up underneath the cabin.

Look twice before stepping once. Good luck.

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Old 08-14-2019, 09:29 PM   #9
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Moth balls under the camper and keep it mowed off short. That'll keep the mice away. Keep them away and you'll have fewer snakes.
This is exactly what we do.

We also keep the under neath sprayed with weed killer so there are no weeds/grass under them and is pretty much bare.
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Old 08-14-2019, 09:39 PM   #10
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Keep your grass short in camp. We mow pretty often and I spray weed killer all around my camper. Also keep the mice at bay, that’s why the snakes are there.
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Old 08-14-2019, 09:59 PM   #11
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We had a guy use an electric fence.
I guess it worked???
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Old 08-14-2019, 10:15 PM   #12
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Keep sulpher out. Just sprinkle it around where you don’t want snakes.
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Old 08-14-2019, 10:18 PM   #13
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Round up, then mothballs
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Old 08-15-2019, 12:18 AM   #14
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I put a bunch of moth balls under an old camper years ago.Everything in that thing smelled like moth balls eventually!
I had to move the camper.I'd rather have snakes!

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Old 08-15-2019, 02:42 AM   #15
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Keep the weeds down and the grass cut.
And donít kill the good snakes


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Old 08-15-2019, 05:50 AM   #16
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One word.

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Old 08-16-2019, 09:51 AM   #17
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Keep mice/rat poison under your trailer...no mice=no snakes....
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Old 08-16-2019, 10:13 AM   #18
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Have you guys ever smelled moth balls???


How'd you get your head between his tiny little legs????
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Old 08-16-2019, 10:16 AM   #19
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have you guys ever smelled moth balls???


How'd you get your head between his tiny little legs????
lol
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Old 08-16-2019, 12:16 PM   #20
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Old 08-16-2019, 12:19 PM   #21
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Camp cats
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Old 08-16-2019, 12:21 PM   #22
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Get her a Heritage Rough Rider .22lr with bird shot. Academy has one on Hot Deal right now for $149 and they have a $50 off Heritage promo going, should be $99 all said and done for that model. Got one for my wife, she goes looking for snakes at fish camp now.
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Old 08-16-2019, 12:32 PM   #23
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Put up a sign.


I almost posted the exact same thing...
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Old 08-16-2019, 04:20 PM   #24
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Old 08-16-2019, 05:14 PM   #25
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Cut the grass short. Spray weed and grass killer under RV. Then once grass is dead, mix a double hot batch of Demon (Tractor Supply) and soak everything under the trailer. That will ensure that any bugs, mice etc that go under the trailer don't continue to live.
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Old 08-16-2019, 05:25 PM   #26
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Knowing there could potentially be at least one snake within 5 miles of my camper kept my wife at home for the 11 years I had a lease.
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Old 08-16-2019, 05:44 PM   #27
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Sulfur. Will also keep chiggers and mosquitos out.
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Old 08-16-2019, 05:45 PM   #28
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Camp cats
Honest question...

If I buy some for our camp and let them go, and provide them water close by. Will they hang around?
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Old 08-16-2019, 06:18 PM   #29
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went quail hunting outside of Quannah with a buddy of mine years ago. He had an old winnabago he stayed in, woke up to the sound of what I thought was a mouse in a trap, but when we hit the lights there was a 5ft racer with a mouse on the stove. I slept in the truck for 2 days and didnt bat an eye about it. As long as there outside thats ok with me. But we spray round up in a perimeter around our trailers out west. Seems to keep the rattlebugs away, plus its all dirt and you can see them coming.
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Old 08-16-2019, 07:53 PM   #30
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If I buy some for our camp and let them go, and provide them water close by. Will they hang around?


Ours do for the most part


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Old 08-16-2019, 08:19 PM   #31
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I would stay in the city. It's wild out there!!!
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Old 08-16-2019, 08:24 PM   #32
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Ours do for the most part


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Yep they do, we had a guy take 3 out a few seasons back. 1 disappeared 1 got ran over and the last one you still see from time to time around the camp.
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Old 08-16-2019, 08:33 PM   #33
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I’ve had a problem with blue spiny lizards in my cabin. They’re not too bad but rather be reptile or rodent free...
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Old 08-16-2019, 08:35 PM   #34
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Have you guys ever smelled moth balls???


How'd you get your head between his tiny little legs????
Funniest thing i have read in weeks
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Old 08-16-2019, 08:36 PM   #35
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Dr. T.'s Snake Away granules from home depot and short/no grass.
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Old 08-16-2019, 08:59 PM   #36
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Not sure if it is practical, but you might put in a gravel or crushed limestone pad for the trailer. Then spray keep the grass around it short as others have mentioned. Anything you can do to keep the mice, rats, rodents , away will help.

I just put in a pad for a trailer and the crushed limestone cost me a little over $700 . Just depends how far you have to have it hauled . I spread it with my own tractor.
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Old 08-16-2019, 11:01 PM   #37
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Coyote urine.
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