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How to Get Rid of Black Snakes


Snakes are probably the most disturbing, disgusting and dangerous reptiles out there. Finding a snake in your home or office is the start of a horror story, however how this horror story ends is totally in your control. Snakes are notorious for their evil aura and their tendencies to bite and kill humans with their poisonous venom, however black snakes are not poisonous.  

Even though they are not poisonous that does not meant that they are not dangerous as their bites are dangerous and they can seriously harm your physical well being. So if you are one of those unfortunate people who have caught a black snake in their homes or yards, then please do not panic as we are here to help! With the right attitude and a push in the right direction you can win this war against the black snakes in your homes or gardens.

To defeat the enemy, you must know his sword! This is exactly why we have mentioned a little information about black snakes below so that you can understand how their minds work.

About black snakes

As the name implies black snakes have a dull black body and have a white chin which makes them distinguishable from other snakes.  These snakes can measure anywhere between forty two inches to seventy two inches and are not venomous, they will only become aggressive if they feel threatened. Black snakes are indigenous to Eastern and Central United states and these snakes can actually live up to 34 years in captivity.

Black snake are not all that bad as they feed on rodents such as mice and can also eat other snakes, but that does not mean you should even consider not waging war against a snake that is calling your yard its home! To make matters worse black snakes first strangle their prey and then swallow their prey within a matter of seconds. Please do not be intimidated as we will make sure you are completely prepared for this battle

Different methods to get rid of black snakes—for good!

Given below are different methods that are designed to help everyone out there get rid of black snakes, please make sure that you actually have a black snake infestation before using any of these methods. Snakes are dangerous and getting rid of them requires impeccable attention to detail and as many safety precautions as possible.

  1. Invest in a snake repellant

Okay after you take a few seconds to consider what you are getting yourself into, the first method is investing in a snake repellant. These repellants are readily available here at Solutions Pest & Lawn and you can actually find one that has been designed particularly for black snakes. However, these repellants will neither kill or subdue the snake, it will rather aggravate it because it uses predator scents such as king snake urine! The repellant will cause the snake to start panicking and it flee in any direction so please make sure you maintain a safe distance and adorn protective gear to safeguard your well being. Although black snake bites are not venomous, they hurt like hell.

Here at Solutions Pest & Lawn we suggest products like Snake Scram Professional, Snake Out or Snake-A-Way as they all work great.

  1. Snake bait

Another effective way to get rid of snakes is via snake bait, these baits are readily available at your local pesticide stores. The bait is actually poisonous for the snake and its affects kick in after at least fifteen to twenty minutes. The snake will slowly start to wither and it will die, simply pick up the dead snake and toss it as far as you can.  The benefit of using the bait is the fact that you can keep substantial distance from the snake keeping yourself safe from its reactions. This bait will also help draw out the snake from its nests and is the perfect way to find out how many snakes you are dealing with.

  1. Death by sulfur

If you are one of those unfortunate people who saw a snake chilling inside their home then you should consider a sulfur bomb. These sulfur foggers are readily available in the market and is the perfect solution for people dealing with black snakes that have managed to find their way indoors.

  1. Contact a professional

This is probably the most viable choice out there as snakes are very dangerous and leaving the dirty work for a professional is always the best route out of snake infestations. These professionals are equipped with top of the line safety gears and have all the tools in their arsenal to get rid of the snakes in your homes or gardens.

How to prevent a black snake infestation

Prevention is the best cure for anything, especially a black snake infestation due to the danger involved in getting rid of these snakes. This is exactly why it is imperative that every homeowner takes certain steps to prevent a black snake from infesting their homes!

  • Black snakes climb trees so please consider trimming your tree branches

  • Deal with mice and rats making sure that the snake has nothing feed on

  • Place mothballs around your house and garden

  • Seal all of the entry points to your home

  • Make sure that a professional inspects your home periodically

  • Contact a professional if you find a snake nest or eggs

All of these steps mentioned above are designed to help safeguard your home from a black snake infestation.


It can be scary to have a snake slithering around on your property, but with the help of our tips and professional product suggestions, you won’t have to worry about black snakes for long. For more information and DIY advices contact us at 800-479-6583, email us at askapro@solutionsstores.com or live chat with a rep online!  

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