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How to Get Rid of Copperhead Snakes


One of the most commonly found snakes in North America are copper head snakes; these are aggressive snakes and should not be taken lightly at any cost. These snakes are notorious for their aggressive nature and tendencies of finding ways to get inside peoples home and yards. If you see a copper head in your home and garden, please run as far as possible and take a moment to recuperate from the horror that you have witnessed. Rest assured we will help you get rid of that copper head with a few of our tips and a push in the right direction. 

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer! In order to fight the copper head that is making your life hell, you will first have to understand what copperheads really are. This is exactly why we have mentioned a little information about copper heads below:

About copper heads

Copperhead snakes are indigenous to North America and their name is derived from their copper red heads. These snake are considered to be medium sized snakes which normally grow up to 3 feet, however the female copper heads grow bigger than the males. You can easily distinguish a copperhead from other snakes with its unique chest nut brown or brown cross bands. We also have some good news, these snakes are not venomous and their bites are not fatal!  

However, their bites are excruciating and you will require immediate medical assistance. These snakes are not predatory in nature and rely on camouflage for protection.  Furthermore copperheads prey on rodents such mice and rats, they also prey on other birds and small insects.  Please do not be intimidated as we will make sure that you have everything required in your arsenal to help you get rid of the copperhead snake in your home or offices.

Different steps to help you get rid of copperhead snakes—for good!

Given below are different steps that are designed to help everyone out there get rid of copperhead snakes for good.  

  1. Remove all the food sources

If you have found a copperhead snake in your home and garden, then it is safe to assume that there is a food source nearby which is exactly why the snake is so comfortable in your property. This is exactly why it is imperative that every homeowner firsts addresses the food source that snake is living on. As mentioned before, snakes prey on small rodents, birds and lizards, so please consider removing all of these food sources before you wage war against these copperheads.

  1. Invest in a snake repellant

Once you have removed all the sources of food in the proximity of your home and garden, the next step is to invest in a snake repellant. These repellants will not kill the snake but actually will aggravate it to an extent that the snake will relocate to a new destination. These repellants are readily available in the market at any pesticide store and you can actually find a repellant that has been designed exclusively for copperhead snakes. Once you have equipped yourself with a snake repellant, simply point the aerosol and start spraying like your life depended on it! Please maintain a safe distance from the snake while spraying as the snake will start to conceive you as a threat and might attack.  

Here at Solutions Pest & Lawn we have a variety of great snake repellents that will keep copperheads away. Try Snake Scram Professional, Snake Out or Snake-A-Way. All are great forms of keeping snakes from sticking around.

  1. Invest in mothballs  

This may come as a surprise to many but copperhead snakes are extremely scared of moth balls. These moth balls are readily available in the market at cost effective prices and these mothballs can help fight an array of different invasive insects including lizards and other snakes. Simply place the moth balls all around your home and outside in the garden to scare off all of the snakes in the area. You will be surprised just of effective mothballs really are, when it comes to copperhead snakes.  

  1. Invest in copperhead snake traps

Another effective way to deal with copperhead snakes is by investing in snake traps; these traps are also readily available in the market at various prices. Simply invest in the trap that encompasses your budget and place the trap next to the area which is infested by the copperhead snake. These traps are very effective when it comes to snakes as it provides people with a safe method of getting rid of snake. Once you have caught the snake, use your imagination to determine how you want to end its life. We would recommend grabbing hold of a base ball bat and hit the snake in the head as hard you can.  

How to prevent a copperhead snake infestation

Prevention is the best cure, especially of a snake infestation. Getting rid of snakes is no easy task and requires a combination of bravery and stupidity to successfully wage war against these snakes. This is exactly why we have articulated a list of different steps that are designed to help everyone out there prevent a copperhead snake infestation. These steps are as follows:

  • Seal up all of the food in your home

  • Consider removing all of the other pests in your home

  • Trim your garden on a regular basis

  • Sprinkle sulfur around the perimeter of your home

  • Cover all of the entry points in your home

Finally, if you have ever seen a copperhead snake lurking around, you can either use our tips or consider contacting a professional.


It can be scary to have a snake slithering around on your property, especially one as dangerous as a copperhead. With the help of our tips and professional product suggestions, you won’t have to worry about copperheads being around for long. For more information and DIY advices contact us at 800-479-6583, email us at askapro@solutionsstores.com or live chat with us on our website.

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