How to Keep Water Moccasins Away

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Tip

Snake repellents can be found at your local home improvement store. Do not apply snake repellent in gardens or near water supplies.

Warning

If you find a water moccasin on your property, never attempt to catch or kill it on your own. Call a professional pest-control service immediately.

Protect your home and loved ones from poisonous water moccasins.

Water moccasins are poisonous snakes that can be found in and around bodies of water, particularly in areas with a warm climate. If you live near a pond, lake or river and are concerned about these snakes invading your property and posing a danger to your family, you can protect your home by using a snake repellent in your yard and around your property.

Step 1

Mow your lawn. Snakes such as water moccasins prefer high-grassed areas, so keeping your lawn cut and maintained will help deter them.

Step 2

Start by lightly sprinkling the snake repellent granules over the surface area of your yard, taking care to avoid garden areas.

Step 3

Create a perimeter around your yard by spreading an additional helping of snake repellent around the boundaries of your property.

Step 4

Repeat every two months, or when the smell of the snake repellent begins to fade. You may need to reapply after particularly heavy rains.

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Kelly O'Gea

Kelly O'Gea entered journalism in 2009. Since then, she has been the general editor of the collegiate publication "GAMBIT." O'Gea has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Southeastern Louisiana University.