There are many techniques for getting rid of snakes but one of the most common is using mothballs. Mothballs are small balls of chemical that release a strong smell when they come in contact with air. This smell is designed to keep moths away from clothes but it can also be effective at keeping snakes away.
Snakes rely on their sense of smell to find food and mates and the strong smell of mothballs can be overwhelming for them. When snakes come in contact with mothballs they will often flee the area. You can place mothballs around the perimeter of your property to keep snakes away.
Mothballs are a popular snake repellent but they are not without their drawbacks. The chemicals in mothballs can be harmful to humans and animals if they are inhaled or ingested. You should never place mothballs inside your home as the fumes can be harmful to your health. If you must use mothballs be sure to place them in a well-ventilated area.