The other day, I was in my tractor barn/workshop. I was doing a minor repair on my tractor. My barn has a concrete floor.
It's really quiet out here, so I can hear the squeaks & groans of my barn sliding doors from the wind. So I start hearing this strange sound like something being pulled across the concrete floor. I turn my head & I see a four foot black snake sliding right past me. After I drop my wrench on the mower deck, the snake takes off past me & hits the rear barn doors & is trying to get out. This is the second one I've had come in. Black snakes are not poisonous & are not known to attack people. But we also have copperheads here that are poisonous & freaking aggressive & will attack you.
I really don't want any snake in my barn. At the least they are a nuisance. On the other side they can be a health threat & a trip to the emergency room & life threatening to young & old with health issues. So what I would like to do is find a way to trap these guys & get rid of them when they come into the barn. I see these "snake" repellent powders being sold at the Big store but I've read they are useless. Now I see traps that will trap them live for removal or kill them if you want to do that. I don't want to kill anything that wonders in. I just don't want them taking shelter in the corners of my barn or in my equipment. Does anyone know of anything out there I can use & & how effective is it.
I was going to use one of those electronic silent sound emitters you plug into an outlet. But since snakes do not have ears & they respond to vibrations they feel or sense in the air & ground, I don't see how you make it uninviting to stay in a particular area. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.