SnakeGuard® Trapping Tips

SnakeGuard. Photo by Wildlife Control Consultant, LLC.The following information has been provided by the owner of SnakeGuard. This information should be helpful to anyone looking to use this brand or any other brand of glue snake traps. No endorsement by ICWDM is implied and no criticism of other traps is intended.

1. Most snakes in homes are found in the basement, garage, add-on rooms and similar areas. In areas with arboreal snakes, snakes are often found in attics. Traps are ideally placed against a vertical surface; such as a wall. Snakes often hide under objects such as freezers; behind boxes; and, generally under any dark protected object. I usually recommend a trap be placed near the entrance to the area (like near a garage door); and, a second trap in the back of the space / room - often right next to an object such as a freezer. We also know that following flood conditions, snakes are frequently found in homes and more often in attic areas. The traps are also commonly used in boat houses, outlying buildings, barns, and warehouses.

2. A common mistake is not positioning the trap flush with the vertical surface (wall). Second, we recommend the trap be either taped (duct tape works) to the wall; or, supported against the wall by a brick or other object. In this manner, the trap will not move and allow the snake to push it aside. Other than these comments, the trap is quite simple to install and very effective in its purpose.

3. A typical home would be best served by two traps. One in the lowest level; which might be a crawlspace or basement. The second trap in a garage, mudroom, or similar location.

4. The best oils for releasing snakes are any of the common / grocery store vegetable cooking oils. Any of the commercial products work well and are biodegradable.

The SnakeGuard Snake Trap is quite useful in harmlessly recapturing escaped pet snakes.
The trap was successfully tested many, many times on snakes of all sizes from all continents including:both poisonous and nonpoisonous varieties.

The trap was carefully designed taking into account actual physics principles of snake crawling and locomotion.


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