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26 minutes ago, Wilsonandson said:


Moth balls that's a new one. I was told to put lemons next to the door. I also used plasticine to seal all the tiny gaps in the walls and entrances. Still every year I seem to have a close encounter with a snake. Inside and outside the house. The thing to remember is they won't bite you unless you step on them. Snakes are more scared of you than you are of them. Saying that though someone down my street last year had one slithering around upstairs outside their bedroom.

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Take a peek at what Dr. Google says about it. It's a really good fix for snakes and spiders. Also, try spraying insect repellant around your floor boards and especially around the outside of your doors and windows. It'll help immensely.

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25 years in SE Asia and I have never had a snake in the house . That is quite a rare occurence and most likely for farmers living in the fields and jungles . Most unlikely in built up areas

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2 hours ago, HuskerDo said:

Well you just might have put far too many in your attic. 🙂 Snakes and other critters have a far better sense of smelling that us humanoids. It doesn't take many to dissuade them yet it won't bother humans at all. 

Moth balls keeping snakes away is a well-known myth, not to mention they're extremely toxic.

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1 hour ago, Myran said:

Moth balls keeping snakes away is a well-known myth, not to mention they're extremely toxic.

It may be a myth for some and others swear by it. There are companies that sell snake repellent and it sounds like the best chemicals are Cedar Oil, Sulfur, Cinnamon Oil, Clove Oil. Not sure if those products are sold in Thailand but most likely are. Ortho has a good product (Snake B Gone). There are actually solar-powered snake repellents, as well, which work by emitting soil-penetrating sonic pulses that chase off a range of vermin, including snakes. That would work well in sunny Thailand. 

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Last time I had a strange experience when walking around, a sort of a nasty feeling in my right shoe and I was thinking, oh my god, a baby snake! But it turned out to be an adult frog. 

Edited by Isaanbiker

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6 hours ago, Wilsonandson said:

Just 3 days ago I had a baby snake in my kitchen and I discovered it just after showering. I called my wife for help and in came my neighbours to see what all the fuss was about. Talk about red faced, me wrapped in a towel 2 sizes to small.

Anyway they caught and killed it by repeatedly beating it with a metal mop handle. Then after they'd eyed up the contents of my downstairs rooms, they went back to sit on their doorsteps.

Snakes are an important part of the environment. Leave them alone and they go away.

 And I know spitting cobras and pit vipers are deadly. Check out how many people die and assess the risk - minimal.

 

I get pythons (mostly reticulated but some Burmese) and lots of very large rat snakes.

 And others I have not identified. But I do as I did in outback Australia where truly venomous snakes roam.

Ignore them. Leave them alone and they go home, wagging their tails behind them.

Apologies to Enid Blynton

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Now, how’s that for coincidences?

 

I was just watching it earlier this evening...

 

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Moth balls are good at keeping cats away from your property.

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7 hours ago, Prissana Pescud said:

Snakes are an important part of the environment. Leave them alone and they go away.

 And I know spitting cobras and pit vipers are deadly. Check out how many people die and assess the risk - minimal.

 

I get pythons (mostly reticulated but some Burmese) and lots of very large rat snakes.

 And others I have not identified. But I do as I did in outback Australia where truly venomous snakes roam.

Ignore them. Leave them alone and they go home, wagging their tails behind them.

Apologies to Enid Blynton

Do you have young children and dogs that play outside with the Malayan pit vipers and King cobras? 

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15 hours ago, marcusarelus said:

Call the snake guy if have time if not I pretend I am a Saudi. 

I worked on farms in Saudi during the 1980's and 90's.    The farms were located in desert, sand / black stones and black stone hills / ancient wadis, kilometres from anywhere.     The first farm I was at used to have desert foxes, feral cats and other wildlife.  

A major pest control company in Jeddah decided it didn't like to kill the stray dogs it rounded up so, they blow darted them, drove them 70km out of town and dumped the unconscious dogs near to the farm.

Goodbye wildlife hello snakes and scorpions.    The snakes found ways in to the nice cool chicken houses and would sleep in the nest boxes.

The farm had a Pakistani snake catcher who would take care of the snakes, and sometimes give them to Thai staff who would eat them.

Some snakes, snake eggs, hatching snake eggs, scorpions and camel spiders I would put in formalin and, when on leave take them to the UK and present them to my daughters school.

My children lived for a year or so in Saudi and visited often, they learnt from a young age to always empty shoes out or, better still, leave them in the house but still look inside them just in case.   With clothes always shake them out before putting on.

I spent many years in farming here in Thailand, only bitten once by a snake but numerous spider and other insect bites.    One farm found a 220kg python which duly ended up in the market for meat.

I have lived / worked in South America, Saudi, Kuwait, Asia etc. since the 1970's and still check my clothes everyday.

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7 hours ago, Thongkorn said:

Moth balls are good at keeping cats away from your property.

+1.....Right on Sir,

I scatter them around the car port on a regular basis to stop the cats spraying my wheels. It also helps stop dogs in town spraying them as some are crushed into the treads........

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SWMBO is very anti snake so this is what happens to any she finds IMG_7280.thumb.JPG.7bcef5949fc8f5b17f4eee53e9b4a14f.JPG

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The worst I have had so far is a Cockroach in my deck shoes, that didn't last long, soon splattered all over the carport, considering our house is in a fairly rural area outside of Pattaya I'm surprised I haven't seen more snakes.  

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19 hours ago, smutcakes said:

I thought you said you lived in a condo in Bangna....

 

19 hours ago, marcusarelus said:

House next to a jungle

Bangna is a jungle ^^

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