Asked January 12, 2013, 6:34 PM EST

Is there anything that repells rattlesnakes? We recently purchased some raw land and saw a nice fat rattler on it. There are many rocky crags on the property so I figured there would be some but want to repel them so my grandchildren won't come across them, especially near where we will build the house. Any advice?

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1 Response

I know of no chemical that has been proven to repel snakes. Sorry.

I don't know the situation where you live, but I used to live in a home surrounded by three fences... a high one for deer, a four foot fence for sheet, and a low fence made of hardware cloth to keep rattlesnakes out of the yard.