Listen, I am very much afraid of snakes. Ok, so I know it is said that they won't other you unless you bother them. But I am going to tell you the truth.... I am an animal lover as much as the next person but that does not apply to venomous animals. I do not like snakes period. I don't want to find out which ones are venomous and which ones are not. I just don't want to contact with them at all.
So I read an article today which stated that you can kill snakes with wasp or hornet spray. These sprays can be aimed from a distance and shot right at the snake. With my luck it will be like me with the spray starch - the darn spray thingy never works!!! I'm pressing and pressing and nothing comes out! I'd much rather try the wasp spray though then buy snake shot. I dont care much for guns even though I am considering taking target practice along with a group of ladies in my club.
Back to the snakes and wasp spray. I have been in touch with a guy who is considered a snake whisperer. I'm pretty sure if he knew I was contemplating KILLING snakes, he'd be very upset with me. He took the time to discuss snakes with me when I contacted him via email. He told me all about not being afraid of snakes and some precautions I should take. I told him where I lived half of the year, and that it was considered snake country. I told him my mother is NOT afraid of snakes andmakes a habit of chopping their heads off with the hoe she carries around with her. Several have entered her house. She tries not to let me know this but I always find out from someone. We live in rattler country. There are signs around that say beware of rattlers - leave them alone and they will leave you alone. Which we pretty much do. Anyway, this snake whisperer told me I can contact him anytime. (I have to find his email address.) As I said, I am not going to tell him of my intent to buy some wasp spray!!!
But if a snake decides to come into my house, I want to be prepared to get it out of my house without it biting me or another family member. I prefer not to use deadly force. But I will if I have to.