How to Get Rid of Snakes Like a Modern-Day St. Patrick

Updated: Apr. 04, 2023

Snakes are a major pest problem in some regions, and getting rid of them can be quite a challenge—but not for property manager and modern-day St. Patrick, Tom Dvorak.

dead snake on tomcat glue board how to get rid of snakesPhoto: Courtesy of Tom Dvorak

It’s believed that St. Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland, and that’s what Tom Dvorak does for local Indiana homeowners with the help of Tomcat Glue Boards.

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Here’s how to get rid of snakes, according to Tom.

“This snake was trapped in a basement with a rock foundation,” Tom says. “The best method I’ve ever done for how to get rid of snakes is placing the sticky boards are placed inside the basement around the perimeter, up against the base of the walls. Works absolutely great.”

“If someone wants to release the snake,” Tom adds, “the whole thing can be taken outdoors and the snake doused with cooking oil. Supposedly that will allow the snake to work free. I haven’t tried that yet, so draw your own conclusions.”

The glue boards can be used to catch mice, bugs and other pests around the home, too. Thanks for the tip, Tom!

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