How To Get Rid Of Copperheads

How To Get Rid Of Copperheads

Copperheads are pit viper snakes native to the Americas and are some of the most feared and misunderstood reptiles on earth. They live in almost every habitat in the United States, especially in areas with high humidity and lots of brushwood. You’re more likely to encounter a copperhead snake than any other type of poisonous snake in America. There are different types of copperhead snakes all over the world, and because they are nocturnal hunters, you won’t see them coming. If you have been bitten by a copperhead snake or are concerned about an area where you live (such as if there is a lot of construction work going on), read this blog post for tips on how to get rid of copperheads.

How To Get Rid Of Copperhead Snakes

1. Poison

The best way to get rid of copperhead snakes is to use poison. A product like Scotts Revenge, which contains bromadiolone, can be used to kill copperhead snakes. It is available from most home improvement and garden stores, although be sure to check the expiration date on the product before purchasing it. The poison should be applied in a very thin layer to the ground around the snake’s den and it should be left for a few days before the snake comes out.

2. Traps

You can also use traps that are designed specifically for catching copperheads but you have to make sure you set them up properly so they don’t catch other types of snakes as well. You can also try setting up small traps in your yard or near areas where you see lots of copperhead snakes so they will come out to feed on rats that have been caught in the trap. You can even build your trap with a box covered with chicken wire and covered with an old bed sheet or piece of fabric (like cloth from an old pillowcase). You can put some rat poison under one corner of the bed sheet so that if a copperhead snake crawls under it, it will get caught on the poison and die inside the box without being able to bite anyone else who may walk by at night (or during the day).

3. Remove their habitat

Copperhead snakes are not afraid of humans which means they are not afraid of the traps you set up. A copperhead snake will go back into the same old den and eat whatever it finds there, or it will go back to its old habitat if it is a large snake. You can use a shovel to dig up their den and then use some poison on the dirt that was underneath the den so that they won’t be able to return. You can also try trapping and removing some of their prey (like rats) from their habitat so that they won’t have anything to eat.

4. Poisoning their food

You can also try poisoning their food with a product like Cobra Head Snake Killer which is available from most home improvement stores. The poison should be applied in thin layers around their den and it should be left for several days before the snake comes out again because this way, the snake will die without being able to find its food again (and make itself sick).

5. Trapping their eggs and young snakes

You can also try trapping the young snakes in plastic milk cartons with a snake trap inside of them. The idea is that by catching the young snakes, the parents will either abandon their den or will eat the young ones so they won’t have to worry about them anymore. If you do this, you should be sure to put some rat poison on the dirt underneath where you find the snake’s den so that it won’t come back and eat its younglings as well.

Build A Snake Fence

1. Use chicken wire to create a snake fence around your yard.

Chicken wire is good because it is strong and can be used to keep snakes out of your yard. You can also use it to create a snake fence around your garden or around the area where you see lots of copperheads. The snake fence should be at least five feet high and at least two feet wide (to prevent the snakes from climbing over it) so make sure that you have enough chicken wire so that you will be able to build a tall and wide snake fence.

2. Put pine straw in the drainage ditch

Copperhead snakes like to live underground, so the best way to keep them out of your yard is by blocking off the drainage ditch that leads from your house into the open space outside of it. You can use some small rocks in this area, but you should also put some pine straw in this area as well (you can buy it from most home improvement stores). The pine straw will absorb water during rainy days and keep the ground moist which will make snakes uncomfortable living there. It may take several weeks before you see any results, but eventually, they will avoid coming back there after they have been disturbed by people or other animals, or pets. This method has been used for years by Native Americans who are not afraid of copperheads as well as many people who live in rural areas where copperheads are common (like Arkansas). It is also very effective for preventing copperheads from entering your garden.

3. Kill the snakes with a shovel or rake

If you are not comfortable using the chicken wire method, you can also kill the snakes by using a shovel or rake to dig out small areas where they live and where they hide. You should dig them out in an area that is not near your house so that people do not get disturbed by the snake’s smell. This method is not as effective as the chicken wire method, but it will work if you are determined to kill all of the snakes in your yard.

Other Ways To Get Rid Of Snakes

1. Use an ultrasonic sound device to scare snakes away

This is a good option if you are not comfortable using the chicken wire method. If you have an ultrasonic sound device, you can use it in your yard and it will scare snakes away. They will run away from the sound and they will not feel safe around this area anymore.

2. Use poison to kill the snakes

If you want to use poison to get rid of the snakes, you can use rodenticide and anticoagulant baits. These types of baits are designed to kill mice and rats which may be living in your yard as well as other small pests like rabbits, squirrels, and raccoons. Some people use these kinds of baits because they are less harmful (in terms of poisoning) than other poisons such as strychnine which is commonly used by many professional snake removal services. Rodenticide is usually very effective, but it may take several weeks before all the snakes die. However, if you want to keep using this method for a longer time, it is recommended that you mix several different types of these baits into one trap so that it will be easier for them to eat them without being poisoned themselves.

3. Use electronic repellents

Electronic repellents have become popular in recent years because they are very effective at keeping mosquitoes away from people’s homes and yards without using any chemicals or poisons. They work by emitting an electromagnetic signal which causes mosquitoes to avoid coming close enough to people’s houses or yards so that they won’t bite them or their pets. The main problem with electronic repellents is that they can be very expensive and they can be harmful to your pets, too.

4. Use mothballs to kill snakes

Mothballs are used to repel moths from buildings or other areas where they need to be kept away from people. The smell of mothballs is strong enough to make snakes run away from their homes and leave the area.

5. Use the chicken wire method to kill snakes

This is one of the most effective ways of getting rid of snakes in your yard. It is also very simple and easy to use, but it takes some time before you can see an effect on the snake population in your yard. You may have to spend a few days after every full moon before you start seeing results because this method kills snakes slowly over a long period. The method consists in digging small holes (about 3 feet by 3 feet) in your yard which should be located far away from your house so that people do not get disturbed by their smell or any other unwanted visitor.


Copperheads are a dangerous type of snake, and dealing with them is a delicate situation. They are often mistaken for other types of snakes, and if you are not careful, you could create a problem that is much larger than it needs to be. The best way to get rid of copperheads is to keep your yard clean and well maintained, follow a regular pest control schedule, and keep an eye out for snakes in your yard. If you see a copperhead snake in your yard, do not try to kill it yourself. Call a professional who has experience dealing with copperheads and who knows how to safely and effectively get rid of them.