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Old 06-13-2018, 02:48 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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If you're really concerned about snakes getting in, aside from hardware cloth, etc, you could put some cedar balls or discs or moth balls by the opening. Don't know if the cedar thing is urban legend but it always seemed to work for me in (relatively) high snake population areas.
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5 feet long is big for a copperhead. Usually they're fat but not long. I've shot several who were nesting in my wife's tomatoes. You really don't want to run into the juveniles.

I was turning a bowl once and a black racer crawled across the wall (3 feet above the ground) right behind my lathe. I put my tools down, stopped the lathe, and tried to grab it, but the snake had already gotten behind a cabinet. I resumed turning, and saw the snake again. Then it crawled across the wall a third time. At that point, I realized that each time, the snake was a different size. It wasn't one black racer, it was three.

It turned out that there was a copperhead nest in my shop and the black racers were after them. Later that evening, I went back out to my shop with my brother-in-law. He chased the copperheads out from under a shelving unit with a stick to where I was waiting (in tall boots) with a shovel. I chopped their heads off and gave the skins to a friend to tan. I made him a pen from the skin.

Snakes don't like sulfur. When I had a snakes in my greenhouse, I sprinkled sulfur powder around the foundation and that kept them out. You can buy it expensively as Ortho Snake-B-Gone, or cheaply as bulk sulfur powder at home improvement stores.

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Yuppers, just put some screening up. It should blow through long as you clean it wonce in a while. Snakes be gone.
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Why not place the a/c at the top of the window to keep it higher off the ground?
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Why not place the a/c at the top of the window to keep it higher off the ground?
If the upper sash is moveable, then you would need a support frame under the unit to take the place of the sill. A higher mount will get better circulation as the cool air will sink and the ac will be drawing in warmer air from higher up.
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