Another smell that I need tips on: caused by snake repellant.

@thea09 (18324)
Greece
July 24, 2009 7:43am CST
Hi all, after recently having a snake indoors I purchased a product called Nafolina which is meant to deter snakes as it smell so bad, it comes in little white balls which you place arond the perimiter of the house and balconies but don't put inside as it smells too bad. I duly did this and had a lot left so I wrapped them up inside several carrier bags and stored them under the sink for future use as I was advised to put more down every few weeks. They have been sitting there causing no problem but in the last few days the smell is taking over and it is really strong. Now whilst I can guarantee I'm not ever going to find a snake under the kitchen sink I do need some way of masking their smell. By the way there is nowhere suitable to store them outside. Help appreciated.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
24 Jul 09
OMGOSH, U had a snake inside,, I would be worried to dearth there would be another one. I f u have no outside strorage to put the stuff, guess i'd go on & put it all down outside. I sure hope u don't have anymore in the house. I have a good friend that has really been bothered by snakes out side all summer. Where do u buy nafolina? I'd like to tell her about it. thanks.
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@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
24 Jul 09
[b][/b]Hi antiquelady, yes I really did have a snake inside and sure don't want anymore, it wasn't a pleasant experience. The nafolina I bought should not be put down all at once, you start round the perimeter of the house then a bit later you spread it further away. Apparently if you do it at the same time you can trap the snakes in between so best to put it down gradually. Anyway I bought it in the local supermarket for about 1 euro so good value. I have no idea what the English word for it is though but some people think it is rather like moth balls. Maybe that would help your friend.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
24 Jul 09
HI THEA, I think she has already tried moth balls but thanks for your response. She has killed i don't know how many, big ones to. I hope u are not bothered by them in the house anymore. I have another friend that her cat has been bringing them in her house, just samll ones but that cat would have to go i told her.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
8 Aug 09
Thank u for my best response. Have a great weekend. jo
• United States
24 Jul 09
hmm.. all i can think of is one of those "space bags" if they have them there. they're normally used for storing linens and clothes,but they're a plastic bag you put items in,and use a vacuum to seal it and remove the air and keep out bugs,dust,etc. being sealed up like that,it might keep the smell in.
@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
24 Jul 09
Hi scarlet-woman, thanks for the idea but I can't actually imagine them selling these space bag things here, plus there's the little difficulty of not having a hoover as there's nothing to hoover in the house. Now if I ask a Greek friend about this they will probably tell me to store it in the outside loo but I don't have one, so hoping an answer comes up here which I can try out.