Do you know that garlic can get rid of snakes? they will run away !!

@Bebs08 (10691)
United States
June 30, 2010 10:29am CST
I am pretty sure the snakes are afraid of garlic. Not maybe afraid but they don't like garlic and that's what we use to get rid of snakes when we are in the area prone to snakes. We did that during our camping in the woods with lots of snakes. We even experience one tine that snakes are under the mat of our tent.. woooohhh scary.. something is moving under the covers? I hate to think about it but we use garlic.. we pounded the garlic and put it around the area and the snakes run away. Did you experience that too?
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
30 Jun 10
Garlic are good for our health. I never knew it can scare snakes away. That is a very interesting information. I read about the people in 'Medieval era' used garlic to scare the evil spirits and vampires. Thanks for sharing, I learned something new today. All the while I only know that people use sulfur to avoid snakes. Now we have alternative, something common and easily available that we have in our kitchen - garlic!
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
30 Jun 10
That's right!! we experienced using that during our camping in place where there are lots of snakes around. Snakes became weak in the presence of lots of pound garlic. They don't like the smell of it and might be the reason they run away.
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@sparquel (121)
• United States
1 Jul 10
I totally agree that garlic is good for our health. I absolutely LOVE it! From what I understand, garlic helps to manage cholesterol, boosts the immune system, and has cardiovascular system benefits. There are probably even more benefits. I too have never heard of garlic scaring away snakes. Lord knows I hope I never encounter a snake. However, I've been known to carry a small shaker of garlic around in my purse from time to time when going out to eat, so hopefully I'd be prepared if I ever encounter a snake. LOL
• United States
30 Jun 10
I have never heard of garlic to keep snakes away. But I do know that sulphur and/or hydrated lime will keep them away. The reason those two items work are they are in a fine powdered form. When the snake sliters across it it will dehydrate their body and burn them, so therefore they stay away from them. The garlic may work in the same fashion but I'm not sure exactly how as fresh garlic is rather moist in comparison.
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
30 Jun 10
Oh? that's additional information about getting rid of snakes. Garlic is proven by us because we used it. Maybe the strong smell of the garlic that's what they don't like. But the one you said is also interesting to try.
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@tomitomi (5442)
• Singapore
30 Jun 10
@ sleepylittlerose @ Bebs! Just to add to this discussion, Yes! we use sulphur and lots of them. We place them around our tents. It's good to know of an alternative too. Thanks!
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• India
30 Jun 10
wow i didn't know that snakes are afraid of garlic. Thanks for warning me i will be sure to carry garlic with me wherever i go now. I am terribly afraid of snakes and i wouldn't want to meet one also anywhere...
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
30 Jun 10
Correct!! bring garlic specially when you will go camping in the woods or maybe hiking,, garlic is a good companion in places with snakes.
• United States
30 Jun 10
I haven't heard much about garlic with snakes, but I did read that garlic will help rid animals of fleas. They don't like the smell of garlic. I can honestly say that I don't blame them because that is an awful smell!
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
30 Jun 10
yea, I think that is the reason why snakes also don't like garlic and they will run away.
@Boyetski (989)
• Philippines
30 Jun 10
I have never heard of this. Do this work on all kinds of snakes or some of them? I wonder what triggers the snakes to run away from crushed garlic. Hehehe I would love to have garlic with me if I were to go to a jungle camping or something like that. But nice info right there. . .
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
30 Jun 10
Maybe the strong smell of the garlic. This was the only thing we did when lots of snakes are around our camp site. They even have holes right on the spot where we had out tents that's why when they come out from tho holes they stayed under the mat of out tent.. whew!!
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@Boyetski (989)
• Philippines
30 Jun 10
Well I would definitely bring some garlic everywhere with snakes. Hehehe.. Maybe I should try it out on pet shops that sell snakes. What whould happen? hehehe
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• United States
1 Jul 10
hahaha poor little snakes will have like no where to go though.
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• United States
30 Jun 10
I know a friend who is terrified of them in Miami. This would be somehthing he would love to know. I saw one big snake while living out there in miami.
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
30 Jun 10
I am pretty sure it will scared the snake away because we did that on our camping in the woods where there are lots of snakes... Garlic was the only solution we did to get rid of the snakes. Must be lots of garlic scattered in the place prospective of snakes.
• India
1 Jul 10
and, I read somewhere that BLACK-PEPPER and CAPSICUM.. the alkaloid of chillies will PUT AWAY the elephants. where can one find such tips and tricks... of the wild? .. Bebs.. please?
@airakumar (1556)
• India
1 Jul 10
Great news!! I have read that the best way to get rid of the snakes is to make sure your back yard is not Snake Heaven. Keep the clutter down. No piles of wood or leaves, nothing they can nest in or hide under. Keep the grass mowed so they don't get comfortable hanging out in it. Also, take care of any rodent or insect problems quickly. If the snakes are migrating to your yard, they've probably got a good reason. A buffet line starring roaches and mice is one of the best. Snakes can climb, so it's important to seal the entire house. This is good for keeping out all sorts of critters. Sealing the house will also get rid of snakes in the basement as well.
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• Philippines
2 Jul 10
Now i know how to get rid of snakes, in our province we can find snakes around the house specially during summer. They are not the poisonous ones but they really are scary. Sometimes they go inside our house passing through the open windows and doors. They come from the hills at the back of our house and sometimes we can see them crossing the highway. Some are big as the leg of a ten year old but some are still small. My father tells us that on summertime, snakes feel the heat under the ground so they come out to cool their body.
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
19 Jul 10
And now you know already. Just put garlic around your house during summer time and the snakes will not come in. They will run away.. They don't like garlic.
• Philippines
19 Jul 10
I surely will, and i will tell my other relatives too about this tip. Thanks!
• India
1 Jul 10
thanks a billion million. If only you charge a penny for each thanks, you would have been a millionaire, friend.. for giving out the tips to avoid snakes. I wish to keep a clove of garlic.. though I am now living in a URBAN area. and, I HAD been instructed to have the clove of garlic.. to avoid BAD DEVILS, and such demons.
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
1 Jul 10
Oh really? a clove of garlic to drive away demon? I did not hear that yet but yup, take with you garlic when you will go around your area. Even in the corner of your house if you suspect that there are snakes there? do it and they will run away.
• India
1 Jul 10
thanks again. and, did you not hear about the VAMPIRES running away, when one pulls out the clove of garlic? .... I have seen a TV Soap also based on this vampire-slayers.
@gloryacam (5546)
• Philippines
30 Jun 10
Garlic is stinky! If I were a snake, I'd run away, too! LOL...Seriously, maybe there are chemicals in the garlic that turn off the snake so they run away.
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
30 Jun 10
I think you're right!! we usually use garlic when there are snakes around. They will really don't bother you when you have garlic.
@gloryacam (5546)
• Philippines
30 Jun 10
Maybe that's how the vampires' fear of garlic was born. Because both have fangs! LOL
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@cream97 (29179)
• United States
17 Jul 10
Hi, Bebs08. I did not know that at all. I have heard about Sulfur, but not garlic. I think that I would be afraid to camp into the woods just knowing about the snakes. I think that this would be very scary just knowing what could be crawling at my tent and onto my body... Thanks for sharing this advice with us all.
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
19 Jul 10
No, it's not scary anymore if there is garlic with you when you camp in the woods. I will be afraid if I don't have the garlic with me.
• India
1 Jul 10
Hmm. pretty interesting. I never knew this. Thanks mate.
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
19 Jul 10
And now you know, bring garlic when you go to the forest. heheheh
• Canada
1 Jul 10
It's also a good way to get rid of your enemies-and friends too. Just chew some garlic and then go have a nice chat with someone you don't like, and chances are they'll stay away.
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
19 Jul 10
hahahah that might be a good reason for the snake to run away because of the smell.
@topetotz (163)
• Philippines
1 Jul 10
Never heard about it, but here in the Philippines, our old folks believe that garlic can get rid of demonic creatures or something like that. Well, maybe they were referring to snakes, i don't really know cause I've never tried it before. Thanks for the tip.
@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
19 Jul 10
hahaha maybe they considered snake as demon because the snake was used by the devil to tempt Adam and Eve in the garden and that's the reason of sin. It could be.
@Candymin (145)
• China
1 Jul 10
Hi, Bebs. What nice information you brought here. Actually, I have never heard of that garlic can fly snakes away. Maybe snakes don't like the strong smell of garlic. Despite of the reason, taking a bunch of garlic or sulphur with us is definitely a good choice when we go to the jungle for camping or climbing. Hehehe... Well, I hope I will never encounter a snake. Thanks for your sharing of nice information. Have a nice day and happy mylotting!
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
19 Jul 10
WE've experienced it and we've tried it. So then I believe that snake is afraid of garlic. Am sure because of the strong smell of it.
• Philippines
1 Jul 10
I never live in an area full of snakes; I live in the city but thank you for the information. I just know this now; snakes being afraid of garlic. You know what garlic are also use here in the remote areas of our country as means to counteract the witches. Garlic are versatile ingredients for our health. It has many useful benefits.
@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
19 Jul 10
Oh I never heard that garlic is good for witches.. hahhaha.. That could be interesting.
@Bellapop (1283)
1 Jul 10
Really? Ive never heard of that...? Apparently, humans are the snake's biggest fear, normally, they would just run away after seeing one, but for some reason it's the other way round! Snakes don't attack for no reason, only out of fear and being threatened. Other predators such as birds also eat snakes, so I think snakes are going to be scared of the, plus other predatory animals. Snakes are also cold-blooded, so can't really remain active for long without sunlight, so if you're really confronting a snake, if you can, you can try to struggle with it for as long as possible until it tires out, although staying away from it would be more recommended!
@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
1 Jul 10
that's right!! staying away from snake is a better option but when they come near to us or enter our house, we must get rid of them before they can bite us. When humans are scared of the snake the snakes are scared too and the reaction is, whether the human kill them or snakes will bite to protect themselves too. So, the better way is to let them go away by using garlic.
• China
1 Jul 10
I learn a new way of driving snakes away from mylot.Although I have never heard of this but I pretty sure this must come from folk.
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
1 Jul 10
Well, you try it because we've tried and snakes run away.
@salonga (23688)
• Philippines
1 Jul 10
Whahhhh! I am so scared of snakes! And your experience with snake is so scary. I don't know what will I do given that same situation. But your tip on how to drive away snake is one thing really new to me. Thanks Bebs for sharing. I think before going to any place where there could be snake I must spread garlic juice all over my body first. Ha!ha!ha! Surely I'd smell so terrible that snakes would not even dare to go near me.
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
1 Jul 10
hahahaha Maybe you will the first one who will feel sick with the smell of garlic in your body.. But seriously!!! garlic is our weapon to drive away snakes before we can kill them if we saw them. hahaha
• United States
1 Jul 10
This reminds me of the movie Holes when the yellow spotted lizards are averse to the onions and peaches.
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
1 Jul 10
I think the same thing with the snakes.
@Joshuael (109)
• China
1 Jul 10
It is the first time for me to hear that.Maybe snake dislike the scent of garlic.I am scary to see snake.Actually snake is also afraid of encountering human being. If we donot attack snakes,they will likely not attack us.
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@Bebs08 (10691)
• United States
1 Jul 10
I agree with that. Snakes will not attack unless they are afraid or hurt by us. But many of us human, are scared of snakes that even by their presence we don't like it and we will kill them before they can harm us.