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Posted by Tracy on May 15, 2005, 10:07 am
We live in upstate new york. My boyfriend and I just bought a house and found a dead snake inside the basement bilko doors. We then found a live one outside on the side of the bilko doors. He was a brown color with black check marks. I keep telling him that its a garter snake but he is freaking out. He doesn't want them getting into the basement through the bee dry system. How can we get rid of them without them coming into the basement if they are already in the bee dry system. We have also found two toads in the basement. Thank you for any tips you can give us.
The Appalachian Naturalist