This product is meant to be placed underneath porches, crawl spaces, or inside or under covered areas. The outside layer of the box has a waxy coating to help repel water, but the inside is raw cardboard and is not meant to get wet. You should not place this board where it will be exposed to water/rain.
The Snake Guard Glue Board is a giant covered glue board trap measuring 23"L x 12"W x 2.5"H. With the Snake trap you can safely and effectively remove small or large snakes from within homes and other structures. The sticky glue incapacitates even large snakes, allowing for live capture, safe removal and live release at an appropriate location.
The Snake Guard Snake Trap measuring 23"L x 12"W x 2.5"H is the original snake trap. This giant covered glue board can trap everything from lizards to large snakes. This trap is a sensible, safe, easy and humane way to deal with snakes. With the Snake Guard Glue Board trap you can safely and effectively remove unwanted snakes from within homes and other structures. The sticky glue incapacitates even large snakes, allowing for live capture, safe removal and live release at an appropriate location.
Instructions for assembly and use:
After removing the Snake Guard Snake Trap from its packaging, unfold it and place it on a flat, clean and dry surface with the release paper strips facing up. Carefully peel back the release paper, exposing the specially formulated glue. (Caution- this glue is very sticky. Avoid any contact, particularly with clothing and hair.
Fold the Snake Guard Snake Trap along the scored folds so that it forms a box with the glue strips on the inside, being careful not to allow the inside top of the box to come in contact with the glue. Securely faster TAB 1, 2, and 3 into SLOT 1, 2, and 3.
Finally, using light pressure, push in the traction tabs, found on the underside of the box. Push in the equivalent of the thickness of the cardboard. These tabs assist in guiding the snakes into the trap and directly to the glue.
How do I remove a live snake from the Snake Guard Glue Board?
ALWAYS USE CAUTION WHEN HANDLING A TRAP WITH A LIVE SNAKE.
Apply a generous amount of vegetable oil to the snake and the surrounding glue. (the oil neutralizes the glue)
Gently wipe remaining glue from snake with a well oiled rag, if desired.
While I believe the trap could work in theory it is not a good one for a rainy climate. There was a brief rain shower the afternoon I put it outside in the target area. The top of the trap got soggy and collapsed onto the glue part. This effectively ruined the trap. Perhaps if you made it out of a wax cardboard to repel the rain or made 2 different ones. This one for indoor use and a "hardier" one for outdoor use.
Product arrived the day after placing the order! Great service. Very easy to set up! We had a snake in the attic of our home, placed the "Snake Guard" in place the day they arrived and BAM the very next day caught the snake in the trap!! NO MESS, NO FUSS, easy disposal. Great great product and great company to do business with!
I had been trying to kill a copperhead snake which lived in a hole underneath my tractor shed for over a month. Each time he saw me approaching he would go back down the hole. Well, I ordered one of the Snake Guard Snake Traps and placed it right by the hole. The very next morning I found half of that copperhead hanging out of the box, it had trapped him just like the ad said. I would definitely recommend this to everyone.
How big of a snake will the Snake Guard Snake Trap catch?
The Snake Guard Snake Trap can trap very large and very small snakes. There are strips of very sticky adhesive inside the trap and once the snake slithers in it's head will become trapped even if it's body cannot fit inside.
Will the Snake Guard Snake Trap work in dark areas?
I have a snake that has somehow gotten into the crawl space beneath my home. The area is enclosed and dark all of the time.
Will the trap work in this space. The instructions say that the snake will seek the dark space of the trap.
Snake Guard Snake Traps do offer a snake a dark area, but that is not the only reason they would enter the trap. Snakes also like small confined areas to hide and this trap would also offer them that. You should also place the trap directly in their travel path, so they naturally slither right into it. Place traps right up against and parallel to the wall near doors, vents, windows or other suspected entry/exit point.
How long does the Snake Guard Snake Trap work before the glue is ineffective?
The glue on the Snake Guard Snake Trap will work for as long as it remains sticky. High temperatures can melt the glue or freezing teperatures can make the glue too stiff and it will be ineffective. Dust and other debris that gets on the glue can also render it ineffective.
Does the Snake Guard Snake Trap have something on it that attracts the snake or not?
No, the Snake Guard Snake Trap does not contain an attractant. Snakes naturally want to enter dark confined areas and will readily go into the trap. Be sure that the traps are placed into the snakes travel path (parallel and directly against walls, on ledges, near doors or windows)
Can the Snake Guard Snake Trap be used more than once?
The Snake Guard Snake Trap can be used more than once, but it all depends on how much of the "sticky glue" is left after the snake has gotten stuck. Most people do not want to handle the snake, so they just throw the whole board out with the snake inside. If you don't mind handling the snake, you can use vegetable oil to get the snake off of the board where it is stuck. If there is still enough sticky parts on the board, then it can be used again.