There have been many trending articles on how to keep snakes away from the toilet. While these articles are addressing the issue well, it is also important to address it looking at it from another point of view.
For snakes to really find their way to the toilet, they must have stayed in the soakaway which contains wastes including stools, contaminated water, soaps, bacteria and infections.
Snakes are reptiles and just like every animal, need oxygen for survival. The soakaway isn’t a conducive atmosphere for snakes to habitate as it contains waste gases and products of decomposition not favorable for survival. It is thus important to understand that generally speaking, snakes can’t survive in a soakaway.
What then happens? Can a snake find its way to the toilet? Yes. How? This can happen when you have cracks, breakage or leakage in conducting pipes or Chambers of your soakaway that can allow it to penetrate, finding its way to the toilet. For those staying in storey buildings, this is almost impossible. Those who stay in bungalows only should be more concerned. All they need to do is to check for any potential route a snake could follow into the toilet and take appropriate measures to curtailing it.
The bottom line? Snakes also need oxygen for survival and therefore cannot stay or even breed in a soakaway where the environment is full of sewage and totally unconducive for survival.
Therefore, while it is good to keep to all of the rules of “flush the toilet with salt and water,” the very important thing is to check for leakages or potential passageways for snakes to find their way up and with that, you have less to worry about.