If there is anything that most people hate the most, it has to be that long slithering thing that makes hissing sounds. I hate snakes. I hate them so much that I can’t even stand looking at them on a screen. Most people hate snakes and this can be traced back all the way to Adam when the serpent lured his Eve in Eden.
There are many remedies we can use to avoid that dreadful uncalled-for encounter with this tongue thrusting animal. If you live in the countryside or a kingly mansion with fast fields and thick bushes to yourself, you are prone to regular visits from this unwelcome visitor. Besides that, you do not want the children to have ugly encounters during their playtime.
One of the most effective remedies to wade away the snakes include the use of repellents all around the compound. You can use repellents that have scents or sounds to keep these animals away. There are many varieties of these repellents available in the market today but not every one of them is equal.
Here is a comprehensive list of the most effective repellents that you can invest in.
1. Ortho Snake B Gon Snake Repellent
This scent-based snake repellent is extremely effective and very safe to both humans and other wild animals when correctly used. The formula is ready to use and all you need to do immediately after purchase is to spray them on target areas. This formula is designed for the safety of humans, pets, and the plants that come into direct conduct with the repellent.
The formula prevents the snakes from entering, nesting, and foraging anywhere near homes or places that are frequented by unsuspecting humans and pets. It uses the no-stink formula that mostly includes essential oils extracted from plants like cinnamons, geraniol, castor, peppermint, and cloves.
Upon application, this formula will start working and it will last up to a maximum of 30 days after application. This product is rain resistant and it cannot be washed away or dissolved by water.
This makes them ideal for using outside even during seasons. However, in case of occasional bouts of heavy rains, you might need to reapply the formula especially if you hate the rattling snakes and all other kinds of snakes that much.
Make sure you shake the bottle well and spray the formulae evenly to cover the entire target area.
2. Safer Brand 5951 Snake Shield
This brand has been proven to be extremely effective and functional as soon as it is applied to the affected or the intended area. This formula is safe to be used around humans, pets, and even on the plants that come in contact with it. They are long-lasting and water-resistant therefore it cannot be easily washed away from the surface.
However, it is only common wisdom to reapply immediately after a heavy downpour as this is the time the dreadful snakes will be slithering to anything warm that might act as heat insulators. What better can that be than any nearby houses and buildings. This formula has been created using friendly based ingredients that include cedarwood, cloves, and cinnamon blended together.
These are the common plant-based extracts that we either use or come in constant contact with on a daily occasion. They are very harmless and smell okay to humans but this repellent drives away the snake. Talk about an elephant driven away by one small rabbit.
The repellant will use an 8-inch perimeter around the area infested or targeted to keep the snakes away from.
3. BRISON Best Control Ultrasonic Repellent
This special extremely effective design uses neither granules nor spray, but they use electricity instead. All you have to do is to plug it into a socket and voila, your home and its environs are well protected against the straying snakes. This repellant produces bionic, electromagnetic, and ultrasonic waves that are intended to ward off snakes. This formula acts by disturbing and disorienting any approaching snakes.
The could part is that the formula does not only act on snakes but it also acts on any other unwanted pests. Interestingly, the sounds emitted by the repellent can only be heard by the targeted animals and pests and harmless to pets and humans.
It can not be heard by humans and pets either around the home. Because of their quiet and smooth operations, you can set the repellent by plugging into sockets in bedrooms and other areas prone to snakes.
One thing you should keep in mind, however, before using this repellant for the very first time is that it can bring the pests out of their hiding places as their job is to exactly do that. Otherwise, this formula is highly effective and productive.
4. Enviro Pro 16003 Snake Scram
This granular scent-based repellent is extremely effective and within less time of use, you will no longer see straying crawlers coming out of their hiding trying to slither to your home. This repellent comes in shaker bags and it is an excellent natural repellent for getting rid of snakes.
It includes friendly ingredients like rosemary, cinnamon, cloves, cedar, garlic, and peanuts hulls, and Sulphur. All these ingredients are edibles by both humans and pets but the scent they produce is less deciphered but by the snakes. This smell is very strong but not offensive to humans and pets as it would be to both snakes and other pests that invade homes and create fear. This repellent is also safe on plants when applied. They start work as soon as they are applied.
The packet contains 3.5 pounds of powder repellent and comes in a 12-inch packet. It will cover around 2,100 square feet when applied evenly and very generously. Reapply after 2 weeks of the first application and again 30 days after the initial treatment. This will ensure complete treatment and after this, you can now make it a habit of applying after every 30 days.
5. Snake Defense Natural Snake Repellent
This repellent is designed for both venomous and non-venomous snakes that lurk and crawls anywhere where they are not supposed to. It is a liquid scent-based repellent that uses nontoxic ingredients to do its work. Some of the ingredients found in this repellent include clove oil, peppermint oil, and other non-chemical plant-based extracts.
The resulting smell is pungent to the snakes and other straying pests but just natural and friendly to humans and pets. This scent and spray are also harmless to plants that come in contact with them. All that they will do is to drive the snakes and the pest away, so far away from the protected perimeter like homes and rooms.
However, when you are applying this product to snake prone areas, you need to be extra vigilant and well .protected because it might bring the snakes out of hiding and make them very aggressive in a bid to protect their residence. When snakes are agitated, they become aggressive and agile and this spray is most likely to stir that side of these snakes.
This product is best used as an outdoor spray to protect a designated perimeter. You can use them around the compound, barns, sheds, and even in the vehicles and any other place that a snake might decide to nest or invade.
Use the repellent in the season when snakes are becoming active and when they want to shelter from the cooling temperatures of the year.
Each application can work between two days up to a week or two.
6. Dr. Ts Repelling Granules
This formula is more potent, and it lasts for an extended period and very effective for all snake types. This granule is EPA registered and it is harmless to humans, pets, and plants that come in contact with it. It is a 91% repellent rate of garter snakes and rattlesnakes. It functions by temporarily disrupting the snake’s sensory reception without harm.
This means that the snake will simply be driven away from the area where they are not needed or are supposed to be. Its formula ingredients include Sulphur 28% and naphthalene 7%. When these two are combined they form a solution with an extremely unpleasant odor for snakes especially and other pests. If a snake decides to rebel and cross through the repellent anyway, they experience a breakdown and some even are choked to death.
The product comes in a generous packet. If you have a large infestation of these serpents and you don’t mind being cruel to them instead of driving them away gently, then this is the right product you should go for. Considering the power of the product, it might be not so friendly to the kids, pets, and the environment.
This means that you have to be very careful and considerate when applying them. Also, remember to store it away from the easy reach of children. The application should last between 2-3 months but if it rains, the barrier might be broken, and you will need to reapply again.
7. Victor Snake-a-Way Repelling Granules
This repellent is designed to target and attack the snake’s sense of smell. The repellent is so strong it chokes the snake that it is forced to slither away as fast as possible for a fresh gulp of air and to hunt. The repellent works on all sorts of the snake from poisonous rattlesnakes to grater and non-poisonous snakes. The product is EPA registered therefore it is eco-friendly and safe around humans, pets, and children.
However, the product should still be handled correctly and with a lot of care just to avoid any unnecessary accidents. The bag comes in 4 pounds and covers up to over 5 acres of land. The best part is its strength because one application can last up to between two to three months.
You need to cover evenly and heavily the designated area to overwhelm the snakes and drive them away. However, if there is a downpour or during rainy seasons, apply regularly as the product is not rain resistant therefore can easily be washed away.
Also, when preparing the solution for the application, ensure that you do not over dilute because it will not be strong enough to be effective to drive the snakes away. The product features 7% naphthalene and 28% of Sulphur.
No matter how threatening and problematic the snakes have become around you and your little environment, always remember that they play a very important part of the ecosystem. They not only keep other pests in check, but they also contribute to our environment. Normalize driving these animals away instead of killing them.