Best Snake Repellent

Published: 07th July 2009
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If you have ever been surprised by a rattlesnake or brown snake you know why it is great to know how to keep them away. A bite from either one of these snakes can cause significant pain, damage, and possibly death. To this end there are snake repellents available to do just that, and without harming the snake.

Generally all snake repellents take advantage of an animal's natural aversion to things that remind them of predators or simply make them uncomfortable. Often these are things that the animal has learned to avoid (or instinctively avoids) in its natural environment. Some animals will avoid anything that has the odour of the urine of certain predators for example.

Commonly chemical repellents mimic these naturally repellent substances, or are so irritating to a specific animal that it will avoid the protected object or area. Some of these chemical repellents combine both principles of avoidance. By utilising these same principles there are a number of snake repellent products available on the market ranging from home made remedies (with limited effectiveness, if any) to traps, chemical repellents, and electronic repellents.

Most of the traditional snake repellents use a chemical called naphthalene. This chemical has been found to cause liver damage, anaemia and has been classified by the EPA as a Class C possible human carcinogen. They are therefore not commonly desired by many homes or properties. There are however other products
like Liquid Fence Snake Repellent which is a liquid form chemical to repel snakes. It is naphthalene free, earth and family friendly, and just as guaranteed effective at repelling snakes. Another option is to use a granular repellent such as Dr T's Snake-A-Way repellent. Each of these requires placement on or around objects or areas that you want to repel snakes from. However they require reapplying after heavy rain or after a number of weeks have past.

If however you are resistant to the idea of using chemicals (even if they are earth and environment friendly) you may be in electronic snake repellents which have been developed to scare snakes away. They emit a pulsing vibration which causes the snake to evacuate the area. Snakes are able to pick up some sound waves conducted through the air, but only at very low frequencies. They actually sense the vibration right throughout their bodies via their spine. It is environmentally safe and will not affect any other animals, birds or livestock.


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Jon TEP on September 6, 2011 said:
One of the newest devices used to keep snakes away from your home is an electronic snake repeller.

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