Do you want to know how to get rid of a snake? Snakes can be a real nuisance, but if you know how to handle them properly, they can be safe. In this article, I will discuss some of the most common snake encounters and their recommended methods for handling them. This information should help you understand how to properly identify snakes and come up with the best plan of action when you encounter one.
A. Snake Away doesn’t always repel copperheads or other kinds of venomous snakes. The vast majority of snakes are not venomous and can be safely removed by using a non-venomous snake repellent such as Green Gas. This is available at your local hardware store in a spray bottle, an aerosol can, or in the form of a powder that can be sprinkled near your yard. It won’t keep all snakes away, but it will keep many of them away. Look for snake repellents with this ingredient.
B. Another way to get rid of a snake is to use a non-repellent designed to send the signal out only when the snake gets too close to the sensor, such as the Snail FX. However, it doesn’t work on all snakes. If you know that you will be seeing a cobra in your yard, you should buy the Snail FX because it’s designed to be more effective against larger, more persistent snakes such as rattlesnakes and black snakes. However, don’t buy the Snail FX if you only want to buy one product to put in your yard. You need to buy several products so that you can use the snake-a-way snake repellent, the snake repellent with UV light, and the snake repellent with a sensor to activate it when the snake becomes too close to the sensor.
C. You can also use a device similar to the Snail FX called the Snake repellent sprinkler head. This device sends out an odorless spray around the perimeter of the yard, which the snake will locate, and then avoid. The spray is very effective and can definitely repel most types of snakes. However, the spray can take time to evaporate. You should also make sure you place this spray in a strategic area in your garden hose in order to make sure it’s effective at any given moment.
D. Using essential oils in conjunction with snake repellent granules is another great way to keep snakes away. These essential oils not only repel snakes, they also are very effective in humidifying the air around your yard and garden area. Essential oils include eucalyptus, citronella, and lemon. Just put a few drops on an old towel or other absorbent material, place the towel where you want the snake to hide, and let the oil do the work. The snake will be repelled from the area and you won’t have to worry about an unsightly mess.
E. Snakes are known to cross onto cars and hit them hard, and a common way to protect against snakes is to build an expensive barrier that snakes cannot cross. There are a number of barriers you can build, including ones made of Styrofoam, wood, cardboard, or even cement. All of these barriers need to be university tested for safety purposes, and are guaranteed to keep snakes out. However, the barrier is most effective when the active ingredient is some sort of citrus.
F. Dry Granular Mixtures can also be used as a repellent for snakes. These mixtures consist of crushed up granite or sand, poured into the ground around homes, and left there for a few days. The snake will cross over the dry granular mixture before entering your yard. These products are generally sprayed around homes, as well, but can also be found on camping trips and backpacking trips. While this might seem like a lot of work to go through to keep snakes out, it’s actually much less work than it would take to put up real fencing around your yard.
G. If you don’t want to spend a fortune on snake repellents, there are other methods of keeping snakes away that don’t involve chemicals. For one thing, try leaving some citronella oil around your campground or cabin. This oil is safe for human skin, but not for rattlesnakes, who may be allergic to the smell. You can also try leaving citronella oil around your pet’s bedding and in their sleeping sacks at night. This oil is non-reactive with animals, but if you have any concerns about having poison sprayed on you or your family, make sure you use it around children and pets alike.