In this article, I have reviewed the 7 best snake repellent for yards available in the market today. How would you react if you found a venomous snake slithering into your backyard? Scary, huh?
You definitely don’t want an incidence where such a snake would bite and poison either you, your family members or even your beloved pet.
Sadly, snake infestations are a nightmare that a lot of homeowners have to contend with day in day out in their yard or house.
Reviews: 7 Best Snake Repellent for Yards 2019
1. Ortho Snake B Gon Snake Repellent Granules – Our Top Pick
Powerful, effective, safe, the Ortho Snake repellent is just what you need to keep snakes off your yard. When applied to garden soil around plants, flowers, and turf, these repellent granules prevent snakes from entering your garden, nesting, and even foraging.
So how does it work? Well, the repellent contains high concentrations of natural oils like Castor Oil, Cinnamon Oil, Clove Oil, Geraniol, and Peppermint oil – which are comparable to the flea spray for the yard.
It is this powerful concoction that overwhelms the snake’s sense of smell, making it hard for it to smell its prey. The snake then moves away in search of “fresh air.”
The Ortho snake repellent comes in the form of granules that deliver a rain-resistant and long-lasting performance. The manufacturer recommends reapplying the granules after every 30 days, or at the sight of a snake.
It’s completely safe for plants, pets, and humans, and comes in a 2lb container which is enough to cover at least 1440 sq. ft. It’s also a budget-friendly.
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2. Exterminators Choice Snake Defense Snake Repellent – Runner-Up
Next up is this Snake Defense repellent that’ll repel both non-venomous and the venomous/ dangerous snakes (such as rattlesnake or python) and thus preferred by most Exterminators.
This Snake Defense repellent is made up of natural ingredients (cinnamon oil, peppermint oil, clove oil, and water) that will readily the slithering and dangerous reptiles that are infesting your yard. Therefore, there is no danger of poisoning human beings, cats, or dogs that will be going to the yard.
The Snake Defense repellent, unlike other snake repellents, is safe to spray in all areas of your lawn including around patios, driveways, basement doors, porch area, and other doorways. It’ll easily repel the snakes that roam around your house or around the fence area for about 3 months.
But, a notable limitation of this snake repellent is that, compared to the granules repellents, it’ll evaporate at a faster rate since its a liquid. Luckily, it leaves no mess, it’s easy to apply and will snake treat a large lawn area effectively.
Snake Stopper repellent is also a natural solution against snakes roaming in your backyard. In addition, this product has an amazing smell and treats a large yard area, patios, or garden.
Snake Stopper allows horse-end use, its safe, sweet smelling, and more practical but may damage some flora and fauna. But it’ll naturally push the snakes out of your lawn, yard, garden or around the house into the woods where they came originated.
I would add that this product has quick action as snakes will immediately find it difficult to cope in the yard once you’ve done the application. Snake Stopper comes in liquid form and thus most homeowners find it significantly easy to apply.
Since it has no dangerous chemicals, Snake Stopper will be non-toxic to you and your kids running around the yard or garden. Specifically, this product is made from sulfur, clove oil, cinnamon oil, and cedar oil whose combination will easily repel the venomous & the non-venomous snakes.
The Dr.T Snake Repellent Hose End Spray provides an easy yet effective way to get rid of snakes without harming them.
According to the manufacturer, this snake repellent can offer protection up to 500 sq ft. This will help you deter snakes from accessing areas around your house, flowerbed, garden, garage, cabin, barns, and more.
The product contains a powerful blend of ingredients that temporarily disrupts the reptile’s sensory receptors, making it hard for it to smell its prey. The reaction causes it to slither away from your home in search of fresh air.
To use it, simply attach a garden hose to the bottle (comes with a hose-end) and spray the solution all around your property. However, avoid applying the mixture direct on crops and plants intended for consumption
Otherwise, when used correctly, it’s completely safe for humans, pets, and plants. It’s also very affordable. The only disadvantage is that you have to reapply the solution after heavy rains for continued effectiveness.
5. Dr. T’s 28 lb. Snake-A-Way Snake Repelling Granules – Runner-Up
Dr.T’s Snake Repellent granule is an EPA-registered granular snake repellent that effectively repels both poisonous and non-poisonous snakes from your home.
This formula contains a powerful combination of 28 percent Sulfur and 7 percent Naphthalene which creates an unpleasant odor.
When poured around the garden or yard, any snake that attempts to go near the granule is repelled by the pungent smell. By disrupting the snake’s sensory reception, the snake slithers away in search of fresh air.
The odor lasts for about 2-3 months, after which you can reapply when it becomes faint. Dr.T’s Nature Snake Repellent is an affordable solution for homeowners dealing with serious snake infestation. It comes in a 4.3 pounds container.
And given that it has a 91 percent repellency for garter and rattlesnakes, it won’t disappoint you in the fight against these dangerous reptiles.
Unlike all the snake repellents we’ve reviewed, the VENSMILE Solar-Powered snake repellent does not use chemicals. Instead, it uses electric shock to scare/repel moles, snakes, and gophers away.
The snake repellent comes in the form of spikes which are strategically placed in targeted areas. To produce enough electric shock to scare away snakes, the spikes are continuously charged by the built-in solar panels.
When charged for about 4 hours, the spikes can last for 5 days. The snake repellent is waterproof, easy to use, and long-lasting.
The spikes work by emitting penetrating vibration pulses when placed on the ground. Every 55 seconds, the spikes produce powerful vibrations and flashing red light which irritates the pests, causing them to run off.
Even better, the spikes provide extensive shock coverage and operate in a circular pattern, usually about 100 ft in diameter. This means that for a 1-acre piece of land, you’ll need to use at least 6 VenSmile spikes.
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Encountering a snake in your home can be a traumatizing experience. Plus they pose a great danger to your family and your pets and should, therefore, be kept as far away as possible.
Some repellents could have toxic chemical such as malignant and carcinogens Naphthalene as outlined by the EPA that produces phthalic anhydride.
These are the 4 best snake repellent for the yard that has been proven to actually work. They are also quite affordable and easy to use.