All you need to know about snake deterrents
All you need to know about snake deterrent. There are many different types of snake deterrents you can find out there. Each comes with its set of drawbacks and benefits. In this guide, we will share with you some practical ways to keep snakes from slithering into your yard.
Living in a serene and cool environment can be lovely. But, sharing your backyard or any part of your house with a snake or snakes is something you will definitely not be comfortable with.
No matter how harmless a snake might appear, you wouldn’t want them in your home. So, in this article you will get to know about the different snake repellents available and when to apply them.
Different types of snake deterrents
1. Preventive measures
Some practices we follow can inadvertently bring snakes to our doorsteps. For instance, an unkempt lawn may provide hiding spots for snakes. This is why you need to mow your grass and keep it fairly short to increase the exposure of snakes to predators such as hawks and owls. Shorter grass also makes these snakes easier to spot. Other preventive measures you can implement include:
- Avoid over watering your lawn which may attract prey species such as frogs, slugs, and worms and in turn attract snakes
- Keep shrubs and trees properly trimmed and away from your house and garage. You should create up to 36-inch space under trees and shrubs, so they don’t find their way into your home.
- Keep all bird feeders away from your home. Also, store birdseed in tightly secured cans.
- Consider feeding your pets inside your home to avoid attracting rodents and insects, which may attract snakes
- Store excess lumber, firewood, and other debris far from your home.
- Choose smaller tight-fitting rock such as river or gravel rock instead of mulch or large rocks that may attract snakes and their prey.
- Keep rodent activity around your home under control to prevent them from creating structures or ‘homes’ for snakes.
- Seal or cracks and crevices around your home.
2. Be cautious about pest repelling plants
Some plants such as wormwood and lemongrass may provide some bit of protection against snakes. However, many more such as low-to-the-ground flowering plants (e.g Lantana), rosemary, and bush plants may attract snakes by providing cover, and water which attracts snakes. Some plants may also repel snakes but will attract their prey thereby bringing the snakes back into your landscape.
3. Avoid home remedies
Evidence shows that purported home remedies for snakes such as sulfur and mothballs are ineffective against snakes. Using mothballs outdoors violates the products and actually puts you and your family at risk. Plus, these chemicals may be toxic to insects and other mammals.
4. Install physical barriers
There are also physical barriers that can help keep venomous snakes out. However, you should avoid any sort of fencing, netting, or mesh that may capture and kill snakes. Instead invest in a fence made of wood, steel mesh, or vinyl material. Ensure that the fence you create is about 6 inches into the ground, and made to be not climbable.
5. Invest in a well-formulated snake repellent
A well-formulated high-quality snake repellent can help you keep snakes from your home. The right repellent would work to repel snakes from inside and outside your home.
Nature’s MACE snake MACE granular formula is made from all-natural ingredients, and is effective against snakes in your home, yard, or garden. This formula is non-toxic and biodegradable and will keep you protected all year round.
All you need to do is sprinkle this granular repellent around the perimeter of your home to repel snakes effectively. With Nature’s MACE snake MACE, you can gain that much-needed peace of mind and keep those unwanted visitors out.