Using the snake repellent, Snake-A-Way, is usually not needed. Most snakes will generally avoid conflict with man. On occasion though, situations warrant your use of a snake detterent. Snake-A-Way is one such repellent that Repellent Review has chosen to take a look at.
Snakes will unintentionally enter your environment looking for food or shelter. These cold-blooded lizards enjoy nesting in wood or rock piles. It’s advisable to remove those types of snake bait first, if possible. Rodents are another snake attractant. Having a high number of these pests around will invite hungry snakes. The snakes could act as a natural rodent repellent, but obviously that’s not wanted. Your first step would be to find a suitable repellent for the rodents. After you’ve exhausted these methods, and still have a snake problem, it’s time to bring out the big guns. Snake-A-Way is one choice.
So how does Dr. T’s Snake-A-Way snake repellent work?
You apply the deterrent around the perimeter you want to protect. That might include a child’s play area, picnic spot, or patio. 1 pound of the granular material will provide over 60 feet of protection for around $4. When a snake comes in contact with your barrier line, it will interfer with the snake’s sensory mechanism. Biologically, the Jacobson’s organ (an extrasensory organ located in the roof of the mouth of the snake), works in combination with the highly sensitive tongue of the snake. Snake-A-Way takes advantage of this by creating a vapor using Napthalene. It acts to repel the snake when it enters the environment and senses the Snake-A-Way granules. The big question then is, does this snake repellent work? Because Snake-A-Way has been extensively tested by the EPA on a variety of snake species, we chose to provide excerpts of those findings:
- Snake-A-Way is EPA approved
- Snake repellent tested and used by the military during the Gulf War
- Safe for humans and pets
- Snake-A-Way has been University tested
- Still effective after normal rainfall
- This snake repellent lasts up to 3 months
Snake-A-Way was shown to be highly effective on most species of snakes tested.
- Around 90-100% effective against Rattlesnakes, Copperhead snakes, coral, Eastern hognose, and garter snakes
- 75% effective against the Black Racer
- Repels around 50% of Burmese pythons, and Yellow rat snakes
- Only around 20% effective against Cottonmouths or Red rat snakes
The studies indicate Snake-A-Way is highly effective on most snake species. It is interesting that it loses it’s efficacy as a repellent on the Cottonmouth. If you are aware of the type of snake you are dealing with, it will make your job of repelling them that much easier.
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Based on the military testing, and EPA backing, we’re giving the Snake-A-Way snake repellent a big thumbs up for deterring our reptilian friends. Remember, most snakes you come in contact with are usually non-poisonous. It doesn’t hurt to play it safe though.
You can find Dr. T’s Snake-A-Way repellent online.