The 5 Best Snake Repellents [Ranked]
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It seems, based on buyer experience, that pellets are much more effective outdoors than sprays (Source).
There are actually solar-powered snake repellents, as well, which work by emitting soil-penetrating sonic pulses that chase off a range of vermin, including snakes.
How They Work
The way the pellet and spray-style deterrents work is by interrupting the snakes sense of smell. This neurological disruption causes them to vacate the area, leaving to find 'fresh air' to hunt prey (Source).
Most buyers we consulted have had positive experiences using these snake repellents on their properties, though a minority of buyers said they were ineffective.
Honestly, you can make your own snake repellent spray, since they're primarily composed of essential oils like clove, cinnamon and peppermint (Source).
For outdoor use, you'll probably want to buy either the solar or the pellet deterrent. Perhaps both, if you're really determined.
Our Top Pick: Ortho Snake B Gon
For outdoor use, buyers say the Ortho Snake B Gon is the best option. Made from essential oils, it's marketed as an ecologically friendly option that will not harm humans, pets or plants. It's designed to prevents snakes from entering the home, as well as nesting and foraging.
All you have to do is sprinkle it around your property every 30 days. Buyers say it's helped vacate rattlesnakes, copperheads, and garter snakes from their properties.
|Snake Repellent||Our Rating||Price ($)||Ingredients|
|The Ortho Snake Repellent||4.1||$||Geraniol, Cinnamon Oil, Castor Oil, Clove Oil, Peppermint Oil.|
|The Havahart Snake Repellent||4.0||$||Cedar Oil, Sulfur, Cinnamon Oil, Clove Oil.|
|The Dr. T's Snake Repellent||3.8||$$||Naphthalene, Sulfur.|
|The Exterminator's Choice Snake Repellent||3.7||$||Peppermint Oil, Cinnamon Oil, Clove Oil.|
|The Snake Stopper Spray Repellent||3.7||$$||Cinnamon Oil.|