A beautiful garden is perhaps everyone’s utmost dream with beautiful, florid foliage to lighten up your day after. However, your gardens could also become dens of unwanted and unwelcome guesses, most prominent of all are the slithering friends that are snakes.
Perhaps there is no word to describe our disgust seeing that the lovely gardens of ours have become infested and teeming with creatures that we have no love for.
And that is not to mention moles, gophers or even feral cats. As a result, it is necessary for us to find a good repellent in order to keep snakes and other foul animals off our lovely abodes.
There are eight products that are worth mentioning, in terms of their quality and as a matter of fact, the lack of quality.
Nature’s MACE SNAKE Repellent 5lb Granular Shaker – Average Starter
As you can see, snakes prove to be quite of a slithering problem that haunts many gardens. Although many of them may not be venomous, there is still something very uncomfortable about seeing these legless friends crawling and prowling your abodes.
Nature’s MACE SNAKE Repellent 5lb Granular Shaker comes to the rescue with the promise of getting rid of this problem by preventing snakes from coming near your gardens.
And the product seems to be doing quite a good job in this aspect. There are many reports circling around saying that this product could give out fumes that scare the snakes off in drove.
And more than that, if you are worried about the prospect of having to apply the mace constantly every time you walk out of your garden, then fear not. The simple reason is that this snake repellent proves to be very long lasting.
There are some chances that the repellent could stay in your gardens for one or two weeks at best, thus more or less obviating the need for the constant application.
And the cherry on top of all this is the fact that this snake repellent, although uncomfortable and very inimical to snakes, seems to do no harm to your household pets.
In fact, your pets may be able to detect the smell of the repellent, but there seem to be no health problems among your pets when exposed to this substance.
This is truly great news for many who are worrying sick that their pets may come in harm’s way when exposed to this repellent for a long duration.
However, as awesome as this product may seem, there are still some problems that remain, problems that would damper somehow the appeal of this product.
First and foremost, the product seems to be plagued by consistency issues. In other words, in some products, you would surely see that snakes are driven out of your gardens in drove.
But then, some products prove to be out of their depth in repelling these crawling critters. In fact, there are some chances that the repellent might not do a bit at all when it comes to chasing snakes away.
As a result, you are left struggling to do next when the supposed effective cure has been proved to be not so effective after all.
Another problem with this repellent is the fact that it comes with a quite hefty price tag for a product such as this. There would be no problem with such a price were it not for the aforementioned inconsistency.
However, given the current state of the product, it would be quite hard to justify for so high a price after all.
All in all, this snake repellent is a good product, though here and there, there are some hiccups along the way. However, as a whole, this product still has something to offer and appeal its customers in general.
Ortho Snake B Gon Snake Repellent Granules – Unstable
Snakes seem to be an inherent bane of every human being. So, it comes as no surprise when people do not welcome these critters, especially into their beautiful gardens with pets and children.
And luckily, Ortho Snake B Gon Snake Repellent Granules comes to the rescue with great prospects and promises about a snake-free abode. And in this aspect, the product seems to be working very well and without any scruple.
More specifically, this snake repellent proves to be very effective at warding off the threat of snakes prowling about your porches or gardens. This is thanks to the fact that the repellent proves to be very uncomfortable and inimical to snakes as a whole.
So when you apply the repellent to your gardens, the chances are that the snakes would shy off or rout completely.
However, despite such seemingly powerful dosage in each spray, the repellent proves not to be so hostile to your household pets by any stretch. In fact, you could be assured that your pets would stay safe even when exposed to the substance.
With regard to plants, the repellent seems to be harmless as well, in fact, your gardens could stay green even with this substance around.
This is good news as you would not have to worry too much about the prospect of seeing your pets and plants choking on such powerful repellent.
And on top of that, this product proves to be quite long lasting, with up to three months for every dosage. Yet, it is still recommended to apply a new batch of repellent every one month.
However, the icing on the cake for this item is the fact that it comes at a quite competitive price. Indeed, compared with the first product, this repellent’s price seems to be mild, if not utterly affordable.
This means that you would not have to waste so much of your money on what is supposed to be an addendum to all of your hefty expenses.
However, as awesome as this product may seem to be, there are still some problems with it.
Most notable of all is perhaps the problem with inconsistent potency. In other words, the product seems to be inconsistent when it comes to potency. In other words, there are times when you realize that the repellent is not as strong as it is supposed to be, thus leaving the snakes unharmed, undisturbed.
There are many reports indicating that even after a gargantuan amount of repellent was applied the snakes seemed to be well and intact.
However, there are times when the potency is too great that it causes the death of many pets and other animals. As a result, it would be best to apply the repellent in a small amount before setting out to apply to your whole gardens.
All in all, this is a great product, made greater by a very competitive price. Though there is a problem with consistency, it does not deduct too much from the product’s overall worth.
I Must Garden Snake Repellent 4lb Granular – Quite Competent
This product manifests itself in a very banal and pedestrian manner. However, you should not be mistaken this low-profile disposition for low quality and performance. The truth is a far cry from its unassuming appearance.
First and foremost, this product, this snake repellent seems to be very effective in the sense that it is more than capable of, well, repelling all of those slithering and crawling critters out of your sacred abodes and gardens.
In fact, the repellent is so effective that a wide range of snakes would find it unbearable to prowl and remain in an affected place for long. Copperhead, rattlesnake all seem to be easy picks for this product to assert its power on.
However, as strong as it appears to be, the product does not have a revolting smell that could cause you to nauseate. In fact, it has quite a pleasant smell.
Another factor that adds to the appeal of this product is the fact that it could maintain its potency for a long time. Yes, the snake repellent once applied to a location, could stay potent for months on ends, thus obviating the need for the constant application.
More than that, the repellent is rain resistant to some degree, so there is no worry about the possibility of a heavy rain washing all of the substance from the ground.
And last, but not least, this product seems to be quite friendly to pets and plans. It does not cause any conceivable harm to those things; this may be thanks to the fact that the product is made from natural ingredients.
In conclusion, this is a very fine product that commits no egregious problems of note and more than that; it proves itself capable of satisfying the demands of the users at large.
Havahart 6400 Snake Shield Snake Repellent – Good with some Hiccups
This product seems to be a great one with many great features that would prove helpful in many ways. However, there are still some problems regarding consistency that, like with many products on this list, would haunt the prospect of this snake repellent and damper somewhat its appeal in the eye of the users as a whole.
First and foremost, the product seems to be very effective at warding off the threat of snakes. In fact, snakes would not dare to prowl about your gardens when they catch the scent of this repellent.
Yet, even with such seemingly powerful dosage, the repellent still proves to be friendly to humans and even pets. In other words, as it is made of cinnamon, cedar and clove oil. As a result, it would not cause any discomfit of any kind.
In fact, the repellent could also be very pleasant when it comes to scent. This would make the business of dispatching the pesky reptiles less grueling or treacherous.
More than that, the product also seems to be very friendly to plants of many kinds. This means that you would not have to worry about the prospect of seeing your beautiful gardens come down the drain when trying to get rid of the legless critters.
All of these come with a very easy way to use. You just need to sprinkle the repellent onto desired places and then wait for the magic to happen.
However, as great as this product may seem to be, there are still some problems, and most notable of all is its inconsistency in potency.
Many people have complained that the repellent proves quite volatile. In some cases, it works perfectly, but in many other cases, it proves to be very ineffective so much so that one day you sprinkle the repellent, the next day there is a snake where you have sprinkled.
This proves to be very frustrating for those who waste their money without getting the desired results.
All in all, this is a good product, but it could be just that, no more. As a result, it would be hard-pressed to compete with other, more prominent products on the market.
3-in-1 Extra-Large Solar Powered Sonic Pest Repeller – Good with some Hiccups
Our next product is a very special one, as it does not rely on scent to chase away snakes or other reptiles, rather, it relies on the sonic wave to irritate these animals, thus driving them away.
The mechanism of this product lies in its ability to emit low-frequency sound waves that irritate or make these animals think that there are possibilities of danger ahead, thus compelling them to shy away from the affected area.
This, as you can see, is a very humane way to deal with the problem at hand. The reason is that you do not have to kill or otherwise, incapacitate the animals to get rid of them. Instead, you just need to scare them away.
Moreover, this device does not harm household pets at any stretch. As a result, there would be no need to worry about the prospect of one day seeing your beloved pets drop dead, all because you want to free yourself and your abodes of pesky vermin.
More than that, this device covers a great deal of land, in fact, there is a possibility that you can get 17,000 square feet of coverage with two simultaneously activated two packs.
This alone means that you don’t have to worry about the prospect of some places or others not get enough coverage, thus making them a sanctuary for those crawling critters.
To top things off, this product is also invulnerable to rain, so there is no need to worry about a pesky rain that could render this product useless.
And on top of all these, the device is very easy to use and install. You don’t have to have any kind of technical knowledge to use the snake repeller to full effect, in fact, the accompanying manual is enough to get you to know the ins and outs of the device.
However, as great as this snake repeller may appear to be, there is no denying that there is still something amiss with it.
First and foremost, the product seems to be plagued by stability issue. In other words, one time, you could see the device works perfectly as it is supposed to be, the other time, you could see that neither or none of its packs are operational.
Sometimes, you could see that the device is way too weak to do any good, in fact, you could still see critters crawling and prowling here and there even if they are within the affected area.
All in all, the product seems to be a great alternative to the chemical pellets, and it is safer and more humane as a matter of fact. Granted that there are still problems now and then, but, in general, the product is a good one.
2 PK SOLAR POWERED Mole Repeller – Pretty good actually
The next product is similar to the fifth one; it works with a similar mechanism, yet, this also means that it is plagued by the set of the same problems.
With regard to strength, the product seems to be very capable of warding off the threat of snakes or as a matter of fact, any pesky vermin prowling with impunity inside your houses or gardens.
By using sonic waves, this snake repellent could, well, repel the snakes with ease. This is thanks to its ability to harness sonic waves to scare off the snakes or make them think of the danger ahead and thus make an escape as soon as possible.
And by using the said method, the repellent ensures that no snakes are harmed in the process. This is quite humane compared with asking for an exterminator to come and make short work of the pesky creatures.
Not only that, but this snake repellent is also very safe for other animals, pets included. As a result, there is no need to fear for the wellbeing of those creatures, for they are safe and sound.
Even better, the device is very easy to set up, you just need to connect the two cable connectors inside the aluminum bar into the inserts on the top, then attach the bar and the top together, and insert them into the ground, and everything is good to go.
The whole process does not require any kind of technical knowledge of note, in fact, you could assemble the whole device quickly and without any scruples along the way.
However, all of these things themselves do not detract or distract us from the fact that this device is plagued with many problems.
The most notable of all is the repellent’s inconsistency. From time to time, you could see that the machine work like a charm, at another time, you could see that only one out of two rods work.
More than that, even if two rods work well, there is a possibility that the device’s effect does not last as long as it is supposed to be. In other words, after only several days, there are chances that you could see all those pesky critters come crawling back to your houses without any sign of fear or otherwise.
In conclusion, the product is a good one, albeit with some problems. As a result, there is still a long way for this snake repellent to truly emerge from the morass of competition to be a darling in the customers’ hearts.
Rarely has a product been this perfect or free from the confine of missteps. As a result, what we are having here is an awesome, flawless product that helps greatly in the fight against unwelcomed guesses.
First and foremost, this repellent, with its ability to emit underground penetrating vibrating sonic pulses of 400 Hz for 5 seconds every 40 seconds, is more than enough for snakes.
In fact, the repellent could offer all and sundry of animals like moles, gophers, etc. a run for their money. As a result, your house would be free from the specter of these critters.
And by using such a method, the device ensures that no harm would be done to these animals, thus making it a very humane way to dispatch the problem without resorting to outright slaughter.
More than that, this means that your pets would be out of harm’s way when exposed to the sonic pulses. This may come as a relief for those who are worried about their pets’ wellbeing.
In terms of effectiveness, the device would also give other competitors a run for their money. Moles, gophers, and snakes would, sooner or later, pack up and leave after two days at most.
To top things off, this device could sustain itself and maintain operation for days on ends without the need for replacing batteries. This around-the-clock operation is achieved thanks in large part to the use of a solar battery that requires no input other than the sun’s rays.
Moreover, this battery could efficiently accumulate power repository that could last for 5 days without sun. In other words, it would be a long time before this device is out of operation.
All in all, there is no way to complain about this product at any stretch. Even if I turn more nitpicking than usual, this product is still awesome in so many ways that it would be hard not to recommend it.
The only scruple that you may have with this product is the fact that such awesomeness comes with a price that is quite hefty compared to other products on the market.
But then, if the device is this good, then it would not be such a waste of money to spend on it and enjoy the full impact of this machine on your houses.
Solar Powered Ultrasonic Animal Repeller – Almost Perfect
Our final product is a product that proves itself as strong a player as any other competitors on the market of this particular device, if not stronger than most.
With many features that would surely make it become top dog in the game, the snake repellent, or in this case animal repellent, is perhaps one of the best things to have in your inventory.
First and foremost, the device is very good at keeping animals, or in this particular case, gophers, moles, snakes at bay. In fact, you would not have to worry so much about these critters roaming your gardens with impunity with this machine on.
However, the cherry on top is the repellent’s ability to deter feral cats from coming into your gardens. As you have already known how much of a hassle these four-legged scourges could be, with their putrid urine that would leave its mark for days to come.
In terms of mechanism, the snake repellent uses the principle of infrared detection. First, it detects small while issuing ultrasonic waves to drive small animals away.
This means that there is no need to sprinkle or do anything, at all, you just need to put the device on the ground and then watch events unfold before your very eyes.
Another perk of this machine’s mechanism is the fact that, despite its power, the machine is quite harmless to human as well as to pets. Though your pets may feel uneasy at times, it does not mean that they would be in harm’s way by any stretch.
Yet, as awesome as this snake repellent could be, you can still find some mishaps along the way. The most notable of all is perhaps its inconsistency in terms of potency.
Granted the repellent works perfectly, but here and there, you could hear the wails of those whose devices do not work or not up to its supposed potency. Thankfully and luckily, such thing is few and far between, and you could be sure that as a whole, the device works like a charm.
In conclusion, despite a little blemish, the product is still very attractive to the users thanks to its great power and ease in using. These would make the product a very strong contender for the position of top dog in the game without a doubt.
Final thought – What is the best snake repellent?
The eight products above are the most prominent in terms of their quality or lack of such. And as a result, there is a wide range of alternatives to choose from, the only thing that matters now is your preference.
Do you like the old-fashioned way with some good old sprinkling to chase off these critters? Or do you like something more modern, something more fashionable as a matter of fact? Then you would find snake repellents in the form of devices would be a safe bet.
These machines, as it turns out, are very effective at warding off the presence of these pesky critters.
However, as a whole, these entries on this list are just presentations and guideline of what these products would have to offer. You are the one who should have the final say, the one who should gauge your own interests and your capabilities.
As a result, this list is just a guideline of how to choose your best products.