Does anyone know of any natural snake repellents? Please suggest.
By Sill from Charlotte, NC
I was going to suggest sulfur, which is in the archives below. Read those posts. Also, cats and dogs keep them away to an extent.
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I have just about given up the love of gardening because of the abundance of snakes I come across. Any suggestions?
Hardiness Zone: 7a
At first I bought expensive spray over the internet. But it was well worth the money as I learned something. The man who sold it told me snakes hate strong odors. (I think they "inhale" it through their skin.) The product I purchased smelled like the strong creams you put on sore muscles. It contained capsasin which I believe is a type of hot pepper. Last spring I put some Tiger Balm brand in that crack and haven't seen a snake there since that time. I truly believe anything that has a strong nasty smell would work. I particularly like the capsasin ointment because it renews its smell in the hot sun and you don't need to replace it when/if it rains.
I must tell you that I used to have lots of insects in my lawn. Then, voles came to eat the insects. Now I have snakes to eat the voles. Try to figure out if you have this type of food chain in your garden. Do you have any toads living in your mulch? If you eliminate the food supply, the snakes will go away. Best of luck! (05/09/2007)
By Carol in PA
I am looking for ways to keep snakes away. I am scared to death of them.
By Donna from Lexington, SC