Natural Snake Repellents

Orange and Yellow Snake

Although I have not noticed any extra snake populations at the homestead I never the less find them undesirable and plan to rid the territory of these ugly serpents. These reptiles tend to flourish in warm conditions as they are cold blooded creatures so it’s crucial to eliminate places that they could call home. To help eliminate them you should always attack the places which offer them a place for surviving. Make certain that the land is clear of any debris, seal up any cracks and openings in your home; prevent piles of bricks, logs, timber and rocks which might harbor a secure refuge for those snakes. As I researched how to get rid of these creatures I chanced upon several techniques which have traditionally proven to be pure bunk.

These wiggly creatures are resourceful and are capable of surviving for a period of time in water and eventually will crawl away unharmed. Another false notion is that spreading oil or diesel fuel around the parameter of your yard will keep them at bay. This is simply not true. Often people will put ropes around their yard with the belief that the snake will confuse the rope for another snake and avoid crossing over it. This is just another neglect since snakes have a great visual ability and quickly can discern such a trick. Additionally, when I worked in the Nature Center in Redden State Park we had snakes and it did not bother the two snakes together to crawl up close to one another, often crossing over another snake. One suggestion has been to put pig dung around your yards perimeter but this is a false claim as the odor does not chase away the snake. The best you can hope with this remedy would be to chase the door to door salesmen away.

The worse suggestion that I have discovered is putting moth balls around your home. Moth balls are a dangerous element and could easily seep down into your water supply or even contaminate your homestead. This by far should always be avoided. Does it sound discouraging? Not really, as my research has also demonstrated that there are several natural methods by which I could fight the regional snakes.

The key to getting rid of the beasts is in using plants which offend or harm them. Each plant has its own characteristic smell and biological attributes which can be employed as an effective snake repellent. Below are a few which are inclined to discourage snakes from squatting in your homestead. The first one is the common Marigolds.

This magnificent flowering plant has repelling factor that are especially helpful for ridding your home of those creatures. The characteristic smell associated with the Marigold interrupts the naval system of snakes along with its stems milky sap corroding the skin of the snake causing it to itch. If the sap comes in contact with the snakes eyes it could lead to blindness or blurred vision. This fact made Pam very happy as now she can happily plant her colorful Marigolds anywhere in the yard.

This herbaceous plant from Asian contains bitter leaves and roots and in the event they are rubbed against the snake’s skin the animal will become swollen and experience considerable pain. There’s an added benefit to using this plant around your lawn as well because any prey that has touched the plant and is consumed by the snake the bitterness might result in death.

Another helpful plant is the Rauwolfia Serpentina. Again this is an Asian plant and is popularly known as the”insanity herb” because it not only repels snakes but causes nerve interference issues together. The medical component of this plant when rubbed on the skin of the snake serves as an inhibitor and might cause a heart attack in the snake.

We now come to the Cymbopogon Citratus or as most people understand it as Lemon Grass. Snakes totally hate the scents which arise from this plant’s leaves. Lastly we encounter the Tulbaghia Violacea plant. This is a common plant in the African desert and is capable of living in major droughts. In Africa it is used to treat snake bites. The smell of its blossoms and leaves act as an irritant to bees resulting in an effective repellent.

Full Report: It would appear that each and every plant has a goal and its objective is to contribute to humanity’s well being. We’re going to try these and see if they work and claimed.

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