What Smells Do Snakes Hate?
Snakes, which can sometimes become unwanted visitors on properties in Colorado, have a sense of smell that is highly developed and can be targeted with certain scents to keep them at bay.
Below are some powerful smells that are often cited as being offensive to wild snakes in Colorado.
Commercial Snake Control Products
Liquid Fence Snake Repellent
A commercially available snake repellent that uses a combination of sulfur and natural oils, which snakes dislike, to create an effective barrier against them.
Ortho Snake B Gon Granules
This product employs essential oils in a granular form and can be sprinkled around the property to deter snakes without harming them.
Solar-Powered Ultrasonic Snake Repeller
These devices emit vibration and sound waves that disturb snakes and other pests, though the effectiveness of these products can vary.
Another commercial product containing a blend of sulfur and napthalene, it’s designed to disorient the snake’s sense of smell and keep them away.
It’s important to remember that any repellent should be used with caution.
Before using chemicals or products, follow the manufacturer’s guidelines.
With natural remedies, consider the wildlife ecosystem and the potential effects on pets and children. It’s safest to have OMNIS Pest Control provide specific treatments depending on the snake.
Lastly, remember that while these smells may help to repel snakes, they are not guaranteed solutions. Preventative measures such as keeping grass mowed, removing clutter, sealing entrances to crawl spaces, and controlling rodent populations are more reliable for keeping snakes off your Colorado property.