The burning question most people have is. Do snake repellers work?
There are many people who will post that they don’t work, some say they do and youtube has a lot of posts about the pro’s and con’s. The thing I have noticed is that most of the derogatory comments seem to come from snake catchers.
So the only thing to do is to find out as much as possible about these things.
In house test.
The best thing to do is to try it. So when I found a snake in the front garden, I placed one of these electronic snake repellers in the middle of the garden which was about 6 metres across.
The snake was living in a rotted tree stump in the middle of the garden bed.
To make this as close to a test environment as possible, I observed the snakes movements over a 7 day period and would see it out sunbathing and hunting for food. It was a red bellied black snake.
On the afternoon of the 8th day I placed the Sentinel Solar snake repeller in the garden.
The next morning when I went to see the snake sunbathing in its usual spot there was no snake. I checked at the other times when I had seen the snake and sure enough, No Snake.
In this case there seems to be evidence that the snake has been repelled from the area and deterred from returning.
Interestingly, some 6 months later I saw a snake very similar to the other one in another part of the yard about 20 metres from where it was sighted last time. So far I haven’t been able to determine whether or not it’s living permanently in this area.
Other examples of people having success with snake repellers are, this one from the permaculture living forum
19-12-2010, 09:19 PM
Hello readers, with much skepticism, three years ago we took a chance and brought 5 solar snake repellers for our 2 acres in central tasmania (we had nicked named it, snake central) three years on and to this day we still hasn’t seen another brown since, believe what you want i say they work and i never fear about sending the grandkids out the back to play anymore.