Natural Deterrents for Snakes

There are more than 3,000 species of snakes on the planet and there is one kind of snake on each continent except Antarctica. While snakes can be a useful and fun pet, they are less welcome when appearing in yards and houses excluded.  A lot of snakes have dangerous venom, however, most regular yard trespassers are more a nuisance than a serious risk. 

If you find a snake in your home, you can simply try to shoo it out using a broomstick. Or you can leave the entrance door open and wait for it to leave on its own; it will. Other than that, read the article and follow these proof-based techniques to get rid of it snake. 

Plants that repulse snakes 


Lemongrass creates a citrus smell that deters snakes. Citronella is also a derivative of lemongrass, which mosquitoes despise. This is perhaps the best plant that repulses snakes, mosquitoes, and even ticks from your garden. Lemongrass is drought-safe and simple to keep up. 

Onion and Garlic 

Onions and garlic are exceptionally effective nursery plants for repulsing snakes. The two plants emit a smell that snakes disdain, yet it also confuses them. Garlic plants are believed to be the best plants that repulse snakes. The plant radiates a slick residue when a snake crawls over a clove. These oils act pretty much like an onion does when we slice it: the smell is foxing like a pepper splash 

Plant Flowers 

Certain plants like marigold, wormwood, West Indian lemongrass, Sarpgandha, and garlic are common repellent against snakes. 

These plants have unpleasant tastes and solid scents that cause distress and confuse snakes when they crawl over them. They can be planted around homes and gardens to pursue away snakes that can't endure their sharp scents. 

Human hair 

To be Honest, Snakes hate us in the same way we hate them. To keep snakes out of your yard, all it needs is to tell them humans live there! To do this, spare the hair from your hairbrush, and sprinkle it along the periphery of your property. Snakes will smell the hair and fend off. 

Essential Oils

Cinnamon oil, geraniol, castor oil, peppermint oil, clove oil. Most of the researchers believe, essential oil repellents do not work against snakes. However, 70% still believe that they work. 


Vinegar is effective at repulsing snakes close to watercourses including pools. Pour white vinegar around the edge of any body of water to make a characteristic snake repellent. 


Snakes despise the smell of ammonia so one choice is to splash it around any influenced territories. Another alternative is to dip a cloth in ammonia and place it in an open bag close to any areas occupied by snakes to deter them away 

Clear Debris

Clear rubbish, mess, garbage, and flotsam and junk. Removing snakes abodes also expels rat refuges. Fill in any rat holes or tunnels in your yard with turf fittings or soil. Seal all the openings that snakes might enter through. 

Snake traps 

Capturing and relocating snakes can get them far from your home, even though the best strategy depends upon the size and species of the snake. One of the commonly used traps is the glue trap. This trap has glue at the base, it is secured with plastic packaging when the snake is tricked inside the trap. it is important to introduce a live bait inside the trap.  Something like a frog, reptile, crickets, insects or mice will typically work. So when the snakes discover your trap, they'll see there is something inside which makes them want to enter. 

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