Snakes are seen as a threat to the majority, somehow like a predator that will treat every living thing it meets as prey. However, not all snakes are that way. Some do harm but do good. It’s just that you couldn’t determine it at first sight.
If you think there’s a snake near your humble abode and you would like to keep it away, it’s best that you start making natural home remedies for it not to go anywhere close to your home.
There are a lot of remedies that you could create just with the materials present inside your house; sometimes, even your hair could help! We’ve listed the easiest types of snake repellents below; those which are proven to be effective and are sure to keep your house free from these reptiles.
With these remedies, you wouldn’t have to worry about your children or pets being threatened by the presence of a snake anymore.
Some Ways to Make Snake Repellent at Home
Simply Use Vinegar
If there are bodies of water near your home, then the snake is most likely to reside there. Even damp places around your house could be used as a snake’s nest. Your pools differ no less, as well.
The simplest and easiest solution is to use vinegar, preferably white vinegar. Search around the damp places of your home, or if there are any bodies of water present. Once you have located it, carefully pour white vinegar onto its perimeter (the surroundings of the body of water).
The simple science behind this is that a snake’s skin absorbs any sort of liquid, may it be water or not. Since vinegar is liquid, it would be no exception and would seep onto the reptile’s skin. Vinegar is acidic and would be irritating to the snake. It would go nowhere near the vinegar.
Use A Garlic And Onion Solution
Have you ever wondered why you cry every time you peel onions? You should probably put the blame on the sulfonic acid that is contained within these onions. The very same sulfonic acid could also act as a snake repellent, however, so maybe there are times when onions can make you weep with joy.
Boil water first. Once it has boiled, add in the main ingredients (which would be the garlic and onion) and let it stay there for five more minutes. After a few hours, you’re free to place the boiled water inside a spray bottle and add some salt.
What makes this solution a natural snake repellent is that a snake’s skin could absorb any type of liquid. This solution will irritate the snake’s skin, and the strong smell would be enough to draw it away, as well. Make sure to spray this solution on the areas of your house where the nest might probably be.
Use Your Own Hair As A Repellent
The tip may have sounded a bit absurd, but it’s true. If you think you hate snakes, then the case is that the snake hates you just as much. The feeling is completely mutual, so if you want to draw a snake away from your home, simply let it know that it’s your place. The snake will go away completely.
The trick to this is to give yourself a comb and gather every fallen hair strand. What would be the use of this hair strand, you may ask? The moment you’ve gathered an ample amount of hair, you could spread it around the perimeter of your home. It’s a basic, simple indication that someone is living in it.
Once a snake gets near the hair, it would be able to detect the scent automatically. Yes, snakes can smell hair. After that, it wouldn’t even bother trying to trespass your home and will leave you alone.
Always Keep Your House Clean
Unlike the others, this one isn’t an item you could use to spray or pour around the house, but it has been deemed to be the most effective of them all.
If your house is unclean, there might be rodents present. And if there are rodents, then the higher the chances that there are snakes. These snakes feed on rodents, so it’s natural for them to go near their prey. If you’re aware that there might be snakes near your house and that you also have rodents living in your house, then you must spring into action.
To have a clean house is to have it be free from rodents. Immediately use a rodent repellent and have your house free from unwanted guests. That way, the snake would have no reason to come trespass your house anymore.
You might also want to check if your house has cracks or holes. Snakes might treat it as their nest. Have your house checked and repaired, and in that way, you would be sure that your house will be free from snakes.
See more ways to repel snake for your yard, garden, and home in this article.