Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Non Toxic and Natural Homemade Snake Repllent


Snakes can be annoying and Dangerous but there is no reason to kill them as they are beautiful  creatures but keep them out of your home with these non toxic methods 

Snakes are in your yard because you’ve given them an attractive place to live and to hunt for food. Change that. Mow your grass shorter. Remove piles of lumber, rocks, or other debris that furnishes cool places for snakes to den up, and places for rodents to breed. If you are losing birds, consider putting a barrier on the pole to your bird feeder to deter snakes. If they have no place to live, and no food source, they will leave. 

Cinnamon Oil and Clove Oil

This homemade repellent should be used directly on the snake; it is a good repellent to keep on your person, along with pepper spray for human attackers. spraying either cinnamon oil or clove oil on a snake will make it vacate the area. Generally, the snake will slither in the opposite direction of the spray or to a sheltered area; therefore avoid spraying the snake from behind in case it retreats in your direction.

mix  30 drops Cinnamon oil and 30 drops clove oil in a spray bottle and spray around your home

Powdered Sulphur

This repellent is non-toxic, but before making the repellent remember to put on a mask covering your nose and mouth because sulphur smells awful. The advantage to this snake repellent is that you can put it in the cracks of your house to prevent the invasion of snakes rather than having to attack them once they have invaded. It is common to add mothballs to the sulphur; however, these are toxic and can cause sickness and diarrhea, so they should not be used in a house with children or animals as they can be deadly if swallowed.
so please do not add mothballs to this they are highly toxic

Non Toxic Mothballs Alternative 

The common mothball is made of paradichlorobenzene, which is harmful to liver and kidneys. deadly to humans and pets

Cedar chips in a cheesecloth square, or cedar oil in an absorbent cloth will repel moths. The cedar should be 'aromatic cedar', also referred to as juniper in some areas. Cedar chips are available at many craft supply stores, or make your own using a plane and a block of cedar from the lumberyard.
Homemade moth-repelling sachets can also be made with lavender, rosemary, vetiver and rose petals.
Dried lemon peels are also a natural moth deterrent - simply toss into clothes chest, or tie in cheesecloth and hang in the closet. Lavender and Lilac also natural moth Repellent 
also repels Spiders , Roaches, Ticks and Fleas and Snakes

Finally, there are several over the counter repellents, such as Liquid Fence Snake Repellent
 ( www.liquidfence.com/snake-repellents.html ). These products work very well and are earth and family friendly.

Be careful

Remember, if you find a dead snake, take care in handling it—it may not be dead, and might be poisonous. If you have any doubts, contact your local animal control for details how to dispose of them

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