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8 Best Snake Repellents for the Outdoors Reviewed in 2020 (UK & US)

What is the best snake repellent available? Browse our reviews of the best snake repellents below, tested for the pros and cons

Last updated on 12th Jan 2020 by Callum

Quick Comparison

We put together a team of testers who have the strongest fear of snakes and rodents to test out 25 different types of snake repellent, and narrowed this sample down to our top 8 .

We tried out both electronic (solar and battery powered) as well as granular (made up of natural oils and chemicals in some cases) repellents, and compared their effectiveness, durability, the area they covered, eco-friendliness and cost-effectiveness to establish our favourite 8.

We found the Isotronic Solar Powered Snake Repellent to be the our favourite of the bunch. It covers an area of 700 meters square and is solar powered, which means you don’t have to change the batteries, and it can operate 24/7.

You can find our comparison table for different snake repellents below and the in depth reviews of all 8 products a bit further down.

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    Solar Powered Ultrasonic Snake Repeller by Ligage

    The Solar Powered Ultrasonic Snake Repeller by Ligage effectively repels snakes and rodents from an area of 650 Square meters.

    This device create ultrasound waves every 30 seconds which stimulate the the central nervous system of snakes and rats.

    This device is features a solar powered 1.2V battery so the user doesn’t have to pay any operating cost. The device is made up of aluminium and quality ABS that make it durable and waterproof.

     

    The Good
    • Solar powered
    • Protects an area of 700 sq meters.
    • 2 reviewers commented that the device comes without an instruction manual
    The Bad
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    Fuskang Ultrasonic Snake Repellent Review

    The Fuskang Ultrasonic Snake Repellent features a loud ultrasonic speaker and a PIR infrared detector.

    The ultrasonic waves scare and repel the large animals and reptiles in a 120 degrees semi-circular area of upto 12 meters radius.

    This device can work 24/7 as well can also be set on detection mode to automatically start working whenever the PIR infrared detector observes an activity in the surrounding area.

    It uses three 1.5V AA batteries. These devices have a durable and waterproof built

    The Good
    • PIR infrared detector
    • Waterproof
    • Durable
    The Bad
    • None
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    Victor VP364B Way Snake Repelling Granules - 4LB, Rojo

    Victor VP364B Way Snake Repelling Granules granules comes in a 4lbs packs and each can cover an area of over 2000 square metres and this can last for 2-3 months before you need to reapply to your garden. It is an EPA registered snake repeller.

    It contains 7% naphthalene and 28% sulfur which attack the Jacobson’s organ in the snakes forcing them to leave the area, and is the only EPA registered granular snake repellent currently available.

    Again, this is a repellent that needs to be replenished when it runs out, but 2000 square metres is a pretty hefty supply – although it will take longer to install around your garden than one of the electronic options!

    The Good
    • Safe to use around pets
    • EPA registered and does not harm the snakes
    • One pack can cover a large area
    The Bad
    • One of our testers found that the product smells a bit funny!
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    Isotronic Solar Powered Snake Repellent Review

    The Isotronic Solar Powered Snake Repellent emits sound waves at a 40 second interval.

    A single Isotronic solar powered snake repellent effectively covers an area of 700 sq meters.

    This device is powered by solar power and once fully charged, the repellent keep working in the dark hours providing a 24/7 shield against snakes and rodents.

    This device makes the rodents and reptiles stay 7000 sq ft away from the device.

    The Good
    • Solar powered
    • Works 24/7
    • Eco-friendly and harmless to pets and children
    The Bad
    • One reviewer commented that the device is less effective against molesSolar Powered Ultrasonic Snake Repeller by Ligage
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    Nature's MACE Snake Repellent Review

    The Nature’s MACE Snake Repellent keeps in a 1 kg plastic jar.

    It doesn’t contain any harsh chemical and is an eco-friendly product made up of natural ingredients.

    It is also rain resistant which means you don’t have to use the repellent again after a heavy rain.

    It is also safe to use around pets.

    The Good
    • Rain Resistant
    • Safe to use around pets
    • eco-friendly
    The Bad
    • Application area isn’t mentioned
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    ISOTRONIC® Solar Mole Scarer, Effective Vibrasonic Deterrent against Mole, Mouse, Rat, Ant, Vole, Snake

    The Isotronic Snake Repellent creates vibrations every 40 seconds that mimic a real danger to rodents and snake, consequently making them want to escape and avoid the area by upto 7,000 square feet.

    We really like as well that it has a waterproof design that makes it perfect for all weather conditions.

    This model requires 4 D batteries which last for 4-6 months, which is an additional cost and possible hassle compared to the solar powered options, but is still pet and person friendly.

     

    The Good
    • Non-harmful to snakes and rodents and is pet friendly
    • Battery lasts for 4-6 months, which is a decent length of time
    • Protects an area of 7000 sq ft
    The Bad
    • Not quite as cost-effective or eco-friendly as the solar powered options!
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    Sumeber Snake repellent Mole Repeller Review

    The Sumeber Snake repellent Mole Repeller features a passive infrared motion sensor that activates whenever it detects an activity within 30 feet.

    It’s battery operated (3 x AA) and these can last upto 3 months.

    You can set it to work 24/7 or put it on the motion detection mode so it may automatically turn on whenever an activity is observed by its sensors.

    It’s also got a solid plastic cover so it’s pretty good at withstanding the elements.

    We liked this product but, unfortunately, it stopped working after a week!

    Whether this is just a one-off issue with our one or a more widespread issue, we can’t say…!

     

    The Good
    • PIR motion sensors
    • Detects motion within an area of 30 feet
    • Durable in bad weather
    • Operates 24/7
    The Bad
    • An area of 30 feet is smaller than other models we tested (though might not matter if this fits your garden size!)
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    Snake Scram Professional Snake Repellent Review

    The Snake Scram is a mixture of non-toxic and environmental friendly, organic oils, containing: 0.508% Clover Oil , 3.00% Cedar Oil, 0.508% Cinnamon Oil, 1.50% Oil of Rosemary, and 0.030% Garlic Oil.

    One bucket of Snake Scram weighs 22lbs. or 9.98kg.

    The all-natural granular formula of this snake repellent makes it safe to use around pets and family members, and it claims to be the strongest all-natural snake deterrent on the market.

    We thought it worked really well, but the issue would be having to replenish your stock regularly, unlike the solar and battery operated repellents we’ve looked at.

     

    The Good
    • Non-toxic repellent
    • Environmental friendly
    • Can be used around pets
    The Bad
    • Have to buy regularly when it runs out, unlike other repellent options
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Side-by-side

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Solar Powered Ultrasonic Snake Repeller by Ligage

  • Solar powered
  • Protects an area of 700 sq meters.
  • 2 reviewers commented that the device comes without an instruction manual
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Fuskang Ultrasonic Snake Repellent Review

  • PIR infrared detector
  • Waterproof
  • Durable
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Victor VP364B Way Snake Repelling Granules - 4LB, Rojo

  • Safe to use around pets
  • EPA registered and does not harm the snakes
  • One pack can cover a large area
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Isotronic Solar Powered Snake Repellent Review

  • Solar powered
  • Works 24/7
  • Eco-friendly and harmless to pets and children
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Nature's MACE Snake Repellent Review

  • Rain Resistant
  • Safe to use around pets
  • eco-friendly
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ISOTRONIC® Solar Mole Scarer, Effective Vibrasonic Deterrent against Mole, Mouse, Rat, Ant, Vole, Snake

  • Non-harmful to snakes and rodents and is pet friendly
  • Battery lasts for 4-6 months, which is a decent length of time
  • Protects an area of 7000 sq ft
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Sumeber Snake repellent Mole Repeller Review

  • PIR motion sensors
  • Detects motion within an area of 30 feet
  • Durable in bad weather
  • Operates 24/7
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Snake Scram Professional Snake Repellent Review

  • Non-toxic repellent
  • Environmental friendly
  • Can be used around pets
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Frequently asked questions

What is a snake repellent?

Snake repellents help scare away snakes from a given area.

There are different types of snake repellents available in the market, and can be battery/solar powered devices, granules and sprays.

Snake granules and sprays usually use organic or non-organic oils and chemicals that attack on the Jacobson’s organ of the snakes to make them flee the area.

In contrast, the electronic devices create ultrasonic sound waves and vibrations which mimic the snake’s predators to scare off the snakes.

Does snake repellent work?

Yes, different snake repellents do work!

What should I look for when choosing snake repellent?

Below are the important factors you should consider when choosing a snake repellent.

  • Effectiveness – Buy a repellent that has been tested and proven to work.
  • Safety – A lot of repellants claim to be natural and harmless to plants, human, pets, and environment, but make sure you check this out in advance.
  • Ease of Use – It should be convenient and hassle-free to use.

 

What’s the approximate price range for a snake repellent?

The price of snake repellents can range from £10 to £50, with granule types being on the inexpensive side, sprays on mid-range, while electronic snake repellents are the pricey ones.

What is the best snake repellent on the market?

After a long process of research and testing, we believe the Isotronic Solar Powered Snake Repellent is the best out there.

It’s a solar powered snake repellent that can protect an area of up to 700 square meters.

Is there a natural type of snake repellent?

Yes, most granular and snake repellent sprays are made up of different types of natural oils.

Are snake deterrents safe for pets?

Snake repellents that have natural ingredients are safe not only for pets but humans and the environment, too.

The same is the case for solar and battery powered repellents, but some electronic repellents aren’t pet friendly.

It’s important to check the one you’re interested in!

What's the best snake repellent to use in your garden or yard?

After trying out 25 snake repellents, we recommend the Isotronic Solar Powered Snake Repellent, which covers an application area of 700 meters square, but you can read out more detailed reviews of our top 8 for the pros and cons of each.