Snakes, Slither Away!
Snakes can be a real problem during the summer months here in Australia. Sometimes being on the 'lookout' simply isn't enough to keep your family and pets safe from the dangers of snakes!
Snakes like to gravitate towards loose leaf piles, long grass and other spots they can easily camouflage in.
This makes them extremely hard to spot (and, most importantly, for you to avoid). There can be serious consequences for a curious dog, especially if you have a breed that has a high prey drive.
So here are 3 dog-safe tips you can follow this summer to repel snakes from your property and keep your dogs safe!
1. Invest in 'Slither Away Snake Repellers'!
The solar-powered stakes you insert into the ground to deter snakes from coming close to your property.
How do Snake Repeller work?
Snakes don't have eardrums, so they 'hear' by feeling the vibrations in the ground. The Slither Away Snake Repeller works by creating strong vibrations in the ground suggesting the snakes feel a large animal's movements close to your property.
Snakes mostly want to avoid confrontation with larger animals, so they will instinctively stay away from your property. As they feel the vibrations from the Slither Away Snake Repeller.
Unlike other snake repellers on the market, which use only a single-frequency vibration, our Slither Away Ultrasonic Snake Repellers use a mixture of frequencies. This is important, as the snakes could get used to the single vibration. They'll realise that it doesn't pose a threat to them, and moves towards your property.
How Far do Snake Repellers Work?
The Slither Away Snake Repeller has a 40m protection zone, is 100% weather-resistant, ultrasonic, and solar powered. The Slither Away will work best when the deterrents are placed no more than 25m apart.
Read more about the BEST Snake Repellers on the market!
2. Clear Up Debris Outside your Home
Since snakes like to hide in foliage, clean up all loose leave/ground matter. This includes 'tree droppings' and excessive build-up of loose soil. Snakes love to make themselves at home in these areas.
Tidy up and remove any rubbish you have around your home. Don't leave unwanted items out in the open, this removes the element of surprise as snakes now have nowhere to hide.
Keep your grass trimmed! Long grass is not only a snake hazard for you. It is a snake hazard for your pets and children. We cannot see snakes slithering along without a clear vision of our grass base. This a must-do in the summer!
Be aware! On hot days investigate where your dog is sniffing, never assume they are barking at nothing. Check cubby houses and tree houses before your young children enter as well as clean out your garden sheds, be aware these are hot spots for snakes!
3. Use Scents Snakes Hate!
There are many scents snakes don't like, including smoke, cinnamon, cloves, onions, garlic, and lime. You can use oils or sprays containing these fragrances or grow plants featuring these scents to deter snakes from coming close to your property. This works as snakes also rely on smell to move around.
Ensure the scents that you use are pet and dog safe!
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If you aren't sure which option suits you best, contact our customer support team! We love to help and will work to find you the best solution.