Homemade Snake Repellent for the Indoors

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Homemade Snake Repellent for the Indoors
Keep snakes at bay indoors without harming pets. (viperine snakes two image by john barber from Fotolia.com)

Snakes serve a valuable purpose in the wild. A single snake will eat several rodents, including mice and rats, each year. These same rodents spread diseases to humans and if left unchecked, would multiply at a vast rate, causing a severe problem for humans. Unfortunately, there are several species of venomous snakes and these snakes may find their way into a home. A homemade snake repellent can be concocted at home in order to repel these unwanted visitors.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • 2 tbsp cinnamon oil
  • Plastic spray bottle
  • 2 tbsp clove oil
  • 4 cups water

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  1. 1

    Pour two tbsp cinnamon oil into a plastic spray bottle.

  2. 2

    Pour two tbsp cinnamon oil into a plastic spray bottle.

  3. 3

    Replace the top of the bottle and shake the ingredients well.

  4. 4

    Spray the homemade repellent around the inside perimeter of the home, focusing on areas that the snake might enter, such as cracks around a door frame or window sill. The spray can be used inside or outside and will not harm any pets.

Tips and warnings

  • Moth balls can also be used to repel snakes indoors and outdoors. Only use moth balls in areas that are not accessible by pets or children as they are toxic.
  • Avoid spraying the snake with the homemade repellent as this could cause it to become agitated and lead to a potential bite.
  • Keep snakes away from your home and garden by keeping dustbins covered.

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