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Snake Out Snake RepellentSnake Out® – The Sustainable Solution to Snakes

Snakes are one of the top phobias, going back thousands of years. In fact, they are one of the most feared pests in the world. Your Pest Management Professional (PMP) can use Snake Out to help repel snakes so you won’t have to worry about using harsh materials that could harm your family, pets and property.

Of the 2,700 snake species in the world, 250 species can be found in the United States. Each year in the U.S. alone, there are approximately 45,000 victims of snake bites, including non-venomous bites. Of that number, about 8,000 are venomous snake bites, and 10–15 people die each year.

Now Pest Management Professionals can use Snake Out Snake Repellent, a specially formulated dust, to help keep snakes away, plus homeowners don’t have to worry about using harsh materials that could harm their families, pets and property. You and I may like the smell of pumpkin pies, but snakes don’t. Using active ingredients like natural cinnamon and clove oils, Snake Out actually repels snakes. 


When do you use Snake Out?

  • Snake Out can be used anywhere you don’t want snakes to be or anyplace snakes are a problem.
  • You can apply it around homes, yards, landscaping, gardens, foundations, barns and outbuildings, garages, woodpiles, sheds, campsites—anyplace where snakes may be a problem.
  • Snake Out comes in an easy-to-apply patented Comfort Grip® container.

How does Snake Out work?

  • Snake Out doesn’t harm snakes; instead, it actually repels them—naturally.
  • Snake Out contains a unique blend of natural ingredients that snakes find very unpleasant.
  • Snakes “taste” the surrounding air, and the special blend of ingredients in Snake Out is especially unpleasant to them.
  • When snakes come into contact with Snake Out in the air, an escape/avoidance reaction is triggered so the snakes are actually repelled away from the product.

Your PMP will carry out several steps to assess your pest problem and help you to create an environment where snakes are not welcome:


Snake Inspection

If the snake is inside:

  • The snake is there for a reason, food, water, too hot, too cold, too dry.
  • Food is most important. Inspect for signs of rodents, the snake may be following food into the structure.
  • Inspect for entry points into the structure; holes in foundations, missing vents, etc.

If the snake is outside in the yard:

  • It probably is just passing through.
  • What shape are the grounds in?
  • The PMP should look for excessive vegetation harborage.
  • The PMP will also look at surrounding areas, neighbors yards and so forth to see if nearby areas are good hiding places for snakes.

Sanitation: You Can Help Create An Unwelcome Environment For Snakes

  • Clean up yard area to remove hiding places.
  • Remove high weeds.
  • Move wood piles off of ground.
  • Trim shrubs and other large plantings away from the foundations of your home.
  • Remove any unnecessary debris from your yard that may provide harborage.


Exclusion: Your PMP can make repairs to prevent snakes from entering the home.

  • Seal holes in foundations.
  • Caulk cracks.
  • Repair or replace broken vent plates.
  • Repair doors, flashing in crawlspace or basement doors.
  • Repair or seal any location it appears a snake came enter the structure.

  • Remove food and water sources.
  • Repair any water leaks in the crawlspace or around the foundation.

  • Your PMP should eliminate any rodent populations in or around the structure to remove any food problems.
  • The PMP will apply a barrier of Snake Out at least a foot wide on the inside crawlspace foundation walls and into cracks, holes and entry points into the structure.


The PMP will also apply Snake Out onto sill plates above foundations in crawlspaces and basements.

The PMP will apply the product under covered porches, outbuilding and sheds where snakes may harbor.

Note: Snake Out may be placed outside around structures but must be reapplied every two weeks or after heavy rain as needed.

How is Snake Out "Sustainable"?

  • Snake Out’s active ingredients include natural substances like cinnamon and clove oil that snakes dislike very much and want to stay away from.
  • It does NOT contain naphthalene (the primary ingredient in mothballs). Among other effects, exposure to large amounts of naphthalene may damage or destroy red blood cells and cause anemia, and it is possibly a carcinogenic material.
  • Snake Out is biodegradable.
  • It will not harm lawns, gardens, flowerbeds or other desirable plants when used as directed.
  • Snake Out can be used in areas where children and pets play.