At a Glance
Snake Out® – The Sustainable Solution to Snakes
Snakes are one of the top phobias, going back thousands of years. They are one of the most feared pests in the world, but that gives Pest Management Professionals more opportunities, and Snake Out can help with that.
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.
To assess the pest problem and create an environment where snakes are not welcome, use the following steps straight out of Green Pest Management® procedures:
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?
- Look for excessive vegetation harborage.
- Look at surrounding areas & neighbors yards, etc.
Removal of Food and Harborage
- Clean up yard area.
- Remove high weeds.
- Move wood piles off of ground.
- Trim shrubs away from foundations.
- Remove any unnecessary debris from yard that may provide harborage.
- 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.
- Eliminate any rodent populations in or around the structure to remove any food problems.
- Apply a barrier of product at least a foot wide on the inside of crawlspace foundation walls and into cracks, holes and any entry points into the structure.
- Apply onto sill plates above foundations in crawlspaces and basements.
- 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 are natural oils, and are exempt from EPA regulation.
- Does not contain naphthalene.
- Will not harm lawns, gardens, flower beds or other desirable plants when used as directed.
- Can be used in areas where children and pets play.
How does Snake Out fit into your business?
- Spring, Summer and Fall add-on to your current monthly quarterly services.
- Great program to attract customers who don’t use your service.
- Customizable flyers or bill stuffers.
Note: Before offering services as a preventative or remedial treatment, check with your local or state agencies to make sure you have the proper license for your area.
- Snake Out Specimen Label / SDS (Acrobat PDF)