Natural Snake Repellent

Snakes can be terrifying. Whether you have them in your yard, in your basement, or even worse… in your toilet tank! They are creepy crawlies with sharp fangs and acid-filled venom sacs. It is only normal to want to steer clear of them at any cost. It’s also common knowledge that they detest a particular scent: vinegar! That’s right; if you happen to have some vinegar on hand, pour it out into a large bowl or pan and let the snake loose. It will instantly hop away in terror at the acrid aroma of the vinegar scent. So what scents do snakes hate apart from vinegar? If you are truly intent on keeping away those vicious serpents, check out our list below!

Natural Snake Repellent


Soap is a natural snake repellent. It can be used to make a spray that will keep snakes away from your yard and home, whether you’re using it in a garden or inside the house.

To make soap spray, mix 1/2 cup of liquid dish soap with one gallon of water. Spray this on plants around your home to keep snakes out! If you want to use it indoors, try filling your bathtub with hot water and add 2 cups of liquid hand soap (like Joy). Let this sit for 5 minutes before draining away any excess water from the tub. Fill up some spray bottles with this solution and use as needed! Be sure to repeat these steps every couple weeks if necessary – there isn’t much harm done by doing so!

Snake Scents

Snakes have a very good sense of smell, so you might be able to deter them with a scent. Snakes are territorial, so they may be spooked by the idea of another snake being in the area. You can buy scents or make your own to avoid using any potentially toxic chemicals on yourself or your property. However, if you’re making your own scent and intend to use it outdoors, keep in mind that it will need to be refreshed periodically—like weekly—to freshen up its effectiveness over time.


You can apply sulfur to the perimeter of your home to repel snakes. Sulfur is effective both in dry and wet form. In dry form, you can spread the substance around your yard or garden. Alternatively, if you’d like to be more precise about where it goes, dilute some sulfur with water and apply it directly onto a cloth that’s been wrung out so that it’s damp but not soaked through entirely. The snake will smell the sulfur and avoid entering your property because they hate this odor.

Lime and Chili Peppers

Lime and Chili Peppers are a great natural snake repellent. Add them to water or spray to create a natural deterrent that will keep snakes away.

If you want to use lime or chili peppers alone, simply place them on the ground around your property. The strong scent is enough to keep snakes away without trying anything else. You can also add them to water, creating an all-natural spray which can be used around patio furniture or in other areas where snakes might seek shade during hot days or hide during cold nights (which occur in many areas of the United States).

Moth Balls

Using moth balls as snake repellent is one of the most dangerous ways to try and keep snakes out of your home. Moth balls are toxic to humans, pets, and the environment. Moth balls are not recommended by any major snake repellent authority because they provide no lasting protection from anything—not even pests! In fact, mothballs actually attract rodents rather than repel them!

Garlic Spray

Garlic spray is a highly recommended snake repellent. Some people say it works miracles and others say they can’t impress upon you enough how effective it is. It’s one of our top choices for keeping snakes away from your home or garden, so we recommend using this method as a last resort.

We also recommend using garlic spray as a first and second choice if you’re looking for natural snake repellents. If you have any other questions about how to repel snakes, feel free to ask them below in the comments section! And remember: don’t be afraid of the dark; but if you see something scaly crawling towards you at night, call us immediately so we can come get rid of it for good!

Try out these natural snake repellent options before hiring an exterminator.

  • If you are not getting the desired results with natural repellents, then you should contact a professional.
  • It may also be worth consulting with an exterminator about ways to make your home less snake-friendly and how to remove snakes from your home once they’re already there.

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