When you are enjoying nature, whether for a leisurely hike or to work in your yard, the last thing you want to worry about is snakes. But some 3,000 snakebites occur each year, mostly in eastern Australia and often in urban areas, close to where people work, live and, yes, garden. While many snakes are non-venomous, encountering one is at the very least unsettling, even though they are usually more scared of you than you are of them.
The Bird Gard Solar Snake Repeller is a simple, safe and relatively inexpensive solution for both you and the snake. Using solar energy with a backup battery, it emits a variety of sounds threatening to all types of snakes. When confronted with menace larger than themselves, snakes will retreat rather than attack. This goes for even the largest and most dangerous species.
Other precautions are also in order:
But the Solar Snake Repeller will minimise if not eliminate close encounters of the serpent kind. Unlike other snake repellers which make a single monotonous sound, the Bird Gard model has two random vibration modes, emanating a five-day cycle of distinctly different noise patterns which take and keep snakes off guard and consistently away. The Snake Repeller also has LED lights which illuminate the ground at night. While the maximum coverage area of a single repeller is a 30 metre diameter circle, it’s best to purchase at least two and install them no more than 25 metres apart; or more, depending on the size of the area. And in addition to the garden, repellers can also be placed near clotheslines and play areas and on property boundaries or creek lines.
Along with being sturdy and weatherproof (IP44 rating), the replaceable, rechargeable battery keeps it going rain or shine, although you’ll need to set it out in the sun two days before installation to make sure it remains charged at night and during overcast weather. It’s also relatively quiet, although you will need to submerge the shaft deep in the earth, tightly compacting the dirt around it. In addition to reducing any sounds you may hear, it will send underground vibrations even further and make the repelling action more effective. Burying will also help camouflage the repellers, maintaining your garden’s natural beauty.
More info on the Snake Repeller can be found here
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