Do snake repellents actually work?
Well, yes and no.
When you spray a snake repellent, it will indeed repel the snake. However, you should be careful how and where you spray. You just might repel the snake back into your home! Snake repellent will repel a snake, but it won't make it leave your property. Also, you may need to reapply the snake repellent several times, especially after a rain.
When we receive calls from clients about snakes in their homes, our first priority is to locate the snake and remove it. Our technicians have a variety of methods to work with. He may use powder to track the snake's location, or glue boards with an attractant to catch the snake. And of course he will look for it in the usual hiding places.
Once we capture the snake we can start thinking about preventative measures to ensure snakes cannot find their way back in.