Snake Repellents for Sun and Shade - Battery Powered 4-Pack

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Use Snake Deterrents to create an avoidance zone

Sureguard Snake Deterrents have been developed to repel many kinds of snakes. They emit a pulsing vibration into the surrounding soil. When the snake perceives the vibration as a source of danger most snakes will choose to avoid confrontation. (Similar principle to bush walkers walking noisily to scare snakes away.)

Snake Facts:

  • Scientists have evidence that snakes can detect the direction of vibration!
  • Vibrations as small as one billionth of a meter can be sensed by some snakes!
  • Snakes hardly hear airborne sounds but are sensitive to vibration.
  • Most snakes choose to avoid danger.

Snake Deterrents:

  • Vibrate to signal danger.
  • Vibrate within the snakes pitch range.

Do Snake Deterrents Really Repel Snakes?

Our customers say they work very well. We encourage you to read the many hundreds of customer reviews at the bottom of this page, both good & bad!

Sureguard are so confident about the performance of our products, we have a special Guarantee (see menu top of page). You may install and try the product. If you are not completely satisfied with the results we'll happily refund your money!

Note: If snakes are disturbed and subsequently moving with a fight-or-flight response, the snake may ignore the repellent action.

Product Features

  • Up to 12 Months operating time from a pair of alkaline batteries.
    (batteries not included)
  • Low running cost (as low as 6c per week).
  • Works in sun or shade.
  • Works in cloudy weather.
  • Fully rainproof construction.
  • 30m coverage, space at 25m intervals.

Solar Powered Snake Repellents are also available.

Solar Snake Repellents

There are a number of factors to consider:

To protect one spot, one snake repellent may be sufficient.

To protect the area immediately around your house, one repellent at each corner could be enough to provide overlapping vibration between adjacent repellents. Best coverage is when the snake repellents are away from the walls, say 5m.

Protecting the whole property is also a practical by forming a barrier around your fence-line. The repellents are placed no more than 25m apart.

If you have snakes coming from a certain direction, for example, neighbouring grassland, you could simply place the snake repellents along that boundary. The repellent action will transmit under most fences so in this way you keep the snakes off your property at a distance.

Some situations may require more repellents.

Soil types: The 25m apart is a maximum range for most soils, but for sandy soil or soil with a lot of fine stones, you should reduce this to 10m apart.

Hard objects: If you have pathways, you'll need a repellent on both side because the vibration doesn't pass through hard objects in the ground. This applies to concrete, bitumen, gravel, pavers, etc.

Shallow top soil: If your top soil is shallow then reduce the separation between repellents.

Multi-level ground: You'll need snake repellents on both levels where ground is terraced because the vibration won't travel between levels.

Soil cracks: If the soil is dry and cracked you'll need repellents on both side because the vibration doesn't cross the gap.

Do Sureguard Snake Repellents repel lizards, eg. Blue Tongues, etc.?
No, they are designed for snakes and there is no evidence of lizards being affected.

Do Sureguard Snake Repellents repel frogs, toads, birds, pets, etc.?

No, they are only designed for snakes.

Can snakes be caught inside the protective boundary?

It is possible. If you already have snakes living in your garden, you should consider having them professionally removed before installing the repellents. (Try searching for: snake catcher, snake removal or snake handler). Another strategy is to install the repellent centrally, say around the house area, then week by week move them further away until you have them all moved to your property boundary.

Can snakes get used to the vibration so it becomes less effective?

Repeated exposure to the vibration could lessen the deterrent. In psychology this is called desensitisation. In practice this is rare because the snake moves out of the area. However, take care not to inadvertently trap the snake in the protected area. For example, one Sureguard customer had a snake under the slab of her house. She placed the repellent at the entrance of the hole to repel the snake. The snake did not come out for weeks, obviously feeling trapped, but eventually overcome its fear and went past the repellent. The correct installation would be to wait for the snake to exit the hole and later place the repellent there before the snake returned.

Do the repellents work on all snakes?

Sureguard Snake Repellents work on most snakes moving along the ground. A python moving off a tree onto your aviary won’t be deterred. Similarly, tree snakes won’t be affected. Juvenile snakes may respond poorly. Sureguard do not recommend using repellents against species Acanthophis antarcticus (Common Death Adder). Unlike other snakes that tend to move away from human activity, the Death Adder's method of hunting by ambush means it tends to stay hidden. (Reference: Wikipedia - Acanthophis).

I saw a snake moving off in the direction of a repellent, why?

To explain this behaviour you need to understand the psychology of how the product works and a concept in psychology called the “fight or flight response” (see Wikipedia). When a snake is casually moving through the environment and starts to detect the vibration, it chooses not to go there. Perhaps it is dangerous, the snake does not know. Is there an urgency in the snake’s mind? Not necessarily. If the snake is casually moving toward the protected area the snake may simply change direction without you ever knowing it was around. However, when you saw the snake moving quickly it had likely already detected you and chose to quickly move away. This is a natural “flight response”. Did it also detect the repellent? Not necessarily so; the repellents emit a pulsed vibration every 30 to 60 seconds. Between the pulses there is nothing to sense. This would explain the snake’s poor choice of direction.

I found a snake sunning itself on some garden steps. Why wasn’t it repelled?

Carefully analyse how the snake may have travelled to that point. Remember, the repellents won’t affect a snake moving on some hard surfaces, e.g. concrete, pavers, bitumen, etc. For example, Sureguard had a customer call our technical department for assistance. Repellents had been installed around the whole back yard but a snake later found its way to the back door. When we analysed the installation we found a 2m section of concrete pathway unprotected on the property boundary because it was not considered worthwhile placing a repellent on this narrow strip. It was effectively a hole in the boundary which the snake happened to come through then travel on the concrete to the back door. A repellent had been used on one side of the concrete pathway but the protection didn’t extend across to the other side. The solution was to place the repellent on the other side of the pathway. This solution worked.

I have a snake in my roof, can I place the repellent there?
Sureguard Snake Repellents have only been designed to repel snakes on the ground. Do not hang them on the roof or gutter, or on trees or other structures.


Customer Reviews

I have used solar snake repellers for the last few years. These are the best that I have purchased .

 Gemma Burford-Crewe

I have had the solar ones for 18 months and so far we have had no snakes, we have now purchased the 4 pack of battery ones and now can place in less lit areas with the same results. Great work!!

 Greg
  • All Reviews

    25 / 288
    Jodie Oddy
    Rating: 4/5
    No snakes so far
    Bought and installed these deterants Easy to install good instructions leaflet to get the most out of the product Good vibration output into the soil No snakes seen so far fingers crossed they keep them away Installed product after having a dugite in back yard For people using these products i recommend extending the period of use beyond reccomended snake season as we had a tiger snake in the yard early September 2012 and regrettably lost our dog
    Joycelyn Grosser
    Rating: 4/5
    All good!
    The product arrived promptly and was easy to install. Its effectiveness (snake deterrant) seems to be good- no problem to date.
    Allan Roach
    Rating: 4/5
    Works for us.
    We have been using the battery powered repellents for several years, and the solar powered ones before that. Can't say that we haven't seen a snake in that time, but we're certain are property is a lot safer than before we started using them. Still need to stay alert.
    Anthony Dodd
    Rating: 4/5
    snake repellent
    All installed 3 weeks ago. so far no sightings of snakes.
    Peter Sloan
    Rating: 4/5
    Snake Repellant
    No snakes yet but one unit taken out by Victor (lawn mower!)
    Clare K
    Rating: 4/5
    Snake Repellent
    The staff at Sure Guard were excellent and catered to all our needs without hesitation. No snakes came into our campsite during the 4 days we camped at Wilpena Pound (we scattered flour around the immediate perimeter so we could see if anything had slid into the area). A great experience, thankyou
    Jenny Stevenson
    Rating: 5/5
    Love these
    Great to put in areas where there is no sun. Easy to install
    Chris Fowler
    Rating: 5/5
    Battery powered snake repellers
    Not having to worry about where you place these devices, [apart from the obvious ones like next to concrete slabs] makes them a better choice than the solar powered ones. Sure you have to buy batteries, but Aldi sell ones that will outlast any other, including famous brands. It pays to check them regularly and to pull them out and remove the batteries, during the winter months. Simple and effective.
    Betty & Brian Manning
    Rating: 4/5
    4 pack battery powered snake reppellent
    we find this product verv successful as we live in the country
    Linda Moore
    Rating: 5/5
    Snake repellants
    Great product .... I live on a farm and We have seen it work and watched snakes not enter the protected area
    Ms Marisa Gerussi
    Rating: 5/5
    .Ordering and delivery
    Excellent service - delivery and tracking
    Julie Hutchinson
    Rating: 5/5
    Service
    Excellent and timely delivery
    Julie Hutchinson
    Rating: 5/5
    Snake repellents
    Work very well on our property
    Lynda Esz
    Rating: 4/5
    Snake repellors are great
    We have had both solar and battery units. we have found the battery ones great for amongst the garden and shaded areas....have been so succesful that we have had 2 friends get me to order some for them...thanks again
    Christine M
    Rating: 5/5
    cool gadget
    bought two box means 8 piece battery operated sureguard snake repelent, at first im abit sceptical but after reading all the review then idecide to buy it. and I feel safe this summer at werribee cos our house is nearby the river and out neighboor often see some tiger snakes. we then install around the garden and it feel good to share some sureguard snake repellent with neighboor too better buy the battery operated than the solar cos its vibrate continuously and reliable in cloudy day. thanks.
    Desley Carwardine
    Rating: 5/5
    Sureguard snake repellers
    It is a very good product. I havent seen any snakes for some time now.
    Keith Casey
    Rating: 5/5
    No Snakes in 3 years
    Having installed Suregaurd Snake Repellents about 3 years ago firstly with 4 AA batteries and know upgraded to the style with 2 D type batteries I have seen no snakes, the older style are still usable but the cost of batteries and remembering to change I felt the new style was better, change with the start of daylight saving.
    Vanessa Reeve
    Rating: 5/5
    no more snakes
    We have used this product for 4 years and found it to be highly effective all of the time and we live in an area where there are plenty of snake sightings; I'm really happy to recommend them to even the most sceptical person.
    Barbara & Kim Harvey
    Rating: 4/5
    Snake repellent
    Have 8 repellents around our house battery op,work very well.
    Jason Matheson
    Rating: 5/5
    Great Product
    Service was excellent! Love the Sure guard Snake Repellents- Really Work!!
    Susan Bauert
    Rating: 5/5
    Great experience!
    We have been getting snake repellents from Sureguard for a number of years now. They have all worked well. The batteries in these newer larger ones seem a to be lasting a lot longer. We use to see a number of snakes in the summer but since installing them around our house we havnit seen one! Highly recommend.
    Jeannine Reaney
    Rating: 4/5
    Battery snake repelent
    This is the second time I've used these. I find them to work so well I walk outside without a worry. Lots of Browns in this area.The only time we've seen a snake since beginning to use [3years now] was a tree snake and they don't worry me. Highly recomend this product. However they could be a bit quiter as I live in suburbia. Flashing lead ligh would do the same.
    Lee Pennock
    Rating: 5/5
    The Pool is safe.
    I have now been using these units around my pool rockery for 2 years and they have been a great success. Just bought some more for a friends house who has lots of small hiding places around his country property. Great product and it really does work.
    Chris Fowler
    Rating: 5/5
    Battery Snake repellers
    These are initially cheaper and with the right batteries, and bringing them in for the winter, the power will last for two 'seasons'. They do not suffer from the problems associated with the solar variety and are just as effective. A good product that really works.
    Ross
    Rating: 4/5
    I have had no problems the units appear...
    I have had no problems the units appear to be operating .

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