Review of Sweeney's Snake Repellent10:53 PM
I wasn't planning on writing about anything lawn and garden-related until the end of the month. (That was what my editorial schedule dictated.) Then I saw 5 snakes out back by where my kids played, and I thought maybe it was a good time to test out the Sweeney's Snake Repellent early.
I'm glad that I did.
This product exceeded my expectations (and my husband's.. which is hard to do.) It's a bag of little tiny pellets that you shake on the ground where you want snakes to avoid. It's a natural product (made from clove oil and some other non-toxic ingredients), and it smells very sweet -- almost sickeningly so. Snakes don't like it, and when you apply it to the yard, near swing sets, or where you want to grill out this weekend, they stay away! And it works!
The bag is easy to open, and you don't need to touch it with your hands or use any dispensing tools. (There are little holes in the top, and you "shake" it right out of the bag -- like a salt shaker. We applied it to the areas we wanted the snakes to stay away from (which, if it were up to me, would be the whole yard and then some!) Right after I applied it to my yard, I saw a few snakes come up to the area, but not stick around. We haven't seen a snake in those areas again..
The product is made by Sweeney's and is supposed to last up to 30 days. We've had it applied for a little over a week, and so far, I'm very impressed! You can see all the products Sweeney's offers at it's website: www.wrsweeney.com
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*Sweeney's sent me a sample to review.