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    Pulse deterrents - do they actually deter snakes?

    The Navigator is unhappy about the local pythons eating the chooks (the chooks also seem a bit against it too Pulse deterrents - do they actually deter snakes?).
    The chook cage has been rewired to try to close the gaps, but the snakes are still hanging around.
    So she was in a hardware store and came back with this thing, which claims to emit a pulse which the snakes sense and avoid.
    I'm a bit sceptical, but I'll give it a go.
    My question is, can anyone say if these things work, or are they a waste of money?
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    Sounds like you will soon be in a better position than most to decide whether they work! Will be interesting to see how you go.

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    They don't work. Our snake and reptile man said he has seen snakes on top of them.

    The only thing that works he said was some weird oil mix (not motor oil!!!), I cant recall the blend but its on the internet somewhere, but apparently you can pour it into the ground, concrete etc and it it totally sets off their sense of smell so they leave it alone.
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    I know some dog breeders near Grafton.
    They lost 8 dogs to snakebites in one year,a few years ago.
    They tried them and do think they help,but don't know how much,as they made other changes as well.

    Maybe the chook pen needs a renovation?
    One of my sons lives out Brookfield way,and there are a few huge carpet snakes around,one recently ate the neighbours cat

    He has rebuilt his chook pen,now no issues at all.
    The local fox has had a good crack at digging under the wall of the pen,but couldn't get in either.
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    Apparently marigolds generate a pungent odor that repels snakes. No personal experience but what I have heard recently. We have planted some to see if they have any impact on the numerous red belly blacks around the house and sheds..

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    Tried them here, no effect. Electrify the fence.
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    The .410 brands work well

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    Quote Originally Posted by V8Ian View Post
    Tried them here, no effect. Electrify the fence.
    Got a few chook duffers up there in Ippy, have you?

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    Nearly all so called electronic repellents, be for snakes, possums, rodents or even cats seem not to work. Travelrover has a plan though. I can't speak for snakes and marigolds, but I can recommend you search 'companion planting', which is a millennia old practice of keeping pests away. Most organic farmers use this practice, which keeps pests, both insect and animal, of their crops. Why not snakes? Worth a look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ancient Mariner View Post
    The .410 brands work well
    Indeed. Lady's gun be damned, .410s rock. Trouble is, you'll need three man shifts... OK, two as they don't move much at night.
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