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Deanna writes,

Does Snake Away work for Copperhead and other Pit Viper snakes found in Dallas, Texas?


Snake Away does not consistently repel copperhead snakes or cotton mouths or other types of "moccasin snakes" accroding to the product label. Here is a list of the snakes that Snake Away has been tested on and the effectivness of the product on each species of snake:

Effectiveness test were conducted by Dr. Harvey Lillywhite, Professor of Reptology, University of Florida. Dr. Lillywhite is internationally recognized as one of the worlds leading research reptologists. Over ten years of independent research and follow-up tests were also conducted by Dr. T's Nature Products. Inc. The effectiveness of the repellent is demonstrated by the following experiments performed with various species and the product has been found to have a rate of efficacy that varies from 17% to 100% depending on the individual species.

87.5% Aakistrodon contortirix Copperhead
75% Coluber constrictor Black Racer
91% Crotalus adamanteus Eastern Diamondback rattlesnake
91% Crotalus atrox Western diamondback rattlesnake
91% Crotalus horridus Timber rattlesnake
91% Crotalus lepidus Rock rattlesnake
91% Crotalus ruber Red diamondback rattlesnake
91% Crotalus viridis Pacific rattlesnake
17% Elaphe guttata Corn or red rat snake
21% Aakistrdon platyrhinos Cotton mouth
47% Elaphe obsoleta Yellow rat snake
100% Heterodon platyrhinos Eastern hognose snake
100% Micrurus fulvius Eastern coral snake
50% Phython molorus Burmese python
100% Thamnophis marcianus Checkered garter snake

Answer last updated on: 05/18/2010

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