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    Default Snake repeller unit - batteries flat, help required please

    Hi Just bumping this request up.

    I've got the sonic snake repeller units, only 3 yo, and the solar batteries have gone flat as tacks. Can't work out how to change them, had mates look too to no avail. Contacted the sellers sooooooooooooooo many times and they just won't reply.
    Desperate to get them working again.
    Can anyone help please?

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    I would keep on bugging them, unless it is a discontinued model they should have replacement batteries available.

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    Finally got back onto the internet - sattelite is fun sometimes, not. LOL

    My snake repeller has a little flap like you would on a TV remote and there is a AA rechargeable battery sitting there that you just pop out.

    I do have a work colleague with repellers they bought several years ago so I will ask them when I next see them if they have changed a battery.

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    A normal AA battery rechargeable - would only last 2 or 3 years anyway - so it is probably time to put a new rechargeable battery in.

    Dunno if those sonic snake repellers really work though. I've got an ultra sonic mozzie repeller - it doesn't work on mozzies but it works on me. I don't like the noise it makes and I can hear it just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    A normal AA battery rechargeable - would only last 2 or 3 years anyway - so it is probably time to put a new rechargeable battery in.

    Dunno if those sonic snake repellers really work though. I've got an ultra sonic mozzie repeller - it doesn't work on mozzies but it works on me. I don't like the noise it makes and I can hear it just fine.
    Samson was having trouble figuring out how to get the battery out. I looked at mine to see if that would help, but mine are easy to change so that wont help.

    As to whether they work, I dont know. Snakes can be unpredictable in their reactions so it may work on some individuals and not on others. Every year where I live dogs are lost to dugites and gwadars and the nearest emergency vet is 250 kms away so there is no possibility of help, the dog dies.

    So I figured do everything that is recommended and bung a couple of repellers in as well for good measure, but dont rely on them.

    Snakes are on my mind everday in summer. I walk the same track and I am pretty aware of where the resident snakes holes are. However there are lots of younsters around now. Last summer I had a massive wedgetail eagle pluck a massive snake out of the paddock 10 metres or so in front of me. Totally awesome.
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    I know that loose rolls of bird netting can trap snakes but it's a sad way for them to die if you forget to check the net and sort it.

    I am dying to know if oil of cloves works as a snake deterrent. This stuff is very strong smelling and more intense than whole or ground cloves though you can make a version of it by boiling up several packs of cloves in water until it is reduced and very stinky - best done outside in a saucepan you don't want for anything else.

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    A woman I know on a neighbouring farm lost her dog last year so she has a combo of repellers and some natural spray on concoction for the perimeter. I think it is called shoo snake but dont quote me on it LOL.

    It is supposed to irritate something on their skin I think, or cause them to become dopey, something like that anyway..

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