How it Works: The study of the University that tested the product states that Snake-A-Way is detected by a snake's sensory organ (Jacobson's Organ). When the product is detected by the Jacobson's Organ, it apparently instructs the snake to avoid the product.
When to Apply Snake-A-Way: Spring - when snakes are most active. Summer - when families are most exposed to the outdoors. Fall - application is critical to prevent spring infestations arriving from hibernation and denning.
Precautionary Statements: Hazards to Humans and Domestic Animals.
Caution: Harmful if swallowed. Avoid breathing vapors. Avoid contamination of food and deed. Avoid prolonged skin contact. This pesticide is toxic to fish. Do not apply directly to water, or to areas where surface water is present or to intertidal areas below the mean water mark.
Directions for Use: It is a violation of federal law to use this product in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.
USE RESTRICTIONS: FOR OUTDOOR USE ONLY. APPLY ONLY AS DIRECTED ON LABEL. To repel rattlesnakes (Genus Crotalus) and checkered garter (Thamnophis Marcianus) from areas around houses, cabins, trailers, garages, utility houses, barns, woodpiles, sand piles, trash cans and flower beds. May also be used around the periphery of gardens. Do not use this product at sites where snakes are believed to be already present as the deterrent effects of the product might tend to confine snakes to the treated areas. Do not apply this product in gardens or in fields of crops grown for food or feed. Do not use this product near streams, ponds, pools, or water supplies. Tests of this product have suggested that it can be an effective deterrent for the types of snakes listed above. While the product might deter other types of snakes as well, it is not expected to consistently repel snakes of the following types: corn snakes and other rat snakes (Genus Elaphe); and "moccasin" snakes such as cottonmouths and copperheads (Genus Agkistrodon).
APPLICATION DIRECTIONS: Using gloves, apply SNAKE-A-WAY IN BANDS SURROUNDING THE AREA TO BE PROTECTED. Use banes 4 to 5 inches wide to repel checkered garter snakes. For rattlesnakes, use bands 8 to 12 inches wide. In yards, lightly sprinkle SNAKE-A-WAY over the area within the treatment band. When the odor of SNAKE-A-WAY becomes faint, its effectiveness may be diminished. If this occurs during a season when snakes are active, retreat with enough of the product to restore the original odor intensity. Retreatment may also be necessary after heavy rains. Notice: Buyer assumes all risk of use, storage and handling of this material not in strict accordance with label directions.
Active Ingredients: Naphthalene: 7.0%, Sulfur: 28.0%.
Inert Ingredients: 65.0%.
Net Weight: 4 lbs. (1.814 kg)
Storage and Disposal: Do not contaminate water, food or feed by storage or disposal.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated place inaccessible to children and pets.
Disposal: Do not reuse empty container. Rinse thoroughly. Securely wrap in newspaper and discard in trash.
PACKAGE MAY NOT APPEAR FULL, MAY SETTLE DURING SHIPPING. PRODUCT SOLD BY WEIGHT NOT VOLUME.