ANXIETY about his young son playing outdoors was a major motivation behind Greenmount's Darren Abbott's research into snake repellers.
Mr Abbott nearly stepped on a king brown on his acreage property last summer and the near miss made his think about his son's safety.
From there he was propelled to investigate the options when it came to effective snake deterrents.
"I talked to a lot of people and unfortunately bought some dodgy repellers at different times and finally came up with products that were proven," Mr Abbott said.
"I found one of the most effective options was to have vibrating devices around your house.
"They don't eliminate snakes, but the vibrating deters them because they will avoid confrontation where ever possible."
If you want more information on deterrent options call Mr Abbott on 0418 779 848.
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