This summer we have a few garter snakes that have taken up residence inside the cabinet of our Hayward heat pump. They are almost always there whenever the pump isn't running becuase the cabinet is black and holds heat. There are drain holes in the base of the cabinet that allow for drainage of the water condensation that naturally occurs during the heating cycle. This is the obvious point of entry, but I don't want to plug these holes. Once the unit is fired up, they are no longer visible, but I never see them leave, either. Anyone have any repellent ideas to make these unwanted guests find a more natural home?