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Snake Trapping, Removal and Control

Greater Birmingham, Alabama Area

A timber rattlesnake on the rear bumper of a snake removal company's truck

The timber rattlesnake is one of the venomous snakes found in Alabama.

If there's anything we have plenty of in Alabama, that would be snakes. We have more than fifty different kinds of snakes, including about a dozen venomous ("poisonous") species.

The timber rattlesnake, shown in the picture on the right, is one of the venomous snakes found in Alabama. The others are the Eastern Coral Snake; the Northern and Southern Copperheads; the Eastern, Western, and Florida Cottonmouths; and the Eastern Diamondback, Canebrake, Dusky Pygmy, Carolina Pygmy, and Western Pygmy rattlesnakes.

That being said, most snakes in Alabama are harmless, and all of them are beneficial -- even the venomous ones. They do a great job keeping the rodent population down, for example. Rodents carry diseases and destroy crops, and therefore do a lot more harm to humans than snakes do. The venom of some snake species is also used to make medicines.

So all in all, snakes are beneficial animals that deserve to be respected and protected. They play an important role in the ecosystem.

The Problem with Snakes

The problem with snakes is that some of them are venomous, which makes them dangerous to have around our homes, schools, athletic fields, recreation areas, and other places where humans live, work, and play.

A Common garter Snake, coiled on some rocks and leaves

The common garter snake, always ready and eager to help you keep your garden rodent-free

Snakes are not vicious animals. They don't bite people for the sheer joy of it, but they do take offense when we go and step on them, which is easy to do because they spend so much time slithering around on the ground. Snakes also will strike if a human accidentally puts their hand too close to them, which is also easy to do. For example, a child reaching into some tall grass to retrieve a ball might be bitten if there's a snake in the grass.

To make matters worse, many snake species have similar appearances, making it difficult for the untrained eye to tell them apart. Many innocent, harmless snakes have lost their lives because of mistaken identity: They happened to look like a venomous specie, so someone went ahead and lopped their heads off.

Even the completely harmless and enormously helpful garter snake, which is one of the best friends a gardener can have because they help keep the rodents away, is all too often killed by people who don't know any better and who believe that all snakes are dangerous.

Finally, there are some people who simply hate snakes or are terrified of them, and who don't care whether or not they're venomous. They don't want them on their property.

Professional Snake Removal in the Birmingham, Alabama Area

There are two very good reasons why you should call a professional if you have snakes on your property.

The first reason, as we've already mentioned, is that most snakes are harmless, and even venomous snakes are beneficial when in an environment where they don't present a threat to humans, pets, or livestock. A professional snake control expert will be able to properly identify "your" snakes to avoid unnecessarily harming a snake that's just trying to help you grow your garden. And if it is necessary to remove a snake, we know how to do it humanely.

The second reason is that handling snakes is dangerous for amateurs. As we mentioned earlier, a lot of snakes have similar enough markings and coloration that non-professionals may have a hard time telling them apart, which of course puts them in danger if they try to remove snakes themselves.

The long and short of it is that if you have a snake problem, you really need to call a professional who knows how to identify and handle snakes. The wildlife management specialists at Rid-A-Critter all receive special training in the biology, identification, and handling of snakes, so please contact us instead. Snake control is not a do-it-yourself sort of job.

Snake Control Gallery

Here are pictures of some of the snake removal jobs we've done in Birmingham and throughout the Metro Birmingham area and its suburbs.

  • A black rat snake trapped and removed from a crawl space in Birmingham, Alabama

    Snake removed from a home in Birmingham

  • Rat snake skins found in an attic during a Leeds, Alabama snake control job

    Rat snake skins found in an attic in Leeds

  • A rubber snake on a porch support

    Rubber snake that customer thought was real

  • Snake-removal expert with a snake removed from a house in Birmingham, AL

    Birmingham, Alabama sbake removal job

  • Snake in an attic in Moody, Alabama

    Attic snake control job in Moody, Alabama

  • Close up of a copperhead's snake head. The snake is in a snare right behind its head.

    Close-up of a copperhead snake's head

  • Snake control expert Jason Arruda holding a tiny snake in his hand.

    Jason with a mighty snake. Don't try this at home!

  • A tiny yellow rat snake being held between a technicians thumb and finger

    Fierce rat snake removal job in Bessemer AL

  • Black rat snake on the concrete floor of the garage of a house in Birmingham Alabama.

    Snake removed from a garage in Birmingham

  • An Eastern coral snake, one of the venomous snakes found in Georgia, on the ground

    Eastern coral snake, one of our venomous snakes

  • A copperhead snake removed from a garden in Birmingham, Alabama

    Copperhead snake caught in Birmingham, AL

  • A king snake in the jaws of a snare, unharmed, being removed from a property

    King snake removal by one of our technicians

  • A snake skin up in the rafters found at a Birmingham, AL snake removal job

    Snake skin in an attic in Birmingham

  • Droppings found in an attic during a snake removal job in Birmingham, AL

    Snake droppings in an attic in Birmingham

  • Snake control technician with a king snake captured in Oxford, Alabama

    King snake live-trapped in Oxford, Alabama

  • A snake in a garden in Hoover, AL right before being removed and relocated.

    Hoover, Alabama snake removal job

  • Copperhead snake in a bucket after being removed from a house in Birmingam

    Copperhead removed from home in Birmingham

  • Technician wearing a rid a critter hat and a face mask holding a gray rat snake that he removed from the crawl space of a house in Trussville Georgia

    Gray rat snake removed from a crawl in Trussville

  • Baby copperhead snake coiled up inside a rain downspout with its head peeking out

    Baby copperhead snake in a rain down spout

  • Copperhead snake being held in a snare after being removed from a garage

    Copperhead snake removed from a garage

  • Snake removal expert with red-bellied water snake in Mountain Brook, AL

    Red-bellied water snake caught in Mountain Brook

  • Copperhead snake in a Mountain Brook, Alabama garage

    Copperhead snake in a garage in Mountain Brook

For more information about snake removal or any of our wildlife management services, please call us today.

 

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I think there was more animal activity outside then inside today! If they get in, we can get them out!
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Feb 25, 2021 10:58:52 am.

Rainy all over Georgia it seems like. Hard for us to keep dry when we’re determined to evict the animals and seal to keep them out. In Albany Ga now for a couple quotes and then to Zebulon Ga for another quote for squirrels removal. Be safe
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Feb 18, 2021 11:10:35 am.

Headed over to Albany Georgia for a quote to exclude squirrels.
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Feb 02, 2021 11:44:36 am.

Give Ridacritter a call for any of your nuisance animal needs. From Bats, to Bees, Squirrels, to Rats, Ridacritter solves all of your problems. Call for an exclusion today!
by Jake A.
Jan 30, 2021 10:25:50 am.

Very busy right now. Lots of squirrels and rats in the Birmingham and surrounding areas. Looks like bats are flying already as I’ve got several bat jobs to look at this week. Had a customer yesterday with squirrels and bats.
by Chris Scott
Jan 26, 2021 08:07:01 am.

In Auburn Alabama quoting exclusions for gray squirrels today.
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Jan 07, 2021 11:01:30 am.

Lots of squirrel and rat calls today. From Birmingham to Anniston.
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Jan 07, 2021 09:46:52 am.

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Jan 05, 2021 09:29:57 am.

Lots of squirrel calls today. It appears gray and flying squirrels are attempting to take over every attic in the Birmingham and surrounding areas.
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Dec 24, 2020 11:23:46 am.

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Dec 07, 2020 10:46:24 am.

Headed down south today to Albany Ga to give a quote for a bat exclusion. Animals in the attic scratching and bats are keeping the customers up at night. Time for us to step in.
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Sep 10, 2020 09:42:30 am.

Jason and Justin Deodorizing an Attic After Animal Removal
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Jun 24, 2020 10:10:29 am.

News: CDC Warns that COVID-19 Lockdowns are Making Rats and Mice More Desperate
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May 27, 2020 09:43:37 am.

Video of Justin Sealing Rats and Mice Out of a Loading Dock
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Apr 30, 2020 10:02:16 am.

Noises in your attic? We can help in certain case we can seal and remove animals from your home with no personal contact.
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Apr 02, 2020 11:16:28 am.

Gray Rat Snake Removed from the Crawl Space of a House in Trussville, Alabama
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Mar 30, 2020 11:47:03 am.

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by Jason Arruda
Mar 27, 2020 03:07:31 pm.

Bees and bugs are flying in Birmingham. Spring is here, bats, squirrels and birds will be getting active.
by Dean Scott
Mar 19, 2020 12:39:50 pm.

Chris Doing Copperhead Snake Removal in Mountain Brook Alabama
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Mar 19, 2020 10:13:24 am.

Here's Dan Humanely Removing Animals from a Glue Trap
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Mar 10, 2020 10:05:57 am.

The Birmingham, Alabama office of Rid-A-Critter provides snake removal and control in Birmingham, Alabama and the the entire Metro Birmingham area including Anniston, Bessemer, Brighton, Chelsea, Fairfield, Heflin, Homewood, Hoover, Hueytown, Irondale, Jasper, Leeds, Midfield, Moody, Mountain Brook, Oxford, Pell City, Trussville, Valdosta, Vestavia, Warrior, and their surrounding areas.

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