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Snake Trapping, Removal and Control

Greater Birmingham, Alabama Area

A copperhead snake on the ground being held in a snare after being removed from under the porch of a house.

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 copperhead snake removed from a garden in Birmingham, Alabama
    Copperhead snake caught in Birmingham, AL
  • Snake-removal expert with a snake removed from a house in Birmingham, AL
    Birmingham, Alabama sbake removal job
  • 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
  • Droppings found in an attic during a snake removal job in Birmingham, AL
    Snake droppings in an attic in Birmingham
  • 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
  • A tiny yellow rat snake being held between a technicians thumb and finger
    Fierce rat snake removal job in Bessemer AL
  • Snake in an attic in Moody, Alabama
    Attic snake control job in Moody, Alabama
  • Snake control expert Jason Arruda holding a tiny snake in his hand.
    Jason with a mighty snake. Don't try this at home!
  • Somewhat coiled snake droppings in the attic insulation of a house in Birmingham Alabama.
    Snake droppings in an attic in Birmingham
  • A rubber snake on a porch support
    Rubber snake that customer thought was real
  • A hole in the insulation about the diameter of a quarter is actually the entrance to a burrow a snake made in the attic of a house in Tuscaloosa Alabama.
    Snake burrow in the attic insulation in Tuscaloosa
  • Copperhead snake being held in a snare after being removed from a garage
    Copperhead snake removed from a garage
  • 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 black rat snake trapped and removed from a crawl space in Birmingham, Alabama
    Snake removed from a home in Birmingham
  • A copperhead snake in the grass on the ground after being trapped and removed from the back yard of a house in Birmingham Alabama.
    Copperhead removed from a yard in Birmingham
  • Copperhead snake in a bucket after being removed from a house in Birmingam
    Copperhead removed from home in Birmingham
  • A black racer snake coiled up on the sheet rock in between the joists in the unfinished attic of a house in Birmingham Alabama.
    Black racer snake in an attic in Birmingham
  • A rattlesnake coiled around a snare pole after being caught and removed from the attic of a house in Tuscaloosa Alabama.
    Rattlesnake removed from an attic in Tuscaloosa
  • Snake removal expert with red-bellied water snake in Mountain Brook, AL
    Red-bellied water snake caught in Mountain Brook
  • Baby copperhead snake coiled up inside a rain downspout with its head peeking out
    Baby copperhead snake in a rain down spout
  • Rat snake skins found in an attic during a Leeds, Alabama snake control job
    Rat snake skins found in an attic in Leeds
  • Snake control technician with a king snake captured in Oxford, Alabama
    King snake live-trapped in Oxford, Alabama

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

 

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A snake-removal specialist just caught and removed a copperhead from the backyard of a house in Birmingham, Alabama. Copperheads are venomous snakes that really have no place in a backyard. The snake will be relocated and release in a more-suitable environment where it won't present any threat to people (nor vice-versa).
by Webmaster
Jun 14, 2022 11:57:54 am.

Wildlife-control technicians from our Birmingham office are doing snake removal in Trussville, Alabama today. The snakes were discovered by a plumber working in the crawl space. He's terrified of them, and he demanded that they be removed before he finished his work. We sent a crew right away to remove and relocate the reptiles.
by Webmaster
May 12, 2022 10:40:06 am.

Heading to a snake call in Griffin Ga.
by Jason Arruda
May 09, 2022 02:31:20 pm.

Bats and carpenter bees are flying , Hampton to Ellen, off to demorest, snakes in Hoschton.
by Chris Collender
May 05, 2022 08:49:43 am.

A technician from our Birmingham office just removed a timber rattlesnake from a house in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Timber rattlesnakes are one of the six venomous snake species (three of which are rattlesnakes) found in Alabama.
by Webmaster
May 04, 2022 09:11:06 am.

Bats and carpenter bees are in full effect, From Rome, ga to Hampton, ga, then off to Atlanta. Busy times
by Chris Collender
Apr 28, 2022 11:15:13 am.

Here's a Video of Chris doing Snake Removal from a House in Birmingham, Alabama
by Webmaster
Apr 25, 2022 09:37:11 am.

Busy critter day today, went to locus grove for some bats, Riverdale to get some squirrels, several Atlanta stops, of course rats, then ended in Marietta, rats again
by Chris Collender
Apr 11, 2022 07:25:46 pm.

Beautiful weather, bats are flying, and squirrels are breading, good times. Athens to snellville, over to Stone Mountain, then out to Atlanta
by Chris Collender
Apr 08, 2022 09:31:43 am.

Rain, rain go away, Chris C wants to do Some quotes today, Morganton(flyers), Carrollton(rats), College Park(raccoons), Brookhaven(squirrels)
by Chris Collender
Apr 05, 2022 02:15:46 pm.

Macon, Warner Robins, Perry and Forsyth Ga today bidding jobs and warranty services. Got crews all over south Ga as well sealing homes against bats and squirrels.
by Jason Arruda
Apr 04, 2022 02:12:52 pm.

We just removed a black racer snake from the attic of a house in Birmingham. Most likely there's a rodent problem up there than needs to be taken care of. Snakes are usually following rodents when they get into homes.
by Webmaster
Apr 04, 2022 09:37:51 am.

Customer in Macon Ga.called in having issues with snakes entering her basement. Going out there now.
by Jason Arruda
Apr 01, 2022 10:28:59 am.

Mouse droppings in the pantry? Bats in the gables? Rats overtaking your living area? Squirrels nesting in your attic? Noises in the walls? Scratching noises coming from you attic? Snakes in your crawl space? We handle them all.
by Jason Arruda
Mar 31, 2022 04:29:56 pm.

Got critters? Squirrels, bats,rats, raccoons, birds etc. Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee give a call for a free consultation.
by Jason Arruda
Mar 31, 2022 12:34:04 pm.

Newnan this morning for raccoons, then off to sharpsburg for mice and down to Atlanta for rats.
by Chris Collender
Mar 29, 2022 02:15:53 pm.

Crazy week so far, bats and carpenter bees are in full swing, from Athens to Suwannee, over to Duluth then to Alpharetta and Atlanta. Now this morning, I am in conyers with rats and squirrels
by Chris Collender
Mar 23, 2022 10:48:04 am.

Busy day today. Leaving a Tifton Ga bat quote that we’re going to seal next week. Headed to Coolidge Ga for another bat quote. Droppings on the driveway got the customers attention and squeaky sounds coming from the attic. Give us a call.
by Jason Arruda
Mar 21, 2022 12:24:07 pm.

Yesterday was another busy day, Ellijay had some flyers, then to norcross for rats, Athens with grey squirrels and woodstock with bats and rats
by Chris Collender
Mar 16, 2022 08:03:54 am.

Rats in temple ga, squirrels are running crazy in Dallas, ga
by Chris Collender
Mar 14, 2022 09:16:15 am.

Bats and squirrels today in Macon, Warner Robins and Perry Ga. Going out to give free quotes today to help protect their homes and businesses.
by Jason Arruda
Mar 10, 2022 06:55:24 am.

Bats are flying, went from lula ga, to bogart, down to newnan and McDonough.
by Chris Collender
Mar 09, 2022 01:59:40 pm.

Busy day, did 2 quotes for rats, Locus grove and then Atlanta, then headed to Marietta, squirrels and more squirrels
by Chris Collender
Feb 28, 2022 07:30:00 pm.

Went to blue ridge, flyers in the metal roof, headed to Atlanta with rats in the basement
by Chris Collender
Feb 14, 2022 11:15:00 am.

Not a bad day, flyers in McDonough, rats in dacula and Decatur, headed to Marietta now for squirrels
by Chris Collender
Feb 07, 2022 12:25:06 pm.

Squirrels in Douglasville to Rome with flyers, lots of stops todyab
by Chris Collender
Feb 03, 2022 02:41:31 pm.

Not a bad day, Gainesville for mice, Covington and Riverdale for squirrels,and then Smyrna for a insulation quote
by Chris Collender
Jan 31, 2022 02:39:05 pm.

Busy day, was in Rome for squirrels, then powder springs and Atlanta for rats
by Chris Collender
Jan 26, 2022 06:14:43 pm.

The snow didn’t stop me nor the animals, was in Hiawasse, Duluth, Snellville, and then Marietta
by Chris Collender
Jan 18, 2022 04:41:40 pm.

Will be a cold and windy day today. Guys will be out working hard to seal homes, preventing all kinds of pest animals from getting in. Animals like rats, mice, squirrels, raccoons and opossums want out of the cold too. Pest animals beware.
by Richard Adcock
Jan 17, 2022 06:39:14 am.

Pretty good day in the office yesterday. We accepted new pest animal removal jobs in Grayson, Athens, Duluth, Fayetteville, Chamblee, Marietta, Monroe & Canton to name a few. For the best pest animal control service call Ridacritter today!
by Richard Adcock
Jan 14, 2022 07:43:04 am.

Currently in Monroe ga, squirrel job, headed to Atlanta now for rats in the crawl space
by Chris Collender
Jan 13, 2022 10:01:40 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. We are fully licensed and insured.

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