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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.

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A snake coiled up and apparently sleeping between the rafters in the attic of a house in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Snake in the attic of a house in Tuscaloosa
A shed snake skin hanging from the sill plate in the basement of a house in Trussville, Alabama.
Shed snake skin on the sill plate in Trussville
Looking up at a gap about of two inches between the siding and the foundation that allowed snakes to slither their way into the crawl space of a house in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Why this house in Tuscaloosa needs snake removal
A copperhead snake being held on the ground with a snare after being removed from a house in Tuscaloosa Alabama.
Copperhead snake removed from a Tuscaloosa home
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
A snake skin on the bottom frame of the crawl space door that was found in and removed from a house in Trussville Alabama.
Snake shin found in a crawl space in Trussville
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
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 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
Somewhat coiled snake droppings in the attic insulation of a house in Birmingham Alabama.
Snake droppings in an attic in Birmingham
Black rat snake on the concrete floor of the garage of a house in Birmingham Alabama.
Snake removed from a garage 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
Copperhead snake being held in a snare after being removed from a garage
Copperhead snake removed from a garage
Baby copperhead snake coiled up inside a rain downspout with its head peeking out
Baby copperhead snake in a rain down spout
An Eastern coral snake, one of the venomous snakes found in Georgia, on the ground
Eastern coral snake, one of our venomous snakes
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
A king snake in the jaws of a snare, unharmed, being removed from a property
King snake removal by one of our technicians
Snake-removal expert with a snake removed from a house in Birmingham, AL
Birmingham, Alabama sbake removal job
A tiny yellow rat snake being held between a technicians thumb and finger
Fierce rat snake removal job in Bessemer AL
A snake in a garden in Hoover, AL right before being removed and relocated.
Hoover, Alabama snake removal job
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
Copperhead snake in a bucket after being removed from a house in Birmingam
Copperhead removed from home in Birmingham
A black rat snake trapped and removed from a crawl space in Birmingham, Alabama
Snake removed from a home in Birmingham
Snake in an attic in Moody, Alabama
Attic snake control job in Moody, Alabama
A rubber snake on a porch support
Rubber snake that customer thought was real
Snake removal expert with red-bellied water snake in Mountain Brook, AL
Red-bellied water snake caught in Mountain Brook
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 expert Jason Arruda holding a tiny snake in his hand.
Jason with a mighty snake. Don't try this at home!
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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Attic full of snake skins in Alpharetta Ga this morning. Bats in Winder. Eventful day
by Chad W.
May 25, 2023 02:55:33 pm.

Oglethorpe Ga customer having issues with something entering her crawlspace. Headed out to do a inspection.
by Jason Arruda
May 25, 2023 10:06:56 am.

Critter truck getting maintenance then it’s off to Gray Ga for noises in the attic.
by Jason Arruda
May 24, 2023 10:23:13 am.

Zebulon, Thomaston, Butler, Ellaville, Americus, Albany and Moultrie Ga cities I’ll be today quoting wildlife removal services.
by Jason Arruda
May 23, 2023 10:22:46 am.

A homeowner went up into the attic of their Tuscaloosa, Alabama home to find a snake coiled up and sleeping between the rafters. We've snared and removed the snake and relocated it to the woods, and are now treating the roof rat problem that was the reason the snake went up there in the first place.
by Webmaster
May 22, 2023 10:21:25 am.

A homeowner just called about a shed snake skin hanging from the sill plate in the basement of their Trussville, Alabama home. We're sending a team to look for snakes and remove them if they find any. They'll also inspect for rodents because rat or mouse problems are why snakes usually go into houses in the first place. They're looking for a meal.
by Webmaster
May 22, 2023 10:17:33 am.

A Two-Inch Gap Between the Siding and the Foundation Helps Explain How and Why Snakes Got into a House in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
by Webmaster
May 22, 2023 10:12:36 am.

Exclusion sold in Gray Ga. Going to be another satisfied customer.
by Jason Arruda
May 18, 2023 04:00:20 pm.

Was able to squeeze another customer in today in Gray Ga. Issue is bats.
by Jason Arruda
May 18, 2023 02:58:01 pm.

In Tyrone Ga on a few exclusion quotes, then to Fayetteville Ga. Bats, squirrels and attic noise
by Jason Arruda
May 18, 2023 10:01:35 am.

Doing inspections/quotes in Butler Ga., Thomaston Ga., and Griffin Ga. today from Snakes in a crawl space, bats in a gable and squirrels in the attic.
by Jason Arruda
May 11, 2023 11:04:31 am.

Wildlife Crews across Georgia and Alabama sealing homes, removing animals and insulation replacement. Be safe out there. Making customers happy!
by Jason Arruda
May 10, 2023 09:06:09 am.

Going to be in Macon Ga all day today quoting animal exclusions. Bats, squirrels and snakes.
by Jason Arruda
May 09, 2023 09:13:28 am.

Quoted animal (rats, squirrels) exclusions in Luthersville Ga, Peachtree City Ga and Griffin Ga. so far. We have a crew in Jeffersonville Ga. Doing Carpenter bee service.
by Jason Arruda
May 08, 2023 01:50:14 pm.

Quoted a home in Fayetteville for squirrels and getting ready to go to Miledgeville for a Carpenter bee quote for a log cabin.
by Jason Arruda
May 02, 2023 11:14:43 am.

Albany Ga today quoting bat removal/Exclusion.
by Jason Arruda
May 01, 2023 09:22:28 am.

Calls coming in from bats to squirrels and everything in between. Visiting homes in the Fayetteville, Griffin, Newnan areas today. Exclusions are being scheduled! Happy Tuesday
by Jason Arruda
Apr 25, 2023 11:53:41 am.

I’ll be quoting in Fayette, Spalding, Upson and Pike Counties today. Bats, squirrels and Carpenter bees.
by Jason Arruda
Apr 17, 2023 09:15:51 am.

Dodging the rain, started off in Atlanta, mice in the attic, then out to temple, ga. Has had rats, now has a raccoon who has ripped down the soffit.
by Chris Collender
Apr 14, 2023 09:31:01 am.

Out quoting exclusions for Bats, Bats and more Bats in Miledgeville today.
by Jason Arruda
Apr 14, 2023 09:04:23 am.

Carpenter bees are out and about, quoted a larger home in dawsonville, he has holes everywhere
by Chris Collender
Apr 11, 2023 10:36:29 am.

Snakes in Snellville, Squirrels in Tucker, and Bees in Roswell. Happy Monday
by Chad W.
Apr 10, 2023 09:47:10 am.

Snakes in Snellville, Squirrels in Tucker, and Bees in Roswell. Happy Monday
by Chad W.
Apr 10, 2023 09:07:43 am.

Beautiful day, started off in Ellenwood, mice in the kitchen, now headed to rats in a rental property in Atlanta
by Chris Collender
Apr 05, 2023 09:34:04 am.

Trying to work around this rain, Mableton, ga quote for mice, then off to Temple, ga for squirrels, now headed to Snellville for rats
by Chris Collender
Apr 03, 2023 12:08:49 pm.

Beautiful day to be out and about, quoted squirrel jobs in Decatur(where it’s greater), and Riverdale, headed out to Covington for mice, back to Marietta for squirrels chewing on facia board
by Chris Collender
Mar 29, 2023 03:16:33 pm.

Rain rain go away, in Stone Mountain today
by Chris Collender
Mar 27, 2023 11:18:39 am.

In Oglethorpe, Montezuma, Vienna and Byron Ga. today quoting homes Wildlife Exclusions that has Bats and squirrels.
by Jason Arruda
Mar 23, 2023 11:31:15 am.

Bat calls are coming in already with the mild winter in middle to south ga. Tifton, Vienna, Cordele, Zebulon, and Barnesville Ga. Just to name a few cities I’ll be today and tomorrow.
by Jason Arruda
Mar 22, 2023 12:41:29 pm.

Good morning, glad to back, was out 2 1/2 months cause I broke my leg, time to quote some houses
by Chris Collender
Mar 20, 2023 09:48:34 am.

In Tifton Ga giving a quote for a commercial building for squirrels and then headed to another commercial building in Americus Ga for bats. Ending the day in Macon Ga for a residential quote for Rats. Have a good day!
by Jason Arruda
Mar 13, 2023 11:57:15 am.

Scurrying in the attic, scratching in the walls sounds like you may have critters. Going to some homes today hearing these noises.
by Jason Arruda
Mar 10, 2023 09:34:34 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, Tuscaloosa, Valdosta, Vestavia, Warrior, and their surrounding areas. We are fully licensed and insured.

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